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  • FBI warns of growing car-buying cyberscams

    The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) this week issued an alert about an <a href="http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/07/cedar_grove_man_indicted_for_o.html">online car-buying cyberscam</a> that has been <a href="http://www.ottawacitizen.com/foils+apparent+online+sale+scam/5225061/story.html">rearing its ugly head</a> lately.

  • FBI turns up faster, more accurate fingerprint identification system

    The FBI today said it's made a long-awaited switch from its Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to an upgraded, faster one the FBI calls <a href="http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/fingerprints_biometrics/ngi/ngi2">Advanced Fingerprint Information Technology (AFIT)</a>. The AFIT replacement prepares the way for going beyond fingerprint identification to other <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/092210-biometrics.html">biometrics</a>, including latent palm prints and facial recognition, the next step in the FBI's multiyear effort called the Next Generation Identification (NGI) system.

  • Alleged Mariposa botnet hacker arrested

    Slovenian police will hold a press conference on Friday to discuss the arrest of three men in connection the massive Mariposa botnet that was disabled late last year.

  • Programmer steals Wall Street trading code, FBI alleges

    A high-level developer for a major Wall Street firm was arrested by the FBI on Friday and charged with stealing computer code that automates high-volume trading on stock and commodities markets, according to court documents.

  • FTC has a message for vishing victims

    The e-mail looks important: "National 1st Credit Union temporarily suspended your account. Reason: Billing failure." Further down, it tells you to call this number to reactivate: 201-621-5813.

  • 'AKILL' investigation continues

    Police are still examining the computer equipment seized from the Coromandel home of the alleged botmaster known online as &quot;AKILL&quot;. The raid &#8212; a joint effort by New Zealand Police and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation &#8212; was conducted late last month.

  • Foreign attacks prompt FBI warning to enterprises

    The Chinese government has denied involvement in a series of hacks carried out against government IT systems around the world, including those of New Zealand government agencies, but the threat of technology-driven espionage has forced the FBI to push businesses and academic institutions to better prepare for such attacks.

  • How the FBI collars cybercriminals – discreetly

    Identity theft, hacking for profit, espionage, iPod slurping &#8212; the FBI is increasingly focused on helping organisations fight these and other cybercrimes. I asked several agents what they&#8217;re seeing in the field and what advice they can offer IT.

  • Email scammers posing as FBI, CIA

    The FBI is warning computer users not to open a widely circulating email that falsely claims to have been sent by US authorities. The email attempts to trick users into installing a variant of the Sober worm by telling them that they have been spotted on &quot;illegal websites,&quot; and asking them to click on an attached &quot;list of questions&quot;.