Joseph Cox

Joseph Cox

Joseph is an award-winning investigative journalist focused on generating impact. His work has triggered hundreds of millions of dollars worth of fines, shut down tech companies, and much more.
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Spy Site Selling Discord Messages Linked to Kiwi Farms
News

Spy Site Selling Discord Messages Linked to Kiwi Farms

A site that is scraping Discord en masse and selling access to some users’ server messages and activity is linked to notorious harassment site Kiwi Farms.
Podcast: The 'Com World War'
Podcast

Podcast: The 'Com World War'

This week we cover a 'world war' inside nebulous crime culture the Com; Google's miss on AI science; and a sex box.
A Spy Site Is Scraping Discord and Selling Users’ Messages
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A Spy Site Is Scraping Discord and Selling Users’ Messages

404 Media tested the service, called Spy Pet, and verified it is collecting information on Discord users, including the messages they post across usually disparate servers.
How a Money Laundering Crew Allegedly Moved Millions Through FanDuel
News

How a Money Laundering Crew Allegedly Moved Millions Through FanDuel

While sports betting has opened up for fans around the country, it has also introduced a greater attack surface for money laundering.
How Hackers Can Hijack 2FA Calls with Sneaky Call Forwarding
News

How Hackers Can Hijack 2FA Calls with Sneaky Call Forwarding

In a crude but potentially effective attack, a hacker sends a malicious link which quickly sets up call forwarding for a target’s phone number. The result is the interception of 2FA calls, including for Gmail.
Inside the ‘Com World War’: Robberies, Brickings, and ‘Drama’
Features

Inside the ‘Com World War’: Robberies, Brickings, and ‘Drama’

A wave of robberies and other violent acts has swept across the nebulous crime culture known as Com. I watched it all unfold in real time.
Podcast: The Wild World of Fake AI Influencers
Podcast

Podcast: The Wild World of Fake AI Influencers

We introduce our new 404 Media fellow Jules Roscoe; go long on fake AI Instagram influencers; talk about the couple making porn for the Apple Vision Pro; and the bizarre sight at a particular New York City chicken shop.
Introducing the First 404 Media Fellow: Jules Roscoe
Announcements

Introducing the First 404 Media Fellow: Jules Roscoe

Jules will be covering labor and automation and helping our stories show up on all platforms as our first 404 Media fellow.
Podcast: The Xz Backdoor and the AI Peer-Review Crisis
Podcast

Podcast: The Xz Backdoor and the AI Peer-Review Crisis

The fascinating Xz backdoor; a looming AI crisis in peer-review; and news around the infamous Lena image. That's all on this week's episode.
Officer Screamed ‘Stop Shooting Her’ While Police Killed Unarmed Teen After Car Chase
FOIA

Officer Screamed ‘Stop Shooting Her’ While Police Killed Unarmed Teen After Car Chase

404 Media has obtained newly released video and audio material related to the 2022 killing of Savannah Graziano.
Criminals Are Weaponizing Child Abuse Imagery to Ban Discord Servers
News

Criminals Are Weaponizing Child Abuse Imagery to Ban Discord Servers

Criminals are deliberating uploading child abuse material to rival hacking and fraud related Discord servers to have them shut down.
Podcast: The Shaky Science of License Plate Readers
Podcast

Podcast: The Shaky Science of License Plate Readers

On this week's episode we talk about a shaky study into Flock; what people are doing now that Pornhub has pulled out of some states; and how we dug into the new owners of Deadspin.