Law Enforcement

California man arrested on charges his DDoSes took down candidate’s website

Enlarge US Air Force A California man has been arrested on charges he used distributed denial-of-service attacks to take down the website of a Congressional candidate whose rival employed his wife. Arthur Jan Dam, 32, of Santa Monica, was arrested by FBI agents on Thursday. According to a criminal complaint filed in Los Angeles federal …

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Ring footage might not be very useful for catching criminals

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Jessica Hill Ring has said that camera footage sent to police can help reduce burglaries and catch criminals, but how effective is it, really? It might not be as helpful as you might think. NBC News has conducted an investigation suggesting that Ring’s video doorbells and security cameras haven’t been of much …

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IOTA Network Still Down: How the Next Bitcoin Killer Screeched to a Halt

</header> <strong>On February 13, the IOTA network came to a screeching halt and the IOTA Foundation reports that $1.6 million worth of the native currency was stolen. The following day, the IOTA network status page still shows the mainnet is “not operational” and the development team has found an “exploit related to the Trinity Wallet.” …

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Ring update gives you more control over police video requests

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Ring is acting on its promises to improve privacy and security in 2020. The Amazon brand has introduced a Control Center in the Ring mobile app that aims to deliver more control over access and sharing. Most notably, there’s a toggle to opt out of law enforcement video requests — you …

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Ethereum Developer Virgil Griffith to Be Released From Jail Pending Trial

According to Friday’s complaint, Griffith asked for – and was denied – permission to travel to North Korea in order to give the presentation, titled “Blockchain and Peace.” Moreover, the complaint said, Griffith subsequently “began formulating plans to facilitate the exchange of Cryptocurrency-1 between the DPRK and South Korea,” despite knowing that this would violate …

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Russia Wants to Be Able to Seize Cybercriminals’ Bitcoin

Russian authorities are seeking legal means to confiscate virtual assets such as cryptocurrencies as they already can with more traditional forms of property. In an effort to fight cybercrime, the Ministry of Internal Affairs intends to develop legislation allowing law agencies to force criminals to hand over ill-gotten digital gains and wants proposals on the …

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Florida police obtain Alexa recordings in murder investigation

Sponsored Links Nathan Ingraham/Engadget Police have once again obtained Alexa voice recordings as part of an investigation, although they’re not necessarily expecting a treasure trove of information this time around. Law enforcement in Hallandale Beach, Florida has used a search warrant to collect Alexa recordings from two Echo Dots as part of a murder case. …

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Berlusconi Admins Disappear — Darknet Users Rush to Find Alternatives

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>The darknet marketplace Berlusconi Market has been reportedly down for more than two weeks, according to users who patronize the hidden website. The outage has led many to believe the market administrators exit scammed with all the funds. While others speculate that government agents have infiltrated Berlusconi Market as there are no …

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US investigates escort and massage sites over human trafficking

Sponsored Links dragana991 via Getty Images Backpage is no more, but US authorities are still determined to crack down on sites that enable human trafficking and other crimes. Wall Street Journal sources say Homeland Security, the Justice Department and others are reportedly investigating escort and massage sites Eros.com, EroticMonkey.ch and Rubmaps.ch to see if they’ve …

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Ring reportedly shared video sharing data, detailed maps with police in 2018

Enlarge / A map showing the approximate location of the 405 police departments working with Ring as of August 30, 2019 Ring Ring, Amazon’s home security camera and surveillance company, has since 2018 rapidly expanded its business by partnering with more than 400 police and sheriff departments nationwide. Amid a growing chorus of privacy complaints …

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