Justice

U.S. Marshals Service Breach Exposed Personal Data of 387,000 Prisoners

The agency notified affected individuals this month after learning about the intrusion in December.

How the Justice Department is Permitted to Use Counter-Drone Technology

The guidance enables the agency and its subcomponents to intercept, damage or destroy threatening drones in some cases. 

The Other Cyber Threat that Merits an FBI Warning Amid COVID-19

Zoombombing got all the attention but another threat could hurt financially.

Justice, HHS Redistribute More than 500,000 Pieces of Protective Gear Seized from Hoarder

Emergency medical supplies peddled by price gougers were redistributed to front line medical personnel in New York and New Jersey.

White House Updates Contracting and Technology Guidance for Federal Agencies  

During the coronavirus outbreak, the Veterans Affairs Department got a greenlight to rehire experts and the Justice Department clarified its stance on working in states with shelter-in-place orders. 

Special Delivery: DOJ Charges Two Men for Delivering Prison Contraband with Drones

The smuggled goods included drugs, phones, saw blades, syringes and Just for Men hair color.

Attorney General Prioritizes Prosecuting COVID-19 Scammers

William Barr directed federal attorneys to go after people behind phony cures and phishing schemes. 

Justice, Senators Propose Initiatives to Combat Online Sex Exploitation

The department’s voluntary principles and new legislation leave encryption in question. 

Former DHS Acting Inspector General Indicted for Stealing Database with Personnel Information

The 16-count indictment includes charges of theft of proprietary software and intent to defraud the U.S. government.

In RSA Showdown, Analyst Says U.S. Must Choose Between Surveillance and Security

The debate highlights how the Justice Department’s push for access to encrypted data could undermine the U.S. campaign against Huawei.

End-to-End Encryption and Law Enforcement Access to Data Can Coexist, Justice Official Says

The official pointed to Australian and U.K. laws as models for the U.S. and an emerging “international consensus” on the issue. 

America’s Hopelessly Anemic Response to One of the Largest Personal-Data Breaches Ever

The government has indicted four members of China’s People’s Liberation Army for hacking into the credit-reporting agency Equifax. The question is why.

Justice Department Attributes Equifax Hack to Chinese Military Officers 

Officials highlight the theft of intellectual property, in addition to personal information.

Justice Files ‘First-of-its-Kind Enforcement Action’ Against Robocall Carriers

The department is suing a handful of companies that were repeatedly warned they were facilitating fraudulent robocalls from organizations posing as government agencies and other businesses.

Weakening Encryption Could Impact Election Security, Coalition Says

An election security group said the Justice Department’s renewed calls for access to encrypted data could impact more than privacy.

Justice Department Needs Counter-Biometric Experts

The U.S. Marshals Service wants to learn more about the market for counter-biometric expertise, including evading the tech and preventing criminals from doing the same.

Justice Department Announces ‘Strike Force’ to Combat Procurement Crimes

The interagency partnership aims to prevent bid-rigging at all levels of government.