Canadian police confirmed an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed into exposing herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after detailing her harassment on a YouTube video watched by millions around the world.
In the first part of our Digital Evidence Series, we’ll be discussing Warrants as they apply to...
A US federal appeals court has vacated the conviction and sentence received by Andrew "weev"...
The Supreme Court has declined an early look at a constitutional challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records.
The United States Department of Justice wants to broaden its ability to hack criminal suspects’ computers, according to a new legal proposal that was first published by The Wall Street Journal.
In a 13-page order filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia filed Wednesday, Judge John Facciola denied the government’s request for a warrant to search the iPhone of alleged ricin cook, Daniel Harry Milzman’s on the grounds that it was overbroad.
Bilateral legislation poised for debate this week would make Ukrainian economic support contingent upon a clampdown on cyber crime in the eastern European nation.
The senior lawyer for the National Security Agency has stated unequivocally that US technology companies were fully aware of the surveillance agency’s widespread collection of data, contradicting months of angry denials from the firms.
The question is raised of what is the forensic accountant, what do they do, and how does that differ from computer forensic and the whole cyber crime specialist?
It’s difficult for computer forensic examiners to hone their testimonial skills because it’s rare to be interrogated by a lawyer who understands what we are talking about.
The US government has moved to drop several charges against journalist and activist Barrett Brown that could have had far-reaching consequences for all users of the web.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled that law enforcement officials do need a warrant to search an arrested person's cell phone after they've been jailed. The ruling did not decide whether it is legal or not for police to search a suspect's phone at theincidence of arrest, which is currently a hotly contested subject. The Supreme Court is set to decide that matter later this year.
FBI agents arrested a Mexican tycoon named Jose Susumo Azano Matsura at his Coronado, Calif. home on Wednesday as part of a political bribery investigation based on captured emails, seized banking records, and covertly recorded conversations. The Azano case illustrates how officials around the world must not only exercise skepticism toward new surveillance technologies, but also toward the shady contractors hawking spy products.
Attorney General Eric Holder is calling on Congress to require companies to more quickly alert customers when their personal information is put at risk in cyber breaches.
A Rye private investigator who has received $23,000 from the state since 2006 to do computer forensic investigations for indigent defendants pleaded guilty recently to misrepresenting some of her investigative certifications on her company’s website.
Apparently for the first time, state laws are being wielded against heavy Bitcoin traders. Florida prosecutors have charged three men, saying that their use of a site called localbitcoins.com violates laws against unlicensed money transmitters.
The Chaos Computer Club (CCC), Europe's largest hacker association, and the International League for Human Rights (ILMR) are suing the German government for allegedly helping foreign intelligence agencies spy on German citizens.
Recently, it was announced by the United States Department of Justice that the creator of the notorious SpyEye banking malware, Aleksandr Andreevich Panin (also known as Gribodemon or Harderman), had pleaded guilty before a federal court to charges related to creating and distributing SpyEye. Trend Micro was a key part of this investigation and has been working with the FBI on this case for quite some time.
Aleksandr Andreevich Panin, aka "Gribodemon" and "Harderman," has pled guilty to charges accusing him of being the primary developer and distributor of the SpyEye banking trojan, according to the FBI. SpyEye, a derivative of Zeus was, before his arrest in July 2013, the world's foremost banking malware, having infected a reputed 1.4 million computers.
In President Obama’s speech recently outlining surveillance reforms, the president promised he would allow corporations like Google, Apple and Microsoft to be more transparent with their customers about NSA spying. Now, we have learned what that means.
The vice chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, a trade group promoting the adoption of the digital currency, has been charged by U.S. prosecutors with conspiring to commit money laundering by helping to funnel cash to illicit online drugs bazaar Silk Road.
An American man who was arrested in the United Arab Emirates for a parody video that was posted online has been released from prison and was due to arrive in Minnesota. Shezanne Cassim, of Woodbury, Minn., was in custody in the UAE for nine months in connection with the video, which satirized youth culture in Dubai. He was arrested in April and had been held at a maximum security prison in Abu Dhabi since June.
Opposing court rulings on the National Security Agency's massive phone record surveillance — one threatening the program and the other supporting it — are stirring fast legal footwork as both cases start to wind their way through federal appeals courts and possibly to the Supreme Court.
President Obama is preparing a package of intelligence reforms that will probably put a public advocate for the first time in the secret court that approves surveillance practices and remove a controversial telephone records database from direct government control, aides said.
While we’re all wiping the champagne-induced sleep from our eyes, inevitably we have to sober up for 2014. The new year will mark new beginnings for all of us, but it will also mark the continuation (and perhaps conclusion) of a number of high-profile tech legal cases. A few cases could lead to profound changes in the tech landscape in years to come.
A federal judge made headlines recently by declaring that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records is likely unconstitutional. But even he realized his won't be the last word on the issue.
In a stunning decision, a DC-based federal judge has ruled that the National Security Agency spying revealed this summer violates the constitution. The opinion published by US District Judge Richard Leon is in response to a lawsuit filed by Larry Klayman, a longtime conservative activist. Klayman was fast on the draw, filing his lawsuit on June 6, one day after widespread NSA surveillance was revealed in June.
A Las Vegas court convicted a cyber criminal under RICO (Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act) law, in what may well turn out to be a landmark case.
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