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New Zealand Calls For FBI Evidence In Megaupload Case
2012-08-17 13:10:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A New Zealand court on Thursday ruled that US authorities must show evidential proof of any copyright breaches and internet piracy against Mr. Kim Dotcom, the founder-in-hiding of now defunct Megaupload.com, according to Reuters. The FBI has accused Mr. Dotcom of operating a site which allowed users to share copyrighted content, such as movies, music and software, without any authorization. Since 2005, Dotcom earned an...

FBI Sentinel Finally Goes Live
2012-08-01 09:26:47

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Well, they´ve finally done it. It took them 12 years and more than $600 million total to get to this point, but the FBI has finally made the switch to digital files, joining the rest of us here in the brand new century. FBI agents can now use the system, called Sentinel, to search previous cases for information in a web-browser-based layout, complete with cutting edge elements such as movable windows, tabs and a...

Black Hat: Former FB Director Calls For War On Cybercrime
2012-07-26 09:25:41

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Black Hat conference kicked off in Las Vegas this week, bringing together all manner of hackers and security experts alike. Taking the stage on July 25, former FBI executive assistant director Shawn Henry gave a rallying cry to all in attendance to fight the good fight against cybercriminals the world over. As governments and private corporations increasingly become the target of these hacking attacks, Mr. Henry believes this...

Medicaid Fraud Bust Goes Down In New York
2012-07-18 08:19:46

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A group of individuals was recently busted in New York for a drug fraud scheme related to Medicaid prescriptions. According to NBC New York, the individuals allegedly bought medication that was legally prescribed to Medicaid participants, used a number of middlemen to move the pills, and then resold the prescription drugs repackaged to a number of pharmacies for a hefty profit. Approximately 48 people have been charged for being...

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2012-07-09 10:12:58

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A computer virus named DNS Changer was run by an Estonian crime ring until last November when authorities and the FBI shut it down. The virus, first used in 2007, hijacked users´ computers without their knowledge to generate fraudulent clicks on adverts. Although its only obvious effects were to slightly slow internet connections and to disable antivirus software, it also redirected computers to the fraudsters´ servers,...

2012-07-06 23:02:23

On Monday, July 9th, the FBI will pull the plug on internet access to hundreds of thousands of computers infected with a malware Trojan known as DNSChanger. When the FBI disables the temporary servers it will break infected system´s access to the internet but it will not remove the malware from those systems. Take a few minutes to ensure that you´re not kicked offline on July 9th. Redding, California (PRWEB) July 06, 2012 On Monday, July 9th, the FBI will pull the plug on...

Remove DNSChanger Malware Or Lose Internet Access
2012-07-05 13:49:04

Will This Monday Become Malware Mania Day? John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Warnings have been splashed across Facebook and Google, internet service providers have sent notices, and the FBI set up a special website. However, tens of thousands of Americans may still lose their internet service Monday unless they check for (and remove) malware on their computers that may have installed itself on their machines more than a year ago. The Associated Press reports...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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