Category Archives: Tracking & Law Enforcement

Indictment: Hackers Charged With Making Threats to Schools

Two computer hackers were charged with sending false shooting and bomb threats to hundreds of schools and other institutions in the U.S. and Britain, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

The men are members of Apophis Squad, a worldwide collective of hackers intent on using the internet to “sow chaos,” the Department of Justice said in Los Angeles.

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SecurityWeek RSS Feed: China Police Get Power to Remotely ‘Inspect’ Company Networks in China

In June 2017, China's new cybersecurity law gave its Ministry of State Security (basically, China's spy agency) new powers over foreign technology. Now, new provisions announced in November 2018 under the title 'Internet Safety Supervision and Inspection Regulations' have expanded the intrusive capabilities of the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) -- China's internal police authority.

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China Police Get Power to Remotely ‘Inspect’ Company Networks in China

In June 2017, China's new cybersecurity law gave its Ministry of State Security (basically, China's spy agency) new powers over foreign technology. Now, new provisions announced in November 2018 under the title 'Internet Safety Supervision and Inspection Regulations' have expanded the intrusive capabilities of the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) -- China's internal police authority.

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SecurityWeek RSS Feed: Trump Ally Stone Charged With Lying About Hacked Emails

President Donald Trump's confidant Roger Stone has been charged with lying about his pursuit of Russian-hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's 2016 election bid. Prosecutors allege that senior Trump campaign officials sought to leverage the stolen material into a White House victory.

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