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Fake emails warning ‘Urgent: threat actor in system’ sent from secure FBI server

The FBI confirmed independent security group Spamhaus's report that a large number of fake emails were sent in two waves early Saturday from an address on the government's Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal, which is used by multiple government agencies.
Some of the emails, sent in the name of the Homeland Security cyber threat detection group, were headlined: "Urgent: threat actor in systems."(Shutterstock | Representational image)
Some of the emails, sent in the name of the Homeland Security cyber threat detection group, were headlined: "Urgent: threat actor in systems."(Shutterstock | Representational image)
Published on Nov 14, 2021 07:41 AM IST
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Chinese spy convicted for plotting to steal US aerospace secrets

Yanjun Xu, the first Chinese operative extradited to the United States for trial, was convicted of two counts of conspiring and attempting to commit economic espionage, in addition to a count of conspiracy to commit trade secret theft and two counts of attempted theft of trade secrets.
Yanjun Xu was the first Chinese operative extradited to the United States for trial
Yanjun Xu was the first Chinese operative extradited to the United States for trial
Published on Nov 06, 2021 06:38 AM IST
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Inside look at Taliban cabinet: Minister wanted by FBI, with a bounty on head

The United States said late on Tuesday that it is concerned about the "affiliations and track records" of some of the people named by the Taliban to fill top posts in Afghanistan's new government.
NYT Photo: Taliban officials in Kabul to announce the interim government cabinet for the new regime in Afghanistan. (Photo by Victor J Blue for The New York Times)
NYT Photo: Taliban officials in Kabul to announce the interim government cabinet for the new regime in Afghanistan. (Photo by Victor J Blue for The New York Times)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 08:44 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Hunter Biden’s escapade with escort woman cost Joe Biden over 18 lakh: Report

  • Text messages and pictures pertaining to the time Hunter spent with the woman at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles in 2018 would end up with the FBI a year later
US President Joe Biden, left, and his son Hunter Biden(AP)
US President Joe Biden, left, and his son Hunter Biden(AP)
Updated on Jun 24, 2021 11:29 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi

Criminals fall for FBI’s encrypted app AN0M, hundreds arrested worldwide

  • Under ‘Operation Trojan Shield’, the FBI dismantled encrypted communication platforms and created a closed encrypted company called ‘AN0M’ to fill this void.
US Embassy's FBI Legal Attache Anthony Russo speaks as Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison looks on during a media briefing.(Reuters)
US Embassy's FBI Legal Attache Anthony Russo speaks as Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison looks on during a media briefing.(Reuters)
Published on Jun 08, 2021 03:39 PM IST
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Written by Kunal Gaurav | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

US agents to start wearing body cameras when serving warrants

Agents from the FBI, the US Marshals Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives will be required to wear cameras and activate them when serving an arrest warrant, executing a search warrant, or during other pre-planned operations.
Federal agents had previously been barred from wearing cameras, a policy that sometimes created tension during joint operations with state and local police.(AP representative image)
Federal agents had previously been barred from wearing cameras, a policy that sometimes created tension during joint operations with state and local police.(AP representative image)
Published on Jun 08, 2021 07:50 AM IST
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Millions in ransom recovered from Colonial Pipeline hackers: US official

Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline, which supplies roughly half the fuel consumed on the East Coast, temporarily shut down its operations on May 7 after a gang of criminal hackers known as DarkSide broke into its computer system.
Colonial officials have said they took their pipeline system offline before the attack could spread to its operating system, and decided to pay a roughly $4.4 million ransom in an effort to bring itself back online as soon as it could.(Representational image)
Colonial officials have said they took their pipeline system offline before the attack could spread to its operating system, and decided to pay a roughly $4.4 million ransom in an effort to bring itself back online as soon as it could.(Representational image)
Updated on Jun 08, 2021 01:09 AM IST
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FBI employee accused of storing classified documents at home

Kendra Kingsbury, 48, is accused of having unauthorized possession of a broad swath of sensitive government documents, including materials that describe sources, methods and operations and that contain information about operatives such as a suspected associate of Osama bin Laden.
Kingsbury worked as an intelligence analyst in the FBI's Kansas City office for 12 years until her suspension in December 2017.(AP file photo)
Kingsbury worked as an intelligence analyst in the FBI's Kansas City office for 12 years until her suspension in December 2017.(AP file photo)
Updated on May 22, 2021 06:59 AM IST
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US pipeline hackers say their aim is money, not mayhem

The group calling itself DarkSide has been blamed by the FBI for the digital extortion attempt against Colonial Pipeline, a firm responsible for funneling fuel to a huge chunk of the East Coast.
Holding tanks are seen at Colonial Pipeline's Charlotte Airport Delivery Facility in Charlotte, North Carolina.(via Reuters)
Holding tanks are seen at Colonial Pipeline's Charlotte Airport Delivery Facility in Charlotte, North Carolina.(via Reuters)
Published on May 10, 2021 10:06 PM IST
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US sees steep drop in national security surveillance during Covid-19 pandemic

  • US officials say the statistics are known to fluctuate from year to year because of various factors, but that in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic "likely influenced target behavior, which in turn may have impacted some of the numbers reported for that year.”
American flags outside the J. Edgar Hoover Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) building stands in Washington, DC. (Bloomberg)
American flags outside the J. Edgar Hoover Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) building stands in Washington, DC. (Bloomberg)
Published on May 01, 2021 07:10 AM IST
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FBI releases new video of bombs left at RNC, DNC offices before Capitol riot

  • The pipe bomb suspect carried the explosives in a backpack, according to Steven D’Antuono, the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington office.
The video shows several angles of surveillance footage of the suspect as he walks along streets in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of the US capital.(AFP)
The video shows several angles of surveillance footage of the suspect as he walks along streets in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of the US capital.(AFP)
Published on Mar 10, 2021 07:16 PM IST
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FBI chief Christopher Wray to face questions on extremism, US Capitol riot

Questions about the FBI's preparations for the riot, and investigations into it, are expected to dominate Wray's appearance Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
FBI Director Christopher Wray(Reuters/ File photo)
FBI Director Christopher Wray(Reuters/ File photo)
Updated on Mar 02, 2021 02:38 PM IST
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‘Hate to say this’: Pilot reported UFO sighting, FBI ‘aware’ of incident

  • An aviation blog published the audio of a radio transmission from American Airlines flight 2292, indicating that the pilot reported a UFO on February 21.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) later released a statement confirming the report.(AP)
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) later released a statement confirming the report.(AP)
Published on Feb 27, 2021 03:47 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, New Delhi

No charges against officers involved in Daniel Prude's death

Letitia James, whose office took over the investigation, said her office had “presented the strongest case possible” to the grand jury, but couldn’t persuade it that the officers had committed a crime.
Daniel Prude, 41, died last March, several days after his encounter with police in Rochester, New York. (AP)
Daniel Prude, 41, died last March, several days after his encounter with police in Rochester, New York. (AP)
Published on Feb 24, 2021 10:35 AM IST
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Several FBI agents shot serving warrant in Florida

Law enforcement agencies swarmed the neighborhood in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Sunrise after the shooting, as a suspect reportedly remained barricaded inside the home.
Law enforcement officers walk near the entrance to an apartment complex where a shooting wounded several FBI agents while serving an arrest warrant.(AP)
Law enforcement officers walk near the entrance to an apartment complex where a shooting wounded several FBI agents while serving an arrest warrant.(AP)
Updated on Feb 02, 2021 09:11 PM IST
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'Just shocked': A town reckons with charges in Capitol riot

  • It is here, federal authorities allege, that Army veteran Jessica Watkins tended bar and recruited members for a local militia group that she founded in 2019 and affiliated it with the Oath Keepers — an extremist, militaristic group believed to have thousands of members nationally.
A now-shuttered Jolly Roger Bar and Grill brought the FBI and other investigators to Woodstock, Ohio, around 40 miles northwest of Columbus (AP Photo/Farnoush Amiri)(AP)
A now-shuttered Jolly Roger Bar and Grill brought the FBI and other investigators to Woodstock, Ohio, around 40 miles northwest of Columbus (AP Photo/Farnoush Amiri)(AP)
Published on Jan 29, 2021 08:13 PM IST
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Police arrest woman accused of laptop theft from Pelosi's office

FBI officials said a caller claiming to be an ex of Williams said friends of hers showed him a video of her taking a laptop computer or hard drive from Pelosi's office.
A supporter of US President Donald Trump leaves a note in the office of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.(AFP)
A supporter of US President Donald Trump leaves a note in the office of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.(AFP)
Published on Jan 19, 2021 02:41 PM IST
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Biden inauguration: Key dates to watch for amid fears of armed protests

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has reportedly warned of armed protests being planned at all 50 state capitols and in Washington DC in the run-up to the inauguration.
The inauguration of US President-elect Joe Biden will be held on January 20.(AP)
The inauguration of US President-elect Joe Biden will be held on January 20.(AP)
Updated on Jan 12, 2021 04:51 PM IST
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FBI warns 'armed protests' being planned at all 50 state capitols, Washington DC

Posts on pro-Trump and far-right online networks have called for protest action on a number of dates.
The FBI’s statement reiterated its objective of ‘preserving the public’s constitutional right to protest by protecting everyone from violence and other criminal activity”.(AFP)
The FBI’s statement reiterated its objective of ‘preserving the public’s constitutional right to protest by protecting everyone from violence and other criminal activity”.(AFP)
Published on Jan 12, 2021 12:31 PM IST
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PTI | , Washington

Murder probe opens after US police officer dies in Capitol mob attack

Sicknick was reportedly struck in the head with a fire extinguisher on Wednesday while struggling with the rioters who swarmed through the halls of Congress.
Flags at the US Capitol fly at half-mast to honour US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick on January 8.(AFP)
Flags at the US Capitol fly at half-mast to honour US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick on January 8.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 11:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

FBI seeks information to identify individuals who instigated US Capitol riots

“The FBI is seeking information that will assist in identifying individuals who are actively instigating violence in Washington, DC. The FBI is accepting tips and digital media depicting rioting and violence in the US Capitol Building and surrounding the area in Washington DC, on January 6, 2021,” read the statement.
The FBI’s statement reiterated its objective of ‘preserving the public’s constitutional right to protest by protecting everyone from violence and other criminal activity”.(AFP)
The FBI’s statement reiterated its objective of ‘preserving the public’s constitutional right to protest by protecting everyone from violence and other criminal activity”.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 03:12 PM IST
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Washington | ByAsian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C

Fake Covid-19 vaccines are flooding the dark web as slow vaccine rollout frustrates

Scams include emails promising entry to supposedly secret lists for early vaccine access and robocallers impersonating government agencies. Message boards on the so-called dark web have added Covid-19 vaccines to more traditional illicit goods for sale.
In the United States, only about 4.5 million people had received their first shot as of Monday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported(REUTERS)
In the United States, only about 4.5 million people had received their first shot as of Monday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 07:46 PM IST
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New York | ByReuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

US pharmacist who destroyed Moderna Covid-19 vaccines was ‘conspiracy theorist’: police

Steven Brandenburg removed 57 vials of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, each containing around 10 doses, from refrigerators at the Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, Wisconsin, in an attempt to destroy them because he believed, wrongly, that they were dangerous and could alter human DNA.
The Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are based on mRNA technology that delivers genetic information to the human body to help produce antibodies against the coronavirus(REUTERS)
The Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are based on mRNA technology that delivers genetic information to the human body to help produce antibodies against the coronavirus(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 03:09 PM IST
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Washington | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

Nashville bomber sent material to ‘acquaintances’, says FBI

In a statement to The Associated Press, FBI Special Agent Jason Pack said authorities are “aware the suspect sent materials which espoused his viewpoints to several acquaintances throughout the country.”
The bombing occurred Christmas morning well before downtown streets were bustling with activity.(AP file photo)
The bombing occurred Christmas morning well before downtown streets were bustling with activity.(AP file photo)
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 10:22 AM IST
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ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Authorities identify Nashville bomber, motive remains unknown

While officials on Sunday named Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, as the man behind the mysterious explosion in which he was killed, the motive has remained elusive. Officials have not provided insight into why Warner selected the particular location for the bombing, which damaged an AT&T building.
Officials said their identification of Warner relied on several key pieces of evidence, including DNA found at the explosion site(REUTERS)
Officials said their identification of Warner relied on several key pieces of evidence, including DNA found at the explosion site(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 28, 2020 01:10 PM IST
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Nashville | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

Nashville explosion investigation prompts FBI to search home

Investigators from multiple federal and local law enforcement agencies were at a home in Antioch, in suburban Nashville, after receiving information relevant to the investigation, said FBI Special Agent Jason Pack.
FBI and ATF agents investigate a home in Nashville, Tennessee. An explosion that shook the largely deserted streets of downtown Nashville early Christmas morning shattered windows, damaged buildings, and wounded three people. Authorities said they believed the blast was intentional.(AP)
FBI and ATF agents investigate a home in Nashville, Tennessee. An explosion that shook the largely deserted streets of downtown Nashville early Christmas morning shattered windows, damaged buildings, and wounded three people. Authorities said they believed the blast was intentional.(AP)
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 07:14 PM IST
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Nashville, Tennessee | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

FBI at home of possible person of interest in Nashville bomb explosion

More than 24 hours after the explosion, a motive remained elusive as investigators worked round-the-clock to resolve unanswered questions about a recreational vehicle that blew up on a mostly deserted street on a sleepy holiday morning and was prefaced by a recorded warning advising those nearby to evacuate.
Federal agents could be seen looking around the property, searching the home and the backyard.(Reuters Photo)
Federal agents could be seen looking around the property, searching the home and the backyard.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 07:34 AM IST
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Nashville | ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Explosion in Nashville believed to be ‘intentional’, say police

The FBI is the primary law enforcement agency responsible for investigating federal crimes, such as explosives violations and acts of terrorism.
A vehicle burns near the site of an explosion in the area of Second and Commerce in Nashville, Tennessee, US.(via REUTERS)
A vehicle burns near the site of an explosion in the area of Second and Commerce in Nashville, Tennessee, US.(via REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 09:58 PM IST
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Nashville, Tennessee | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Microsoft says it found malicious software from SolarWinds in its systems

The Redmond, Washington company is a user of Orion, the widely deployed networking management software from SolarWinds Corp which was used in the suspected Russian attacks on vital US agencies and others.
The Microsoft store is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US.(Reuters/ File photo)
The Microsoft store is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US.(Reuters/ File photo)
Published on Dec 18, 2020 11:39 AM IST
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Washington | ByReuters| Posted by Mallika Soni

White House holds several meetings to address spate of Russian hacking

National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien returned early from a trip to the Middle East and Europe this week to address the hack.
US government agencies were attacked as part of a global campaign orchestrated by hackers believed to be tied to the Russian government.(AP)
US government agencies were attacked as part of a global campaign orchestrated by hackers believed to be tied to the Russian government.(AP)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 07:58 AM IST
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