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Joseph Cox


Joseph Cox reports on cybercrime and hacking for Vice's Motherboard site. He also maintains Spy Tech Exports on Medium, a repository for documents and data pertaining to surveillance technology. His work has also appeared on HuffPost, the MIT Technology Review, the Daily Beast, and Virus Bulletin.

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Drug case in Ireland has fingerprints of Carnegie Mellon’s attack on Tor

Did the FBI share CMU's methods with Irish police?

On Dec 21, 2015 by Joseph Cox

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The latest Dark Net tactic is creating fake programs for fellow criminals

Who knew cybercriminals might lead people astray?

On Oct 10, 2015 by Joseph Cox

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Leak site Cryptome accidentally leaks its own visitor IP addresses

It comes shortly after some of the site’s encryption keys were compromised.

On Oct 9, 2015 by Joseph Cox

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Cybercriminals are crowdsourcing software that holds your computer hostage

Beware of ransomware.

On Sep 3, 2015 by Joseph Cox

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The questionable numbers around Europol’s Dark Net crackdown

The math just doesn't add up.

On Jul 28, 2015 by Joseph Cox

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Inside the bizarre site that claims to sell Russia’s secrets

It's called the Exchange of Information, and you might be surprised what you can buy there.

On Jul 14, 2015 by Joseph Cox

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Teen who created a new way to take your computer hostage calls it quits

He's not ready to take on the FBI.

On Jun 4, 2015 by Joseph Cox

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Bitcoin giant Coinbase accused of spying on a Dark Net researcher

Coinbase says it's just following the law.

On May 5, 2015 by Joseph Cox

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I was taught to dox by a master

Time to lock down our privacy settings.

On Jan 6, 2015 by Joseph Cox

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Ross Ulbricht’s Silk Road trial moved to January 2015

There's good reason for the delay.

On Oct 15, 2014 by Joseph Cox

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Gmail security is a problem for Tor users

This is not a dig at Google, but it is a problem.

On Oct 7, 2014 by Joseph Cox

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DDoS isn’t Going to be a Legal Form of Protest Any Time Soon

Will DDoS attacks ever be more than just a criminal act?

On Jun 19, 2014 by Joseph Cox

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The future of the open Internet is decentralized

And it might just put an end to the surveillance state as we know it.

On May 8, 2014 by Joseph Cox