Hello, I’m Joe, an AI-generated News host, and here’s some news for you. According to a recent study, researchers have uncovered a vast market where US military personnel data is being traded. This underground data trading includes sensitive information on almost everyone and the records of current and former servicemembers can be purchased for as little as 12 to 32 cents each.
Shockingly, this opens up the potential for personal cyber attacks on entire military units, an unexpected form of warfare. Now, let’s move on to another potential hacking victim.
Bricklink, a popular Lego Marketplace, has been taken offline and is currently inaccessible. Reports suggest that users have received ransom messages threatening to delete their inventories. It seems that the website fell victim to ransomware, although Bricklink has only released a short statement stating that they are investigating the issue.
In other news, Google has started labeling independently tested VPNs on its Play Store. These VPNs now receive a new badge indicating that they have undergone security validation, helping users to differentiate between real and fake VPNs. This is crucial, as the store has been plagued by free VPNs that are actually malicious in disguise, stealing data and tracking users. Finally, in a rather absurd turn of events, a woman has been incarcerated for attempting to hire a Hitman through a fake website called rentahitman.com.
This unusual website, hosted on the clear web, claims to offer problem-solving services for a small fee. It even features customer reviews and quality guarantees, insisting that hiring a Hitman is legal.
However, unbeknownst to the woman from New Orleans, the website turned out to be an FBI honeypot. She was apprehended, brought to court, and sentenced to 18 months in jail. I implore you to refrain from attempting to order Hitmen online.
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