08 Sep 2021

DOJ Seeks Congressional Funding to Implement Policy on Body-Worn Cameras

On September 1, the Justice Department gave a press release in which it cited a commitment to transparency and accountability in the government. The department called for all federal law enforcement agents to be equipped with body-worn cameras. The Justice Department is now calling on Congress to fund the move,

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07 Jun 2021

Latvian Woman Charged with Developing Malware for Trickbot

Alla Witte, a 55-year-old Latvian woman, has been charged with multiple counts for her alleged role in developing malware for the notorious Trickbot group. Witte has been charged with 19 counts of a 47-count indictment. Witte was arrested in February in Miami. Trickbot initially started several years ago as a

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02 Mar 2021

DoJ Steps Up Investigation into NSO Group

The US government is stepping up its investigation into Israeli firm NSO Group, according to recent reports that lawyers with the Department of Justice recently requested more information regarding a current legal battle between NSO Group and WhatsApp, a popular messaging platform. NSO Group creates controversial spyware and is accused

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04 Jan 2021

Ticketmaster fined $10 million after staff hacked competitor to ‘choke off’ presale ticket business

Ticket vendor Ticketmaster has been fined $10 million after allegations that staff hacked a rival company’s systems proved to be true. According to those familiar with the incident, Ticketmaster was aiming to “choke off” their rival’s presale ticket business. Ticketmaster’s platform allows customers to purchase tickets for events such as

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18 Sep 2020

Justice Wants to Add Facial Recognition to Marshals’ Smartphones

The Department of Justice is seeking to install facial recognition tools into US Marshals Agents’ smartphones to assist with the safe transfer of prisoners around the nation. The facial recognition could potentially help the agency identify prisoners during transfer with speed and accuracy, making the process both more efficient and

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02 Jun 2020

What is our China Cyber Indictment Endgame?

In February 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) issued indictments against four Chinese individuals suspected in conducting the 2017 intrusion into Equifax, a global information solutions company that organizes, assimilates, and analyzes data on consumers and businesses worldwide.  The personal data of approximately 145 million U.S. citizens was stolen in the breach.  The four suspects are alleged to be members of the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) 54th Research Institute.

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10 Apr 2020

CISA Offers Ways to Lessen Lag for Teleworkers Without Sacrificing Security

COVID-19 has forced thousands of businesses and several governments across the world to switch to mass teleworking. However, federal employees working from home are causing significant logistical problems for networks and presents risks in terms of enforcement of security standards that are mandated by law. On Wednesday, the Cybersecurity and

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06 Apr 2020

DOJ Says Zoom-Bombing is Illegal, Could Lead to Jail Time

The Department of Justice has warned the public that ‘Zoom-bombing’ is illegal and those who are involved in such practices may be charged with federal and state crimes. The ‘Zoom-bombing’ incidents have frequently been occurring as a result of a massive work-from-home movement in the US as well as colleges

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24 Mar 2020

Fake Coronavirus ‘Vaccine’ Website Busted in DoJ Takedown

The Department of Justice has been cracking down on malicious websites using the current pandemic to lure victims. Most recently, the DoJ has taken down a website that claimed to give out coronavirus vaccine kits but rather stole victims’ payment card and personal information. This shutdown marks the first federal

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18 Mar 2020

Attorney General Directs DoJ to Prioritize Coronavirus Crime

The US Attorney General, William Burr, recently urged attorneys in the DoJ to pay close attention to cybercriminals who are capitalizing on coronavirus fears to spread malware and commit fraud. The memo consists of Barr warning attorneys that it is essential to remain vigilant in detecting and prosecuting wrongdoing as

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