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EFF Seeks Answers About Secret FBI Surveillance

May 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Even officials within the Justice Department itself are concerned that the FBI's secret legal theory jeopardizes privacy and government accountability, especially considering the FBI's demonstrated history of abusing surveillance law," said EFF Senior Staff Attorney Kevin Bankston...

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FBI Surveillance: If We Told You, You Might Sue

May 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"These businesses would be substantially harmed if their customers knew that they were furnishing information to the FBI. The stigma of working with the FBI would cause customers to cancel the companies' services and file civil actions to prevent further disclosure of subscriber information..."

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FBI: Tips for Avoiding Charitable Contribution Scams

May 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Criminals exploit tragedies like the recent tornadoes that affected several Southern states for their own gain by sending fraudulent e-mails and creating phony websites designed to solicit contributions. The FBI has already received complaints alleging fraudulent schemes...

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Top Ten Cyber Crime Skills in High Demand

May 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The cyber underground now consist of subject matter experts that can focus all their time and energy on improving their techniques, their goods and services," said Steven Chabinsky, deputy assistant director in the FBI's cyber division...

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FBI: Stolen Identities Used to Establish Lines of Credit

May 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines

An identity theft scheme defrauded banks out of more than $3 million by obtaining stolen personal information, including dates of birth, Social Security numbers, credit profiles, FICO scores, and driver’s license numbers to complete fraudulent applications for business lines of credit...

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Docs Provide Details on FBI's Surveillance Spyware

May 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The documents do not specifically discuss how the Computer and Internet Protocol Address Verifier software is installed on target computers, but previous reports indicate that the tool may be distributed via browser vulnerabilities similar to those exploited by malicious malware...

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Anonymous: PlayStation Warrants and NZ DDoS Attacks

April 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Reports have been circulating that implicate the rogue movement Anonymous in DDoS attacks against New Zealand's Parliamentary website, as well as speculation that the FBI has issued arrest warrants for Anonymous members for the hacking the Sony PlayStation Network...

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DOJ: FBI Unprepared to Combat Cyber Security Threats

April 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"One agent who had recently been assigned his first counterterrorism intrusion case said that he did not know how to investigate a national security intrusion case. He was concerned about is ability to perform the investigation, especially because he viewed it as a significant case..."

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US Department of Justice and FBI Foil Botnet Operation

April 14, 2011 Added by:Jared Carstensen

The so called "massive fraud scheme" utilized software called Coreflood - which collected and stored system and application passwords, along with other financial information. The use of Coreflood was enabled by a Windows OS vulnerability which then allowed the botnet to spread rapidly...

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NSA Joins Nasdaq Breach Investigation

March 30, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“By bringing in the NSA, that means they think they’re either dealing with a state-sponsored attack or it’s an extraordinarily capable criminal organization,” said the former head of U.S. counterintelligence Joel Brenner...

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FBI Seeks Better Social Network Wire Tapping

February 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The advent of new media like social networks, new communications channels like IM, IRC, VoIP, and new devices like smartphones, have rendered current laws governing wire tapping outdated, and officials want lawmakers to narrow the gap by addressing the issue with new legislation...

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NASDAQ Issues Statement on Security Breach

February 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We detected suspicious files on the U.S. servers unrelated to our trading systems and determined that our web facing application Directors Desk was potentially affected. We immediately conducted an investigation, which included outside forensic firms and U.S. federal law enforcement..."

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Anonymous Continues to Pursue Lawless Exploits

February 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Followers of the movement claim to champion free speech and freedom of information, but their actions more closely resemble the kind of thuggery employed by criminal networks who seek to silence a free press...

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NASDAQ Network Systems Breached by Hackers

February 05, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Many sophisticated hackers don't immediately try to monetize the situation; they oftentimes do what's called local information gathering, almost like collecting intelligence, to ascertain what would be the best way in the long term to monetize their presence..."

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FBI Acts on Another Anonymous DDoS Search Warrant

February 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The simple fact is DDoS attacks are illegal because they cause significant damage in much the same way that riots do - a finer point lost on the Anonymous participants. The right to free speech does not include the right to damage the property of others...

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FBI Deploying N-DEx Advanced Security Search Engine

February 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines

N-DEx is a national information-sharing system available through a secure Internet site for law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. N-DEx allows agencies to search and analyze data using some powerful automated capabilities, helping to connect the dots between people, places, and events...

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