Tag: fbi


  • Ransomware

    Cyber-extortion is skyrocketing in 2016, the FBI says

    The FBI says ransomware extortion cases have skyrocketed to record levels for the first three months of 2016. According to cyber-crime officials, criminals have already collected $209 million from January through March 2016. Criminals collect money by extorting businesses and institutions to unlock computer servers which are attacked with software that encrypts all of their […]

  • Apple iPhone 6

    FBI says it bought a ‘tool’ to hack iPhone

    FBI Director James Comey has revealed that the government had purchased “a tool” from a private party in order to unlock the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. “Litigation between the government and Apple over the San Bernardino phone has ended, because the government has purchased, from a private party, a way […]

  • iPhone 6 Second Hack

    The FBI is helping unlock another iPhone and an iPad

    The FBI is helping officials in Arkansas unlock an iPhone and iPod linked to two murder suspects. Four teenagers between the ages of 14-18 are accused of killing a couple at their home in Conway, Arkansas. The murders occurred in July 2015. All four defendants have plead not guilty to the murders. Investigators believe that the two […]

  • US Government fights against Apple and its 1st amendment claim

    US gov’t tells Apple that code isn’t protected by the 1st amendment

    Apple has claimed that computer languages should be protected by the first amendment’s freedom of speech clause. The US government disagrees. In a brief filed in federal court, the Department of Justice disputed Apple’s argument that writing computer code is protected by the First Amendment. The government also claims that tech companies fighting against the […]

  • FBI BS and the Apple iPhone hack

    Edward Snowden says FBI claims it can’t unlock an iPhone are ‘bullsh*t’

    Edward Snowden says the FBI’s claims that only Apple can hack its own device is “bullsh*t.” Showden, the whistleblower who exposed thousands of NSA secrets surrounding mass surveillance, was speaking via real-time video link at the Common Cause Blueprint for a Great Democracy conference. In no uncertain terms Snowden said, “The FBI says Apple has the ‘exclusive […]

  • Smith and Wesson record gun sales

    Gun sales in America are growing at massive rates

    The San Bernardino mass shooting sent gun sales soaring at Smith & Wesson. The gunmaker has reported an increase of 61.5% in the three months ended January 31, compared to the same period the year prior. Gun sales in America following a typical pattern in which more buyers flock to buy weapons after a mass […]

  • Apple and Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

    Apple tried to help find Malaysia Airlines flight 370

    While Apple may not be willing to help the FBI crack the encryption on an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, the company says it has routinely helped law enforcement in matters of public service. During a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, Apple’s General Counsel Bruce Sewell was asked about the company’s willingness […]

  • Apple iPhone hacking and the FBi

    Apple says the government can’t force it to write code

    Apple has told a San Bernardino court that it shouldn’t have to write code to help the FBI unlock the iPhone owned by one of the San Bernardino shooter’s. Apple’s legal team says its computer code is protected by the First Amendment and that it shouldn’t be “conscripted” to work for the government. Apple said in […]