Data & Analytics

Microsoft donates image-matching tools to fight child porn trafficking

Microsoft will provide law enforcement agencies free image-matching tools to track and locate child porn traffickers.

Cybersecurity

5 LulzSec/Anonymous members charged after leader helps FBI

The hacker group's purported leader began helping investigators after his arrest last year, leading to five members being charged March 6.

Cybersecurity

Judge grants extension on DNSChanger server shutdown

Ruling buys time for cleanup before infected computers are cut off from the Internet.

Cybersecurity

Anonymous supporters fooled into downloading Zeus malware

A modified link to an attack tool used by the group also delivered the Zeus botnet malware, which steals online banking and Web mail credentials, Symantec reports.

Data & Analytics

May it please the court, FBI turns off 3,000 GPS trackers

The agency disabled thousands of Global Positioning Tracking devices to comply with a recent Supreme Court ruling that such searches require a warrant.

Cybersecurity

Feds try to buy more time for DNSChanger cleanup

Petition asks court for an extension so computers still infected with the malware aren't effectively cut off from the Internet March 8.

Cybersecurity

Why computers infected with DNSChanger could lose Internet access

If rogue DNS servers temporarily controlled by the FBI are shut down as expected March 8, infected computers whose DNS requests are routed to those servers will be effectively cut off from the Internet.

Cybersecurity

New rules of cyber-crime engagement needed to protect US now

Targeted cyber crime threats are on the rise and cause real concern for U.S. national security secrets, intell chiefs testified at a recent Senate hearing.

Cybersecurity

Hackers strike again: California city's site latest target

The city of Sacramento, California's, website is the most recent government website to suffer an attack, which is becoming a trend. So who will be next?

Cloud & Infrastructure

Millions of legal Megaupload files could go out with the bathwater

Users get a reprieve from having legitimate files deleted, but there's still no guarantee they'll get them back. Is this a weakness of cloud storage?

FBI wants social media intell scanner

The Web-based tool would scan social media sites and commercial news outlets to help stay ahead of unfolding crises.

Cybersecurity

Federal Reserve code stolen by insider, FBI says

The arrest of former computer programmer working for the Federal Reserve on charges of stealing software points to the potential danger of insider threats, authorities say.

Cybersecurity

FTC site still down after Anonymous hack; anti-piracy fallout spreads

Hacker group continues its protest over SOPA and PIPA anti-piracy legislation and the FBI's takedown of file-sharing site Megaupload.

After 10 years, $356M, Justice IG wants to scuttle IWN project

An inspector general's audit report recommends ending the troubled program for building a national wireless law enforcement network in favor of newer technologies.

Cybersecurity

FBI's Megaupload bust, Anonymous' hacks underscore SOPA battle

Seven foreign citizens are indicted for stealing millions of dollars from the recording industry via Megaupload, which appears to have had the support of some of its most prominent entertainers.

Cybersecurity

New variant of Zeus Trojan targeting bank accounts, FBI warns

Victims of phishing scam download "Gameover" malware that gives up access to their account information.

Data & Analytics

Court ruling on GPS tracking: Is Big Brother in the driver's seat?

A federal judge rules that the FBI doesn't need a warrant to put a GPS tracker on a suspect's car; the Supreme Court is set to decide a similar case.

Cybersecurity

Hacks of municipal water, power services prompts DHS warning

Hackers can use free search tools to find Internet-facing utility systems that operators might not even know are accessible online, ICS-CERT says. The FBI says power and water systems in three cities have been hit.

Cybersecurity

FBI goes international to fight cyber criminals on their home turf

The FBI is forming partnerships with law enforcement agencies around the world to combat international cyber crime groups.

Cybersecurity

Counterfeiting crackdowns: Do they do any good?

Seizing the Web domains of counterfeit traffickers helps a little, but success against these criminals depends on a lot more.

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