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Independent investigative journalist. Writes about cybercrime. Author of 'Spam Nation', a NYT bestseller. Wrote for The Washington Post '95-'09

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yeah and i think 20000 was considered the lower bound of the actual number over six years the total number who
@AonSayyed @zackwhittakerYeah and I think 20,000 was considered the lower bound of the actual number. Over six years the total number who had access was probably much higher, but FB doesn't have logs for a lot of it.
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i have one mainly to promote my stories and more importantly because for whatever reason a great many people w
@AHetaFan I have one mainly to promote my stories and more importantly because for whatever reason a great many people wish to communicate interesting and often sensitive things via FB. I usually try to steer them elsewhere for coms but I sort of have to be on this platform.
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i normally don t dive deep into the comments on stories but lately i find myself reading way more comments at
I normally don't dive deep into the comments on stories. But lately I find myself reading way more comments at Hacker News @newsycombinator than I bother with at most sites. Some really interesting thoughts here: https://t.co/JXmCyCGaNa
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sorry the fb story landed at the top of like 4 5 major news aggregator sites and the site s getting a lot of t
@barronbarnett sorry the FB story landed at the top of like 4-5 major news aggregator sites and the site's getting a lot of traffic atm. if you wait a few minutes or try shift+refresh it should work. sometimes just a glitch in the matrix.
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no after
no after
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they did post this
They did post this: https://t.co/QEhMC6ZXJs
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exclusive facebook stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text for years
Exclusive: Facebook stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text for years https://t.co/1iklirG5Hu
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wife of journalist slain in cartel linked killing targeted with nso groups spyware
Wife of Journalist Slain in Cartel-Linked Killing Targeted with NSO Group’s Spyware https://t.co/a3IXtGOLn5
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why phone numbers stink as identity proof
Why phone numbers stink as identity proof https://t.co/cYNyDjMXOY
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sorry about the holidays i often get asked by infosec friends to participate in these exercises to make that i
@RachelTobac @wisporgSorry about the holidays. I often get asked by infosec friends to participate in these exercises, to make that initial call to kick of the exercise, etc. I'm always very flattered and also sad I can't ever say yes. But yes, I do want that call to be for real when it happens, yo.

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western union to forfeit 586m to settle charges with us govt over alleged money laundering for human trafficki
Western Union to forfeit $586M to settle charges with US Govt over alleged money laundering for human trafficking https://t.co/BCbliJDtJO
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icymi equifax forced to pull offline a huge database of consumer data guarded only by credentials admin admin
ICYMI, Equifax forced to pull offline a huge database of consumer data guarded only by credentials "admin/admin" https://t.co/qsbcWct4pY
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who is marcus hutchins the man credited with stopping wannacry and charged w authoring kronos banking trojan
Who Is Marcus Hutchins, the man credited with stopping WannaCry and charged w/ authoring Kronos banking trojan? https://t.co/XvS0RSbgmP
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fun fact cia unit exposed by wikileaks was tasked w crafting cyber response to russia s alleged election meddl
Fun fact: CIA unit exposed by Wikileaks was tasked w/ crafting cyber response to Russia's alleged election meddling https://t.co/3RbYtz2M9M
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i never do this but this is important so please rt if you agree it s not okay for my mobile provider to sell o
I never do this, but this is important so please RT if you agree: It's not okay for my mobile provider to sell or give my mobile device location info to a 3rd party without at least a court order/subpoena. Background: https://t.co/1Qn2PBweoS and https://t.co/8paXnOKyvV
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exclusive breaking the us secret service is quietly alerting banks and atm operators that for the first time e
Exclusive, breaking: The US Secret Service is quietly alerting banks and ATM operators that for the first time ever ATM "Jackpotting" attacks -- designed to empty ATMs of cash via malware and hardware -- have hit ATMs in the United States https://t.co/PcpnZ8owFJ
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bring on the bots and sock puppet accounts amazing how a tweet about putin always engenders defensive response
Bring on the bots and sock puppet accounts. Amazing how a tweet about Putin always engenders defensive responses about Trump.
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briankrebs
being in infosec for so long takes its toll i ve come to the conclusion that if you give a data point to a com
Being in infosec for so long takes its toll. I've come to the conclusion that if you give a data point to a company, they will eventually sell it, leak it, lose it or get hacked and relieved of it. There really don't seem to be any exceptions, and it gets depressing.
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potentially huge scoop from bloomberg alleging san jose based super micro under direction or control of chines
Potentially huge scoop from Bloomberg alleging San Jose-based Super Micro, under direction or control of Chinese cyber spies, secretly embedded rice-sized computer chips on electronic components stitched into devices made by 30 companies https://t.co/vYmEn1YA7p #supplychain
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