I gave a lecture to a group of cyber fraud investigators a week or so ago. I made a point of saying, “E2EE messaging is the new Dark Web.” I think some of the people in the audience resonated with my remarks, but Zoom lectures are not exactly in-person, meet-and-greet events.
I offered a similar observation at this year’s National Cyber Crime Conference. I know that at least one person was listening. I received on the sort of weird Whova app, an atta boy message from a real live Amazon professional.
Today’s national security classification system is unsustainable, says a new annual report to the President from the government’s Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO). It is “hamstrung by old practices and outdated technology” and a new, government-wide technology strategy will be required “to combat inaccurate classification and promote more timely declassification.”
The secrecy system has expanded to the point that it is effectively unmanageable and often counterproductive, ISOO indicated.
The DarkCyber program for January 16, 2018, reports on a possible Dark Web kidnapping, the Experian Dark Web scanning service, the shift to Monero and Zcash for some Dark Web merchants, and a facet of net neutrality which may provide some streamlined methods for law enforcement and intelligence professionals.
The book is $49 (gov/mil) and verified contractors (com, org). It can only be ordered via firstname.lastname@example.org. The book is, at this time, not available to anyone outside the LE, intel, and security community. I will verify each purchase because the book equips a smart 15 year old to set up a Dark Web business and possibly engage in unlawful activities with less than one hour’s work with a false identity and a means to purchase digital currency. Direct orders only. No Amazon because I cannot vet the purchasers. A person who works at Booz, Allen or similar company will have to pay $199. Work email required.