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Government Shutdown: TLS Certificates Not Renewed, Many Websites Are Down (slashdot)

More than 80 TLS certificates used by US government websites have expired so far without being renewed, leaving some websites inaccessible to the public. From a report: NASA, the US Department of Justice, and the Court of Appeals are just some of the US government agencies currently impacted, according to Netcraft. The blame falls on the current US federal government shutdown caused by US President Donald Trump's refusal to sign any 2019 government budget bill that doesn't contain funding for a ...
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Over 80 US government websites have become insecure or completely inaccessible because there are no workers there to update security credentials

More than 80 US government websites have now become either insecure or inaccessible due to the sites not updating a security credential known as a TLS certificate, according to a report by Netcraft. Sites impacted include the likes of NASA, the US Department of Justice, and the US Court of Appeals. Most of these affected sites will allow users to proceed past the security warning page, but that can leave users vulnerable to cyber attacks. The US government shutdown has taken a toll on pub...
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Government Shutdown: TLS Certificates Not Renewed, Many Websites Are Down

More than 80 TLS certificates used by US government websites have expired so far without being renewed, leaving some websites inaccessible to the public. From a report: NASA, the US Department of Justice, and the Court of Appeals are just some of the US government agencies currently impacted, according to Netcraft. The blame falls on the current US federal government shutdown caused by US President Donald Trump's refusal to sign any 2019 government budget bill that doesn't contain funding for a ...
Tags: Mexico, US, Tech, Nasa, Donald Trump, US Department of Justice, Court of Appeals, Netcraft


Taiwan's UMC winds down DRAM project after Micron IP tussle

Almost half the team to be reassigned before closure Taiwanese chip-maker UMC, under legal siege from the US Department of Justice, has reportedly pared down its DRAM project team by nearly one half, signalling victory for rival Micron.…
Tags: Taiwan, Software, Micron, US Department of Justice, UMC


US Indicts Two Chinese Government Hackers Over Global Hacking Campaign

The US Department of Justice on Thursday charged two Chinese hackers associated with the Chinese government for hacking numerous companies and government agencies in a dozen countries. The Chinese nationals, Zhu Hua (known online as Afwar, CVNX, Alayos and Godkiller) and Zhang Shilong (known online as Baobeilong, Zhang Jianguo and Atreexp), are believed to be members of a state-sponsored [Author: [email protected] (Mohit Kumar)]
Tags: US, Tech, Hacking News, State Sponsored Attack, Chinese Hackers, Cyber Criminals, Most Wanted Hacker, US Department of Justice, Mohit Kumar, Fbi Most Wanted Hackers, State Sponsored Hackers, APT 10, Zhu Hua, Zhang Shilong, Godkiller, Baobeilong Zhang Jianguo


Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and UK Accuse China of APT10 Hacking Spree

A day after the US Department of Justice charged two Chinese nationals for being members of a state-sponsored hacking group and accused the Chinese government of orchestrating a string of hacks around the world, five other governments have stepped in with similar accusations. From a report: Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, and the UK have published official statements today formally blaming China of hacking their government agencies and local companies. All statements are in regards to the...
Tags: UK, China, US, Tech, Doj, US Department of Justice, Ministry of State Security MSS, Australia Canada Japan New Zealand


Airbus shares plunge on reported US corruption probe

Shares in European aircraft maker Airbus tumbled nearly nine percent Thursday after French daily Le Monde reported that it could face fines of several billion dollars under a US corruption inquiry. The newspaper said the US Department of Justice opened a probe for "improper practices" at the end of 2017 and informed Airbus it was under investigation at the end of the summer. The inquiry stems from Airbus's disclosure in early 2016 that it had neglected to inform authorities about payments to ...
Tags: News, US, Airbus, Le Monde, US Department of Justice


Airbus shares plunge on reported US corruption probe

Shares in European aircraft maker Airbus tumbled more than nine percent Thursday after French daily Le Monde reported it could face record fines of several billion dollars in a US corruption inquiry. The newspaper said the US Department of Justice had opened a probe for "improper practices" at the end of 2017 and informed Airbus it was under investigation at the end of the summer. The inquiry stems from Airbus's disclosure in early 2016 that it had neglected to inform authorities about paymen...
Tags: News, US, Airbus, Le Monde, US Department of Justice


United States: DOJ Announces Revisions To Policy On Corporate Cooperation - WilmerHale

In a November 29, 2018 speech,1 Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced a softening of the US Department of Justice's (DOJ) policy on giving credit for cooperation in corporate prosecutions.
Tags: News, United States, Doj, US Department of Justice, Rod Rosenstein, Corporate Cooperation WilmerHale


Canada arrested Huawei's CFO, and the US is seeking to extradite her

Canadian authorities have arrested Huawei's chief financial officer, Wanzhou Meng.  US officials have been investigated Huawei over alleged violations of the country's sanctions on Iran and are seeking to extradite Meng. The arrest comes amid a trade war between the US and China. The chief financial officer of Chinese tech and telecoms giant Huawei has been arrested in Canada at the request of US authorities and faces extradition to the United States. The Canadian Justice Department arrested ...
Tags: Amazon, China, US, Trends, Iran, Canada, Britain, United States, Vancouver, Huawei, Justice Department, Reuters, US Department of Justice, McLeod, South China Morning Post, Troy Wolverton


Billionaire investor Mike Lynch has left the board of unicorn cybersecurity startup Darktrace as he faces fraud charges

British technology entrepreneur and investor Mike Lynch was charged with conspiracy and fraud in the US last Friday. The charges relate to the $11 billion sale of Lynch's software firm to HP in 2011. The billionaire has resigned from the board of unicorn security startup, Darktrace, as well as advisory positions with the Royal Society and the UK government. His investment company, Invoke Capital, and its portfolio startups said it is business as usual, despite ties to Autonomy. A prominent Br...
Tags: Amazon, UK, US, Trends, Hp, Cambridge, Royal Society, Mike Lynch, British Virgin Islands, Cto, The Telegraph, Companies House, Mike, US Department of Justice, Lynch, Sophia


The DoJ's Secret Legal Arguments to Break Cryptography

Earlier this year, the US Department of Justice made a series of legal arguments as to why Facebook should be forced to help the government wiretap Facebook Messenger. Those arguments are still sealed. The ACLU is suing to make them public. [Author: Bruce Schneier]
Tags: Facebook, Cryptography, Aclu, Crypto Wars, US Department of Justice, Bruce Schneier, National Security Policy, Facebook Messenger Those


British tech billionaire Mike Lynch charged with fraud in the US over $11 billion Autonomy sale

The US has charged British tech billionaire Mike Lynch with 14 counts of fraud over the sale of his company Autonomy to Hewlett-Packard in 2011. The charges allege that Lynch and Autonomy's former vice president for finance, Stephen Chamberlain, inflated the firm's earnings from 2009 to 2011. "These stale allegations are meritless and we reject them emphatically," Lynch's lawyers said in a statement. The US has charged British tech billionaire Mike Lynch with fraud over the sale of his compan...
Tags: UK, England, US, San Francisco, Trends, Hp, Britain, Clifford Chance, Mike Lynch, Chamberlain, US Department of Justice, Lynch, Sushovan Hussain, Steptoe Johnson, Hussain, Reid Weingarten


US jails druglord El Chapo's lieutenant for life

The former right hand man of notorious Mexican druglord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced Friday to life in prison, judicial sources said. Damaso Lopez Nunez, known as "The Lawyer" when he worked for the ultra-violent Sinaloa cartel, had been convicted of trafficking by a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. According to the US Department of Justice, Lopez was the deputy head of a Mexican maximum security prison in 2001 when he helped Guzman escape.
Tags: News, US, El Chapo, Guzman, Sinaloa, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, US Department of Justice, Lopez, Alexandria Virginia, Damaso Lopez Nunez


Sorry, we haven't ACLU what happened in sealed 'Facebook decryption' case, but let's find out

American Civil Liberties Union wants to know what govt asked for, and why court refused The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a motion to find out what went on in a court case in which the US Department of Justice allegedly tried to make Facebook give it unencrypted access to Messenger calls.…
Tags: Facebook, Software, Aclu, American Civil Liberties Union, US Department of Justice, The American Civil Liberties Union ACLU


US Department of Justice is investigating Tether for market manipulation

It seems US authorities aren’t yet done with controversial cryptocurrency Tether. The ‘USD-backed’ stablecoin is now being probed by the country’s Justice Department, according to a Bloomberg report. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) together launched a criminal probe into cryptocurrency market manipulation in May. The investigations have now zeroed in on a possible nexus involving Bitcoin, Tether, and cryptocurrency exchange desk Bitfinex as bein...
Tags: Startups, US, Bloomberg, United States, Justice Department, Cryptocurrency, US Department of Justice, US Department of Justice DOJ, Bitfinex, Commodity Futures Trading Commission CFTC, Hard Fork


Court filings accidentally reveal charges against Julian Assange

In a turn of events that reads like a plot point from an unreleased Coen Brothers script, information has surfaced revealing that prosecutors have charged embattled Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange. The information came to light as part of the recently unsealed filing of a seemingly unrelated sex crimes case. How Assange’s name and fate appeared in those court documents is apparently anyone’s guess. Wikileaks, for one, is chalking the whole kerfuffle up to a “cut-and-paste error.” Did t...
Tags: London, Tech, Policy, The New York Times, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Journal, Coen Brothers, George Washington University, Assange, US Department of Justice, Hughes, Eastern District of Virginia, Robert Mueller, Barry Pollack, Seamus Hughes


Apple's war on repair continues: Amazon now bans refurb Apple products from third parties

Apple has long understood that hardware products that last a long time result in falling unit sales, as customers opt to keep their old machines instead of buying the latest models; that's part of why the company led the charge that killed every single Right to Repair bill introduced last year -- less repairs leads to more "recycling," which is Applespeak for dropping used units into giant shredders without harvesting any usable parts first. Every year, refurbishers rescue thousands of used...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Post, Business, News, Congress, E-waste, US Department of Justice, Case Western Reserve University, United States Supreme Court, Right To Repair, Given Amazon, Late Stage Capitalism, Aaron Perzanowski, Jason Koebler Motherboard, Monopolism


United States: DOJ Releases Updated Cyber Incident Response Guidance For Private Sector Entities - Mayer Brown

On September 27, 2018, the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Criminal Division in the US Department of Justice released a revised version of its Best Practices for Victim Response and Reporting of Cyber Incidents.
Tags: News, United States, Doj, US Department of Justice, Mayer Brown


Talk about Micron-aggression: US charges Chinese biz, staff over DRAM chip secrets theft

A Chen, a Ho, and a Wang walk into a bar... or so prosecutors allege The US Department of Justice has unveiled charges against two companies and three individuals it says have been stealing trade secrets from American memory chipmaker Micron.…
Tags: US, Software, Micron, US Department of Justice, Chen


The DOJ is accusing Chinese intelligence officers of stealing sensitive information from American aviation companies

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has indicted 10 Chinese intelligence officers and those working at their direction for stealing sensitive information from United States aviation companies, according to a federal court filing. The DOJ says over a dozen US and European aviation companies were hacked over a period of more than five years beginning no later than January 2010 in an effort to obtain intellectual property and other confidential information.  According to the DOJ, the defendants so...
Tags: China, US, America, Trends, United States, Doj, Trump, Nanjing, US Department of Justice, MSS, US Department of Justice DOJ, Chinese state, National Security Division, Adam Braverman, John C Demers, China s Ministry of State Security MSS


Woman charged in aiding propaganda scheme: I'm 'just a simple Russian accountant'

A Russian woman accused by the US Department of Justice of managing money flows for a propaganda scheme aimed at politically charged Americans says that she's "just a Russian woman."
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China says US fabricated spy case 'out of thin air'

China has rejected US espionage claims against a Chinese national arrested in Belgium and extradited to America as mere fabrications plucked “out of thin air,” adding further pressure between Beijing and Washington. The US Department of Justice charged Xu Yanjun on Wednesday for conspiring and attempting to steal trade secrets from major US aviation and aerospace companies, including GE Aviation, a top jet engine supplier for US military aircraft. Mr Xu, a director for China’s intelligence and s...
Tags: News, Washington, China, US, America, Fbi, Beijing, United States, Belgium, Trump, Harold, US Department of Justice, GE Aviation, Xu, RAND Corp, John Demers


Tesla’s woes unlikely to end soon, but startups can take a cue

“Funding secured.” When Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk tweeted the above statement early August, it kickstarted a series of things: Tesla stock jumped from about $363 to $379. The Securities and Exchange Commission launched a formal investigation into Musk — accusing him of making false and misleading statements to prop up Tesla’s value. The US Department of Justice opened a fraud investigation into Tesla. The SEC charged Musk with fraud, and Tesla and Musk reached a settlement with the SEC in ...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Tesla, SEC, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk, Contributors, US Department of Justice


HSBC in $765m settlement with US Department of Justice

The banking giant settles with the Department of Justice over mortgage mis-selling claims.
Tags: Business, Hsbc, Department Of Justice, US Department of Justice


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Amazon and Apple were reportedly targeted by Chinese spies attempting to plant tiny microchips in their data centers. Chinese spies attempted to plant tiny microchips in the data centers of 30 major American companies, including Amazon and Apple, according to a Bloomberg investigation. Apple and Amazon fired back at the explosive report linking them to a giant Chinese microchip hack. Both Apple and Amazon issued unusually robust...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, Trends, Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, SEC, Evan Spiegel, Doj, Wall Street Journal, Gates, Alexa, Securities And Exchange Commission, US Department of Justice


US charges seven Russian intelligence officers linked to global cyber hack of doping agencies and other organisations

The US Department of Justice has charged seven Russian military intelligence officers with hacking anti-doping agencies and other organisations. An indictment announced in Washington on Thursday said Russia's military intelligence agency, known as the GRU, targeted the hacking victims because they had publicly supported a ban on Russian athletes in international sports competitions and because they had condemned Russia's state-sponsored athlete doping program. Prosecutors said the Russians als...
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Danske Bank faces US investigation into money laundering

Denmark’s largest bank cooperating with Department of Justice over Estonian branch Danske Bank faces a criminal investigation by US authorities over a €200bn (£177bn) money-laundering scandal involving its Estonian branch.Denmark’s largest bank said on Thursday that it had “received requests for information from the US Department of Justice in connection with a criminal investigation relating to the bank’s Estonian branch”. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, US, World news, Banking, Financial Sector, US news, European banks, Denmark, Estonia, Department Of Justice, US Department of Justice, Danske Bank


Danske Bank says US probing money laundering claims

Danske Bank on Thursday said it was being investigated by the US Department of Justice over possible money laundering related to more than $200 billion transferred through the Danish lender's Estonian branch. At the centre of a financial scandal that has made headlines since last year, a Danske Bank internal probe was unable to determine exactly how much of the money that passed through the branch between 2007 and 2015 may have been laundered. "Danske Bank has also now received requests for in...
Tags: News, US, Doj, US Department of Justice, Danske Bank, US Department of Justice DOJ


The ink's not dry on California'a new net neutrality law and the US govt is already suing

Ding-ding, round three in the internet access battle begins Analysis Within minutes of California signing a net neutrality bill into law on Sunday, the US Department of Justice sued the state claiming the new legislation is illegal.…
Tags: California, US, Software, US Department of Justice, Ding