Wikileaks emails show Apple can still give law enforcement meta-data despite encryption

Apple Inc. gives governments information about its customers "thousands of times every month" and on-device encryption wouldn't hinder its ability to provide law enforcement "meta-data or any other very useful categories of data,"

Published on: October 26th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Apple vs. the FBI: What other tech execs are saying

Published on: February 29th, 2016 Dave Yin

Malware threatens to disrupt Internet for thousands worldwide

If it is July 9 and you don't know where your Internet went, you might want to get in touch with the DNSChanger Working Group (DCWG) . Monday is the "drop dead" date

Published on: July 5th, 2012 Tim Greene

Wyndham case highlights security risks of hotel Internet use

A little over a month after the FBI warned travelers of an uptick in data being stolen via hotel Internet connections, the Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against Wyndham Worldwide Corporation

Published on: June 27th, 2012 Michael Cooney

LulzSec members arrested after leader snitches on them: report

The suspected mastermind of the LulzSec hacker group has reportedly confessed to their alleged crimes and helped authorities arrest and build a case against his fellow cyber criminals.Unsealed court papers filed in New

Published on: March 6th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

FBI insists plan to monitor social media won’t violate civil liberties

The FBI today said that its proposed plans to monitor social media sites as part of a broader strategy to improve real-time situation awareness will be fully vetted by the agency's Privacy and

Published on: February 14th, 2012 Jaikumar Vijayan

Chinese government refutes Google accusations over Gmail attacks

A Chinese official today denied accusations that the government was responsible for attacks that accessed hundreds of Google Gmail accounts. "The so-called allegations that the Chinese government supports hacking is completely fabricated with

Published on: June 3rd, 2011 Gregg Keizer

iPad hacker booked on felony drug charges

One of the hackers in the group that snatched more than 100,000 iPad owner e-mail addresses from AT&T's servers was arrested Tuesday on felony drug charges after the FBI searched his Arkansas home.Andrew

Published on: June 18th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Cybercrooks rake in millions from these top 5 online scams

Online scams continue to be the scourge of the Internet, and there seems to be no end to the "imagination" of these criminals. As part of its annual wide-ranging look at Internet crime,

Published on: March 25th, 2010 Michael Cooney

Iceman gets 13 years, must pay $27.5M to hacking victims

A former security researcher turned criminal hacker has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for hacking into financial institutions and stealing credit card account numbers.Max Ray Butler, who used the hacker

Published on: February 17th, 2010 Robert McMillan

Pushdo botnet pummels more than 300 Web sites

More than 300 Web sites are being pestered by infected computers that are part of the Pushdo botnet, according to security researchers.The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Twitter and PayPal are among the

Published on: February 3rd, 2010 Jeremy Kirk and Joaquim P. Menezes

Small firms must do more for safe online banking, experts say

Use a dedicated computer for online banking transactions to stay safe says the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and American Bankers Association – but that alone won’t cut it if businesses really want

Published on: January 17th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Scammers rake in $150 million peddling fake anti-virus apps

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says fake antivirus programs have raked in more than $150 million for scammers. The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center issued a warning on Friday, saying that web

Published on: December 15th, 2009 Robert McMillan and Tim Greene

International ‘Operation Phish Phry’ hooks 100 cybercrime suspects

United States and Egyptian authorities began rounding up 100 suspects indicted in connection with a two-year investigation dubbed "Operation Phish Phry." Operation Phish Phry involved the United States Attorney's Office, FBI, Egyptian authorities

Published on: October 9th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan and Tony Bradley