Three men who allegedly ran a one-stop online shop selling counterfeit credit cards and holographic overlays to be used by criminals to make fake identifications, face federal charges in an ongoing investigation that has already resulted in 11 additional arrests, including a customer facing federal charges.
Court documents related to a recent FBI investigation have revealed that the agency has been permitted to try to compromise with spying malware the computer of a potential terrorist in order to discover his identity and location, The Washington Post reports.
Jeremy Hammond (aka "Anarchaos"), the Anonymous hacker that earlier this year pleaded guilty to conspiracy and hacking charges regarding the much publicized breach of Strategic Forecasting (“Stratfor”), has been sentenced to spend 10 years in jail.
The New Jersey U.S. Attorney’s Office has charged an alleged hacker in the United Kingdom with breaching thousands of computer systems in the United States and elsewhere – including the computer networks of federal agencies – to steal massive quantities of confidential data.
An FBI agent testifying at the court hearing where the subject of bail for Freedom Hosting owner Eric Eoin Marques was discussed has confirmed that the FBI has, indeed, had a hand in taking over the host's servers and setting pages hosted on them to serve de-anonymizing malware to visitors, Wired reports.