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FBI Director: “Encryption is Essential Tradecraft of Terrorist...

Law enforcement has been making a lot of media headlines as of late in their “war’ on encryption. FBI Director James Comey mentioned how encryption is “essential tradecraft” of...

Jp Buntinx | May 12, 2016 | 03:53
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FBI Used Invalid Warrant To Infect Tor Website With Malware

Malware is a grave threat to computer users all over the world, and even law enforcement does not shy away from using this technique to hack Tor and obtain sensitive information. But...

Jp Buntinx | Apr 21, 2016 | 04:13
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Court Documents Imply FBI and University in Collusion Against Tor...

Back in November 2015, the Tor Project accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of paying $1 million to Carnegie Mellon University to help reveal users within the network. The...

Jamie Redman | Feb 25, 2016 | 10:31
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Bitcoin Ransoms Target Swiss Strip Club Patrons

In a report coming from the Switzerland TV channel, Tele Zueri says visitors of the region’s largest strip club are being blackmailed. It’s said that roughly 50-60 people...

Jamie Redman | Feb 24, 2016 | 11:13
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Apple Responds to FBI Backdoor Order in Effort to Save PR

 February 17, 2016 — Apple is no stranger to handing over its users’ sensitive data to government – they went live on the NSA’s PRISM program back in late 2012, stated in...

Tyson O'Ham | Feb 17, 2016 | 13:03
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Encryption is Keeping Global Leaders In the ‘Dark’

February 11, 2016 —The use of encryption whether in messaging applications, using Bitcoin and other methods of privacy-centric technology continues to bother global leaders. Some of...

Jamie Redman | Feb 11, 2016 | 09:40
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Are The FBI and Carnegie Mellon Involved In De-Anonymizing Tor?

About a year ago, an interesting topic was brought to people’s attention when details leaked about Tor not being as secure as people would like it to be. Various aspects of Tor...

Jp Buntinx | Nov 15, 2015 | 05:30

FBI Advises Victims Pay Ransom on Ransomware

Ransomware is becoming increasingly popular with hackers and cyber criminals. The ability to lock down an entire system and render it useless until a ransom has been met is quite...

Drew Cordell | Oct 24, 2015 | 00:50

DOJ Tightens Requirements for Cell Site Simulators, Blockchain Offers...

Consumer privacy has been a hot topic for over a year now, and it looks like a new ruling by the Department of Justice might move things along in the right direction. Federal law...

Jp Buntinx | Sep 04, 2015 | 11:38

US Marshals to Auction 50,000 of Ulbricht’s Bitcoins

“The Silk Road underground website was the global venue for drug trafficking and money laundering, producing millions in dirty profits. DEA and others followed the money throughout...

Jeffrey Maxim | Feb 26, 2015 | 08:00
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Ross Ulbricht Trial to Start Tuesday

The original Silk Road was taken down over a year ago and the trial its supposed founder will start Tuesday. The man the FBI arrested for running the first online marketplace was a...

Guilherme Fernandes | Jan 13, 2015 | 21:00

Cleaning house: Federal government dismantling Silk road 2.0

“ We were aware that some criminal elements were focusing in on creating a next gen version of the Silk Road.“ the FBI stated  to Bitcoinist a couple days ago. “Like all new...

Sergio Schout | Nov 14, 2014 | 23:59

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