ARTICLES RELATING TO FBI

Hackers, traders score insider-trading profit

2015-08-13 07:36

A group of mainly US-based stock traders and computer hackers in Ukraine have made as much as $100m in illegal profits.

FBI: Islamic State sympathiser charged in backpack bomb plot

2015-07-29 08:02

A man described by the FBI as an Islamic State sympathiser who hoped to mount attacks on US soil has been charged with plotting to detonate a nail-filled backpack bomb on a Florida beach.

UK tries to buy ricin from FBI agent

2015-07-21 18:06

Prosecutors say a British software engineer has tried to buy enough ricin over the internet to kill hundreds of people, and planned to test it by killing a small animal.

Americans streaming to fight in Syria

2015-07-08 23:45

More than 200 Americans have travelled or attempted to travel to Syria to fight for Islamic militants, Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey says.

Brothers in NYC terror plot get max sentences

2015-06-11 19:06

Maximum prison sentences for two Pakistani-born brothers in Florida-based NYC terror plot.

Pakistan seeks FBI help to investigate fake diploma scandal

2015-05-27 16:03

Pakistan has asked US authorities to help it investigate Axact, a software firm accused of earning millions of dollars from the international sale of bogus university degrees online, officials say.

US couple found guilty of 'sadistic' Bali suitcase murder

2015-04-21 12:29

An Indonesian court has found a young US couple guilty of murdering the woman's mother and stuffing her battered body into a suitcase on the resort island of Bali.

FBI admits forensic lab errors in criminal cases

2015-04-19 21:08

The FBI has admitted "errors" spanning several years in evidence provided in court by its forensic lab to help secure criminal convictions, including in death penalty cases.

Suspected child porn kingpin arrested in SA

2015-03-12 16:44

A man suspected of being the kingpin of an international child porn syndicate has been arrested at his guesthouse in Grahamstown, according to reports.

FBI aware of several country-linked cyber threat groups

2015-02-26 08:32

The FBI is aware of 60 different cyber threats groups linked to nation-states, a senior bureau official has said.

 

Clinton surrenders email server, thumb drive to FBI

2015-08-12 10:32

A thumb drive and a server containing copies of emails Hillary Clinton sent and received while US secretary of state will be handed over to the FBI, media reports say.

FBI: ISIS is a bigger threat than al-Qaeda

2015-07-23 09:58

ISIS's effort to inspire troubled Americans to violence has become more of a terror threat to the US than an external attack by al-Qaeda, the FBI director says.

FBI says thwarted ISIS attacks on July 4

2015-07-09 22:07

US authorities thwarted plots to kill people in the United States around the July 4 holiday, FBI Director James Comey says.

FBI: Kareem planned Super Bowl attack

2015-06-17 22:03

Authorities say the man arrested on charges relating to the shooting at an anti-Islam event in Texas last month, had aspirations to join ISIS and attack a major US sports event.

FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities

2015-06-02 17:04

The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the US carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology, The Associated Press has learned.

Accused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack

2015-05-05 10:42

Since 2006, the FBI has been able to recognise the voice of Elton Simpson - one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.

FBI arrests 6 in US for alleged terror links - reports

2015-04-20 16:14

FBI agents have arrested six people in Minnesota and California in connection with a terrorism investigation, media in Minnesota reports.

Cybercrime costs SA firms billions

2015-03-20 11:14

Local businesses have lost an estimated R5.8bn to digital fraudsters as breaches soar to alarming rates.

Man on terror most-wanted list detained in Somalia

2015-03-03 12:44

A former taxi driver from Virginia who was recently placed on the FBI’s list of most-wanted terrorists has been captured in Somalia, a US law enforcement official says.

Recycled ID crime spikes in SA

2015-02-25 12:01

Scams involving criminals working with corrupt officials to recycle identities of deceased persons are on the rise in South Africa, says a security expert.

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