The Brazilian website Tecmundo reported today that Anonymous invaded the Friboi database this morning (Saturday, 20th). Friboi is a meat company that belongs to JBS, a company that is involved in a bribing scandal with the Brazilian government. According to a manifesto sent to TecMundo, the hacker group has several access passwords, in addition to having deployed users in the database and to be monitoring the local navigation. “We have your passwords and accesses monitored … Do not worry because we have changed some labels in your production area and created some users within your 9785,” wrote Anonymous. In full: “To the workers of theseRead More →

Brazilian boy disappeared left a paiting in his room.

The young Bruno de Melo Silva Borges, 24, has been missing since last Monday (April 27 2017). Bruno was last seen during a family lunch, in the city of Rio Branco, in Acre. The case took over the internet: upon entering the young man’s room, the family found the walls filled with messages, Gnostic symbols, a statue of the philosopher Giordano Bruno, which was estimated at $ 7,000 and 14 books encrypted written by the young man himself by hand. 1 page of 14 encrypted books was photographed and unveiled. The encrypted books are in the possession of Acre Civil Police, which is also investigatingRead More →

Wordfence Security screenshot.

WordPress is an open and free Content Management System (CMS) used by more than top 10 million websites as of 2016. Robots crawl WordPress sites looking for the wp-admin login page. Once internet robots find it, they attack the site in the simplest way possible – by continually hammering at the login page until they get in. The bot cycles through common passwords, obscure passwords and everything in between. It takes longer for the bot to gain access depending on the complexity of the username and password. So, the first step in website security is arming yourself with secure login information. These brute-force attacks eat upRead More →

Methbot revenue compared to other ad fraud operations revenues.

On December 20, researchers from White Ops reported that a scheme dubbed “Methbot,” is a Russian operation set up to watch up to 300 million video-based adverts automatically every day. Their research has uncovered a bot farm that is estimated to be fraudulently stealing millions in revenue from online video advertising companies. The operation was named “Methbot” by the New York-based security firm because of actual references to meth in the bots code. The Russian run bot uses an army of automated web browsers executed from fraudulently acquired IP addresses to deliver as many as 300 million fake video ad plays a day, tricking advertisers to pay for views thatRead More →

A Silicon Valley tech company is caught up in the middle of a battle between Anonymous and ISIS, the Islamic group. CloudFlare is facing accusations from hacker group Anonymous that it is helping pro-ISIS websites. CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince said that they ran that by law enforcement organizations and there was no request to take any of those sites off Cloudflare’s network. And that brings my point. Cloud flare is doing what they do, protecting websites from DDOS attacks and they shouldn’t take down a specific customer website unless law enforcement requested it. CloudFlare’s justification is correct. They don’t host the content of the websites,Read More →

In the months since revealing the service, Google says it’s received some useful feedback from early testers. But now Google’s domain registration service is now in open, public beta in the United States. Google Domains was initially available through an invite-based system when it was launched in June 2014 and now, for prices starting at $12 per year, Google will help you secure a domain name and toss in added benefits like private registration, email forwarding to Gmail, support for as many as 100 sub-domains, and domain forwarding. Google Domains has improved its  dashboard, now supports over 60 domain endings (.company, .florist, .coffee, etc.), and has theRead More →

Brazilian youtubers that make videos about games and nerd culture are favorites between readers of G1 news a portal from Rede Globo in Brazil. From all submissions received, 80% voted for these channels. The YouTube channel Jovem Nerd appears as the most cited and “Cellbits,” by the young Rafael Lange, was also remembered. He was one of the interviewees in G1 series, “Profession Youtuber”. According to G1, a Brazilian youtuber with between 500 000 and 1 million subscribers can earn from R$ 6000 up to R$ 50K per month, counting just the revenue generated by ads. Among the most cited research by the G1: ‘MajorityRead More →

Computer security has always been a confusing topic to understand. For people that are new to computers it starts with understanding what a virus is. Probably because they named it a virus. People tend to associate to what we biologically know as a virus. “Do we pass it to our computers?” Something that is harmful. But computer viruses weren’t deemed viruses because they were only harmful but also because they could replicate. Past the “understanding the concept” phase, one that gets interested in the topic is faced with the question: how secure is enough? How safe am I? That question probably does not have anRead More →