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2012-10-18 11:21:21

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Jewish Committee (AJC) praised law-enforcement authorities for preventing a major terrorist attack yesterday aimed at the Federal Reserve Bank in New York. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The FBI and New York Police Department had been following Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, for months. The authorities arrested him yesterday when attempting to detonate what he believed to be a...

2012-10-05 06:23:13

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities, 2012 which describes BJS's activities to collect and improve data on crime and justice in Indian country, as required by the Tribal Law and Order Act, 2010. The report summarizes the comprehensive BJS outreach and collaboration strategy to implement a census of courts operating in Indian country. It presents data from the 2010...

New Zealand Prime Minister Apologizes For Unlawful Treatment Of Megaupload Founder
2012-09-27 13:34:33

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online January´s raid on Kim Schmitz´s (aka Kim Dotcom) elaborate New Zealand mansion has been largely discussed and debated, both online and in court.  Dotcom is the founder of Megaupload, a large file sharing network which has since been shut down as American authorities unrelenting pursuit of the site founder aims to bring him to US soil and the justice they feel he deserves. Dotcom had claimed the raid was far too...

2012-09-20 02:20:41

HERNDON, Va., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sotera Defense Solutions (Sotera), a provider of mission-critical, technology-based systems, solutions and services for national security agencies and programs of the U.S. government, was recently awarded a $31 million task order to support the Criminal Justice Information System's (CJIS) ongoing efforts to enhance the organization's IT architecture. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110405/PH77108LOGO ) Under the new task order,...

2012-09-16 23:01:45

Recently an anonymous splinter group, AntiSec, announced that they had hacked an FBI laptop and found a file with more than 12 million Apple iOS UDIDs. The VPNReviewz CEO discusses the implications and what to do to find out if yours is on the list and what to do if it is, and what to do to keep it off if it isn´t. (PRWEB) September 16, 2012 The recent announcement of the supposed hack of FBI agent supervisors´ laptop has received a lot of attention in the media. “The actual...

FBI Arrests Former Anonymous Member During Chat Session
2012-09-14 07:07:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Barrett Brown, a former spokesman for the hacker group Anonymous, was arrested during an FBI raid on his home late Wednesday in Dallas, Texas, officials said on Thursday. Carmen Castro, spokeswoman for the Dallas County Sheriff´s Office, said the raid took place shortly before 11 pm, and just hours after Brown had posted an online video threatening an FBI agent. Brown was turned over to FBI custody Thursday morning, Castro...

2012-09-12 10:24:12

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An undercover agent, a legendary crime-fighting lawyer, and an expert on the global evolution of organized crime comprise the highly respected experts assembled for The Mob Museum's inaugural "Inside Stories" speaker series. Known as foremost authorities in their fields, Jack Garcia, Dr. Mark Galeotti and G. Robert Blakey will provide true stories and one-of-a-kind insight into these fascinating topics on Sept. 19, Oct. 17, and Nov. 13, 2012...

2012-09-11 02:33:03

RIDGELAND, Miss., Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shawn Henry is known worldwide as an expert on cybercrime. Henry, who retired as FBI Executive Assistant Director (EAD) of the Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch in March 2012 and became president of CrowdStrike Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of cybersecurity start-up CrowdStrike, the following month, has spent most of his career bringing down cybercriminals. Now, Henry has agreed to bring his unparalleled skill set to the...

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2012-09-10 19:36:10

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last week, an arm of hacking collective Anonymous claimed they used a Java exploit and hacked into an FBI agent's Dell computer, thereby lifting around 12 million Apple UDIDs, or unique device identifiers. In an apparent attempt to publicly shame the FBI, AntiSec released 1 million of these UDIDs, which were stripped of all personal information, to the Internet for perusal by other hackers. The next day, both Apple and the FBI...

Facial Recognition Added To FBI's Arsenal
2012-09-10 11:04:59

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While we still may have no clue as to why the FBI had some 12 million Apple UDIDs, the fact they are now in the hands of a hacking collective is enough reason to question the federal agency´s ability to keep data safe. So, while it may be good news for some that the FBI is finally moving away from the relatively ancient fingerprint system for identifying criminals to facial recognition, some privacy groups are beginning...