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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.

 

FBI Launches Online Tool For Recovering Stolen Art

The FBI has introduced a free online tool aimed at allowing people to search a database of thousands of stolen artworks and contact the agency if the have information about the items.

FBI Picks a Fight with Wikipedia
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This week, the New York Times and BBC News both reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has sent the Wikimedia Foundatation a letter, ordering the removal of an image of the Bureau’s seal from its Wikipedia entry. The Wikimedia Foundation’s response thus far has basically  been, "no."

Mariposa Botnet Creator Taken Down In Slovenia
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The FBI, the Slovenian Criminal Police and the Spanish Guardia Civil announced the arrest of the suspected creator of the Mariposa Botnet used by hackers worldwide.

Last week, the Slovenian Criminal Police arrested the Mariposa Botnet’s suspected creator, a 23-year-old Slovenian known as "Iserdo."

Man Indicted For Hacking And Email Threat To VP Biden
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A Minnesota man had indicted in federal court for hacking into his neighbor’s Wi-Fi connection and allegedly posing as the neighbor to make threats to kill Vice President Biden and email child pornography.

The indictment, filed today, charges Barry Vincent Ardolf, 45, of Blaine with two counts of identity theft, one count of making threats to the president and successors to the presidency, one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer, one count of possession of child pornography, and one count of distribution of child pornography.

Agency Marks 10 Years Fighting Cybercrime
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The Internet Crime Complaint Center is marking its 10-year anniversary of fighting cybercrime.

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) was established in May 2000 as a partnership between the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Since its launch IC3 has received more than 1.5 million complaints of cybercrime.

"This year marks the first decade of our partnership with NW3C addressing nearly 1.5 million Internet crime complaints to IC3," said Bill Hinerman, FBI Unit Chief for IC3.

California Man Indicted For Cyber Extortion
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A California man has been indicted for cyber extortion after demanding New York Life Insurance pay him $200,000 if they didn’t refund his insurance premiums.

According to the Department of Justice, Anthony Digati, 52, allegedly threatened in emails and on a website he created to make false public statements and send millions of spam emails in an effort to damage the reputation of New York Life and cost the company millions of dollars.

FBI Arrests Man Who Made YouTube Threat Against Cantor

A Philadelphia man has been arrested and charged for threatening to kill Republican Party Whip Eric Cantor in a video on YouTube, according to the FBI.

Norman Leboon, 33, threatened to kill congressman Cantor and his family in a YouTube video uploaded sometime in late March. In the video Leboon allegedly said: "Remember, Ericour judgment time, the final Yom Kippur has been given." The video then refers to Cantor as "Lucifer, you’re a pig you’re an abomination."

FBI Takes Down Cable Modem Hacker
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The FBI has announced it arrested a man on Thursday for allegedly selling hacked cable modems that provided free Internet access.

Matthew Delorey, 26, of New Bedford, Massachusetts, is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of wire fraud. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence on each count of 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.