Tag Archives: FBI

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.

EFF Finds Evidence Of Over 40,000 Intelligence Violations By The FBI Since 9/11

“The EFF has, via a series of Freedom of Information Act requests, determined that the FBI may have committed over 40,000 intelligence violations since 9/11, 2001.

On top of that, the research uncovered evidence of the FBI “lying in declarations to courts, using improper evidence to obtain grand jury subpoenas, and accessing password-protected files without a warrant.” ”

From Tech Dirt

Former contractor says FBI put back door in OpenBSD

“IDG News Service – A former government contractor says that the FBI installed a number of back doors into the encryption software used by the OpenBSD operating system.

The allegations were made public Tuesday by Theo de Raadt, the lead developer in the OpenBSD project. DeRaadt posted an e-mail sent by the former contractor, Gregory Perry, so that the matter could be publicly scrutinized.”

From Computer World