Recently leaked chat logs reveal that an FBI informant was guiding criminal cyber-attacks and that the FBI may have lied regarding what—and when—it knew about hacking operations.
When Uncle Sam’s allies want to spy on people—even U.S. citizens—help is only a web page away. A new report has unveiled a shadowy world of online vendors all too willing to share their hacking expertise to any government willing to pay.
Just hours before his death, Michael Hastings sent off an ominous email saying that the FBI was investigating him “re: NSA.” Why were the Feds probing this noted investigative reporter? And what might his death have to do with Edward Snowden, now in exile, and Barrett Brown, facing a century in jail?
A magazine-length, must-read story of hackers, leakers, democracy advocates, spies, cops, banks, lobbyists, WikiLeaks, the future of the Internet…and quite possibly of our democracy.