The FBI released on November 1 a primer on darknet marketplaces, just one week after the Bureau wrapped up, along with other U.S. law enforcement, Operation Hyperion. The Operation intended to disrupt darknet marketplaces on the international level.
According to the FBI, the operation started with the Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group (FELEG), an international coalition of law enforcement agencies based in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. They collaborate on intelligence operations to combat transnational crime.
One working group within FELEG, the Cyber Crime Working Group, targets “sophisticated perpetrators operating key [...]
In 2013, the FBI confiscated Freedom Hosting, a service that hosted websites on the dark web, including several child pornography websites and private email service TorMail. When it happened, it was seen as a massive victory, but recently unsealed documents show the FBI may have used malware on innocent users.
Three years ago, the FBI was given a warrant that allowed them to hack 300 TorMail users who were allegedly linked to child pornography. They went with a piece of malware known as a Network Investigative Technique (NIT), with the goal of acquiring users’ real IP addresses.
The agency did manage to arrest a lot of people for child pornography, but documents [...]
The Associated Press, Gannett, and VICE Media are suing the FBI to know more details about the agency’s hack of the San Bernadino killer’s iPhone.
Although he deemed Hillary Clinton’s use of her private email servers while serving as secretary of state, FBI director James Comey said that he would not be recommending criminal charges against the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
In a public conference held in front of the watching world, FBI director James Comey raised questions about Hillary Clinton’s judgement, implied that “hostile actors” had gained access to her email account and even stated that she was “extremely careless” in her use of a private email address and server.
Still, Comey did not recommend any criminal charges against Clinton, who is almost certainly the democratic nominee for the [...]