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.