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  1. cageymaru

    YouTuber Deliberately Crashes Plane into Los Padres National Forest for the Views

    29 year old YouTuber Trevor Jacob is facing up to 20 years in prison and numerous fines for deliberately crashing a plane into the Los Padres National Forest according to The United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. The viral video star seemed to lack a bit of...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    Facebook is Under Criminal Investigation for Data Sharing Practices

    Facebook's news coverage hasn't been particularly positive over the past few months, but they had a particularly bad day yesterday. Following a widespread outage that lasted over 14 hours, and likely cost the company millions in advertising revenue, the New York Times released a report claiming...
  3. cageymaru

    Department of Justice Charges Huawei and Its Executives with 23 Crimes

    A 10-count indictment was unsealed today that charged Huawei Device Co., Ltd and Huawei Device Co. USA with theft of trade secrets conspiracy, attempted theft of trade secrets, seven counts of wire fraud, and one count of obstruction of justice. The indictment details Huawei's efforts to steal...
  4. cageymaru

    U.S. Department of Justice Has Indicted Chinese State-Sponsored Hackers

    Chinese hackers Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong have been indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice as part of a Chinese state-sponsored hacking group called "Advanced Persistent Threat" or "APT 10." They are accused of hacking into scores of technology companies, the military, U.S. Department of...
  5. cageymaru

    The U.S. Department of Justice Indicts Two Iranians of Deploying SamSam Ransomware

    The U.S. Department of Justice has unsealed an indictment of two Iranians for computer hacking and deploying a crippling style of ransomware called "SamSam Ransomware" onto American and Canadian public institutions such as hospitals and municipalities. Faramarz Shahi Savandi, 34, and Mohammad...
  6. cageymaru

    The United States DOJ Dismantles International Ad Fraud Cybercriminal Ring

    The United States Department of Justice has arrested three foreign nationals and charged a total of eight people with running an international cybercriminal ring called 3ve that bilked over $30 million from the digital advertising industry. The charges in the 13-count indictment include wire...
  7. cageymaru

    UMC Says It Is Innocent of IP Theft Charges

    United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced its innocence against charges brought by the US Department of Justice accusing UMC and Fujian Jinhua of stealing trade secrets from Micron Technology. UMC says that the allegations that it poached Micron employees to steal trade secrets are false...
  8. cageymaru

    The Supreme Court Has Refused to Vacate Net Neutrality Ruling by Lower Court

    Today the Supreme Court refused to wipe away an earlier ruling by a lower court that upheld net neutrality laws. This does not undo the 2017 repeal of Net Neutrality, but "leaves a legal precedent in place that could help net neutrality supporters in any future legal battle if that policy is...
  9. DooKey

    DOJ Economist Claims AT&T/Time Warner Merger Will Cost Customers up to $571M More Per Year

    The DOJ is currently supporting an antitrust lawsuit against the merger of AT&T/Time Warner and their economist has testified that the combined company would cost consumers up to $571M more per year for TV programming. I won't get into all of his analysis, but it does make sense. However, he is...
  10. DooKey

    DOJ Charges Nine Iranians With Hacking Hundreds of Universities and Other Victims

    The DOJ has charged nine Iranian citizens with the hacking of hundreds of universities, companies, and others. They stole research, proprietary data and intellectual property. The hacking was done under the auspices of the Mabna Institute in Tehran on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard...
  11. R

    Russian Citizen Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Involvement in Global Botnet Conspiracy

    In a press release from the US Department of Justice, a Russian citizen Maxim Senakh was sentenced to 46 months in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Senakh was using malware to infect tens of thousands of servers in order to generate...
  12. cageymaru

    Uber Faces Federal Criminal Probe over Transportation Regulation Evading Software

    Greyball is the name of Uber's software that allowed it to deceive and evade local transportation regulators in cities that Uber wasn't licensed to operate in. This has brought the wrath of the Department of Justice upon the company as the DOJ has launched a probe into the company's practices...
  13. Zarathustra[H]

    Even Tech Savvy Organizations can Fall for Phishing Schemes

    The Department of Justice yesterday unsealed an indictment against a Lithuanian man who successfully swindled $100 million out of two American tech companies. (Here, have the verge link too, because reading bureaucrat can be tiring.) The 48 year old Latvian man reportedly opened a business in...
  14. Zarathustra[H]

    To Keep TOR Hack Source Code Secret, DOJ Dismisses Child Pr0n Case

    As we have reported on in the past, the FBI has successfully compromised TOR, the service used to anonymously browse the internet, and access the so-called "dark net." As part of the case against one of the suspects arrested on child pr0n charges in 2015, a Judge ordered the DOJ to disclose the...
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