Nik Cubrilovic

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Nik Cubrilovic is an Australian former[citation needed] hacker and leading internet security blogger.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Nik Cubrilovic (Serbian: Čubrilović) is an ethnic Serb.[2]


In 2011 he successfully forced Facebook to address a privacy flaw whereby the site would continue to track your web surfing habits even when logged out.[3][4]

In May 2014 he published research into the weakness of the Australian government's websites illustrating a number of flaws allowing user impersonation,[5] issues that were finally fixed in January 2015.[6]

In September 2014 he provided analysis into the various security vectors such as phishing, searching of public social media sites and weaknesses in Apple's iCloud software which may have been used in the 2014 celebrity photo hack[1] going on to consult for a number of other publications on the matter.[7][8]

In November 2014 his analysis of hidden services seized in Operation Onymous cast doubt on the official figures from law enforcement about the effectiveness of the operation, claiming a 276 services not 400 were seized, and that 153 of those were scam or clone sites.[9][10]

In December 2014 he aided with the second ever https signed .onion domain implementation.[11]

He has provided various coverage and commentary on Tor and the Dark Web on matters such as the Silk Road trial.[12]

In January 2018 he was arrested for alleged hacking of car sharing company GoGet.[13]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b Pearl, Mike (23 September 2014). "The 'Hacking' Involved in Stealing Celebrity Nude Photos Isn't Even Impressive". Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "One Serb's Crusade Against his Privacy Being Invaded by Facebook". Britić. 
  3. ^ Tweny, Dylan (25 September 2011). "Facebook tracks what you do online, even when you're logged out". Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  4. ^ O. Gilbert, Jason (29 September 2011). "Facebook Logout Tracking: Privacy Concerns Arise Over Alleged Cookie Snooping". Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Grubb, Ben (15 May 2014). "Revealed: serious flaws in myGov site exposed millions of Australians' private information". Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Grubb, Ben (2 January 2015). "Security bolstered on myGov website after dire warnings". Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  7. ^ Pearl, Mike (3 October 2014). "Your Password Is Not Secure, and It's Not Your Fault". Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  8. ^ Popper, Ben (4 September 2014). "Inside the strange and seedy world where hackers trade celebrity nudes". Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  9. ^ Gold, Steve (19 November 2014). "Operation Onymous - are the FBI's claims transparent enough?". Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  10. ^ Cuthbertson, Anthony (19 November 2014). "Cryptocurrency Round-Up: Onymous Dark Website Clones and Coinbase Bitcoin Tipping". Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  11. ^ Schuhmacher, Sophie (5 December 2014). "Blockchain.Info Launches Darknet Site In Response To Thefts Over TOR". Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  12. ^ Charlton, Alistair (5 January 2015). "Alleged Silk Road kingpin Ross Ulbricht goes on trial: Everything you need to know". Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  13. ^ Chau, David. "'Self-confessed' hacker faces court over alleged theft of 33 GoGet rides". ABC. Retrieved 31 January 2018.