18 May 2020

FBI finds al Qaeda link after breaking encryption on Pensacola attacker’s iPhone

Last year, a Saudi military trainee killed three US sailors and wounded several others in a terror attack on the Pensacola military base in Florida. New evidence shows that the trainee, Mohammed Alshamrani, was in communication with a suspected al Qaeda operative. After breaking through Alshamrani’s phone encryption, US investigators

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15 Jan 2020

An Israel-U.S. Merger Creates An Apple Hacking Powerhouse For The Feds

Attorney General William Barr has criticized Apple for their disengagement in the FBI investigation of the Pensacola Navy Base Shooter. Apple has refused to unlock iPhones belonging to the perpetrator, claiming that it would set a dangerous precedent of the tech giant. However, a recent merger between two digital forensics

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14 Jan 2020

U.S. Calls Pensacola Attack Terrorism; Pressures Apple Over Gunman’s Locked Phones

The December attack by a Saudi aviation student at the Pensacola Navy base in Florida has been declared an act of terrorism by the Attorney General, escalating the pressure on Apple to unlock iPhones belonging to the gunman. The iPhones, which the FBI has been unable to penetrate, may contain

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07 Jan 2020

FBI asks Apple to help unlock iPhones belonging to alleged Pensacola shooter

The FBI has reached out to tech giant Apple for assistance in unlocking iPhones belonging to Pensacola shooter Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a Saudi air force trainee who shot and killed three people at the Naval Air Station in December. Apple’s general counsel received a letter from the FBI that stated

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02 Jan 2020

Ransomware Hackers Have Started Leaking City Of Pensacola Data

Earlier this month, the city of Pensacola, Florida, reported a ransomware attack on the city’s network. The group behind the attack, the Maze Group, threatened to release files obtained in the hack if the$1 million ransom was not paid. A few days ago, a 2GB archive containing data that was

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11 Dec 2019

Pensacola Under Attack as Suspected Ransomware Strikes

Just hours after a suspected terrorist attack at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, that left three sailors dead, the city of Pensacola was hit with a suspected ransomware attack that took local services offline. Early Saturday morning, the city network was taken offline as ransomware affected government employees’

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