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  • Lawyer cites government theft charges in bid for Silk Road retrial

    That two law enforcement agents allegedly stole Bitcoins while investigating the Silk Road underground marketplace indicates fundamental flaws in the government's February conviction of Ross Ulbricht as the mastermind of the operation, Ulbricht's lawyer asserted Wednesday.

    Written by Joab Jackson02 April 15 10:24
  • Silk Road investigators charged with stealing bitcoin

    Two former U.S. government agents face charges related to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of bitcoin while assisting with an investigation of the Silk Road underground online marketplace, with one accused of using a fake online persona to extort money from operators of the site.

    Written by Grant Gross31 March 15 05:10
  • Clinton regrets, but defends, use of family email server

    Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that, in hindsight, her decision to use a private email server to conduct official business was not the best one. But she is defending it and said the system was secure.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau11 March 15 07:52
  • Security firm IDs malware used in Target attack

    A security company that worked with the U.S. Secret Service to investigate the data breach at Target identified the malware used in the attack as a sophisticated derivative of a previously known Trojan.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan16 Jan. 14 21:13
  • Feds say $2.3M in bribes paid to CIO, database chief

    U.S. law enforcement officials have charged eight people in an extensive bribery and kickback scheme it alleges involved fake companies, sham invoices and made-up IT consulting services.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau29 July 13 22:05
  • Chinese cyber-espionage rising, says Verizon annual report

    Cyber-espionage originating from China has become a top source of data breach incidents, according to an annual report from Verizon. The report found Chinese spying and theft of sensitive corporate information, such as intellectual property, accounted for about 20% of the 621 data breach cases last year that Verizon analyzed.

    Written by Ellen Messmer23 April 13 02:16
  • Hacker accesses Bush family emails, photos, report says

    A hacker using the online handle 'Guccifer' claims to have gained access to email accounts belonging to family members and friends of former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and exposed personal emails, photos and other sensitive data.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan08 Feb. 13 17:23
  • US agencies returning $55 million from AdSurfDaily operation

    Two U.S. government agencies have begun to return US$55 million in forfeited funds from a Web-based operation accused by investigators of being a massive Ponzi scheme, the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Secret Service announced Monday.

    Written by Grant Gross27 Sept. 11 03:57
  • US agencies making progress on cybercrime, officials say

    U.S. government agencies are getting better at sharing information about cyberattacks with private companies, but cybercrime shows no signs of slowing down, cybersecurity experts told lawmakers Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross15 Sept. 11 06:35
  • Online seller of counterfeit credit cards gets prison time

    An Indiana man who manufactured counterfeit credit cards and sold them online was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

    Written by Grant Gross10 Sept. 11 06:25
  • US, Romanian authorities target Internet fraud scheme

    Romanian law enforcement officials on Thursday executed 117 searches targeting more than 100 people in an ongoing effort with the U.S. Department of Justice to break up a large Internet auction fraud scheme, the DOJ said.

    Written by Grant Gross16 July 11 02:14