Items Tagged with "FBI"


Supreme Court Decision on GPS Surveillance Ripples

March 23, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision has been lauded as a landmark ruling and the FBI's own lawyer commented that it is perceived as a sea change within the FBI. And now its impact is starting to work its way through the judicial system as courts evaluate warrantless use of GPS devices...

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Four Convicted for Roles in Massive Identity Theft Ring

March 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

After a five week trial, four defendants have been convicted for their roles in one of the largest bank fraud and identity theft schemes in California history, with dozens of victims in four states and millions of dollars in losses...

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Cyber Attacks are Fastest Growing National Security Threat

March 22, 2012 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

Cybercrime is a relatively new phenomenon but because of its recent scale and game-changing implications for both government and industry it is rapidly becoming the dominant risk theme of the 21st century. The opportunity for cyber attacks grows daily...

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Who Fights for the Users? Part II: FBI's AntiSec

March 15, 2012 Added by:Ali-Reza Anghaie

News is rampant with speculation that the FBI created AntiSec as a sting operation. I'm going to a further extreme to explore this - yes, conspiratorial. Cans of conspiracy worms get opened and they can't ever be closed. Something Government should strive to avoid...

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The FBI Can Haz Lulz Too...

March 15, 2012 Added by:Kevin McAleavey

Since Sabu's arrest a number of spurious lulz cannon tools have been interspersed in tweets, including the infamous LOIC, others containing added "call home" code, and some virused booty culminating in the latest release of "Anonymous OS" which is wrapped in trojans...

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So Long and Thanks for All the Lulz...

March 07, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The Sabu fallout will damage Anonymous like a neutron bomb - it won’t destroy the structures, but the radiation will kill everything around. Some ideas are just bad, and most of the bad ideas are cooked up by guys like Monsegur. It turns out that the lulz is ultimately on Sabu...

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DNSChanger: FBI’s Internet Blackout Postponed

March 06, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

For several months, news was circulating about the planned blackout of the Internet for potentially millions of users on March 8. Last week a federal judge postponed that order for 120 days to give businesses and governments more time to mitigate the DNSChanger threat...

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FBI Issues Press Release on Anonymous - LulzSec Arrests

March 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Four Principal Members of “Anonymous” and “LulzSec” charged with computer hacking and fifth member pleads guilty; “AntiSec” member also charged with stealing confidential information from approximately 860,000 clients and subscribers of Stratfor...

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Lulzer Sabu Turns in Top Anonymous Leadership

March 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Fox News reports that infamous LulzSec leader known as Sabu has been working with law enforcement for months to investigate key members of the anonymous movement, resulting in multiple arrests of key Anonymous conspirators...

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FBI and Coffee: How to Spot Suspicious Activity

March 03, 2012

According to a flier issued by the FBI on how to spot suspicious activity, if you see someone paying for small items like a coffee with cash, it could be a sign that they are up to no good. Other such activities which could be deemed suspicious are...

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US CERT Advisory on DNSChanger Malware

February 27, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to utilize the FBI's rogue DNS detection tool to ensure their systems are not infected with the DNSChanger. Computers testing positive for infection of the malware will need to be cleaned to ensure continued Internet connectivity...

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DNSChanger, March 8th and You

February 24, 2012 Added by:Eric Cissorsky

The deadline should be treated as an opportunity for your organization to learn and refine their processes and procedures. Like any other virus outbreak, this requires a coordinated effort between security professionals, systems administrators and other stakeholders...

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Reflections on Suits and Spooks DC

February 16, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

We should re-assess which attacks should be investigated and which should be let go. The FBI and US-CERT are overwhelmed with tracking everything from probes against government networks to DDoS attacks to targeted attacks against the Defense Industrial Base...

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FBI Bitten by Operational Security

February 13, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

Employees forward confidential calendar events and messages to personal calendars and personal email accounts. This may make their jobs easier but it can put their companies at risk. A recent security incident involving the FBI can teach us something about corporate security...

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Security Weekly News Roundup: Tunnel Vision

February 11, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

As security professionals do we all just suffer from “security tunnel vision” or is something major shifting in our industry? Is it all just related to the significant rise in hacktivism or the 24-hour news cycle requiring that every little thing become a news story?

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Cyber Defense Weekly: Hacks, Breaches, and Disclosures

February 08, 2012 Added by:Cyber Defense Weekly

"Us law firms have been penetrated both here and abroad. Firms with offices in China and Russia are particularly vulnerable, because the foreign security services are likely to own the people who handle the the firms' physical and electronic security..."

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