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FBI hacking

The FBI Created a Fake FedEx Website to Unmask a Cybercriminal

In an attempt to identify someone tricking a company into handing over cash, the FBI created a fake FedEx website, as well as deployed booby-trapped Word documents to reveal fraudsters' IP addresses.
Joseph Cox
11.26.18
government

The FBI Hacked Over 8,000 Computers In 120 Countries Based on One Warrant

With upcoming changes to Rule 41, experts think this is only the beginning of worldwide hacking by law enforcement agencies.
Joseph Cox
11.22.16
Norway

FBI's Dark Web Child Porn Investigation Stretched to Norway

Norway is just the latest country to be linked to the FBI's massive investigation, and takeover, of dark web child pornography site Playpen.
Joseph Cox
11.21.16
security

Florida Man Found Guilty of Running Child Porn Site ‘Playpen’

The FBI took over the site, and ran it themselves for just under two weeks.
Joseph Cox
9.17.16
Hacking

Activists to FBI: Show Us Your Warrant for Mass Hack of TorMail Users

The American Civil Liberties Union is trying to unseal a docket sheet relating to FBI hacking.
Joseph Cox
9.6.16
crime

FBI Denies Making Dark Web Child Porn Site Run Faster

A defense lawyer had claimed that the FBI improved the performance of a dark web child pornography site during their operations.
Joseph Cox
9.2.16
The Hacks We Can't See

FBI's Mass Hack Hit 50 Computers in Austria

Revelations that the 'Operation Pacifier' child porn investigation extended to Austria too shows the extent of the FBI's reach overseas.
Joseph Cox
7.28.16
The Hacks We Can't See

Dozens of Lawyers Across the US Fight the FBI's Mass Hacking Campaign

Over 70 lawyers in cases related to the FBI's child porn sting are pooling their efforts in a “national working group.”
Joseph Cox
7.27.16
FBI

FBI: Our Malware Sends Unencrypted Evidence, and That's a Good Thing

In fact, it's good for the defendants in the Playpen case, FBI agent says.
Janus Kopfstein
6.5.16
Hacking

A Judge Just Made It Harder for the FBI to Use Hacking

A judge has thrown out evidence obtained by the FBI, because the agency refused to provide the malware code to the defense.
Joseph Cox
5.25.16
crime

​Pressure Mounts on FBI To Reveal Tor Browser Exploit

More lawyers argue for information on an exploit the FBI used in a dark web child porn bust.
Joseph Cox
5.24.16
Hacking

It's Not ‘Malware’ When We Have a Warrant, FBI Says

The government is trying to downplay the hacking code it used to identify thousands of anonymous Tor users under a single warrant.
Janus Kopfstein
5.22.16
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