Tag Archives: FBI

Christopher Parsons and Morgan Marquis-Boire on Apple’s encryption battle

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently announced that the company would battle a court order requiring it to turn over information stored on an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters to the FBI. Christopher Parsons and Morgan Marquis-Boire outline the possibility that the creation of a backdoor would be used as a precedent for future cases.

Christopher Parsons on Bell hacking, FBI investigation

Citizen Lab Postdoctoral Fellow Christopher Parsons spoke to the Ottawa Citizen regarding the hacking of Bell Canada last year.

What was the FBI doing with 12 million Apple IDs anyway?

Source: The Atlantic Wire

This morning AntiSec released a list of 1 million out of 12 million Apple UDID’s that it said it got from the FBI.

FBI says laptop wasn’t hacked; never possessed file of Apple device IDs

Source: Kim Zetter, Wired

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is refuting a statement made by members of AntiSec this weekend that they hacked the laptop of an FBI special agent and stole a file containing 12 million Apple device IDs.

FBI quietly forms secretive Net-surveillance unit

Source: Declan McCullagh, CNet

The FBI has recently formed a secretive surveillance unit with an ambitious goal: to invent technology that will let police more readily eavesdrop on Internet and wireless communications.

FBI seizes servers from NYC data center

Source: riseup.net

On Wednesday, April 18, at approximately 16:00 Eastern Time, U.S. Federal authorities removed a server from a colocation facility shared by Riseup Networks and May First/People Link in New York City.

U.S. outgunned in hacker war

Source: The Wall Street Journal

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s top cyber cop offered a grim appraisal of the nation’s efforts to keep computer hackers from plundering corporate data networks: “We’re not winning,” he said.

NSA Director Keith Alexander: FBI does the domestic collection

Source: empty wheel

Congressman Hank Johnson asked NSA Director Keith Alexander about James Bamford’s Wired article describing the data storage and analysis center in UT.

MegaUpload shutdown effect

Source: Jose Nazario, Arbor Networks

The popular file sharing site MegaUpload was shut down by the US FBI and Department of Justice on Thursday, January 19, and executives from the company were taken into custody.

Teaming up to take down threats

Source: Robert Lemos, Dark Reading

Policy makers and government officials have used the term “public-private partnerships” as a way to fight online threats so frequently that it has become code for doing nothing.