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  • Sat, 15 May 2021 15:00:30 +0000: Welcome to DarkSide – and the inexorable rise of ransomware | John Naughton - Internet | The Guardian

    The hacking of a US gas pipeline is proof that cybercrime is now a major industry – with its own trading markets and even CSR

    On Friday 7 May, Colonial, the quaintly named operator of the pipeline that brings 45% of the US east coast’s gasoline and jet fuel from Texas to New York, announced that it had been hacked. My initial assumption was that this was Russian retaliation for the Biden administration’s punitive cyber-attacks on Russia in response to the SolarWinds hack. After all, if a pipeline like this isn’t “critical infrastructure”, what is? If so, were we not witnessing a significant escalation in information warfare between two nuclear-armed powers?

    Fortunately, my overheated imagination turned out to be wrong, but the reality – in a way – is almost as interesting. On 10 May, the FBI announced that the attack on Colonial was caused by an outfit called DarkSide, which specialises in ransomware, and that the bureau had forced the company to halt its pipeline’s operations so that it could carry out a full investigation into the breach.

    In these ransomware marketplaces, the traders seemed anxious to establish reputations for reliability and quality

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  • Sat, 15 May 2021 06:00:20 +0000: Online safety bill ‘will fail to protect millions from cloned websites and ad scams’ - Internet | The Guardian

    Finance experts fear loophole because of UK government’s focus on user-generated content

    The UK government’s online safety bill will “fail to protect millions” by leaving people at risk of falling victim to cloned websites and adverts paid for by fraudsters, experts warned this week.

    The bill, included in Tuesday’s Queen’s speech, will “lead the way in ensuring internet safety for all”, according to the government.

    Related: Online safety bill: a messy new minefield in the culture wars

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  • Fri, 14 May 2021 06:00:49 +0000: The online safety bill will show just how blurred the boundaries of free speech are | Gaby Hinsliff - Internet | The Guardian

    Ofcom and big tech will be told to do more, but do we want them to decide who’s allowed to say what

    Consequences matter. If there was one clear message from football’s temporary boycott of social media earlier this month, in protest at the torrent of online hate experienced disproportionately by black players, that was it.

    The former England striker Ian Wright has said that he’d almost given up reporting the vile stuff he receives daily because nothing ever seemed to happen to the perpetrators. “It makes you feel very dehumanised. You feel like there’s nothing you can do, you’re helpless,” he said. So two cheers, at least, for the inclusion in this week’s Queen’s speech of a long-delayed online safety bill aimed at holding big tech more accountable. Who wouldn’t agree with the culture secretary Oliver Dowden’s desire to rid social media of what he called “the bile and the threats”?

    Related: Online safety bill ‘a recipe for censorship’, say campaigners

    Gaby Hinsliff is a Guardian columnist

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  • Fri, 14 May 2021 05:00:49 +0000: A novel fusion of hip-hop and drama – podcasts of the week - Internet | The Guardian

    Here Comes the Break melds a fictional story with interviews and new music. Plus: illuminating fashion industry conversations, and witty fun with Mike Wozniak

    Here Comes the Break
    A new concept from Def Jam Recordings and pod makers Double Elvis, Here Comes The Break fuses a fictional story about a hip-hop show with artist interviews and new music. Told from the perspective of the show’s host, struggling teenager Ruben (Asante Blackk of Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us), it also aims to put the spotlight on mental health conditions, and areas of stress for black men, and black people, in the US. If that sounds like a busy combination, the result is endearingly novel.
    Hannah J Davies

    Pull up a pew: a new podcast sees historian Greg Jenner turns his attention to sitting down. Over eight episodes, A Somewhat Complete History of Sitting Down traces what sitting can tell us about societal developments, from thrones to early toilet seats, plus classroom chairs and even electric chairs on death row.

    Why not try: The Motherless | Sneakernomics | The Midnight Miracle

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  • Thu, 13 May 2021 18:38:28 +0000: Suspected Russia-led cyber campaign targets Germany’s Green party leader - Internet | The Guardian

    Annalena Baerbock faces social media onslaught after voicing opposition to Nord Stream 2 project

    Fears are growing in Berlin of a Russian-led cyber campaign against the leader of Germany’s Green party after she pledged to block a gas pipeline project between Russia and Europe.

    Annalena Baerbock, who is running to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor in September’s election, has been targeted in recent days by an increasingly vicious campaign across social media.

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