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FBI Official Explains What To Do In A Ransomware Attack

September 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Businesses or consumers hit by ransomware should refuse to pay the ransom and immediately contact the FBI or file a complaint on www.ic3.gov, the federal government’s website for filing and sharing information about cybercrime, an FBI official said today. Will Bales, supervisory special agent for the FBI’s Cyber Division, said any information, whether it’s a […]

Arrests over hacks of CIA and FBI staff

September 9th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Two Americans have been arrested and charged for allegedly helping to hack high-ranking US government officials. The US Department of Justice said Andrew Otto Boggs and Justin Gray Liverman were part of the “Crackas With Attitude” group blamed for the attacks. Email accounts of the CIA’s director, the chief of National Intelligence and many others, […]

FBI’s Most Wanted Cyber Criminals

August 30th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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IRANIAN DDoS ATTACKS   EVGENIY MIKHAILOVICH BOGACHEV   JOSHUA SAMUEL AARON   NICOLAE POPESCU   FIRAS DARDAR   AHMED AL AGHA   ALEXSEY BELAN   VIET QUOC NGUYEN   PETERIS SAHUROVS   SHAILESHKUMAR P. JAIN   BJORN DANIEL SUNDIN JABBERZEUS SUBJECTS   SUN KAILIANG   HUANG ZHENYU   WEN XINYU   WANG DONG   GU […]

Privacy row over FBI iris scan ‘trial’

July 13th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The FBI has collected nearly 430,000 iris scans over the past three years, an investigation by technology website The Verge, has revealed. What started as a pilot in 2013 has grown into a database “without any public debate or oversight”, said the American Civil Liberties Union. It amounted to “runaway surveillance”, director of technology Nicole […]

FBI agrees to unlock another iPhone in homicide case

March 31st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The FBI has offered to unlock another iPhone for police after revealing it could access the handset used by San Bernardino killer Syed Farook. Police in Arkansas wish to unlock an iPhone and iPod belonging to two teenagers accused of killing a couple, according to the Associated Press (AP). Less than a day after its […]

FBI resists call to reveal Tor hacking secrets

March 30th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The FBI is resisting calls to reveal how it identified people who used a child pornography site on the Tor anonymising network. The agency was ordered to share details by a Judge presiding over a case involving one alleged user of the site. Defence lawyers said they need the information to see if the FBI […]

FBI warns on risks of car hacking

March 21st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The FBI and the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have added their voices to growing concerns about the risk of cars being hacked. In an advisory note it warns the public to be aware of “cyber-security threats” related to connected vehicles. Last year Fiat Chrysler recalled 1.4 million US vehicles after security researchers remotely […]

Apple v FBI: US debates a world without privacy

March 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Is there such a thing as security so good it’s a danger to society? That’s the bigger picture at hand as Apple continues to fight an order to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone. That fight made its way to Capitol Hill on Tuesday for a hearing in front of the House Judiciary Committee, the government body […]

Apple asks court to reverse FBI iPhone order

February 26th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Apple has asked a US court to overturn an earlier ruling ordering the company to help the FBI break into a phone used by one of the San Bernardino killers. In court papers Apple says law enforcement authorities are seeking “dangerous powers” and the move violates its constitutional rights. The FBI and White House have […]

Apple vs the FBI – a plain English guide

February 18th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Apple chief executive Tim Cook says the FBI’s court order to access the mobile phone of San Bernardino killer Syed Farook is “dangerous”, “chilling” and “unprecedented”. The FBI says Apple’s lack of co-operation is hindering its investigation. Here’s a plain English guide to the debate, and an explanation of what may happen next. Before we […]

Hacker says he’s breached DHS and FBI, leaks claimed staff data

February 9th, 2016 by Mark Daly in ilicomm News No Comments »
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The big breach news of the day is that an unidentified hacker threatened to expose a large stash of employee data allegedly stolen from the US public service… …and then followed up with a “proof of concept” leak of 9000 Federal employees from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). By leaking what seems to be […]

FBI seeks hacker after 1.2 billion logins are stolen

November 25th, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The FBI has linked a hacker to the theft of 1.2 billion internet credentials – the largest heist of its kind. A hacker known as “mr.grey” is named in court documents filed by the bureau last year, according to the Reuters news agency. The hacker was linked to the stolen logins via a Russian email […]

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