As the FBI seeks the extradition of a man believed to be hosting child abuse material, Tor network sites owned by the accused have been subject to an exploit, leading many to believe that the agency has been infiltrating it for some time.
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An FBI guidance manual says the law enforcement agency is able to access U.S. residents' email, Facebook and Twitter messages, and private documents, without breaching the Fourth Amendment.
Concerned about privacy? Use an online proxy, or the Tor network? A leaked FBI document suggests that these kinds of people may be considered "suspicious".
British virtual private network company Hide My Ass has said that it turned over logs on a suspected LulzSec member to the FBI in response to a UK court order.The court order requested information related to an account associated with a number of attacks on computer systems, Hide My Ass said in a blog post on Friday.
When Linux finally got a look in from the Australian Taxation Office did you fall over? Did you think the National Broadband Network business plan proved its worth? Do you think we'll ever be able to keep our account number when changing banks? And how about that OpenBSD FBI backdoor?
It was a "technical glitch" or "apparent miscommunication" that resulted in an unnamed ISP turning over to the FBI huge quantities of users' email -- far more than a judge approved.A FISA court approved the release of email from a single email account, but due to "miscommunication" the ISP gave the FBI access to email from an entire network -- hundreds of accounts, according to the New York Times.
The FBI has been given a dressing down by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) over its network security.In a report entitled "FBI Needs to Address Weaknesses in Critical Network", the GAO said that the FBI was not doing enough to guard its law enforcement data from insider threats.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's internal network security practices are a mess, according to a report by the General Accountability Office. In a report released on Thursday, the GAO said "certain information security controls over the critical internal network reviewed were ineffective in protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and information resources.
What's most shocking is that the FBI did not even bother to ask Carpenter for the password to Titan Rain's router or any of the other tools that Carpenter used to infiltrate Titan Rain. If Shawn Carpenter had hacked in to an Al Qaeda network, his work probably would have been discarded the same way.
Computer system security breach may have put the personal information of nearly 10,000 people at risk.
The FBI is investigating illegal file-sharing activity in companies, according to IT services and telecomms firm Energis.Security experts at Energis have noted an increase in the amount of network scanning over the Internet and say they have started to see the likes of the FBI looking for people copying movies and music online from work.
The Network World magazine asks whether anyone out there outsources their corporate security and quotes the findings of the research done by Computer Security Institute and FBI. Out of 478 companies who responded to the survey only 5 outsource 81-100 of their security functions.
As federal deadlines loom for states to upgrade their voting systems, authorities including the FBI probe an intrusion into a computer network at VoteHere, a maker of electronic-voting software.
Network assailants bring Microsoft's Internet connection to its knees with a denial-of-service onslaught Thursday,causing the company's major Web sites to slow to a near-halt before service is finally restored. The FBI is investigating.
The FBI released on Tuesday the first 565 pages of documents concerning the controversial Carnivore network sniffer designed to tap e-mail and other communications on the Internet, according to the Electronic Privacy Information Center, which had filed suit to obtain the information. The documents show that the agency had considered the legal ramifications of deploying the technology, but reveal little of its inner workings.
A battle involving computer attackers, network defenders and FBI agents is reverberating on the Internet in words as well as actions. One Web site posted an interview with the California youth targeted by investigators for breaking into military and government-related sites, as well as with his purported mentor, known as Analyzer.
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