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US Government Will Now Allow Defense Distributed to Distribute 3D Printed Firearms Software

After years of litigation, the United States Department of Justice has finally decided to settle with Defense Distributed, the creators of the first 3D printed firearm, and the Second Amendment Foundation. Under the settlement the Department of Justice will no longer prohibit Defense Distributed from distributing its 3D printed firearms software over the internet. Defense Distributed and its companion site, ... Read More »

Novel Defense Techniques To Secure Tor Communications – A Research Study

The Tor network depends mainly on resources, which are owned and managed by volunteers, to cater daily for millions of internet users seeking to maintain high levels of anonymity and privacy. As such, these resources have to be efficiently managed, by the Tor network, while also dealing with challenges facing its utility and robustness. A large percentage of the challenges ... Read More »

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59 US Defense Agencies Have Stolen Data Online, Study Shows

Owl Cybersecurity, the company with “the world’s largest commercially available database of DARKINT,” recently published the results of a study on government’s exposure on the darknet. In 90 days, the cybersecurity firm found stolen data from almost 60 government agencies. To the surprise of many, United States defense agencies fared worse than most non-defense agencies. The study showed that the ... Read More »

25-Year-Old Admits Hacking the Department of Defense

On June 15, the UK’s National Crime Agency announced that a 25-year-old hacker pleaded guilty to hacking the United States Department of Defense. He hacked a DoD satellite communication system in June 2014 and upload evidence two months later. Working with the FBI and DoD, the NCA arrested the hacker, Sean Caffrey, in March 2015. At Birmingham Crown Court, Caffrey ... Read More »

Interior Ministry And Police In North Rhine-Westphalia Turn Major Focus On Cybercrime Defense

As cyberattacks are on the rise and hackers are becoming more and more sophisticated, the Interior Ministry and the police in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany work together to establish a strong defense against cybercriminals. Authorities in the German state identified the worldwide problem, which causes losses of billions of dollars to governments, companies, and individuals per year. “This is why ... Read More »

Ross Ulbricht Legal Defense Fund Hacked

On December 4th, 2016 Lyn Ulbricht, the mother of Ross Ulbricht, the man convicted of running the Silk Road, helped host the Free-Ross-A-Thon, a fundraiser for Ross’ legal defense fund. Ross Ulbricht is currently appealing the life sentence that was handed down by a federal court. The cost of producing the appeal documents in Ross’ case alone cost $14,000, and ... Read More »

Department of Defense Employee Sentenced for Selling Stolen Government Items on Ebay

In late December, the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced the sentencing of a former Department of Defense employee. Roy E. Friend, a 52-year-old from Newport News, Virginia, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire or mail fraud. According to court documents, Friend used his Department of Defense (DoD) credentials to defraud the ... Read More »

UK To Combat Cyber Criminals In National Security Strategy, Strategic Defense And Security Review

The United Kingdom’s government has published its National Security Strategy, Strategic Defense And Security Review for 2015 this month. The government mentioned points including the defense against terrorism, extremism, organized crime, protecting the UK overseas, crisis response and many other important factors for the country. However, which is more important for the dark web users, it is their policy on ... Read More »

The Alternate DPR defense May Still Succeed

Guilty of what? More articles about the Silk road trial at this tag: #SilkRoadTrial Since the first day of the trial of Ross William Ulbricht in a Manhattan federal courtroom, the defense has been prepared to concede that this was a man guilty of something, whether the jury wanted to regard it as guilt morally or ethically, if not at ... Read More »

Judge Rejects Defense That FBI Illegally Hacked Silk Road

As it was published by Wired: Lawyers for Ross Ulbricht have spent the last two months shifting the focus from their client, charged with creating the billion-dollar drug market the Silk Road, and putting it onto the potential illegality of the FBI’s investigation. Now the judge in that case has spoken, and it’s clear she intends to put Ulbricht on ... Read More »

Judge Rejects Every Defense Argument In The Silk Road Trial

As it was published in wired, things are not looking too bright for Ross Ulbricht: In a ruling released Wednesday, Judge Katherine Forrest denied a motion by Ross Ulbricht, the 30-year-old alleged creator of the Silk Road billion-dollar online drug bazaar, to dismiss criminal charges against him that include narcotics trafficking conspiracy, money laundering, and hacking conspiracy charges, as well ... Read More »

Press Release: Family of alleged Silk Road Operator Ross Ulbricht Launches Legal Defense Fund

A press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Defense Fund Launched for Ross Ulbricht, Accused Silk Road Marketplace Operator New York, NY, November 20, 2013 – The family of the man accused by the US government of operating the Silk Road online marketplace has launched a fund for donations to their son’s legal defense. Ross Ulbricht, 29, was arrested on October 1st ... Read More »