FBI, Europol take down a VPN service aimed at criminals

  • December 26, 2020
Virtual private networks are often forces for good that keep your data secure, but how that service is offered appears to matter to law enforcement. TorrentFreak reports that the FBI and Europol worked together to shut down Safe-Inet (also known as I…

FBI sent a team to ‘exploit’ Portland protesters’ phones

  • October 10, 2020
Federal agents tend to focus their phone cracking efforts on terrorists, but they appear to have shifted their attention to civil disobedience. NYR Daily has learned that the FBI sent its “Fly Team” counterterrorism unit to Portland in mid-July to co…

US arrests two members of console hacking group Team Xecuter

  • October 2, 2020
Two members of Team Xecuter, a group that develops and sells devices that allow people to play pirated copies of games on their consoles, are in FBI custody. On Friday, the Department of Justice said Max Louarn, a 48-year-old French national, and Gar…

FBI and CISA warn against surge in voice phishing campaigns

  • August 23, 2020
Authorities saw an uptick in voice phishing (or “vishing”) campaigns after the pandemic forced companies to implement work-from-home arrangements. That’s what the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security…