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.

Defence blames FBI agent in US airport bomb plot

2015-02-03 12:35

Defence attorneys have argued that an FBI agent who befriended a man now accused of plotting a suicide bomb attack at a US airport radicalised him and induced him to commit the crime.

Controversial surveillance foiled US Capitol bomb plot

2015-01-16 08:55

US House Speaker John Boehner claims a recently uncovered jihadist-inspired plot by a young American to massacre lawmakers in the US Capitol was discovered thanks to the government's controversial surveillance programs.

Accused Silk Road boss goes on trial

2015-01-13 09:00

The accused US mastermind of an underground criminal website goes on trial in New York.


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.

SA firms take huge hit from hackers

2015-02-05 12:06

Cyber crime is a lucrative industry that is milking South African companies but the hackers have little risk of being caught, says an expert.

Email scam nets $214m, says FBI

2015-01-23 08:15

An email scam which targets businesses with bogus invoices has netted more than $214m from victims in 45 countries in just over one year.

US man arrested over plot to attack Capitol

2015-01-15 05:41

A 20-year-old US man has been arrested for allegedly plotting an attack on Congress inspired by Islamic State jihadists, according to the justice department and FBI.

FBI recommends charges against ex-CIA chief Petraeus

2015-01-10 11:35

The FBI and US prosecutors have reportedly recommended bringing felony charges against retired General David Petraeus for allegedly providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the CIA.

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