Best Infosec-Related Long Reads of the Week, 11/5/22
'Michael Jordan of the dark web' made a serious security mistake that led to his downfall, Psychedelic decriminalization poses serious privacy risks in CO, Election deniers reign supreme in PA
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The Hunt for the Dark Web’s Biggest Kingpin, Part 2: Pimp_alex_91
Wired’s Andy Greenberg offers this new excerpt from his upcoming book, Tracers in the Dark: The Global Hunt for the Crime Lords of Cryptocurrency, that delves into how “the Michael Jordan of the dark web” made a critical security error that led detectives to Alexandre Cazes, mastermind of the dark web marketplace Alpha Bay.
IN LATE NOVEMBER 2016, just before Thanksgiving, [federal prosecutor] Grant Rabenn was wrapping up his caseload in his office and preparing for the holiday when he got a call from Miller. “Hey, Grant,” Miller said. “I think I’ve got something big that we should talk ab…
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