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Daphne Caruana Galizia's Murder and the Security of WhatsApp
Daphne Caruana Galizia was a Maltese journalist whose anti-corruption investigations exposed powerful people. She was Please login or register to see this link. in October by a car bomb.
Galizia used WhatsApp to Please login or register to see this link. with her sources. Now that she is dead, the Maltese police want to break into her phone or the app, and find out who those sources were.
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I am less optimistic than that reporter. The FBI is Please login or register to see this link. ." The article doesn't explain that, but I would not be surprised if they were helping crack the phone.
It will be interesting to see if WhatsApp's security survives this. My guess is that it depends on how much of the phone was recovered from the bombed car.
EDITED TO ADD (11/7): The court-appointed IT expert on the case has a Please login or register to see this link. for theft and forgery.
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Hacker from Anapa Evgeny Bogachev declared wanted by the FBI for fraud and extortion of money by a botnet Gameover Zeus, among neighbors and residents of the resort town is considered to be a hero. This in his special report from the Krasnodar region reported The Telegraph .
In early June, based on the documents of the FBI, the British newspaper correspondents managed to set the address of the intended stay Bogacheva. As it turned out, his last location of US intelligence agencies believe the house number 120 on the street Lermontov.
Send to this address journalists talked with the locals and found that for most of them is a model of hacker clever and talented man.
Neighbors describe Evgeny Bogachev, as a quiet young man who loved to ride on a yacht. About Bogacheva employment in the IT sector, some of the residents knew only on sticker on his car Volvo, touting "repair of computer equipment."
Seeing his neighbor in a photo from the press release the FBI, many refused to consider him a criminal, claiming that in fact Bogachyov - the hero and the "nice guy."
According to 23-year-old local resident Michael, he often saw Eugene Bogacheva in the hallway, facing the street with his wife and 9-year-old daughter. Hacker believes talented young man and his actions on hacking other people's computers - it is moral because he hacked only "enemy computers, not their, Russian users."
The same view is shared by the journalists surveyed The Telegraph local taxi driver Vazgen Atanasov.
"Great guy." "If we consider that the Americans are doing with other people, their actions, he just pay them what they deserved. Vazgen Atanasov, a taxi driver from Anapa"
Law enforcement agencies of the spa town, apparently, is not going to take any kind of action was to catch the hacker. The representative of the local police station refused to tell The Telegraph whether he received instructions from their superiors about Eugene Bogacheva. At the same time, speaking on my own behalf, a police officer said that he "would hang on Bogacheva medal."
US authorities have put forward against Eugene Bogacheva charges of fraud, money laundering and hacking at the beginning of June. At the same time, the FBI reported that they were able to take control of the partially created Bogachyov Gameover Zeus botnet and "free" about 300 thousand were part of a computer.
This US law enforcement agencies benefited from collaboration with the Ukrainian police, seized in May in Kiev and Donetsk several command servers botnet.
Botnet Eugene Bogacheva worked on the basis of his writings Trojan Zeus, and for profit used the program Cryptolocker. With Cryptolocker hacker could encrypt files on users' computers and demand ransom for the return of access to them.
According to the FBI, once the victim Gameover Zeus became even employees of one of the police stations in Massachusetts. For unlocking their computers police moved Bogachyov $ 750. In total, income from the Gameover Zeus is estimated at US $ 100 million.
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A former programmer for banking firm Goldman Sachs who has been accused of stealing company secrets has filed suit against the FBI agents who arrested him for allegedly violating his constitutional rights.
Sergey Aleynikov, 45, has been battling it out in the courts ever since his 2009 arrest on charges that he absconded with code from Goldman Sachs' proprietary high-speed trading software, in violation of the federal Economic Espionage Act (EEA).
He was convicted in 2011 and sentenced to prison time and a fine, but an appeals court later overturned his conviction and ordered his immediate release, saying the EEA didn't apply to the crimes of which he was accused. By that point, Aleynikov had already served 11 months in prison.
He wasn't out of the woods yet, though. In 2012, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance filed new charges against Aleynikov on behalf of the state of New York, accusing him of "unlawful use of scientific material" and "unlawfully duplicating computer-related material."
Aleynikov is due to stand trial on those charges on April 1, but in the meantime he has taken the offensive. Reuters reports that he has sued FBI agents Michael McSwain and Eugene Casey and some other, unnamed agents, on grounds that his arrest and prosecution were both prejudicial and illegal.
According to the complaint filed in the US District Court of Newark, New Jersey, which was obtained by Bloomberg:
The unconstitutional malicious prosecution of Aleynikov was designed not to serve the interests of justice but to curry favor with an influential corporation intent on punishing one of its most talented officers who chose to leave the firm and, in the process, sending a message to other employees and prospective employees that Goldman Sachs is willing and able to use the American criminal justice system as its own private enforcement arm.
The suit alleges that not only were Aleynikov's arrest and the subsequent search of his home unlawful because the agents didn't get warrants, but that the FBI violated Aleynikov's civil rights again when they forwarded evidence to the Manhattan DA's office.
In December, the judge in Aleynikov's original trial ruled that the property seized during the search of his home – including computers and thumb drives – should have been returned after his conviction was reversed. Instead, it became the basis of the New York State charges.
Aleynikov's suit against the FBI agents comes just days after he also sued Goldman Sachs in an effort to have the firm advance him his legal fees to defend against a civil suit it filed against him over his alleged code theft.
Reuters reports that Aleynikov has already incurred more than $3m in court costs related to the civil suit, and he has asked that the case be put on hold pending his upcoming criminal trial. ®
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