Dec 24, 2014

FBI warns of Islamic State threat to Mississippi River bridge

The FBI has warned local authorities of a threat that Islamic State militants would blow up the Memphis & Arkansas Bridge spanning the Mississippi River, an agency spokesman said on Tuesday. The bridge is a major route connecting Tennessee and Arkansas. The Federal Bureau ...

Dec 19, 2014

Judge to rule on FBI ruse in case against Malaysians

A federal judge said Thursday she’ll rule soon on whether the FBI improperly entered suites at a Las Vegas Strip casino without a warrant during a probe of what prosecutors say was illegal gambling involving a Malaysian businessman and his son. U.S. Magistrate Judge ...

Dec 12, 2014

Moldova arrests gang suspected of smuggling uranium from Russia

Moldova has detained seven people suspected of smuggling uranium-238 on a passenger train from Russia, a highly radioactive substance that can be used to make a dirty bomb, Interpol said on Thursday. After a nearly year-long investigation, Moldovan police also seized 200 grams (7 ...

Dec 10, 2014

FBI leaves door open on media impersonation

FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday left open the possibility that an agent might again pose as a journalist as part of an investigation, though he said such a tactic ought to be rare and “done carefully with significant supervision, if it’s going to ...

Dec 3, 2014

North Korea's fingerprints reportedly found on Sony hack

North Korea may have had a hand in the digital attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment that used destructive malware to disable systems and destroy data, according to two sources with knowledge of the investigation. Some of the malware contained Korean language code, and other ...

Nov 18, 2014

FBI probes State Department hacking tied to White House breach

The FBI is investigating a hacking attack that forced the U.S. State Department to disable part of its email system and may be linked to a previously disclosed intrusion of the White House network. The FBI on Monday said it opened investigations into the ...

Nov 11, 2014

Postal Service says it is victim of hacking attack

The U.S. Postal Service said Monday it is the victim of a cyberattack and that information about its employees, including Social Security numbers, may have been compromised. The FBI and other federal agencies are investigating, the agency said in a statement. Postal Service spokesman ...

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 ...