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Are Sextortion Spammers Making Money?

This week, our cybersecurity researcher presents the Spams meet Cryptocurrencies: Sextortion in the Bitcoin Ecosystem research results, at the Advances in Financial Technologies (AFT) academic conference in Zürich. This research, also covered by the MIT technology review, is extensive: it involves an analysis of over 4 million sextortion spams and their associated payments in the Bitcoin ecosystem, to estimate the lower-bound revenue of this new extortion scheme.

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FindSecBugs officially an OWASP project

Over the years, Find Security Bugs – or FindSecBugs in short – has evolved from a limited static-analysis tool to one with solid coverage of bug patterns. In this post, we will present the latest milestone from the project: arrival in the OWASP family, some figures and details regarding its new release.

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Drugs, Guns, Fake documents, Hitmen… What I expected and much more!

This is the continuity of my first blog post How I Indexed the Darknet and Pastebin During My First University Internship. The GoSecure Torscraper was developed about 1 year ago. Due to a few issues, the entirety of the project was dockerized to simplify the installation procedure (~4-8 lines instead of 4 pages of documentation) and to automate the whole scraping process.

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