Posts tagged as: FBI

FBI Reports Cybercrime Hit $3.5 Billion In 2019

Criminals scored $3.5 billion in 2019 from crimes per a reported by FBI’s Internet crime complaint center (IC3). It received 467,361 complaints from individuals and businesses during the year and has had nearly five million since its inception in 2000. Phishing and extortion remain the most popular ways of scamming people. The report notes the […]

Senator Chuck Schumer Requests FBI And FTC To Investigate FaceApp

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer has called for an investigation into FaceApp, which alters users’ photos to make them look older or younger. In a letter posted on Twitter, Mr Schumer called it “deeply troubling” that personal data of US citizens could go to a “hostile foreign power”. Privacy concerns have been raised about the […]

FBI Arrests An Apple Employee For Stealing Driverless Car Trade Secrets

A former Apple employee has been accused of stealing the company’s self-driving car secrets and trying to flee to China with them. Xiaolang Zhang worked on Apple’s driverless car project but allegedly planned to move to Chinese autonomous vehicle start-up Xiaopeng Motors, the company says in court documents. He was arrested at San Jose airport, […]

FBI Gave Misleading Comments On Encryption To Congress

Over the past few years the FBI has used all sorts of tactics to push its war on encrypted devices. The latest one is to give Congress false information about how many devices the agency can’t unlock. The NSA lost its own war against encryption in the late ’90s, when it tried to get all […]

Geek Squad Employee Has Spied On Customers For The FBI

Best Buy’s computer repair workers have been aiding the FBI for at least 10 years, new documents suggest. They indicate that several of the US company’s Geek Squad staff were paid for reporting child abuse imagery. The rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation said that the relationship “circumvents computer owners’ Fourth Amendment rights” to privacy. The […]

U.S. Intel Directors Warn Against Using Huawei, ZTE Phones

Intelligence agency leaders have suggested that U.S. consumers not buy phones from Huawei or ZTE, according to a report from CNBC. The six intelligence chiefs, including the heads of the CIA, FBI, NSA, and the director of national intelligence made the remarks at a recent security hearing. “We’re deeply concerned about the risks of allowing any […]

CBS Greenlights Dick Wolf’s FBI Drama

CBS announced today it has given a 13-episode series production commitment to a new one-hour drama from Emmy Award winner Dick Wolf for broadcast during the 2018-2019 season. The new series, F.B.I. (working title), is a scripted drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Dick Wolf, Craig Turk (The […]

Marcus Hutchins Pleads Not Guilty to Selling Malware

Marcus Hutchins, a  British cyber-security researcher has pleaded “not guilty” to charges of creating and selling malware that snooped on victims’ banking logins. Mr Hutchins was arrested by the FBI on 2 August A trial has now been scheduled for October. Hutchins was a white hat hero just a few months ago when he helpf stall […]

FBI Release a PSA About Toys and Privacy Regarding Children

The FBI has released public service announcement about privacy concerns when comes to Toys. While this PSA should not cause you to make a run to the wooden store or take a class on how to do wood working like Agent Gibbs, it does raise a valid concerns in this age of the connected devices. Yes, many toys […]

Apple, Amazon and Microsoft File a Brief in Court Supporting Google’s Decision to Resist an FBI Warrant

Apple has joined Amazon and Microsoft in a court filing which supports Google’s decision to resist an FBI warrant demanding that it hand over emails stored outside the USA. The tech companies argue that this would set a ‘troubling’ precedent. Business Insider reports that the FBI served search warrants ordering Google to hand over emails belonging to […]

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