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The New York Times breaks a story alleging that the Drug Enforcement Agency has been working very closely with AT&T to access a database of phone records going as far back as 1987. According to the story, the DEA pays AT&T to station several of the company’s employees inside DEA investigative units to facilitate [...]Continue Reading →
On April 19, 2011 By Paul Russell April 18, 2011
Remote removal of malware and other malicious software is not new. However, the FBI and Department of Justice set new precedent this week when they sent remote, unsolicited execution commands to kill Coreflood botnet programs running on individual users’ computers.
The Coreflood botnet is (perhaps, was?) a network of [...]Continue Reading →
On October 10, 2008 By Brian Van Wyk July 24, 2010
An American grand jury indicted a German and a Briton last Thursday, beginning the first American prosecution of hackers for distributed denial-of-service attacks. Axel Gembe and Lee Graham Walker are accused of intentionally damaging a computer system and conspiracy, charges that could lead to fifteen years in prison.
A distributed denial-of-service, or [...]Continue Reading →
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