Neowin News Feed for: Fbi Neowin News Feed for: Fbi en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 FBI, NSA, and CIA use ad blockers due to fear of targeted ads <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A document has revealed that most U.S. intelligence agencies, including FBI, NSA, CIA, and DHS use ad blockers due to fear of targeted ads and malvertising, even though they are not mandated to do so. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Fri, 24 Sep 2021 05:34:01 +0000 FBI-run encrypted messaging app snares hundreds of criminals worldwide <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The FBI and Australian law enforcement spearheaded an operation to bring down hundreds of serious criminals. The operation used an encrypted messaging app called ANoM which was run by the FBI. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 08 Jun 2021 11:24:01 +0000 FBI subpoenas IP addresses and phone numbers of readers of a USA Today article [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The bureau wants information on readers who accessed an article published by USA Today related to the death of two of its agents. The details demanded fall within a specific 35-minute time frame. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Subir Kathuria) Sat, 05 Jun 2021 18:42:01 +0000 DarkMarket, reportedly one of the biggest dark web marketplaces, shut down by authorities <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a joint effort by multiple countries with help from Europol, authorities arrested an Australian citizen linked to DarkMarket and proceeded to shut down over 20 site servers in Ukraine and Moldova. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ather Fawaz) Wed, 13 Jan 2021 05:40:01 +0000 Internet giants urge legislators to protect browsing data from warrantless access <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A group of technology firms and groups have called on the House of Representatives to pass a legislative amendment that would prevent the government from obtaining web browsing data without a warrant. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Sat, 23 May 2020 03:50:01 +0000 Google starts charging law enforcement agencies for data requests <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google will start charging law enforcement agencies anywhere between $60 to $245 for data requests in a bid to offset some of the cost that&#039;s associated with complying with such orders. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Rajesh Pandey) Tue, 28 Jan 2020 08:42:02 +0000 Apple reportedly doesn't encrypt iCloud backups because the FBI said not to <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>While Apple has always boasted being a champion of consumer privacy, according to a new reports, the only reason that it doesn&#039;t encrypt your iCloud backups is because of FBI push-back. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Rich Woods) Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:54:01 +0000 Facebook sets up page letting users know how they were impacted in View As attack <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook has updated us on the situation regarding the View As attack that came to light a few weeks ago. Those affected are fewer than thought and those who were will be contacted soon. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 12 Oct 2018 18:32:01 +0000 Law enforcement forced suspect to unlock iPhone via Face ID <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In an apparent first, agents from the FBI forced a 28 year-old suspected of receiving and possessing child pornography to unlock his iPhone by means of its Face ID biometric device unlocking system. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sharath Ravishankar) Mon, 01 Oct 2018 15:32:01 +0000 Apple's network reportedly hacked by Melbourne teen, sensitive user data seized <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A teenager from Melbourne managed to hack into Apple&#039;s network and access user accounts and 90GB of secure files, until the Cupertino-based giant contacted the FBI about this data breach. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sharath Ravishankar) Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:34:01 +0000 China hacked a U.S. Navy contractor, stealing highly sensitive undersea warfare plans <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to reports, Chinese government hackers compromised a U.S. Navy contractor, managing to secure a huge amount of data on submarine warfare. The breaches took place earlier this year. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Hamza Jawad ) Sat, 09 Jun 2018 13:20:01 +0000 FBI urges router owners to perform a reboot to stop VPNFilter malware <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Federal Bureau of Investigation is advising users of networking devices manufactured by Linksys, MikroTik, NETGEAR, TP-Link, and QNAP to perform a reboot to counter the VPNFilter malware. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Sat, 26 May 2018 12:26:02 +0000 FBI charges hacker who ransomed HBO and leaked GoT episodes <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The alleged hacker is an Iranian called Behmad Mezri who the FBI claim hacked into HBO and stole proprietary data from, such as unaired GoT episodes, which he then held for ransom and later leaked. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Richard Tyr Blewitt) Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:10:01 +0000 The FBI cant access over 50% of devices due to data encryption <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In the interests of public safety, the head of the FBI has said that the agency needs better tools to tackle data encryption, as it was unable to gain access to thousands of encrypted mobile devices. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Richard Tyr Blewitt) Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:32:01 +0000 FBI asked Durov and developer for Telegram backdoor <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Pavel Durov, Telegram&#039;s CEO, has revealed that he has been asked by the FBI on numerous occasions to include a backdoor in Telegram to give the agency access to user&#039;s information, but he refused. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sat, 09 Sep 2017 10:38:02 +0000 IRS issues urgent warning over an email scam containing ransomware <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Internal Revenue Service of the United States has released a warning over an email scam that uses the name of the agency and FBI to discreetly download ransomware, locking the victim&#039;s files. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:10:01 +0000 The FBI advises companies to drop Kaspersky Lab as it is filled with Russian spies <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The FBI is advising large private firms against the continued use of products made by the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab. Allegedly Kaspersky Lab can be exploited for espionage or other purposes. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Richard Tyr Blewitt) Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:06:01 +0000 British researcher who found the WannaCry kill switch has been arrested by the FBI <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Marcus Hutchins, the security researcher who first discovered the WannaCry kill switch, has been arrested by the FBI in Las Vegas over his alleged involvement in the creation of another malware. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Muhammad Jarir Kanji) Fri, 04 Aug 2017 01:52:01 +0000 FBI issues warning to public over alleged North Korean hacker group, known as "Hidden Cobra" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have released a warning for the public to be wary of a North Korean state sponsored hacker group that has been operating for 8 years. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Richard Tyr Blewitt) Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:08:01 +0000 India: We purchased #AppleVsFBI hacking tools and sell them 'as a service' to foreign governments <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>India&#039;s &#039;Forensic Science Laboratory&#039; has purchased the tools used in the famous #ApplevsFBI San Bernardino iPhone case and offer its services to international law enforcement agencies. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Firth) Sat, 05 Nov 2016 12:48:01 +0000 Who hacked and stole the NSA's cyber-weapons? Turns out it was likely nobody <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Earlier this year, a hacking group claimed to have infiltrated some NSA systems and stolen the agency&#039;s cyber-weapons. Now the feds are quite sure, the sensitive files were leaked by contractor. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:16:01 +0000 One in two American adults are in the government's facial recognition database <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new extensive report shows that numerous law enforcement agencies are using facial recognition software with no oversight whatsoever, and that half of the US adult population is on file. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:14:01 +0000 Apple may find itself the subject of another legal spat with the FBI over terrorist's iPhone <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The FBI is looking into its legal options about unlocking yet another terrorist&#039;s iPhone, which may embroil the federal agency in yet another dispute with the Cupertino-based tech giant. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Muhammad Jarir Kanji) Fri, 07 Oct 2016 16:32:01 +0000 Reuters: Yahoo was snooping on user emails en masse [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to a recent Reuters report, Yahoo received, and complied with, a 2015 request by government intelligence agencies to search all users&#039; emails for specific information. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Muhammad Jarir Kanji) Tue, 04 Oct 2016 19:14:01 +0000 FBI Director advises to cover up your webcam with tape <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Earlier at a conference in Washington, FBI Director James Comey admitted that he covers up his webcam with tape, and he advises other people to follow suit, in order to prevent hackers from spying. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:54:02 +0000 Supreme Court of the US allows the FBI to hack millions of devices with just one warrant <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of changes to some of the rules governing how the government can hack into devices. The new rules allow judges to give warrants outside of their jurisdictions. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Fri, 29 Apr 2016 06:28:01 +0000 7 Days: A week of Android rising, Redstone delights and a fresh FBiPhone face-off <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>From Microsoft savings and Priv price cuts, to HP&#039;s sleek Spectre, Surface phones, Quantum Break out, and a lick of paint for Google Play, it&#039;s our regular roundup of the week&#039;s top tech news. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sat, 09 Apr 2016 16:35:05 +0000 7 Days: A week of Building Windows 10, Bots, Holograms and 'Almost Perfect' Galaxys <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It&#039;s been a pretty crazy and exciting week in the world of tech as Microsoft held its biggest developer conference of the year. We saw holograms, talked to bots, and caught up with technology. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Sat, 02 Apr 2016 12:52:01 +0000 FBI to unlock yet another iPhone and an iPod <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Federal Bureau of Investigation has agreed to use its new found ability to unlock iOS devices for obtaining information from an iPhone 6 and an iPod belonging to two homicide suspects. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Shreyas Gandhe) Thu, 31 Mar 2016 21:12:01 +0000 Apple reportedly designing its own servers to keep the government away <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>At its recent iPhone event, Apple reaffirmed its commitment to protect the privacy of its users and now the firm is reported to be designing its own servers to avoid backdoors in third-party hardware. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Shreyas Gandhe) Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:42:01 +0000 The FBI may be backing off of Apple, but not for the reason that you might be thinking <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The FBI has asked to have their hearing with Apple tomorrow cancelled, as they believe that they may have another method to unlock the iPhone that was used by the San Bernardino shooter. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Rich Woods) Tue, 22 Mar 2016 02:06:01 +0000 Researchers break Apple's iMessage encryption; patch coming in iOS 9.3 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Researchers have discovered a way to break Apple&#039;s iMessage encryption and probe the device for the unlock key. With this, they got access to iCloud files sent through the iMessage platform. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Mon, 21 Mar 2016 08:18:01 +0000 FBI releases advisory to warn of the growing threats against connected vehicles <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The FBI has joined the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in voicing concerns about the cybersecurity of connected vehicles, as they continue to increase in popularity. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jack Wilkinson) Fri, 18 Mar 2016 12:48:01 +0000 John Oliver explains the Apple vs FBI fight in the way that only he can <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>John Oliver chose the Apple vs FBI encryption battle as his topic for the latest Last Week Tonight. He discusses what&#039;s going on as well as the implications of it. Read on to watch the full video. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Rich Woods) Mon, 14 Mar 2016 19:32:01 +0000 DOJ suggests Apple could be compelled to share iOS source code in San Bernardino case <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The latest update to the San Bernardino case suggests that law enforcement may be able to compel Apple into providing access to the iOS source code or the tech giant&#039;s private signature. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ian Ginos) Mon, 14 Mar 2016 08:54:01 +0000 Snooper's charter would see Apple include backdoors <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The UK&#039;s proposed Investigatory Powers Bill would make companies like Apple provide a backdoor in their products. To make things worse, the companies who do this would be subject to a gagging clause. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 26 Feb 2016 07:46:01 +0000 Microsoft breaks silence, supports Apple in FBI case <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Following endorsements from several other companies in the tech world, Microsoft is now also publicly backing Apple in its fight against the FBI over access to the San Bernadino killer&#039;s phone. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Muhammad Jarir Kanji) Thu, 25 Feb 2016 21:20:01 +0000 Bill Gates takes FBI's side in San Bernadino case against Apple <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Despite most of the tech industry&#039;s support for Apple in its case against the FBI, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates argued in a recent interview that Apple should comply with the agency&#039;s demands. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Muhammad Jarir Kanji) Tue, 23 Feb 2016 11:58:01 +0000 7 Days: A week of Surface fixes, Apple vs the FBI, Windows 10 builds and oh so many leaks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It&#039;s been quite an important week in tech news with countless leaks, lots of Windows 10 news, new handsets and the brewing of an epic fight between Apple and the FBI in the name of freedom. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Sat, 20 Feb 2016 11:32:01 +0000 Before Apple said "No" to the FBI, they said "Yes" numerous times <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple&#039;s tough stance on upholding the privacy of customer data appears to have been an exception to the rule, as the company repeatedly complied with the U.S. federal government for past requests. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chris Schroeder) Fri, 19 Feb 2016 21:30:01 +0000