Best Infosec-Related Long Reads of the Week, 11/12/22
An exposé on the hack-for-hire industry, 'Cyber slaves' run Cambodia's scam mills, WeChat users go to great lengths to get their banned accounts back, How Canada took down Vachon-Desjardins
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Inside the global hack-for-hire industry
A joint investigation by Franz Wild, Ed Siddons, Simon Lock, Jonathan Calvert, and George Arbuthnott for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and the Sunday Times revealed the contents of a leaked database from inside one of the significant “hack-for-hire” gangs. Appin, a now-defunct firm set up in Delhi more than a dozen years ago, supposedly to train a new generation of “ethical” hackers who could help safeguard individuals and businesses from cyberattacks, is alleged to have secretly established a lucrative sideline taking cash from clients around the world to …
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