Boston bombing suspect's friend convicted of lying to FBI

Oct 29, 2014

Boston bombing suspect's friend convicted of lying to FBI

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s friend was convicted Tuesday of lying to federal agents during the investigation into the deadly 2013 attack. Robel Phillipos, 21, was convicted of two counts for lying about being in Tsarnaev’s dorm room while two other friends removed ...

FBI director warns against cellphone encryption

Oct 17, 2014

FBI director warns against cellphone encryption

FBI Director James Comey gave a stark warning Thursday against smartphone data encryption, saying homicide cases could be stalled, suspects could go free and “justice may be denied because of a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive.” Likening encrypted data to a safe ...

Oct 16, 2014

FBI warns U.S. businesses of cyberattacks, blames Beijing

The FBI warned U.S. businesses on Wednesday that hackers it believes to be backed by the Chinese government have recently launched attacks on U.S. companies. The “flash” warning described tools and techniques used by the hackers and asked companies to contact federal authorities if ...

Oct 7, 2014

Chicago-area man charged over quest to join Islamic State

Federal prosecutors on Monday charged a suburban Chicago man with trying to travel overseas to join the Islamic State group. Members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested Mohammed Hamzah Khan, a 19-year-old U.S. citizen from Bolingbrook, on Saturday evening at O’Hare International ...

Sep 26, 2014

FBI believes it has identified IS hostage executioner

The United States has identified the masked Islamic State militant who murdered two kidnapped American journalists in separate videotaped beheadings, FBI chief James Comey said Thursday. The jihadist organization triggered global outrage when it released videos of a man with a British accent killing ...

Aug 21, 2014

FBI warns health care companies they are being targeted by hackers

The FBI has warned that healthcare industry companies are being targeted by hackers, publicizing the issue following an attack on U.S. hospital group Community Health Systems Inc. that resulted in the theft of millions of patient records. “The FBI has observed malicious actors targeting ...

American slain in Bali, daughter had troubled past

Aug 20, 2014

American slain in Bali, daughter had troubled past

A Chicago woman whose beaten body was found stuffed in a suitcase on the Indonesian resort island of Bali was repeatedly and violently abused by the daughter who has been arrested in her killing, according to police reports. A Chicago-based lawyer for the 19-year-old ...

Aug 18, 2014

Premier FBI cybersquad in Pittsburgh to add agents

The FBI’s premier cybersquad has focused attention on computer-based crime in recent months by helping prosecutors charge five Chinese army intelligence officials with stealing trade secrets from major companies and by snaring a Russian-led hacking ring that pilfered $100 million from bank accounts worldwide. ...

Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew

Aug 18, 2014

Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew

The first night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and seven arrests, after police dressed in riot gear used armored vehicles to disperse defiant protesters who refused to leave a St. Louis suburb where a black, unarmed teen had ...