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NSA contractor pleads guilty to charge of hoarding troves of classified docs

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

A former U.S. defense contractor who spent nearly two decades mishandling classified information at the NSA and other intelligence agencies has agreed to plead guilty to a felony charge of illegal retention of national security information.

Researchers say hackers responsible for 2013 Microsoft, Facebook breaches have disappeared

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

The group has become virtually untraceable since September 2015.

Arrest of Chinese malware suspect highlights DOJ's strategy against foreign hackers

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

The arrest of Yu Pingan in connection with the development of high-profile malware serves to highlight the Justice Department's modern and expansive efforts to prosecute foreign hackers in spite of extradition challenges.

Will Trump's decision to elevate Cyber Command be a boon for defense contractors?

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

With President Donald Trump's move to elevate U.S. Cyber Command to a Combatant Command, the Fort Meade-based outfit is on track for additional funding dollars and a bump in acquisition authorities, which experts believe will translate into the development of new programs and therefore a cadre of opportunities for private defense contractors.

Canadian allegedly paid by FSB officers to breach Yahoo will be extradited to U.S.

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

22-year-old Karim Baratov was arrested in March by Toronto police for breaching Yahoo multiple times between 2014 and 2016.

How the FBI relies on dark web intel firms as frontline investigators

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

The companies operate in a hazardous legal environment where they must constantly balance operational risks and client interests while maintaining law enforcement's trust.

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