Posts Tagged ‘Federal Bureau of Investigation’

B.C. woman sues Canada over terror label

(Media Release) VANCOUVER – A British Columbia woman’s life was “destroyed” after the federal government wrongfully branded her a terrorist and ruined her multimillion-dollar business in its zeal to appear tough on crime, alleges a lawsuit filed in Washington state court. Perienne de Jaray is suing the Canadian government for at least $21 million for […]

How The Russian Hacker Behind SpyEye Was Taken Down

(Media Release) For two years, SpyEye was the world’s most destructive piece of malware targeting banks and financial institutions, infecting over 50 million PCs and causing estimated damage of $1 billion. The malware, created by a young Russian hacker who liked to brag of its malevolence, was secretly installed on victims’ computers, spread via spam emails and malicious websites, and worked by […]

The anatomy of a nation-state hack attack

(Media Release) Cyber-security is not all about cyber-thieves. It is about cyber-spies too. Mixed in among the spam, phishing messages and booby-trapped emails that land in your inbox might be the odd message crafted by hackers working for a government rather than a group of criminals. Unfortunately, those messages are not odd in any other […]

Cracked iPhone: Should you be worried?

(Media Release) The US government’s declaration that it has “successfully accessed the data stored on [San Bernardino gunman] Farook’s iPhone and therefore no longer requires” assistance from Apple, ends a six week-long legal clash between the tech firm and the FBI. But it leaves the issue at the heart of the dispute unresolved: could the […]

FBI-Apple case: Investigators break into dead San Bernardino gunman’s iPhone

(Media Release) The FBI has managed to unlock the iPhone of the San Bernardino gunman without Apple’s help, ending a court case, the US justice department says. Apple had been resisting a court order issued last month requiring the firm to write new software to allow officials to access Syed Rizwan Farook’s phone. But officials […]

US tech firms call for changes in UK spy bill

(Media Release) US tech companies have submitted new written evidence on the UK’s Investigatory Powers Bill. For the first time, Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Microsoft and Yahoo have jointly set out their concerns over the bill. They say they want more clarity on issues such as encryption, tougher safeguards and a better framework for demands […]

Twist in iPhone hacking puzzle leads to Israel

(Media Release) SAN FRANCISCO — An Israeli digital forensics firm that’s had a history of working with the FBI was thrust into the international spotlight Wednesday as hackers and journalists tried to figure out who was getting close to breaking into an encrypted iPhone — without Apple’s help. Yedioth Ahronoth reported that Cellebrite, a company that specializes in extracting information from cell […]

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