Jun 8, 2017

Netflix, ABC Hacker Promises More Leaks: “Hollywood Is Under Attack” | Hollywood Reporter

TheDarkOverlord hacking collective claims to have studio films: “We’re in the business of earning vast amounts of internet money.”

Source: Netflix, ABC Hacker Promises More Leaks: “Hollywood Is Under Attack” | Hollywood Reporter

“Hackers are playing reality games of the worst kind — causing real damage after making real threats,” says Hemanshu Nigam, a former federal prosecutor of online crime in Los Angeles and onetime chief security officer for News Corp. “These leaks can directly limit how many viewers will actually watch because the leak spoils the ending.”

But for those viewing pirated goods, nothing comes free. Nigam says hackers often put ransomware into leaked pirated content in an effort to attack the fan base.

“Hackers have paired up with pirates to inject anyone searching or downloading leaked content with malware of all kinds to steal info, spy on you or destroy your computer with ransomware,” says Nigam.

May 24, 2017

Britain reopens privacy debate after attack, presses tech firms | Reuters

Bottom Line — Should companies like Facebook be allowed to create end to end encryption communication apps?  Does this become a tool for terrorist to avoid detection as they plan their next attack?

Source: Britain reopens privacy debate after attack, presses tech firms | Reuters

May 17, 2017

Watch and Earn: Facebook Seeks Viewers Who Have Critical Eye | Bloomberg BNA

Bottom Line: Human content moderation is a necessity on Facebook and other social media sites.  See my thoughts here..

Source: Watch and Earn: Facebook Seeks Viewers Who Have Critical Eye | Bloomberg BNA