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September 27, 2011 by

Hide My Ass throws light on 'LulzSec' logs

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.

December 22, 2010

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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?

February 18, 2008 by

ISP turns over hundreds of email accounts to FBI

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.

May 25, 2007 by

FBI network security slammed

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.

May 25, 2007 by

GAO: FBI needs a lesson in network security

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.

August 29, 2005 by

How the undermining of US intelligence continues in cyberspace

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.

March 24, 2005 by

FBI probes firms for file sharing

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.

August 23, 2004 by

Who outsources security?

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.

January 25, 2001 by

Web attackers knock out access to Microsoft sites

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.

October 2, 2000 by

FBI releases Carnivore info -- but not many details

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.

July 25, 2000 by

Congress isn't swallowing Carnivore

Members of the House Judiciary committee demand to know more about the FBI's three-year-old email surveillance software. The FBI are coming under pressure to make Carnivore source code available


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