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Notorious ransomware group REvil taken down in government fight back
Tue, 26th Oct 2021
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A consortium of government law enforcement groups including the FBI, US Cyber Command, and Secret Service knocked the gang offline by sabotaging its infrastructure.
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Europol, FBI, Bitdefender team up on ransomware decryptor
Tue, 18th Jun 2019
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The decryptor neutralises the latest versions of GandCrab – the most prolific families of file-encrypting malware to date.
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Largest DDoS-for-hire websites responsible for 11% of attacks worldwide – Nexusguard
Tue, 26th Mar 2019
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The FBI’s shutdown of the world’s 15 largest DDoS-for-hire “booter” websites in December resulted in 85% decrease in average attack sizes, year-over year.
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Advice: FBI urges people to reboot their routers following Russia attack
Fri, 1st Jun 2018
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After the FBI issued a plea for people around the world to reset their routers, Vectra's EMEA director has some advice for businesses moving forward.
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Decrypted: Phantom Secure takedown a 'significant blow' against Australia's organised crime networks
Mon, 19th Mar 2018
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“According to court documents, Phantom Secure advertised its products as impervious to decryption, wiretapping or legal third-party records requests."
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Microsoft, ESET & law enforcement disrupt Gamarue botnet
Wed, 6th Dec 2017
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Microsoft, ESET, the FBI, Interpol, Europol and other security stakeholders have collectively dismantled a major botnet operation known as Gamarue.
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FirstWave tackles $3 billion enterprise issue
Mon, 30th May 2016
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cloud
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“The solution we've developed is designed to detect and block various ‘whaling’ attacks, specifically to protect a company’s C-Level executives."
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Stop bullying Apple around and start doing some intelligence homework
Tue, 1st Mar 2016
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The FBI should stop bullying Apple and the technology industry and spend their time and energy instead on figuring out other ways of investigating.
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Is Apple creating an unhackable smartphone?
Fri, 26th Feb 2016
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Various sources attest to the fact that Apple is working on creating a phone that is unhackable by government bodies or even Apple itself.
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FBI asks Apple to break into iPhones. Apple says no
Fri, 19th Feb 2016
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Apple has solidified its stance on digital privacy, with CEO Tim Cook publishing an open letter to customers about why it won't comply with FBI's requ
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Political parties push for Coleman exit as Dotcom debacle drags on
Tue, 29th Jul 2014
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"Are we still expected to believe that Mr Coleman did not discuss the investigation with any of his colleagues before endorsing the decision to grant permanent residency?"
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Should Coleman come clean over FBI Dotcom briefing?
Mon, 28th Jul 2014
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"Jonathan Coleman’s fingers are all over this. It is time the public were given a truthful account of what Government ministers knew and when."
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Microsoft attacks global cyber criminals
Fri, 7th Jun 2013
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In unison with the FBI and authorities across the world, Microsoft has disrupted a global cybercrime operation responsible for over half a billion dollars in financial fraud.
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FBI arrests Kiwi in global Facebook ring
Fri, 14th Dec 2012
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Global investigation into an alleged international cybercrime ring costing Facebook users NZ$1 billion.
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Florida company loses Apple ID's not FBI
Tue, 11th Sep 2012
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Software company sets record straight over stolen Apple IDs as FBI deny losing data.
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Apple denies FBI device ID list
Thu, 6th Sep 2012
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Apple distances itself from a hacker group's claim of stealing 12m device identification numbers from an FBI laptop.
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FBI reveals Steve Jobs file
Fri, 10th Feb 2012
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Apple founder was investigated in 1991 for a possible job with the US government; so what did they find?
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Safeguarding data centres
Mon, 1st Jun 2009
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