Category Archives: Law Enforcement

Aereo loses to broadcasters in Supreme Court fight for its life

The Supreme Court struck a dramatic blow against Aereo today in a ruling that puts the TV streaming service as it currently exists on its deathbed. In a 6–3 ruling, the court found that Aereo’s service violates the Copyright Act … Continue reading

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WANTED: Russian Evgeniy Bogachev sought over cybercrime botnet

The US has charged a Russian man with being behind a major cybercrime operation that affected individuals and businesses worldwide. Evgeniy Bogachev, said to be known as “lucky12345″ and “slavik”, is accused of being involved in attacks on more than … Continue reading

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Cryptolocker: what you need to know

What happens when a computer is infected with the malicious software, and what should you do to protect your files? Cryptolocker is back in the headlines, thanks to a coordinated effort to take down the computers and criminals that run … Continue reading

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U.S. to announce first criminal charges against China for cyberspying

The Justice Department is charging members of the Chinese military with conducting economic cyber-espionage against American companies, U.S. officials familiar with the case said Monday, marking the first time that the United States is leveling such criminal charges against a … Continue reading

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Malware communicates at a distance of 65 feet using built-in mics and speakers.

Computer scientists have developed a malware prototype that uses inaudible audio signals to communicate, a capability that allows the malware to covertly transmit keystrokes and other sensitive data even when infected machines have no network connection.

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Piracy site IsoHunt shut down and to pay $110m fine

IsoHunt, a popular website offering BitTorrents of mostly pirated material, is to shut down following a court settlement. 

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Apple’s Fingerprint ID May Mean You Can’t ‘Take the Fifth’

There’s a lot of talk around biometric authentication since Apple introduced its newest iPhone, which will let users unlock their device with a fingerprint. Given Apple’s industry-leading position, it’s probably not a far stretch to expect this kind of authentication … Continue reading

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Feds are Suspects in New Malware That Attacks Tor Anonymity

Security researchers tonight are poring over a piece of malicious software that takes advantage of a Firefox security vulnerability to identify some users of the privacy-protecting Tor anonymity network. 

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Associated Press Reporting USPS takes photos of all mail

The Postal Service takes pictures of every piece of mail processed in the United States _ 160 billion last year _ and keeps them on hand for up to a month.

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SIM Cards Have Finally Been Hacked, And The Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Phones

Smartphones are susceptible to malware and carriers have enabled NSA snooping, but the prevailing wisdom has it there’s still one part of your mobile phone that remains safe and un-hackable: your SIM card. 

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