Joseph Cox

Twitter: @josephfcox Jabber: jfcox@jabber.ccc.de

Hacking

Hackers Convinced Twitter Employee to Help Them Hijack Accounts

After a wave of account takeovers, screenshots of an internal Twitter user administration tool are being shared in the hacking underground.
Joseph Cox
14 hours ago
NSO Group

Source: Spain is Customer of NSO Group

The Guardian and El Pais reported NSO Group's malware was used to target prominent politicians in Spain. Now a former employee says that Spain has been an NSO Group customer.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
2 days ago
graykey

iPhone Hackers Grayshift Sell 'Mobile' GrayKey

Emails and procurement records point to a "mobile" version of the GrayKey.
Joseph Cox
3 days ago
Hacking

The Secret Service Tried to Catch a Hacker With a Malware Booby-Trap

The attempt failed, but so-called "network investigative techniques" are not limited to the FBI, according to newly unsealed court records.
Joseph Cox
7.10.20
data selling

Wyden Plans Law to Stop Cops From Buying Data That Would Need a Warrant

"Americans’ constitutional rights shouldn’t vanish when the government uses a credit card instead of a court order."
Joseph Cox
7.10.20
law enforcement

Police Are Buying Access to Hacked Website Data

The sale is “an end-run around the usual legal processes.”
Joseph Cox
7.8.20
Clubhouse

Silicon Valley Elite Discuss Journalists Having Too Much Power in Private App

In leaked audio from an invite-only app, venture capitalists pondered everything they think is wrong with journalism.
Jason Koebler
Anna Merlan
Joseph Cox
7.2.20
encryption

How Police Secretly Took Over a Global Phone Network for Organized Crime

Police monitored a hundred million encrypted messages sent through Encrochat, a network used by career criminals to discuss drug deals, murders, and extortion plots.
Joseph Cox
7.2.20
encrypted phones

Encrypted Phone Network Says It's Shutting Down After Police Hack

Encrochat's customers include hitmen and drug gangs across Europe.
Joseph Cox
6.22.20
Hacking

Days After New Human Rights Policy, NSO Client Hacked an Activist

The finding comes as part of a new technical report into a series of NSO attacks from Amnesty International.
Joseph Cox
6.21.20
encrypted phones

Texts Claim Hack of Encrypted Phone Company Used by Hitmen

Messages allegedly sent to Encrochat users warned of a law enforcement takeover. Europol said it won’t comment on "ongoing operations."
Joseph Cox
6.19.20
Creepshots

People Are Filming Creepshots of Women at BLM Protests

Multiple leaked photos and videos from a private forum show creeps deliberately attending Black Lives Matter Protests to film women.
Joseph Cox
6.18.20
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