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The FBI conducted a "Privacy Impact Analysis" to figure out how drones impact the privacy of citizens. Once complete, they redacted the entire document, even the cover, to "protect national security."
The US is going to sell its hoard of nearly 30,000 Bitcoins accumulated from the FBI's closure of the Silk Road last year in blocks of 3,000 BTC in an online public auction on June 27th.
Continuing its fight against botnets, Microsoft has helped the FBI take down the GameOver Zeus botnet, which was one of the most active banking trojan of 2013 affecting thousands of computers.
Microsoft announced today that it successfully fought a rare request from the FBI in late 2013 over obtaining information from an enterprise customers, with Microsoft saying it was unconstitutional.
Law enforcement authorities said today that over 90 people around the world have been arrested as part of a global raid involving the "Blackshades" software tool which hijacks PCs via remote access.
The FBI has charged three men for a series of cyber attacks against computer systems used by Microsoft and other companies and used them to get early builds of Xbox 360 and PC games.
Emails stolen and leaked from Microsoft by the Syrian Electronic Army show that Microsoft can receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in charges from the government for information requests.
The former assistant director of the FBI's Operational Technology Division says this has been possible for years by using a malware delivery method which allows for a whole lot of snooping.
Microsoft has revealed that it has disrupted a "rampant botnet" known as 'ZeroAccess' - which has so far infected almost two million PCs - in collaboration with the FBI, Europol and industry partners.
Everyone with a cellphone has a tiny microphone and camera with them at all times. The FBI knows this, so has been installing malware on devices to listen in on suspected criminals.
Microsoft has now shared some details on information requests it has received from US national security agencies in the wake of the massive online spy scandals revealed earlier this month.
Microsoft has issued a statement denying any direct participation with the newly revealed actions by the US government to tap directly into the servers of major tech companies.
Microsoft has revealed details of a joint operation with the FBI to disrupt over 1,400 Citadel botnets, which it claims have caused over $500 million in losses for individuals and businesses.
FBI general counsel, Andrew Weissmann, has said that real time surveillance on Gmail and Skype is a "top priority" in 2013... but the FBI cannot sift through information in real time. Yet.
The FBI has confirmed the arrest of 10 people over the Butterfly Botnet; a botnet that, peaking at more than 11 million machines infected, harvesting details on bank accounts and passwords.
A US District Judge has ordered the FBI to come clean on their efforts to access encrypted information and force manufacturers to build backdoors into their products, following a lawsuit from the EFF.
A Florida-based company called Blue Toad claims it is the place where hackers stole a large number of UDID numbers from Apple iOS products two weeks ago.
The FBI has now sent out a statement claim that there is "no evidence" that a hacker group managed to steal 12 million Apple UDID numbers from one of the agency's laptops.
The hacker group AntiSec claims that it has obtained 12 million Apple UDID numbers by attacking a Dell Vostro notebook from the FBI. It has already publicly posted one million of those numbers.
An attack on Sony Pictures' website, more than a year ago, has not gone unpunished. A second suspect in the attack has been arrested over his crimes, and could face 15 years imprisonment for them.
That totally inaffective and annoying little logo you see at the start of movies is about to become a lot more common: the FBI is about to let anyone use its anti-piracy seal for anyone to use.
Thanks to the efforts of the FBI and international law enforcement groups, you could lose your Internet access on July 9th due to a virus you never knew you had. We examine, and try to explain.
A New Zealand judge has ruled that the search warrants used by the FBI in the raid on MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom's mansion were in fact illegal in the biggest defeat yet against the FBI's case.
A huge sting operation organized by the FBI has led to the arrest today of 37 people all over the world, having been lured to a website set up by the FBI so they can trade stolen credit card numbers.
A New Zealand judge has ordered the FBI to start copying a whopping 150 terabytes of data from the computers of MegaUpload's founder Kim Dotcom in preparation for a possible transfer of those files.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking tech companies, including Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, and Google, to not oppose a proposed law that would make many Internet services wiretap friendly.
After failing to gain access into an alleged pimp's Android smartphone, the FBI has served a warrant to Google, demanding to know all the personal details contained within.
Anonymous used credit card numbers stolen in December from the servers of security firm Stratfor to make at least $700,000 in false credit card purchases, according to the FBI.
Now that's actually kind of sad. Apparently the turncoat leader of LulzSec, Sabu, was charged with criminal impersonation last month after informing a police officer that he was an FBI agent named Boo
Sabu, the leader of LulzSec, has officially joined forces with his archenemy, the FBI, leading them to arrest other key members of the infamous antisec organization on Tuesday morning.
The hacker group Anonymous has released what it claims to be a conference call they intercepted between FBI and UK police where the groups talk about tracking Anonymous and other hacker groups.
According to a new FBI flyer, internet cafes should be on the lookout for anyone who seems 'overly concerned about privacy,' or anyone who logs into AOL, as these may be signs of terrorism.
In the massive indictment against the Megaupload file sharing web site, the FBI claimed that the site's team members wanted to copy the contents of YouTube back in 2006.
The FBI obtained Skype IM chats between employees of Megaupload before the file sharing web site was shut down earlier this month, with some chats indicating issues with its founder Kim Dotcom.
Big Brother is watching. The FBI is requesting a tool to monitor all public social media posts and correlate them in order to help fight crime and terrorism.
One of Megaupload's server providers, Cogent Communications, saw its stock go down over 18 percent in trading today after Megaupload was shut down by the US government on Thursday.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation denied a Freedom of Information Act request for documents related to the usage of Carrier IQ, the controversial smartphone software used for mobile analytics.
You'd better quit Second Life before the FBI deems you a member of an online criminal organization, or so their annual assessment of gangs seems to be suggesting.
The FBI is getting info from Microsoft to help them go after the person allegedly in charge of the Rustock botnet that had infected millions of PCs all over the world earlier this year.
Two more men from the UK have been arrested in connection with cyber attacks allegedly conducted by the well known Anonymous and LulzSec hacker groups.
A man who compromised half a million Facebook accounts has given himself up to FBI agents in California.
The FBI has launched its first official iOS based app entitled “FBI Child ID”, allowing users to enter their missing child's details/photos quickly and allowing police to receive the information fast.
Following today's news on the FBI raiding locations of possible members of the Anonymous hacker group in New York State, 16 people in the US have now been arrested in connection to alleged hack attacks...
While Lulzsec took the spotlight yesterday afternoon in its successful defacement of The Sun’s website, displaying an article that claimed Rupert Murdoch had died, the FBI was busy following through on search warrants in NY...
We have heard a lot lately about cyber attacks coming from organized groups like LulzSec and Anonymous for various reasons. But this newest cyber attack story we have for you is just a tad different....
The past month has seen a fair share of news in regards to Cybercrime and today is no exception with the story that the FBI has taken down a crime ring worth 72 million dollars....
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is apparently the cause for the shut down of a number of web sites this week for currently unknown reasons. The New York Times (via MSNBC.com) is reporting that the...
While Sony may have gotten its Playstation Network back online this week, other divisions of the Japanese business are still feeling hack attacks. The web site Naked Security reports that a hacker found his way...
NetworkWorld had a chance to sit down and interview Mike German, 16-year veteran of the FBI who is now the ALCU's Policy Counsel on National Security, Immigration and Privacy. It was very eye opening to...