FBI Says It Couldn’t Access Nearly 7,000 Mobile Devices Because of Encryption

The FBI hasn’t been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less than a year, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Sunday, turning up the heat on a debate between technology companies and law enforcement officials trying to recover encrypted communications. In the first 11 months … Read more FBI Says It Couldn’t Access Nearly 7,000 Mobile Devices Because of Encryption

FBI arrests hackers who allegedly leaked info on government agents

U.S. authorities have arrested two suspects allegedly involved in dumping details on 29,000 officials with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. Andrew Otto Boggs and Justin Gray Liverman have been charged with hacking into the internet accounts of senior U.S. government officials and breaking into government computer systems. ADVERTISING Both suspects were arrested … Read more FBI arrests hackers who allegedly leaked info on government agents

Phone hacking: What the FBI won’t reveal could hurt users, experts argue

WASHINGTON—We already know that law enforcement agencies can hack our phones. But we don’t know what they find, how they find it, or even who helps them discover the information. Top cybersecurity experts and lawmakers argued about how much should be revealed at a July 11 meeting of the Congressional Internet Caucus. “Government hacking has … Read more Phone hacking: What the FBI won’t reveal could hurt users, experts argue

FBI chief says Guccifer lied about hacking into Clinton’s email server

A Romanian hacker’s claim that he broke into Hillary Clinton’s private email server in 2013 was a lie, according to the FBI. Marcel Lehel Lazar, also known as Guccifer, has boasted about the breach to various media outlets, saying in May that it had been “easy.” But on Thursday, FBI director James Comey said that … Read more FBI chief says Guccifer lied about hacking into Clinton’s email server