Sony was shredded by a group that the government claims is based in North Korea, a theory that almost nobody in the security field finds credible. CENTCOM’s Twitter was the subject of a hilarious false flag takeover that credited ISIS, a claim that is considered questionable due to certain cultural nuances in what it communicated. Ross Ulbricht’s trial has begun with talk of jury nullification and claims that he is not Dread Pirate Roberts.
The security community has experienced shockwaves in recent months as it becomes clearer that Tor may not be the panacea of anonymity and security it was dreamed to be, with the network being compromised on more than one occasion, and a top developer warning that some nodes, central to the operation of the network, would be going offline. The story has taken a new twist with the discovery that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has hung up a federal employee on what many consider to be one of the most heinous crimes committed: child pornography.