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Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee on the January 6th Insurrection, domestic terrorism and other threats, on Capitol Hill, Washington, US.(REUTERS)

US Capitol siege act of domestic terrorism, says FBI chief Wray

AP | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 10:26 PM IST
  • A Jan. 5 report from the FBI's Norfolk, Virginia, field office warned of online posts foreshadowing a “war” in Washington.
Janet Yellen, who was sworn in as Joe Biden’s Treasury Secretary Jan. 26, said in a staff memo that “fighting illicit finance” would remain part of department’s “usual business” REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo(REUTERS)
Janet Yellen, who was sworn in as Joe Biden’s Treasury Secretary Jan. 26, said in a staff memo that “fighting illicit finance” would remain part of department’s “usual business” REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo(REUTERS)

Hedge funds risk Biden-Era closing of money-laundering loophole

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2021 06:56 PM IST
  • It’s still early days for Joe Biden’s team at the department, which hasn’t spelled out any new money-laundering measures or indicated whether it would revive the 86-page Obama-era proposal for SEC-registered investment advisers who oversee private equity and hedge funds.
Abu Musa is West Bengal’s lone suspected IS operative and was arrested by the state’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in July 2016 (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Abu Musa is West Bengal’s lone suspected IS operative and was arrested by the state’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in July 2016 (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Bengal’s lone suspected IS operative hurls sandal at judge

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 12:13 PM IST
Even though the sandal missed the judge, it hit a lawyer. Following the incident, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a petition before the court requesting Musa’s trial through video conference.
President Donald Trump lashed out at Apple in a tweet for refusing to unlock phones in criminal investigations while the company benefited from the federal government’s help on trade issues.(REUTERS)
President Donald Trump lashed out at Apple in a tweet for refusing to unlock phones in criminal investigations while the company benefited from the federal government’s help on trade issues.(REUTERS)

Apple urged to cooperate with US govt after Trump accused company of not ‘unlocking phones of killers’

Washington | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2020 08:33 PM IST
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking to unlock two iPhones involved in the case regarding the shooting of three Americans by a Saudi Air Force officer at the U.S. Naval Station in Pensacola, Florida.
FBI met special director general of police Purshottam Sharma and other senior officials at the state cyber cell headquarter in Bhopal Thursday. He assured help in recording statements of US citizens who became victims of the online scam.(REUTERS)
FBI met special director general of police Purshottam Sharma and other senior officials at the state cyber cell headquarter in Bhopal Thursday. He assured help in recording statements of US citizens who became victims of the online scam.(REUTERS)

Fake call centre probe: FBI to assist Madhya Pradesh cyber police

Bhopal | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2019 06:01 PM IST
The racket, being operated from three call centres in Vijay Nagar area here, was busted on June 11 and led to the arrest of 78 people, including 19 women.
The affidavit alleges that Cisco wired approximately $ 6.5 million to one of these entities and approximately $ 2.8 million to another.(Bloomberg)
The affidavit alleges that Cisco wired approximately $ 6.5 million to one of these entities and approximately $ 2.8 million to another.(Bloomberg)

India-origin former Cisco employee arrested in US

New York | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2019 12:27 PM IST
Prithviraj Bhikha, 50 was charged in a criminal complaint alleging he defrauded a technology major of more than USD 9.3 million, US Attorney David Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John Bennett have said.
The FBI had launched an investigation into President Trump to find if he was under Russian influence after he fired FBI director James Comey over the Russia probe (File Photo)(Reuters)
The FBI had launched an investigation into President Trump to find if he was under Russian influence after he fired FBI director James Comey over the Russia probe (File Photo)(Reuters)

FBI launched probe against Trump after Comey’s firing, says report

Hindustan Times, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2019 12:33 AM IST
FBI investigators, who had watched Candidate Trump’s Russia remarks with some alarm, were now concerned by President Trump’s attempts to link agency chief James Comey’s firing to the Russia probe in a note and an interview to NBC News.
Police in Noida Phase 3 arrested eight people who were allegedly running a fake call centre in Noida, on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)
Police in Noida Phase 3 arrested eight people who were allegedly running a fake call centre in Noida, on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

Fake call centres in NCR dupe over 50,000 in 15 countries using Microsoft’s name

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Pavneet Singh Chadha
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2018 08:41 AM IST
Gurugram and Noida police, in association with international investigating agencies such as Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Interpol and Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted police (RCMP), have so far busted as many as 17 call centres in the two cities and arrested 42 people.
A 32-year-old Indian man, a former employee at American electric car manufacturer Tesla, has been charged for allegedly stealing USD 9.3 million (67, 55, 75, 250 INR) from the company.(AP)
A 32-year-old Indian man, a former employee at American electric car manufacturer Tesla, has been charged for allegedly stealing USD 9.3 million (67, 55, 75, 250 INR) from the company.(AP)

Indian charged with embezzling $9.3 million from Tesla

New York | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2018 01:50 PM IST
Salil Parulekar has been charged with nine counts of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. If convicted, the maximum penalty for each count of wire fraud is twenty years’ imprisonment and a USD 250,000 fine.
An Australian flag is seen prior the wreath-laying ceremonies at the Australian National Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux, northern France, on Anzac Day, on April 24, 2018. Anzac Day honours the men of the Australia-New Zealand Army Corps who died in World War I at the 1915 battle for Gallipoli, Turkey. It has since come to honour the sacrifices made by all service members in the Australian and New Zealand Armed Forces.(AP)
An Australian flag is seen prior the wreath-laying ceremonies at the Australian National Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux, northern France, on Anzac Day, on April 24, 2018. Anzac Day honours the men of the Australia-New Zealand Army Corps who died in World War I at the 1915 battle for Gallipoli, Turkey. It has since come to honour the sacrifices made by all service members in the Australian and New Zealand Armed Forces.(AP)

‘Unprecedented’ foreign interference in Australia: Spy chief

Agence France-Presse, Sydney | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 10:23 AM IST
Duncan Lewis, head of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), did not single out any specific country but his remarks coincided with a sharp escalation of concerns over Chinese interference in domestic politics.
US President Donald Trump speaks during a dinner with US state governors to discuss border security in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, DC, May 21, 2018.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump speaks during a dinner with US state governors to discuss border security in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, DC, May 21, 2018.(AFP)

Prodded by Trump, FBI to look into complaint about its 2016 tactics

Reuters, Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 09:45 AM IST
Trump suggested on Friday that the FBI might have planted or recruited an informant in his presidential campaign for political purposes, citing unidentified reports that at least one FBI representative was “implanted.”
Cables running into cryptocurrency miners are seen at the HydroMiner cryptocurrency farming operation in Austria April 25, 2018.(Reuters File Photo)
Cables running into cryptocurrency miners are seen at the HydroMiner cryptocurrency farming operation in Austria April 25, 2018.(Reuters File Photo)

Indian-origin man in US indicted in multi-million dollar cryptocurrency scam

Press Trust of India, New York | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 03:54 PM IST
Sohrab Sharma is among the three co-founders of a start-up called Centra Tech indicted with conspiring to defraud investors.
Since 2015, the US government has been receiving information from multiple sources that cyber actors were exploiting large numbers of enterprise-class and residential routers and switches worldwide.(Photo for representation)
Since 2015, the US government has been receiving information from multiple sources that cyber actors were exploiting large numbers of enterprise-class and residential routers and switches worldwide.(Photo for representation)

US, UK warn against Russia-sponsored cyber attacks

Indo Asian News Service, San Francisco | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2018 06:59 PM IST
US Department of Homeland Security website says FBI is confident that Russian-sponsored cyber actors are using compromised routers to support espionage, extract intellectual property, maintain access to victim networks, and lay foundation for future operations.
Personnel from the FBI’s Art Crime Team holding a framed work by Marc Chagall prior to its return to the owners’ estate nearly 30 years after it was stolen.(AFP)
Personnel from the FBI’s Art Crime Team holding a framed work by Marc Chagall prior to its return to the owners’ estate nearly 30 years after it was stolen.(AFP)

Marc Chagall oil painting recovered 30 years after being stolen

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, Washington
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 09:25 AM IST
The 1911 painting, Othello and Desdemona, was stolen in 1988 along with other works of art - by Renoir, Picasso and Hopper - from the Manhattan home of Ernest and Rose Heller.
FBI researchers extracted DNA from the mummy’s tooth to establish that it was male.(Reuters/Photo for representation)
FBI researchers extracted DNA from the mummy’s tooth to establish that it was male.(Reuters/Photo for representation)

FBI cracks case of 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy’s decapitated head

Press Trust of India, Cairo/Boston | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2018 01:49 PM IST
The severed head of the mummy was discovered in 1915 in the corner of a looted tomb in the ancient Egyptian necropolis of Deir el-Bersha.
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