Microsoft exec reveals “routine” secrecy orders from government investigators

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 18:27:45 +0000

Microsoft exec Tom Burt revealed Wednesday that Federal law enforcement agencies send “routine” secret orders for customer information.

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DOJ recovers pipeline ransom, signals more aggressive approach to cybercrime

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 09:53:22 +0000

The US Department of Justice announced Monday that it recovered much of the ransomware payment that Colonial Pipeline paid to Darkside.

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Stalkerware’s legal enforcement problem

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 15:47:58 +0000

Those who install stalkerware with the intent to monitor, control, harass, or otherwise abuse their victims typically get away with it, avoiding legal penalty even if there’s plenty of evidence to suggest their guilt.

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Backdoors are a security vulnerability

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2019 16:10:27 +0000

Upset by their inability to access potentially vital evidence for criminal investigations, the federal government has, for years, pushed to convince tech companies to build backdoors that will, allegedly, only be used by law enforcement agencies. The problem, cybersecurity researchers say, is that those backdoors can easily be exploited by criminals.

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A week in security (May 27 – June 2)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 17:09:55 +0000

A roundup of security news from May 27–June 2, including a look at 2019 ransomware outbreaks in the Unites States, ATM fraud, NIST’s privacy framework, more legal problems for Google and Facebook, and more.

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