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FBI Releases Darknet Marketplace Primer

Posted on November 9th, 2016.

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...

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Cybersecurity

In Child Porn Bust, FBI May Have Used Malware on Innocent Users

Posted on November 8th, 2016.

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...

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Communication

San Bernadino iPhone Case: Major Press Agencies Are Suing the FBI

Posted on September 19th, 2016.

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.

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Breaches

FBI: Hillary Clinton Faces No Charges for Email Hacking

Posted on July 6th, 2016.

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...

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Cybersecurity

FBI Paid Hackers Over $1.3 Million to Hack iPhone

Posted on April 22nd, 2016.

The iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters has been at the center of stand-off between the FBI and Apple in recent times. While Apple stuck to its no-backdoor policy, the FBI eventually recruited the help of grey-hat hackers to crack the iPhone. The cost for such a hack-job? Over $1.3 million. The highest ever publicly...

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Business

Apple Asks Judge To Reject Government Order To Help Unlock iPhone

Posted on April 18th, 2016.

Apple Inc. has asked a federal judge to reject the U.S. Justice Department’s recent order to require it to help unlock an iPhone used in a New York drug case, according to Nasdaq. Apple is also trying to get the government to provide information about its phone hacking activities. Apple has been fighting the Justice Department on the...

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Cybersecurity

FBI Paid Hackers to Unlock San Bernardino iPhone

Posted on April 13th, 2016.

A new report has revealed that the FBI’s means to cracking the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone was by recruiting the help of professional hackers. One of the biggest news stories of the year just became a tad more interesting. A new report from the Washington Post has revealed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) resorted to...

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Companies

U.S. Resumes Battle To Force Apple To Unlock iPhone In Separate Case

Posted on April 9th, 2016.

The Apple/U.S. government legal fight over encryption has resumed. A federal judge has ordered the company to assist the FBI in unlocking an iPhone in a case separate from the San Bernardino, Calif. terror attack that instigated the first round of this legal battle, according to Yahoo News. The Justice Department is asking Apple to help...

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Breaches

FBI: Newfound iPhone Unlocking Technique Won’t Work On Newer Devices

Posted on April 8th, 2016.

The technique the FBI used to unlock an Apple iPhone used in the San Bernardino, Calif. terror attack cannot be used on new devices, FBI Director James Comey told students at Kenyon College in Ohio recently, according to AppleInsider.com. Comey did not reveal the process the FBI used to unlock the phone, but he said it would not work on...

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Breaches

FBI Tests Its New Phone Unlocking Technique On Other Devices

Posted on April 3rd, 2016.

The FBI is using its newfound ability to crack the San Bernardino terrorist iPhone to see if it can open other versions of the phone, according to The Wall Street Journal. In the meantime, the law enforcement agency is keeping its unlocking technology private. The American Civil Liberties Union said the FBI is taking a chance that no...

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Cybersecurity

FBI Seeks Help from US Businesses to Fight Ransomware

Posted on March 29th, 2016.

In a confidential “Flash” advisory dated March 26 sent as an alert to businesses and software security experts by the FBI, the Bureau is seeking help from U.S. businesses in the fight against cyber extortion. The advisory screamed “We need your help!” as reported by Reuters who obtained the confidential alert put out by the FBI on March...

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Cybersecurity

The FBI Hacks the iPhone; Apple Exempt from Creating Backdoor

Posted on March 29th, 2016.

The case of the United States Government via the FBI vs Apple is finally over. Following months of work in trying to find a way to break into the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone, the FBI has finally found a way through. The government has withdrawn its case against Apple. The court case and the very public tussle between the FBI and...

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Business

FBI Quest To Unlock iPhone Sets Off Race Among Technology Firms

Posted on March 24th, 2016.

Ever since a judge ordered Apple to assist the FBI in unlocking an iPhone used by a terrorist the San Bernardino terror attack, scores of technology firms have been trying to beat the FBI to the punch, according to The Wall Street Journal. The prize for such an accomplishment would be a marketing bonanza and lucrative government...

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Breaches

Judge Suspends Order Requiring Apple To Help FBI Unlock iPhone, But At A Cost

Posted on March 23rd, 2016.

A U.S. Magistrate Judge suspended her Feb. 16 order that Apple help investigators unlock the iPhone used in the San Bernardino terror attack, according to The Wall Street Journal. The hearing was scheduled for Tuesday and has been indefinitely suspended. This decision defuses the conflict between the government and Apple, but it comes at...

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Cybersecurity

FBI’s Claim That Only Apple Can Unlock the iPhone Is “Horseshit”, Says Edward Snowden

Posted on March 9th, 2016.

NSA whistleblower and former NSA employee Edward Snowden has claimed that the FBI’s claim that only Apple can unlock the iPhone belonging to the dead terrorist from the San Bernardino shooting is simply untrue. Speaking from Moscow, Snowden was a part of a discussion at Common Cause’s conference called Blueprint for a Great Democracy,...

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Business

Feds Appeal Ruling Favoring Apple In Unlocking iPhone Data

Posted on March 9th, 2016.

The U.S. Justice Department yesterday asked a federal court to reverse a decision that Apple is not required to help open a locked iPhone, according to Business Insider. The ruling in question was issued by a U.S. judge in New York. It favors Apple in its objection to complying with an order to assist the government in accessing data...

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Cybersecurity

Apple Vice President: FBI Backdoor Request Will Cause Hacker Havoc

Posted on March 7th, 2016.

Apple’s chief software engineer and vice president, Craig Federighi has, in an op-ed in the Washington Post, echoed Apple CEO Tim Cook’s take on the fierce encryption backdoor debate between the FBI and Apple. The chief software engineer at Apple and senior vice president of software engineering at the company, Craig Federighi has spoken...

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Business

Is the FBI Warrant against Apple Legally Suspect?

Posted on March 2nd, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal has come out today in favor of Apple in its legal fight with the FBI in an editorial titled “Apple is Right on Encryption.” The editorial notes that the FBI is invoking a law that only allows them to exercise powers Congress has granted, which in this case it has not. The newspaper says the case is not about...

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Business

FBI Director Admits Mistakes Were Made With Apple iPhone After San Bernardino Attack

Posted on March 1st, 2016.

FBI Director James Comey admitted in a hearing today that mistakes were made with the terrorist’s phone in the early days of the San Bernardino terror attack investigation, but he says the FBI would still need additional data from the Apple phone, according to The Wall Street Journal. Comey directed his remarks during a congressional...

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Business

Apple Tells Court Not To Force Them To Undermine iPhone Security

Posted on February 28th, 2016.

Apple on Thursday filed a motion to vacate the order compelling it to assist the government in the search of an iPhone seized from a terrorist in the San Bernardino attack. The company filed the motion in the U.S. District Court Central District of California Eastern Division. On Feb. 16, 2016, the government asked the court to compel...

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