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‘BitTorrent’ exploit could be used to stage massive cyber attacks

With the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) treating successful cyber attacks by “Operation Payback” as criminal offenses, a new level of ambiguity is being introduced into the enforcement of cyber crime laws. The FBI was treating efforts by “Anonymous” and “4chan” as an “unauthorized and knowing transmission of code or…

FBI treats cyber ‘sit-ins’ led by ‘Anonymous’ as violation of law

The FBI raided Dallas-based Tailor Made Services, an Internet hosting company, and seized one of its servers as part of an international criminal investigation into cyber attacks against online payments firm PayPal. The cyber attacks were part of “Operation Payback,” which organized distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in retaliation…

O’Donnell: ‘Establishment’ out to get me

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Christine O’Donnell, the defeated Republican candidate for the Senate in Delaware and a Tea Party favorite, on Wednesday dismissed a report that prosecutors and the FBI are investigating her for alleged misuse of campaign funds. “Let us be clear. There was no impermissible use of campaign funds.…

Citing police abuse, Hispanics leaving Conn. town

Hispanics leaving Conn. town as FBI probes complaints of police abuse, racial profiling Santiago Malave has worked law enforcement jobs in Connecticut for more than four decades, but as a Puerto Rican, he says he cannot drive through his own town without worrying about police harassing him. Malave, a probation…

FBI data shows violent crime continues to decline

Reports of violent and property crimes continued to decline in the first half of 2010, according to preliminary crime report released by the FBI Monday. The FBI’s semiannual uniform crime report shows that reports of violent crime dropped 6.2 percent from January to June and property crime reports were down…

Pulitzer-winner, ex-CIA analyst, FBI whistleblower among those arrested outside White House

As President Barack Obama was unveiling a new report on progress of the war in Afghanistan, a lineup of high-profile dissenters joined in an act of civil disobedience that ended with about 135 demonstrators being arrested outside the White House Thursday afternoon. The number of arrestees came by way of…

Three NOLA cops guilty in post-Katrina shooting

A federal jury on Thursday convicted three current or former New Orleans police officers but acquitted two others in the death of a man during Hurricane Katrina’s chaotic aftermath. The jury of seven women and five men on convicted former officer David Warren of manslaughter in the shooting death of…

Fox host likens Oregon terror ‘entrapment’ to East Germany

Federal agents went too far by setting up a 19-year-old Oregon man for the attempted bombing of a Christmas tree lighting in Portland, according to one Fox Business News host. In a heated debate, Judge Andrew Napolitano, host of Freedom Watch, told Bill O’Reilly that “we will become East Germany…

FBI stopped Portland bomb suspect from taking job before sting

Though it’s a controversial assertion, observers often point to a link between acts of terrorism and poverty. In the case of Mohamed Osman Mohamud, the 19-year-old arrested Friday for allegedly trying to blow up an Oregon Christmas tree lighting ceremony, the FBI itself may have created that link. According to…

FBI apparently set up US teen blamed for fake car bomb

Boy told undercover agents he could get a gun because he’s a “rapper”; authored article containing “jihad” workout tips An Somali-born, American teenager was apparently set up by federal law enforcement officials who posed as radical Islamic fighters and lured the young man into a plot he believed would lead…

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