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FBI Investigating Attacks On Physical Internet Infrastructure In SF

Cutting internet cables isn’t easy — the fiber-optic core tends to be protected by a strong conduit, sometimes hardened steel. Other countries have seen internet cables vandalized by thieves looking for scrap metal. It’s unclear exactly what the motive was for this series of attacks — or even if it was a coordinated series of attacks at all — but it highlights the vulnerable nature of the internet’s backbone. – Chris Mills, Gizmodo

The Pirate Bay Is an FBI Honeypot: a Disconcertingly Plausible Conspiracy Theory

The Pirate Bay truther movement doesn’t really have any hard facts or any suggestions as to who could actually be running the torrent site, but theorize that the FBI or other government agency (either in the US or Sweden) could have brought the site back online as a honeypot, or fake site meant to entrap criminals. In any case, something “feels off” to many Twitter users and some reddit users. […] It’s worth noting that The Anonymous Message is quite controversial and that its Twitter account often serves mainly to promote itself with hacking and raiding campaigns that have been underwhelming. – Jason Koebler, MOTHERBOARD
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Now the FBI is investigating whether North Korea leaked Annie

Now the FBI is getting involved, joining private cybersecurity firms and other law enforcement to find out who would dare to cross both the producers of Annie and whatever power metal band from whom they stole that totally extreme red skeleton design. Sony’s best guess at the moment is North Korea, which the studio claims hacked its computers in retaliation for making The Interview in a scenario that sounds like marketers making cyber-lemonade but might have some sort of basis in reality. (Perhaps tellingly, The Interview was not among the movies stolen from Sony’s servers—the seemingly random list includes Fury, Annie, Mr. Turner, Still Alice, and To Write Love On Her Arms.) – Katie Rife,The A.V. Club  
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