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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

Scotland Yard Charge Man for Terrorism Over Encrypted Blog

Posted on October 12th, 2016.

U.K.’s Scotland Yard is accusing a Cardiff man on six counts of terrorism after he was arrested last month by Scotland Yard’s counterterrorism squad. In a pre-planned and pro-active investigation by the MPS Counter Terrorism Command, which is supported by the Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit (WECTU), 33-year-old Samata Ullah,...

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Law

A Judge Has Approved a Lawsuit to be Served via Twitter

Posted on October 7th, 2016.

Non-profit St. Francis of Assisi has been prosecuting a lawsuit on behalf of the estates and families of Assyrian Christians were murdered and had their property destroyed as a result of ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State activities in the middle east. The group is suing Kuwait Finance House, Kuveyt-Turk Participation Bank Inc., and a man named...

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Cybersecurity

Pro-ISIS Hacker Gets 20 Years For Leaking Details Of Over 1,000 US Military Personnel

Posted on September 26th, 2016.

According to a press release from the US Attorneys Office in the Eastern District of Virginia, a malevolent hacker associated with the Islamic State (also called ISIL or ISIS) has received 20 years in US prison for activities conducted last summer.

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Breaches

Terrorist Cyber Attacks Are Coming, Security Experts Warn

Posted on June 22nd, 2016.

Kaspersky Lab senior researchers warned at a cyber security conference in Baku, Azerbaijan that major cyber attacks on infrastructure in the Middle East are pending, with governments, companies and individuals mostly unprepared. The average ransomware is now $551,000, and security researchers find 310,000 new viruses every day. Ghareeb...

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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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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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Events

Obama Ducks Apple/FBI Conflict In Encouraging Innovation At SXSW

Posted on March 13th, 2016.

President Obama used his historic appearance at the South By Southwest (SXSW) festival Friday in Austin, Texas to expound on the importance of innovation, making a point of not taking a side in the Apple/FBI conflict over accessing the data in the smartphone used in the San Bernardino terrorist attack. He said he could not make an...

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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

Revealed: The US is Launching Cyber Attacks against ISIS

Posted on March 3rd, 2016.

At a Department of Defense (DoD) briefing past week, it has been revealed that the United States Cyber Command is working hard at disrupting ISIS’s communication networks. United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter was asked explicitly if he was launching cyber attacks against ISIS at a recent Department of Defense press briefing at...

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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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Business

Apple Tried To Help FBI, But The Password Got Changed In Government’s Hands

Posted on February 21st, 2016.

An Apple executive yesterday pointed out a piece of information that was contained in an extensive government filing about the San Bernardino terrorist investigation – that county government officials could have inadvertently undermined their ability to access the data on the iPhone 5C used by terrorist Rizwan Farook, according to...

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Cybersecurity

Google Joins The Fight Against ISIS

Posted on January 22nd, 2016.

Google wants to keep the Islamic State (Isis) off the internet so the terrorist organization does not have a means for recruiting. The director of Google Ideas, Jared Cohen, seeks to “recapture digital territory” from extremist groups such as Isis. The techniques described by Cohen understate Google’s concern over Isis’...

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Business

Global Risk Report: Cyberattacks Rank As A Growing Global Threat

Posted on January 16th, 2016.

The Internet has changed the way we live, for better and for worse. As the world has become smaller thanks to new technology, it has become necessary to assess new risks and identify ways to respond to them. To better understand evolving risks, the World Economic Forum recently sponsored its 11th annual Global Risks Report. The 103-page...

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Activism

Suffering Repeated Account Hacks, Krebs Urges PayPal To Modernize Its Customer Authentication

Posted on December 31st, 2015.

Brian Krebs, the author of the Krebs On Security website, had his PayPal account hacked on Christmas Eve by a hacker who tried sending his funds to an ISIS-connected hacker gang. In an article on his website, Krebs describes his efforts to fix the problem with PayPal, but he views it as representative of the current state of security for...