14 Sep 2021

French Police Arrest Suspect in Possession of Homemade Bombs: Uranium Traces Found

On August 26, a French national was arrested in Colmar, France, after bragging to classmates at the Centre de Formation des Apprentis. The suspect was arrested in possession of four homemade bombs. Further investigation into the situation revealed that the suspect owned several pieces of Nazi paraphernalia. The bombs confiscated

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08 Sep 2021

National security police arrest organizers of Hong Kong’s Tiananmen vigil

Four activists from a Hong Kong pro-democracy group called the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China were arrested on Wednesday morning after the group failed to comply with a police order that requested information on alleged national security grounds. Police had reportedly sought details concerning

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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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22 Jul 2021

DHS Considers Virtual Reality to Teach Officers About Responding to Hazardous Scenarios

On Monday, the Homeland Security Department’s Federal Protective Service announced via a request for information that they are seeking to equip law enforcement personnel with body-tracking devices, imitation weapons, and head-mounted displays such as virtual reality devices that immerse them into virtual simulations. According to the DHS, the technology would

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30 Jun 2021

This VPN service used by ransomware gangs was just taken down by police

A major international law enforcement operation led by the Dutch National Police has taken down an underground virtual private network (VPN) used by cybercriminals to conceal their activities while conducting harmful cyberattacks such as phishing campaigns, hacking operations, and ransomware attacks. The coordinated takedown also included agencies such as Europol’s

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08 Jun 2021

Hundreds arrested in massive global crime sting using messaging app

More than 800 criminals across the globe have been arrested following an FBI-run campaign involving an encrypted messaging app, according to officials. The operation was conceived by Australia and the FBI to catch criminals engaging in drug smuggling, money laundering, and murder plots. The entities were able to listen in

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26 Apr 2021

This software update is deleting botnet malware from infected PCs around the world

A new update designed by law enforcement has begun the process of removing the Emotet botnet across the world, ridding nearly 1.6 million infected computers of the malware. Law enforcement agencies in the US, Canada, and Europe coordinated a takedown of Emotet infrastructure in January of this year, seeking to

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15 Apr 2021

Lawsuit Filed After Facial Recognition Tech Leads to Wrongful Arrest

Robert Julian-Borchak Williams, a Michigan resident, is suing Detroit officials after facial recognition technology led to his wrongful arrest. Williams filed a federal lawsuit on April 13 against the city of Detroit, claiming that facial recognition technology was misused and relied upon during his arrest, which occurred on January 9,

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05 Mar 2021

Cyberattackers Target Top Russian Cybercrime Forums

Secretive and elite Russian forums for cybercriminals have been hacked in a string of breaches. One platform targeted, Maza, is a forum that allows cybercriminals to connect and organize operations, sell tools such as malware, and other malicious activity. Maza was the latest victim of the operation, which has targeted

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04 Mar 2021

US Capitol police warn of possible militia plot to breach Congress

According to Capitol police, there has been an active threat to the US Capitol from a militia group. The law enforcement group stated that security has been ramped up at the location in response to the plot. According to a statement made on Thursday, the force is prepared for any

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