All posts tagged "FBI"

  • FILE - This Feb. 17, 2016 file photos an iPhone is seen in Washington. The dispute over whether Apple must help the FBI hack into a terror suspect's iPhone is about to play out in a Southern California courtroom. The hearing Tuesday, March 22, in U.S. District Court in Riverside is the first in the battle that has seen Cook and FBI Director James Comey spar over issues of privacy and national security. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster,File)
    Justice Department cracks iPhone; withdraws legal action

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI says it successfully used a mysterious technique without Apple’s help to break into an iPhone linked to the gunman in a California mass shooting. The surprise development effectively ends a pitched court...

    • Posted March 28, 2016
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    Shadowy hacking industry may be helping FBI crack an iPhone

    NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out there’s a shadowy global industry devoted to breaking into smartphones and extracting their information. But you’ve probably never heard of it unless you’re a worried parent, a betrayed spouse — or...

    • Posted March 24, 2016
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  • Police crime photos are displayed during a news conference near the site of yesterday's mass shooting on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 in San Bernardino, Calif. A husband and wife on Wednesday, dressed for battle and carrying assault rifles and handguns, opened fire on a holiday banquet for his co-workers, killing at least 14 people and seriously wounding more than a dozen others in a precision assault, authorities said. Hours later, the couple died in a shootout with police. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
    FBI: California shooting investigated as act of terrorism

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The FBI announced Friday that it is investigating the mass shooting in Southern California as an act of terrorism, while a U.S. law enforcement official revealed that the woman who helped her...

    • Posted December 4, 2015
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    Korean firm scammed out of $375K for fake Pharrell show

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man scammed a South Korean steel company out of $375,000 by claiming he worked with a Japanese talent agency that could help the company book a concert by musician Pharrell Williams, FBI agents...

    • Posted April 24, 2015
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    North Korea denies connection with Sony hacking

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea on Friday denied the FBI’s accusation that it was behind a devastating hacking attack on Sony but it said the now-shelved film “The Interview” mocked the impoverished but nuclear-armed country. “It...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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    FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday formally accused the North Korean government of being responsible for the devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, providing the most detailed accounting to date of a hugely expensive...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • Cars enter Sony Pictures Entertainment headquarters in Culver City, Calif. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. The FBI has confirmed it is investigating a recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment, which caused major internal computer problems at the film studio last week. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
    No evidence yet of N. Korea’s involvement in Sony attack

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (Yonhap) — No evidence has emerged yet that points to North Korea as the cultprit in a recent hacking attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, a senior FBI official was quoted as saying Tuesday. The...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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