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it will be wrong to accuse the judge Susan Illston of passing a biased verdict in this case. Her argument in this case was that Google went after the premises of issuing an NSL; instead of preparing a defense against the 19 NSL that were the real problem.

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The final deadline for those affected by the DNSChanger to reset their DNS servers is getting nearer. But reports suggest that there are still more than 500000 computers that use the rogue servers. And, as the date reaches July 9th, all of the computers that still use the rogue settings will be cut off from the internet, as the FBI shuts down the temporary servers that were allowing them to connect to the internet until now.

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FBI has released details of an international operation directed at curbing card crimes. The operation, which is said to be the largest aimed at curbing card crimes, lead to the arrest of 24 individuals in 13 countries among which, 11 are from US.

Carding crimes include stealing of personal information such as credit card details, social security numbers, bank account details etc. and using them or selling them in order to make money.

The operation was a result of a two year undercover operation lead by the FBI. Of the 11 arrested outside US, 6 are from United Kingdom, 2 from Bosnia and 1 each from Bulgaria, Norway and Germany.

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A federal Judge has extended the date to cut off computers affected with the DNSChanger malware from the internet.

For those unaware, DNSChanger is a malware that replaces the default DNS servers of the infected computers with rogue DNS servers. It is believed that around four million computers were infected by this malware .

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Legitimate users of Megaupload are planning to sue the FBI. The users of Megaupload say that their non-pirated files were also erased by the FBI. The Pirate Party and EFF are also behind the Megaupload users.

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Last month, the United States Supreme Court had ordered FBI to turn off all GPS devices that was placed without a warrant. In accordance with that ruling, FBI has disabled around 3000 GPS devices across United States, reports Wall Street Journal.

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FBI has released details of its Operation Ghost Click which led to the arrest of six operators of an internet fraud ring that had created and distributed a malware called DNSChanger. All of the arrested men were of Estonian descent and worked primarily from Estonia and Russia. They had infected about 4 million computers in 100 different countries. United States alone had almost 500,000 DNSChanger infected PCs ranging from those owned by individuals to enterprise to even NASA. The hackers are believed to have gotten at least 14 million dollars from the fraud.

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Anonymous and LulzSec have issued a statement saying that they don’t fear the FBI and they can’t stop them. They also government and corporations are their biggest enemies and they will continue to disrupt the internet. The statement was released after the FBI made 14 arrests in U.S. on Tuesday.

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LulzSec has taken down CIA website CIA.gov and are forwarding prank calls to FBI in Detroit.

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According to Gregory Perry, the former CTO of NETSEC, the FBI has implemented numerous backdoors in OpenBSD’s IPsec stack. This was allegedly done by paying developers working on it.

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The FBI has been trying a dictionary attack on the files from Operation Satyagraha and has failed so far. The failure to decrypt these hard drives has brought immense shame to the security agency.

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