The FBI and the US Justice Department announced a multinational operation to “disrupt and dismantle” Qakbot, a botnet infecting over 700,000 computers systems and 200,000 in the US.
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The FBI has been accused of using NSO Group's spyware to track suspects in Mexico, despite Biden's ban on the use of commercial spyware. It claims it was misled by a private contractor.
An anarchist-oriented Mastodon server has seen one of its admins raided by the FBI. The admin in question was working with an unencrypted backup of the Mastodon server, which was also seized.
The cyber attack was reportedly directed at the FBI's New York offices and may involve computers that are used to investigate child sex crimes. There's no word on who is responsible for the attack.
The FBI and MI5 have issued a joint statement, sternly calling out China for its interference in other countries through digital means. They have also asked western tech companies to stay vigilant.
A hacker successfully conducted a malicious attack to steal $100 million from Harmony's Horizon bridge. The FBI and multiple cybersecurity and exchange partners are now investigating the matter.
The US Department of Justice has released a statement about a secret FBI operation that removed a bot network controlled by the Russian Federation's Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) last month.
Losses to tech support scams has increased nearly two and a half times in 2021 according to FBI's latest 2021 internet crime report. Malwarebytes demonstrates how the scammers fool potential victims.
Have I Been Pwned has received a database of 225 million passwords from the UK's National Crime Agency. This will help users to see if their details were included in even more breaches.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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's associated with complying with such orders.
While Apple has always boasted being a champion of consumer privacy, according to a new reports, the only reason that it doesn't encrypt your iCloud backups is because of FBI push-back.
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.
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 teenager from Melbourne managed to hack into Apple's network and access user accounts and 90GB of secure files, until the Cupertino-based giant contacted the FBI about this data breach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pavel Durov, Telegram'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's information, but he refused.
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's files.
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.
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.
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.
India's 'Forensic Science Laboratory' has purchased the tools used in the famous #ApplevsFBI San Bernardino iPhone case and offer its services to international law enforcement agencies.
Earlier this year, a hacking group claimed to have infiltrated some NSA systems and stolen the agency's cyber-weapons. Now the feds are quite sure, the sensitive files were leaked by contractor.
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.
The FBI is looking into its legal options about unlocking yet another terrorist's iPhone, which may embroil the federal agency in yet another dispute with the Cupertino-based tech giant.
According to a recent Reuters report, Yahoo received, and complied with, a 2015 request by government intelligence agencies to search all users' emails for specific information.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.