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Anonymous Timeline Alleges #AntiSec an FBI Creation Anonymous Timeline Alleges #AntiSec an FBI Creation
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Affiliates of the Anonymous movement are no stranger to FBI infiltration. Now, however, the hackers and their supporters are wondering if the #AntiSec group was not only infiltrated by federal investigators, but whether the group was itself a creation of …

Facebook And Twitter Users Asked To Help FBI Facebook And Twitter Users Asked To Help FBI
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Kenneth John Konias Jr. is wanted by the FBI and they are using social media to track him down. Korias is a 22-year old Pennsylvania man who is wanted for the murder of an armored car employee, 31-year old Michael …

FBI And Congress Get Ready For Cyberattacks FBI And Congress Get Ready For Cyberattacks

Robert S. Mueller III, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Congress yesterday that they better be on the offensive. He believes that a cyberattack on the United States has become an eminent threat. Mueller testified to this fact …

LulzSec Turncoat: Sabu Betrays His Own LulzSec Turncoat: Sabu Betrays His Own

Three key hackers were arrested today, and two more charged with conspiracy, in actions by law enforcement agents in the United States and Great Britain. The five hackers, who have ties to Anonymous, LulzSec, Internet Feds, and AntiSec, were allegedly …

FBI Director Talks Cyber Attacks FBI Director Talks Cyber Attacks

Terrorism is obviously still the most dangerous threat facing the United States. Cyber attacks and cyber terrorism may one day become the most dangerous threat, however, according to the FBI. The director of the FBI, Robert Mueller, recently spoke at …

Interview: What the FBI’s Social Media Monitoring Tool Could Look Like Interview: What the FBI’s Social Media Monitoring Tool Could Look Like
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In January, the FBI openly requested help from the tech community in the development of a social media application. The bureau is seeking a system that could help it sift through social networking sites for signs of potential terrorism, crime, or other matters of national security.

FBI Enlists Makeup Vendors, Tattoo Shops For Help In War On Terrorism FBI Enlists Makeup Vendors, Tattoo Shops For Help In War On Terrorism
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released a collection of 25 fliers to assorted businesses in order to help promote their “Communities Against Terrorism” campaign. The fliers are designed to help employees easily identify “suspicious persons” who might be hiding …

Steve Jobs’ FBI File Is Released For The World To See Steve Jobs’ FBI File Is Released For The World To See

The FBI has released Steve Jobs’ file from when he was being considered for a presidential appointment in 1991 under George Bush Sr. The file contains a lot of stuff that we already knew, such as Jobs experimenting with drugs …

Symantec Confirms Extortion Attempt Symantec Confirms Extortion Attempt
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Hackers using the Twitter Handle @YamaTouigh have been tweeting about Symantec and its Norton antivirus product throughout January claiming that they will be releasing the source codes for the security product. Earlier this week Symantec confirmed that they have been …

If You Like Internet Privacy, You Might Be A Terrorist If You Like Internet Privacy, You Might Be A Terrorist
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At least according to the FBI, anyway. Thanks to an incredibly contradicting article that focuses on Internet cafe activity, it’s safe to assume profiling is alive and well in 21st century law enforcement, and it’s not just limited to race, …

UK Police & FBI Conference Call Leaked By Anonymous UK Police & FBI Conference Call Leaked By Anonymous

Anonymous is at it again with their latest hacking escapade. This time they targeted the UK police and FBI. UK police and the FBI held a conference call last week concerning cyber security, especially focusing on Anonymous and LulzSec members. …

FBI Accessed MegaUpload’s Skype Conversations FBI Accessed MegaUpload’s Skype Conversations
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It seems that electronic surveillance may have played a big role in the government’s evidence. Among the documents filed by the U.S. attorney’s office as part of the proceedings against MegaUpload are reams of internal electronic documents apparently gathered from …

Megaupload Data Could Be Erased By Thursday Megaupload Data Could Be Erased By Thursday

The Megaupload saga continues with the potential erasure of data on their servers. Data belonging to users of Megaupload could be deleted as soon as Thursday according to federal prosecutors. CBS is reporting that the company is defending itself by …

Facebook and Twitter Users: The FBI Is Watching You Facebook and Twitter Users: The FBI Is Watching You
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The FBI is shopping around for a contractor to do some snooping for them on social media websites like Facebook and Twitter. In a document called “Social Media Application” (pdf) released on January 19, it was revealed that the Strategic …

MegaUpload Shut Down By Feds MegaUpload Shut Down By Feds
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MegaUpload, one of the world’s most popular file sharing sites, has been shut down by the federal government. Washington has released a press release today saying that they have shut down MegaUpload and Vestor Limited. They have also charged seven …

FBI Child ID App Aims To Help You Find Your Missing Kid FBI Child ID App Aims To Help You Find Your Missing Kid
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I’m not a parent, but I can imagine that one of the scariest things any parent can imagine is losing a child in a public place. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has just released an app that can help parents …

Facebook Data Aiding Federal Agencies During Investigations Facebook Data Aiding Federal Agencies During Investigations
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Remember when that idiot posted all the illegal stuff that he did during the Vancouver riots on Facebook? That idiot was Brock Anton and he posted such gems as “flipped some cars” and “burnt some some cop cars” on Facebook …

Anonymous Hacks Government Contractors IRC Federal, Claim Today #F*ckFBIFriday Anonymous Hacks Government Contractors IRC Federal, Claim Today #F*ckFBIFriday
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Today another target was hit in the #AntiSec movement, as IT company IRC Federal was attacked by hacktivist group Anonymous. IRC Federal is a government-contracted IT firm that, according to the Anonymous release, boats ties with the FBI, Army, Navy, …

UK Police Claim LulzSec Arrest, LulzSec Says “You Got the Wrong Guy” UK Police Claim LulzSec Arrest, LulzSec Says “You Got the Wrong Guy”

Not to self, when arresting somebody, make sure they are who you think they are before you go bragging about it. Just ask the Metropolitan Police, who are housed in the United Kingdom. After claiming they made an arrest of …

PokerStars, Full Tilt, Absolute Poker Sites Seized by FBI [UPDATE] PokerStars, Full Tilt, Absolute Poker Sites Seized by FBI [UPDATE]
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UPDATE: Following Friday’s online poker crackdown, some dubbed it the “Black Friday” of poker. The poker world reacted on Twitter with all kinds of comments – serious, sarcastic and everything in between. Reuters and CNBC have just reported that top …

FBI: Internet Crime Complaints Top 300,000 In 2010
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In 2010 there were 303,809 complaints of Internet crime, the second-highest total in 10 years according to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).

The IC3 received an average of 25, 317 complaints per month in 2010. Non-delivery of payment or merchandise accounted for the most common complaints (14.4%). Scams using the FBI’s name (13.2%) and identity theft (9.8%) rounded out the top three types of complaints.