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2/9/2017
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When Hackers Hack Hackers

Notable cases of internecine cyber squabbles.
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Peace Hacks w0rm

Well known in Dark Web marketplaces, a cybercriminal by the handle of Peace_of_Mind got fed up with w0rm's antics. Apparently the Monopoly attack was far from an outlier. Peace claimed that w0rm had been stealing zero-days from certain forums and posting them as his own. What's more, he was irritated at w0rm for blowing the lid off vulnerabilities Peace was using to maintain access to compromised websites and for scamming people Peace knew. In retribution, Peace engaged in some good ol' fashioned cybervandalism, taking the digital spray paint to the website w0rm used to publish proof-of-concept codes and dump data breached from high profile attacks against targets like Wall Street Journal, Vice, and CNET.

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mikeroch,
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2/15/2017 | 8:13:56 AM
Re: More Interesting than a Standard Exploit 192.168.1.1
Hello sir, I am absolutely agree with your saying, it is the stuff that shows human tendency, the rivalry between hackers and a piece of show off can also lead to such happenings, where hackers hack hackers.
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alphaa10,
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2/11/2017 | 6:48:41 AM
More Interesting than a Standard Exploit Story
As expected, hacker warfare demonstrates only the human tendency for turf-building and defense. What should be great consolation to civilians already hit by hackers is realization even the worst criminal operators are vulnerable, at some point, to some degree. All it takes is a persistent probe, and the rest is literally to worm through the defense perimenter.

The security story of the decade is the massive array of national resources around the world now devoted to state actor exploits-- both leading them and defending against them. By no accident, the NSA just expanded facilities with an architectural antitheis to its inscrutably dark monolith of a building in DC. The new NSA complex, located in the Utah desert, and entirely reflective white, is a virtual black hole for the world's data.

This article is a fresh perspective, but its tedious slide show format should be outlawed. When we readers see the tell-tale slide navigation controls, we already have been negatively conditioned by other slide shows. The fact we read the story, anyway, means your actual reader interest might double with a normal, single "page" article. (Yes, of course, we promise to read and click each ad-- just set them aside for us in a corner.)

Appreciate the links-- that saves us rediscovery, and a lot of time. Besides, DR sometimes offers a unique, gem of a link to richer material-- which is actually likely, since there is simply too much of the stuff to read with the same depth of attention.
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