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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You're Invited: 404 Media's First Anniversary Party
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You're Invited: 404 Media's First Anniversary Party

We're throwing a party and you're invited!
FBI Gains Access to Suspected Trump Shooter’s Password Locked Phone
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FBI Gains Access to Suspected Trump Shooter’s Password Locked Phone

The FBI announced on Monday it had successfully gained access to the phone used by Thomas Matthew Crooks, the suspected shooter in the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump.
Inside the Face Fraud Factory
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Inside the Face Fraud Factory

An underground site is selling videos and photos of real people to bypass selfie checks for online services. In essence, these individuals have been turned into stock models for services specifically designed for fraud.
DDoSecrets Mirrors Wikileaks Data After Assange Plea Deal
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DDoSecrets Mirrors Wikileaks Data After Assange Plea Deal

Distributed Denial of Secrets, the de facto heir to Wikileaks, has now mirrored data Wikileaks previously published to ensure it stays available.
American Hacker in Turkey Linked to Massive AT&T Breach
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American Hacker in Turkey Linked to Massive AT&T Breach

John Binns, who was previously arrested in Turkey, is linked to the newly announced breach of AT&T which impacted “nearly all” of the company’s customers, multiple sources told 404 Media.
Hackers Steal Text and Call Records of ‘Nearly All’ AT&T Customers
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Hackers Steal Text and Call Records of ‘Nearly All’ AT&T Customers

In one of the most significant data breaches in recent history, hackers stole AT&T customers’ call and text metadata spanning several months.
FOIA Forum with a PACER Expert! 7/31, 1PM EST
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FOIA Forum with a PACER Expert! 7/31, 1PM EST

Our next FOIA Forum is going to be with the world's best expert on digging up U.S. court records Seamus Hughes!
Podcast: The Ticketmaster Hack
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Podcast: The Ticketmaster Hack

The Ticketmaster hack has got a lot, lot worse. We also talk about how scalpers have teamed up with hackers, and then the continued sale of netflow data to the U.S. government.
U.S. Nuke Agency Buys Internet Backbone Data
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U.S. Nuke Agency Buys Internet Backbone Data

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has bought access to netflow data. The tool covers more than 90 percent of the world's internet data and can trace activity through virtual private networks.
Podcast: Your Identity Hacked, Yet Verified
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Podcast: Your Identity Hacked, Yet Verified

An ID verification service for TikTok, Uber, and X exposed drivers' licenses; the FBI think it knows who is behind a Zoom Bombing ring; and Fiverr freelancing are offering to dox people for $30.
Fiverr Freelancers Offer to Dox Anyone With Powerful U.S. Data Tool
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Fiverr Freelancers Offer to Dox Anyone With Powerful U.S. Data Tool

Dozens of Fiverr sellers are advertising access to TLOxp, a potent data surveillance tool sold by credit bureau TransUnion.
Podcast: Replacing 404 Media with AI
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Podcast: Replacing 404 Media with AI

Emanuel's AI-powered ripoff news site; we listen to the music that has record labels suing startups; and chatbots have changed their personalities overnight.