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Cyber-Criminal OPSEC – a Three-Part Series. Part I: IP Addresses

June 11, 2012 by


This is Part I of a Three-Part Series on Cyber-criminal Operational Security. Part II is here. Part III is here. Recently, when speaking of a cyber case, I said that if your criminals have got an IQ of 101 or greater, and if they’re not pathologically lazy, they’re going to anonymize their traffic to the […]

More Trigger Time Per Hour: F6 Labs, Hicksville, NY

May 31, 2012 by


This may at first seem out of place on an intelligence blog, but since much of what Dave and I talk about is technology in law enforcement, I think it’s appropriate: I spent yesterday on the indoor shooting range at F6 Labs in Hicksville, NY. This indoor range is the only place in the US […]

Arrests Made in LulzSec / Anonymous Cases

March 6, 2012 by


Fox News is reporting that after Hector Xavier Monsegur, AKA Sabu AKA @AnonymousSabu, a computer hacker associated with the criminal hacking groups Anonymous and LulzSec, was confronted with charges which would likely lead to two years in prison, he became a cooperating witness for the FBI. That, Fox reports separately, led to a number of arrests […]

Two More Rules for Building Better Police Websites

September 19, 2011 by


I’m putting together the presentation I’m doing next month at the SecTor Conference in Toronto, and all sudden-like, a post comes across the IACA mailing list about building police department websites. We’ve spoken before about this, but since the rash of attacks against law enforcement, I think I need to speak a little louder. First, […]

Criminal Hack versus FOIA request: The Showdown

September 10, 2011 by


It’s been a whirlwind week, and that’s pretty much all I have to say about that. The commercial data loss prevention firm IdentityFinder set its product to search through the 3GB dump of data that criminal hackers stole from Texas law enforcement agencies last week. IF published its findings on Wednesday, which were quoted in several media outlets. The IF […]

An Update Roundup from the PLI Guys

August 31, 2011 by


Some random thoughts since we’ve both been slammed at work and with travel. And for me, clean-up at our house in the Northeast after hurricane Irene blew through. My family was actually among the luckier – friends in Massachusetts are still without power, four days later. First, I was personally happy to see the United […]

Were the London “Riots” Merely Cover for Organized Looting?

August 23, 2011 by


I was speaking the other day to my friend Chris Swan, who’s always several years ahead in his thinking about matters of information security. I mentioned some of the silliness from the London Riots (my friend David spotted, in the midst of a group of about 200 masked and marauding ‘yoofs,’ a Pizza Hut delivery […]


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