A former CIA agent was arrested and arraigned in court yesterday on accusations of selling top secret documents to Chinese intelligence officers disguised as members of a Chinese think tank.
Despite being an expanding threat, ransomware infections are rarely reported to law enforcement agencies, according to conclusions from the 2016 Internet Crime Report, released yesterday by the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
In a US-CERT report released yesterday afternoon, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have published IOCs about a malware family known as DeltaCharlie, used by North Korea to create its private DDoS botnet.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the FBI for the purpose of obtaining documents that reveal more details about the Bureau's close relationship with Geek Squad, a Best Buy division specialized in computer repairs.
The FBI has arrested members of a motorcycle gang accused to have hacked and stolen over 150 Jeep Wranglers from Southern California, which they later crossed the border into Mexico to have stripped down for parts.
A judge presiding over a child pornography case that was set in motion in 2012 has ruled that users have no legal expectation of privacy when they hand over their computers to Best Buy's Geek Squad IT technicians.
In an alert sent to medical and dental healthcare entities, the FBI is asking organizations to mind and secure their FTP servers in the face of hackers trying to get protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII).
Spanish police officers arrested and jailed a Russian national last Friday, January 13, on suspicion of creating and operating the NeverQuest banking trojan.
The US charged three Chinese nationals with hacking two New York law firms and stealing data from their email servers, which they later used to make a profit on the stock market.
Last week, a report published by the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee and the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee has made it crystal clear that the US government considers encryption backdoors as a threat to its "national interests."
The FBI arrested this past week Sean Krishanmakoto Sharma, 26, from La Canada, California, for launching DDoS attacks against Chatango, an online chat service.
Law enforcement agencies and Internet companies from across the globe have worked together to take down one of the largest cyber-crime networks ever discovered in the past decade. Their efforts resulted in the arrest of five suspects, searchers at 37 locations, the seizure of 37 servers, and the takedown of 221 other servers.
As of December 1, 2016, US law enforcement has gained new hacking powers thanks to changes to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure that now simplify the process of getting warrants to hack into devices of US citizens and the citizens of other countries.
A researcher from the University of Cambridge has proven the FBI wrong after Bureau officials said the technique known as NAND mirroring wouldn't work in hacking the San Bernardino's iPhone.
U.S. intelligence officials think hackers working for Russia perpetrated a series of alleged intrusions targeting reporters at The New York Times and other media outlets.