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New DoJ Strategic Plan Targets Cyberattacks, Ransomware

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) plans to make the prosecution of cybercriminals and the disruption of ransomware attacks key objectives of its new strategic plan, which includes the enhancement of ...
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What Counts as “Good Faith Security Research?”

What Counts as “Good Faith Security Research?”

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently revised its policy on charging violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), a 1986 law that remains the primary statute by which federal ...
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CISA Announces Joint Ransomware Task Force

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) director Jen Easterly announced the formation of a joint ransomware task force, plans for which were originally outlined in the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure ...
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DoJ Decision Gives Good Faith Hackers Relief From CFAA

After years of being hamstrung by the threat of prosecution under The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), security researchers and hackers operating in good faith have gotten some relief after the ...
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DEA Investigating Breach of Law Enforcement Data Portal

DEA Investigating Breach of Law Enforcement Data Portal

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says it is investigating reports that hackers gained unauthorized access to an agency portal that taps into 16 different federal law enforcement databases. KrebsOnSecurity has learned ...
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Puttin’ Putin on Notice—We Will Hack Russia Back

If Russia launches cyberattacks on the U.S. or on NATO allies, it risks being hacked back. This warning comes from Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco ...
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Hoax Email Blast Abused Poor Coding in FBI Website

Hoax Email Blast Abused Poor Coding in FBI Website

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confirmed today that its fbi.gov domain name and Internet address were used to blast out thousands of fake emails about a cybercrime investigation. According to an ...
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US Gov’t Again Threatens to Prosecute Those Who Pay Ransom

On September 21, 2021, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) once again threatened sanctions against companies for paying ransom in the event that their data or systems were ...
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DoJ Launches Cybersecurity Fellowship Program as Threats Rise

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) announced the creation of a cybersecurity fellowship program that will train prosecutors and attorneys to handle emerging national cybersecurity threats. Fellows in the three-year Cyber Fellowship ...
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Microsoft exec reveals “routine” secrecy orders from government investigators

Microsoft exec Tom Burt revealed Wednesday that Federal law enforcement agencies send “routine” secret orders for customer information. Categories: Government Tags: ApplecloudDepartment of JusticefacebookGooglemicrosoftnondisclosure orderPresident Donald Trumpsearch warrantsecrecy orderssneak-and-peak warrantsubpoenatwitterwarrant (Read more...) ...