Tag: DOJ

DC Judge Tells DOJ to Leave Anti-Trump Traffic Logs Alone

Internet rights and freedom of assembly advocates rejoice! The judiciary has come down on the side of US citizens fighting to protect their rights. We recently reported on President Trump’s Department of Justice requesting identifying information on visitors to a protest website, but that may now be a thing of the past. A judge has issued a statement indicating that the United States government has “no right to rummage” through the anti-Trump …
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DOJ Requesting Identifying Information from Anti-Trump Website

The Donald Trump Administration has ruffled a lot of feathers since taking office. From endless gaffes, allegations of Russian collusion, to threats of preemptive strikes on nuclear adversaries, Trump’s first year in office has left many worried about ethics and the state of the Union. Recently it surfaced that the Trump Administration has been demanding IP addresses of citizens visiting an anti-Trump website. Whether one voted for him or thoroughly dislikes him, …
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Bitcoin Ransomware Education: Scotch Tape Locker v1.0

We have seen multiple iterations of crypto-ransomware over the past few months. In some cases, developers have employed images and logos related to existing law enforcement agencies. Such scare tactics often work quite well against less tech-savvy users. Developers are also looking for more efficient ways of securing payment from their victims. Scotch Tape Locker v1.0 boasts a large DOJ logo and requires three different keys to unlock one’s data. Scotch Tape Locker v1.0 Is an Interesting …
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Department of Justice Appeals to US Supreme Court Over Foreign Database Access

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is looking to have the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) overturn a decision that found Microsoft did not need to provide the DOJ with data stored on foreign servers. This decision has been unsuccessfully appealed twice before. What Happened? The DOJ’s appeal was turned down twice partially because of the language of the issued warrants. The term “file cabinets” seemed to be the …
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