Posts Tagged ‘anonymous’

Related News: Anonymous email app launches with ‘creepy’ stunt

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CNN published an article titled Anonymous email app launches with ‘creepy’ stunt.

The creators of an app that helps people send anonymous emails are coming under fire for a PR stunt that didn’t quite go as planned.

Over the last couple days, Leak, a new service that allows people to send anonymous emails, sent a number of reporters questionable emails as part of a push to promote the app.

An email sent via Leak to a Mashable reporter: “Dear neighbors, would you mind stop (sic) walking naked at home? We can see you every morning when having breakfast. From someone, anonymously. Sent from Leak.”

Source: CNN

Related News: Johns Hopkins University web server breached; up to 1,300 affected

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. SC Magazine published an article titled Johns Hopkins University web server breached; up to 1,300 affected.

As many as 1,300 current and former Johns Hopkins University biomedical engineering students’ personal information was posted online by an attacker claiming to be affiliated with hacktivist collective Anonymous.

After the university refused to give into extortion threats, the hacker dumped the data, including students’ names, email addresses and phone numbers, online, according to The Balitmore Sun.

Source: SC Magazine

Related News: Yik Yak Trend Concerns Some University Students

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WAKA published an article titled Yik Yak Trend Concerns Some University Students.

Troy University students are flooding the free smartphone app Yik Yak. It uses location features to show comments near by. And people can post, like and share comments anonymously.

Students are writing things ranging from what’s being served in the dining halls to hurtful comments calling out students. The majority of the posts use profanity. University police say they are aware of it.

Source: WAKA

Related News: If You Used This Secure Webmail Site, the FBI Has Your Inbox

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Wired published an article titled If You Used This Secure Webmail Site, the FBI Has Your Inbox.

While investigating a hosting company known for sheltering child porn last year the FBI incidentally seized the entire e-mail database of a popular anonymous webmail service called TorMail.

Now the FBI is tapping that vast trove of e-mail in unrelated investigations.

The bureau’s data windfall, seized from a company called Freedom Hosting, surfaced in court papers last week when prosecutors indicted a Florida man for allegedly selling counterfeit credit cards online. The filings show the FBI built its case in part by executing a search warrant on a Gmail account used by the counterfeiters, where they found that orders for forged cards were being sent to a TorMail e-mail account: “platplus@tormail.net.”

Source: Wired

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