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  • Raids cast doubt on the integrity of TOR

    Federal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and Europe have shut down more than 400 Web sites using .onion addresses and made arrests of those who run them, which calls into question whether the anonymizing The Onion Router (Tor) network itself is still secure.

    Written by Tim Greene08 Nov. 14 09:17
  • IRS uncorks Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2013

    The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers that there are plenty of scam artists and cybercriminals that want your money.

    Written by Michael Cooney26 March 13 17:13
  • Privacy Protection for Documents Stored in the Cloud Gets DoJ Nod

    As House subcommittee weighs overhaul of 1986 statute to strengthen privacy in the cloud, senators introduce their own legislation to update Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Department of Justice affirms the Obama administration's support for an overhaul.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin19 March 13 21:07
  • NBN Co chief issues statement on US bribery case against Alcatel-Lucent

    NBN Co chief, Mike Quigley, has been forced to issue a statement regarding the bribery case by US authorities against Alcatel-Lucent, following reports of discrepancies between his public statements about his former employer and US court documents.

    Written by Georgina Swan13 May 11 18:07
  • Heartland, MasterCard settle over data breach

    Heartland Payment Systems has made a third settlement deal, this time with MasterCard, related to a massive data breach two years ago at the card payments processor.

    Written by Nancy Gohring20 May 10 07:37
  • DOJ won't challenge Cisco acquisition of Tandberg

    The U.S. Department of Justice won't challenge Cisco Systems' US$3 billion acquisition of video-conferencing service provider Tandberg, the agency announced Monday.

    Written by Grant Gross30 March 10 05:51
  • US State Dept. worker sentenced for passport snooping

    An employee of the U.S. Department of State was sentenced Wednesday to 12 months of probation for illegally accessing more than 125 electronic passport application files, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

    Written by Grant Gross10 Dec. 09 05:38
  • DOJ charges two programmers with aiding Madoff scheme

    Two computer programmers who worked for Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities were arrested Friday and charged in connection with the multibillion dollar Ponzi scheme run by their former boss.

    Written by Grant Gross16 Nov. 09 08:11
  • DOJ: Court should reject Google book search settlement

    The U.S. Department of Justice has come out against the proposed agreement to settle copyright lawsuits that authors and major publishers filed against Google over the search company's book search program.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez21 Sept. 09 05:47