"Biohackers approach science as a hacker approaches computers, looking at problems and experiments in ways that might elude conventional scientists," explains a guy in a blue jumper named Andrew Gray. He's the man behind the aptly named Melbourne biohacking group, Melbourne BIOhack, and president of Bioquisitive, a community lab and workspace.
Dancho Danchev has released report on the topic of "Assessing The Computer Network Operation (CNO) Capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran", a comprehensive, 45 pages, assessment, of Iran's cyber warfare scene, featuring exclusive, never-published before, assessments of the country's cyber warfare doctrine, analysis of the country's academic incubators of the next generation of cyber warriors, featuring, an exclusive, social network analysis (SNA), of Iran's hacking scene.
The report, answers the following questions:
Cyber-attacks are ten a penny now, and the FBI and other authorities that investigate these crimes around the world have many hurdles to cross if they want to catch a hacker. Police forces can often be hindered by the dark web and anonymizing tools used by cyber-criminals to cover their tracks, but there are also political barriers in arresting cyber-criminals in other countries as well as lengthy trials and investigations into home-grown perpetrators. A couple of high profile cases from recent years have shined a light on how cyber-crime cases are carried out.
French-born Mark Karpeles, head of the failed Mt Gox Bitcoin exchange, has been arrested in Japan.
The arrest comes eight months after Japanese police said they were confident the incident that saw most of the Bitcoin held by Mt Gox evaporate was the result of fraudulent transactions.
Karpeles had previously claimed the lost Bitcoin – worth hundreds of millions of dollars – were stolen in cyber-attacks, which led to the collapse of Mt Gox.
Few people like to be told what to do, and this is certainly the case online. If you're told that you're not allowed to visit a certain website, it is only human that you question why -- it may well increase your desire to visit said site. Around the world, governments have taken it upon themselves to try to police the internet. It's something many would describe as an exercise in futility, and it seems they are correct.