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U.S. Senators Introduce Ultimate Backdoor Bill Banning the Use of Strong Consumer-Grade Encryption U.S. Senators Introduce Ultimate Backdoor Bill Banning the Use of Strong Consumer-Grade Encryption

Last week, Republican U.S. Senators introduced the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act “ending the use of ‘warrant-proof’ encrypted technology by terrorists and other bad actors to conceal illicit behavior.” Experts and privacy advocates think it can effectively outlaw strong encryption.

FBI Names Six U.S. States Most Vulnerable to Online Attacks FBI Names Six U.S. States Most Vulnerable to Online Attacks

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has estimated that cybercriminals stole approximately $2 billion from victims by virtue of compromising corporate email accounts, in 2019. Criminals continued to invent new and more sophisticated types of attacks last year, although quite widespread extortion, government impersonation, and spoofing were the three crime categories newly added […]

U.S. Accuses Julian Assange of Recruiting LulzSec and Anonymous Hackers to Steal Gov’t Documents for WikiLeaks U.S. Accuses Julian Assange of Recruiting LulzSec and Anonymous Hackers to Steal Gov’t Documents for WikiLeaks

A United States district court has released an indictment alleging Julian Assange, the founder of the online archive containing thousands of classified documents from government and corporate entities, WikiLeaks, of an attempt to recruit hackers from the LulzSec and Anonymous hacker groups to obtain sensitive information from government systems. Once stolen, the documents would appear […]

The U.S. Flies Drones and Spy Planes Over American Cities to Surveil Protesters and Maybe More The U.S. Flies Drones and Spy Planes Over American Cities to Surveil Protesters and Maybe More

As the civil protests in the U.S. continue, the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) reported that a military-class drone was surveilling the protesters in Minneapolis in late May.

Social Media Posts Can Get You Arrested, Now in the U.S. Social Media Posts Can Get You Arrested, Now in the U.S.

The U.S. police are using social media to find people involved in looting and violence, as well as those who were going to get involved and posted about it. According to Politico, there are several currently unfolding cases, in which the police acted on hints taken from Facebook.

Russian Hackers Attack US Nuclear Missile Contractor, Demand Ransom for Stolen Data Russian Hackers Attack US Nuclear Missile Contractor, Demand Ransom for Stolen Data

Cybercriminals have broken into the computer network of Westech International, the United States military contractor, that provides engineering and maintenance support for the Minuteman III nuclear deterrent. The hackers reportedly stole confidential documents from the company and now demand that it pay a ransom.

Ex-Convicted Hacker GhostExodus: Severity of My Crime Wasn't Based On What I Did, But What I Could Have Done Ex-Convicted Hacker GhostExodus: Severity of My Crime Wasn’t Based On What I Did, But What I Could Have Done

In 2009, Jesse William McGraw, aka “GhostExodus” and the leader of the so-called Electronik Tribulation Army (ETA) hacking group, broke into a dozen computers at the orthopedic W.B. Carrell Memorial Clinic, where he worked as a night-shift security guard.

Following Police Brutality and Riots, Hackers of Anonymous Attack Minneapolis Police Following Police Brutality and Riots, Hackers of Anonymous Attack Minneapolis Police

Amidst the wave of public outrage following the death of George Floyd in police custody, hacktivists from Anonymous group turned their skills against the Minneapolis police department involved. The hackers have already attacked the PD’s website and promised to expose a history of crimes committed by the officers.

Internet as Battlefield: War Between Authoritarian and Democratic Paradigms for Digital Tomorrow Internet as Battlefield: War Between Authoritarian and Democratic Paradigms for Digital Tomorrow

In the 21st century, the internet has rapidly abandoned its role as a new means of communication. The 2010s saw it transform from a global village where everyone can offend someone else’s mom with no consequences into a military domain, similar to land, sea, air, and space. Unseen to many, the digital war between the […]

USA to Host Yet Another Silk Road Bitcoins Auction

The USMS has announced a new auction to sell bitcoins seized under several criminal proceedings, including Silk Road. The auction is to take place on August 22. Overall amount of bitcoins to be sold comprises 2,718 (nearly $1.6 million at current exchange rate). The USMS has stated that the lion’s share of the coins (1,294 […]

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