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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04 Mar 2021

Police Departments Experiment With 70-Pound Robot Dog

The New York Police Department is currently experimenting with a robotic dog that is outfitted with cameras, lights, communication systems, and other high-tech features that allow law enforcement agencies to see and hear its environment in real-time. The NYPD allegedly acquired the robot in December of last year and has

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17 Feb 2021

Drones With Facial Recognition Are Primed To Fly

Israeli surveillance companies are currently developing drones equipped with facial recognition capabilities, leading American law enforcement to consider adding the controversial tech to their fleet as well. An Israeli startup called AnyVision filed a patent application, which was published earlier this month, detailing technology to help a drone find the

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03 Feb 2021

Mexico Arrests 12 Police Officers Over Migrant Massacre

Mexico has arrested twelve state police officers from the northern border state Tamaulipas for their connection to a recent migrant massacre in which 19 Guatemalan migrants headed for the US were killed. The incident occurred last month and was discovered when the charred remains of 19 humans were found in

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