In February, an Alabama woman named Terri went on a hacker-for-hire website called Hacker’s List, and posted a job she needed done.
“I need to get information off an iPhone6, mainly texts (current and deleted if possible and the call log),” she wrote. “Or get into their email account … Thanks so much!”
When Terri made the request on Hacker’s List, which had been written about in the New York Times the month before as a way to “get some espionage done,” she probably didn’t realize that the request would later be publicly associated with her name, phone number and address.
Hacker’s List is like a Craigslist job board, but for hackers. Since it launched in October, thousands of people have put in requests — some of which were probably for legal hacking tasks, but many of which weren’t. People who worried their significant others were cheating posted requests for a hacker to break into Facebook accounts, get Gmail…
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If you haven’t heard the update yet, you may be surprised that the newest UN women’s goodwill ambassador is actress and model Emma Watson. The announcement came on July 8 about Watson’s new role in the organization that strives to achieve gender equality. Shock over the choice of 24-year-old Watson may certainly be the response if you know her best (or perhaps solely) as spunky Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movie series. However, the British actress also has a lot of volunteer work in her portfolio that no one seems to tell you about, which has helped to earn her the current UN honor. Here is more about her charity work:
Emma Watson’s Role in Hurricane Sandy
While the tragedy of Hurricane Sandy will never be forgotten, it is…
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