The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act in the United State allows law enforcement to wiretap internet communications, like VoIP (typically a warrant is needed for such wiretaps but there are so many “national security” loopholes nowadays, it is hard to tell). But the law only applies to internet service [...]Read More »
Try going to MegaUpload.com and you’ll see an FBI anti-piracy warning. The warning is for the purposes of discouraging people from pirating copyrighted content. But that doesn’t mean the FBI doesn’t like to pirate things themselves! BitTorrent monitoring company ScanEye has once again given us a little peak into what [...]Read More »
Megaupload helped FBI take down a video pirating website, then FBI used that same evidence against Megaupload
Megaupload was taken down by the FBI (and New Zealand authorities) on January 19, 2012. One of the accusations leveled against Megaupload by the Feds was (is) Megaupload ignored Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) take down requests for pirated content stored on Megaupload servers. As an example, in a document [...]Read More »
AntiSec may have frog in throat over FBI hacking claims.
When hacking group AntiSec claimed last week that they’d hacked into an FBI agent’s computer and stolen millions of iOS unique device identifyers (UDIDs), the FBI immediately denied ever having the information in question:
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The FBI is aware of published
Did you think facial recognition software in the hands of law enforcement is only something in the movies? Well, to an extent, it really is something only in movies. However, with the FBI’s $1 billion Next Generation Identification program, this will change and it will change as soon as 2014.[...]Read More »
Hackers calling themselves AntiSec (aka LulzSec, Anonymous, etc.) have published online one million iPhone and iPad unique device identifiers (UDIDs). They claim to have another eleven million stashed away and say they stole the information from the FBI.
According to their online declaration, the hackers stole a file named “NCFTA_iOS_devices_intel.csv” [...]Read More »
Thousands of Internet users are expected to face an Internet blackout from July 9, 2012 (this coming Monday). Whom will be affected, you ask? The users who’s machines are infected by the DNSChanger malware.
DNSChanger is a piece of malware developed by six Estonian cybercriminals. Over the past five years [...]Read More »