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Swedish Disqusgate: FBI Refuses to Comment, National Security Expert Puts "Black Hat" on Disqus Exploit

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4/22/2014 9:00 PM
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SPNW Research Network NewsWire (Apr. 22) "Swedish Disqusgate: FBI Refuses to Comment, National Security Expert Puts 'Black Hat' on Disqus Exploit"

William Tafoya, member of UNH's national security faculty, comments on a recent incident in which the e-mail addresses of an estimated 6,200 Disqus users were matched to real people by a group of activists. The leaked data were subsequently used by the Swedish tabloid Expressen to hunt down and confront assumedly anonymous users about their online comments and political views.

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