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Feds Shut Down Largest Dark Web Child Abuse Site; South Korean Admin Arrested

Feds Shut Down Largest Dark Web Child Abuse Site; South Korean Admin Arrested
October 17, 2019Swati Khandelwal
The United States Department of Justice said today that they had arrested hundreds of criminals in a global crackdown after taking down t...

Europol Shuts Down Two Major Illegal 'Dark Web' Trading Platforms

Europol Shuts Down Two Major Illegal 'Dark Web' Trading Platforms
May 03, 2019Wang Wei
Europol announced the shut down of two prolific dark web marketplaces— Wall Street Market and Silkkitie (also known as Valhalla)—in simu...

Ex-US Intelligence Agent Charged With Spying and Helping Iranian Hackers

Ex-US Intelligence Agent Charged With Spying and Helping Iranian Hackers
February 14, 2019Swati Khandelwal
The United States Department of Justice has announced espionage charges against a former US Air Force intelligence officer with the highe...

FBI Mapping 'Joanap Malware' Victims to Disrupt the North Korean Botnet

FBI Mapping 'Joanap Malware' Victims to Disrupt the North Korean Botnet
January 31, 2019Swati Khandelwal
The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) announced Wednesday its effort to "map and further disrupt" a botnet tied to Nort...

Police Shut Down xDedic – An Online Market for Cyber Criminals

Police Shut Down xDedic – An Online Market for Cyber Criminals
January 29, 2019Mohit Kumar
In an international operation involving law enforcement authorities from the U.S. and several European countries, feds have shut down an o...

Unprotected Government Server Exposes Years of FBI Investigations

Unprotected Government Server Exposes Years of FBI Investigations
January 17, 2019Swati Khandelwal
A massive government data belonging to the Oklahoma Department of Securities (ODS) was left unsecured on a storage server for at least a ...

FBI Seizes 15 DDoS-For-Hire Websites, 3 Operators Charged

FBI Seizes 15 DDoS-For-Hire Websites, 3 Operators Charged
December 21, 2018Swati Khandelwal
The FBI just saved the Christmas. The U.S. Justice Department announced earlier today that the FBI has seized domains of 15 "DDoS-...

Secret Charges Against Julian Assange Revealed Due to "Cut-Paste" Error

Secret Charges Against Julian Assange Revealed Due to "Cut-Paste" Error
November 16, 2018Mohit Kumar
Has Wikileaks founder Julian Assange officially been charged with any unspecified criminal offense in the United States? — YES United St...

Silk Road Admin Pleads Guilty – Could Face Up to 20 Years in Prison

Silk Road Admin Pleads Guilty – Could Face Up to 20 Years in Prison
October 06, 2018Swati Khandelwal
An Irish national who helped run the now-defunct dark web marketplace Silk Road pleaded guilty on Friday to drug trafficking charges tha...

Mirai Botnet Creators Helping FBI Fight Cybercrime to Stay Out of Jail

Mirai Botnet Creators Helping FBI Fight Cybercrime to Stay Out of Jail
September 19, 2018Mohit Kumar
Three young hackers who were sentenced late last year for creating and spreading the notorious Mirai botnet are now helping the FBI to in...

Marcus Hutchins, WannaCry-killer, hit with four new charges by the FBI

Marcus Hutchins, WannaCry-killer, hit with four new charges by the FBI
June 07, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Marcus Hutchins , the British malware analyst who helped stop global Wannacry menace , is now facing four new charges related to malware ...

FBI seizes control of a massive botnet that infected over 500,000 routers

FBI seizes control of a massive botnet that infected over 500,000 routers
May 24, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Shortly after Cisco's released its early report on a large-scale hacking campaign that infected over half a million routers and netwo...

U.S. Charges 9 Iranians With Hacking Universities to Steal Research Data

U.S. Charges 9 Iranians With Hacking Universities to Steal Research Data
March 25, 2018Swati Khandelwal
The United States Department of Justice has announced criminal charges and sanctions against 9 Iranians involved in hacking universities,...

Feds Seize Over 20,500 Domain Names For Selling Counterfeit Products

Feds Seize Over 20,500 Domain Names For Selling Counterfeit Products
November 27, 2017Mohit Kumar
In a coordinated International cyber operation, law enforcement agencies have seized over 20,520 website domains for illegally selling co...

FBI Arrests A Cyberstalker After Shady "No-Logs" VPN Provider Shared User Logs

FBI Arrests A Cyberstalker After Shady "No-Logs" VPN Provider Shared User Logs
October 09, 2017Swati Khandelwal
FBI recently arrested a psycho cyber stalker with the help of a popular VPN service and this case apparently exposed the company's li...

Judge: FBI Doesn't Have to Reveal How It Unlocked iPhone Used by San Bernardino Terrorist

Judge: FBI Doesn't Have to Reveal How It Unlocked iPhone Used by San Bernardino Terrorist
October 02, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Remember the infamous encryption fight between the FBI and Apple for unlocking an iPhone belonging to terrorist Syed Farook behind the S...

Hacker Who Hacked US Spy Chief, FBI & CIA Director Gets 5-Year in Prison

Hacker Who Hacked US Spy Chief, FBI & CIA Director Gets 5-Year in Prison
September 09, 2017Wang Wei
Remember " Crackas With Attitude "? The hacking group behind a series of embarrassing hacks that targeted personal email acco...

FBI Arrests Another Hacker Who Visited United States to Attend a Conference

FBI Arrests Another Hacker Who Visited United States to Attend a Conference
August 25, 2017Unknown
The FBI has arrested a Chinese citizen for allegedly distributing malware used in the 2015 massive OPM breach that resulted in the theft...

FBI Arrests Researcher Who Found 'Kill-Switch' to Stop Wannacry Ransomware

FBI Arrests Researcher Who Found 'Kill-Switch' to Stop Wannacry Ransomware
August 03, 2017Mohit Kumar
The 22-year-old British security researcher who gained fame for discovering the " kill switch " that stopped the outbreak of th...

Trump Fires FBI Director Over Clinton Probe, Amid Russia Investigation

Trump Fires FBI Director Over Clinton Probe, Amid Russia Investigation
May 10, 2017Swati Khandelwal
President Donald Trump has abruptly fired James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) who was leading an inves...
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