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Two Russian former FSB agents and two hackers indicted for 2014 Yahoo data breach

The US authorities charged two former Russian FSB agents and two hackers for 2014 Yahoo data breach that caused the exposure of 500 Million Yahoo Accounts. Last year it was disclosed the news of the 2014 Yahoo data breach that compromised over 500 million Yahoo user accounts. At the time of the public disclosure made by Yahoo, the representatives of the co
Publish At:2017-03-16 19:55 | Read:2940 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime 2014 Yahoo data breach DoJ FSB Hac

FISA Court approved each and every request made by the government in 2015

According to a Justice Department memo, the FISA ACT Court approved each and every request made by the government in 2015. According to a Justice Department memo, the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Court approved each and every request made by the government in 2015. All of the 1,457 requests made last year by the NSA and FBI were
Publish At:2016-05-02 17:35 | Read:3932 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Laws and regulations DoJ Facebook F

FBI paid at least $1.3M for zero-day to get into San Bernardino iPhone

Apple's encryption battle Apple holds steadfast, refuses to help feds access seized iPhone in NY drug case FBI paid “gray hats” for zero-day exploit that unlocked seized iPhone Apple won’t demand to learn how FBI cracked terror suspect’s phone US government still pursuing court order to unlock iPhone in New York case Report: “Deeply
Publish At:2016-04-21 22:10 | Read:2444 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & Disorder Risk Assessment apple DoJ fbi iphone james co

The DoJ threatens to force Apple to hand over iOS source code

DOJ released a brief filing that threatens to force Apple to hand over the iOS source code if it will not help FBI in unlocKing the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone. The battle between Apple and the FBI is going on while the debate on the case is monopolizing the media.  Last news in order of time is the warning issued by the Department of Justice (DoJ)
Publish At:2016-03-15 11:55 | Read:3658 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Apple DoJ FBI iOS iOS sou

The popular Romanian Hacker Guccifer will be extradited to US soon

The Romania’s High Court of Cassation and Justice ruled that the popular Romanian hacker Guccifer will be extradited to the United States. Marcel Lazar Lehel it the real name of the name of the notorious hacker Guccifer who breached the online accounts of several public figures between December 2012 and January 2014. The popular hacker revealed he violated t
Publish At:2016-03-06 10:45 | Read:2614 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Laws and regulations Cybercrime Do

Hackers leaked DHS staff records, 200GB of files are in their hands

A hacker accessed an employee’s email account at the Department of Justice and stole 200GB of files including records of 9,000 DHS staffers and 20,000 FBI employees. Yesterday, the data related a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) staff directory were leaked online, a Twitter account shared the link to an archive containing 9,355 names. The responsi
Publish At:2016-02-08 07:40 | Read:3783 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach Hacking data breach da

Russian Hackers suspected for the intrusion of Dow Jones systems

Bloomberg states that the ongoing investigation conducted by US authorities was probing allegations that there is a Russian gang behind the Dow Jones hack. Dow Jones has provided further information on the data breach that the company has recently suffered. A week ago, the CEO of Dow Jones & Co disclosed the incident confi
Publish At:2015-10-17 16:20 | Read:2690 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach Hacking DoJ Dow Jones

DoJ defines new rules for spying with the Stingray technology

The US Justice Department issued guidelines for StingRay Surveillance devices, new rules define aim to ensure privacy protection and transparency. Do you know what is a StingRay? If you want further details give a look to a post I wrote for the Infosec Institute on the StingRay Technology: “StingRay is an IMSI-catcher
Publish At:2015-09-06 15:40 | Read:3912 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Laws and regulations DoJ Intellige

US authorities dismantled Insider Trading Ring Nets $100M

US authorities have identified and arrested members of an international ring of hackers and stock traders specialized in the theft of trading info. The Department of Justice charged a group of nine hackers and stock traders in a criminal conspiracy with making more than $30 million in illegal trades based on exfiltrated data.
Publish At:2015-08-14 22:00 | Read:2357 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime DoJ Hacking insider trading malwar

Rule 41 – Google against the expansion of FBI hacking powers

The Us Justice Department’s proposal to grant FBI Rule 41 specific hacking rights is under high scrutiny. While the amendment is being reviewed, the Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules will consider public objections, including a letter from Google. The amendment to the Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 41 (Rule 41) wo
Publish At:2015-02-24 04:30 | Read:2989 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Laws and regulations Cyber

EFF Issues Arguments Against National Security Letters

In the Ninth Circuit Court in San Francisco Wednesday morning, the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) Kurt Opsahl urged the federal appeals court to uphold a lower court’s ruling that national security letters (NSLs) are unconstitutional. Regardless whether the ruling is upheld, the matter of NSLs is all but inevitably bound to end up on the
Publish At:2014-10-09 15:05 | Read:3473 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Privacy DOJ EFF Electronic Frontier Foundation go

DEA agent steals woman's identity and photos to lure in suspects on Facebook

The US government is claiming that an agent had the right to set up a Facebook account and to impersonate a young woman using information it swiped from her seized mobile phone after she was arrested. The woman, Sondra Arquiett (spelled in some court documents as Arquiette), was surprised when a friend asked her about photos she was posting on her Facebook p
Publish At:2014-10-09 04:40 | Read:2731 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Facebook Featured Law & order Privacy Security thr

DEA agent steals woman's identity and photos to lure in suspects on Facebook

The US government is claiming that an agent had the right to set up a Facebook account and to impersonate a young woman using information it swiped from her seized mobile phone after she was arrested. The woman, Sondra Arquiett (spelled in some court documents as Arquiette), was surprised when a friend asked her about photos she was posting on her Facebook p
Publish At:2014-10-09 01:30 | Read:3388 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Facebook Featured Law & order Privacy Security thr

Twitter sues US federal agencies in attempt to remove the gag around surveillance

Twitter doesn't want its transparency report to be fuzzy to the point of meaninglessness, full of "broad, inexact ranges" about how many times the US government has shaken the company down in its surveillance operations, it says - or example, by counting them to the nearest thousand.So on Tuesday, Twitter sued the Feds over the surveillance laws they're usin
Publish At:2014-10-09 01:30 | Read:2675 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Law & order Privacy Twitter doj first amendment law

ITsecurity Daily News: 10/01/2014

ITsecurity Daily News: 10/01/2014 The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Wednesday, October 1, 2014.If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com.NewsPapers/Rep
Publish At:2014-10-01 08:40 | Read:5456 | Comments:0 | Tags:News ACLU DoJ FBI FT Holder Interpol LulzSec Microsoft NSA T

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