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  • U.S. investigating Elon Musk's statements on taking Tesla private

    Tesla Inc said on Tuesday the U.S. Department of Justice was investigating Chief Executive Elon Musk's public statements in August that he was considering taking the electric carmaker private, the latest and biggest threat to Musk and his leadership of the electric car maker.

    Written by Reuters19 Sept. 18 09:04
  • SEC charges 32 in press release hacking, stock trading scheme

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged 32 defendants with fraud in an international scheme that used stolen, yet-to-be-published press releases from hacked websites to conduct stock trades.

    Written by Grant Gross13 Aug. 15 02:32
  • Nine charged in press release breaches, stock trading scheme

    Nine people face criminal charges in the U.S. for allegedly hacking three press release distributors and stealing yet-to-be-published announcements in a stock trading scheme that authorities say generated about US$30 million in illegal profits.

    Written by Grant Gross12 Aug. 15 04:33
  • Hillary Clinton sent classified information via personal email

    A government investigation has concluded that Hillary Clinton sent classified information through a personal email account while she served as Secretary of State, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

    Written by Martyn Williams25 July 15 04:35
  • Five arrested in JPMorgan US hacking case

    U.S law enforcement officials have arrested five individuals who reportedly were involved in the high-profile 2014 computer hacking of JPMorgan.

    Written by Joab Jackson22 July 15 08:43
  • Vietnamese man gets 13 years for massive ID theft scheme

    A Vietnamese man linked to a data breach of 200 million personal records at a subsidiary of credit monitoring firm Experian has been sentenced to 13 years in prison, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

    Written by Grant Gross15 July 15 06:03
  • FBI wants companies to back off end-to-end encryption

    U.S. tech companies should retain access to the encrypted information of their customers, instead of providing end-to-end encryption, in order to give police the tools they need to investigate crimes and terrorist activity, two senior law enforcement officials said.

    Written by Grant Gross09 July 15 05:03
  • Former attorney general calls Snowden deal possible

    The "possibility exists" for the U.S. Department of Justice to cut a deal that would allow surveillance leaker Edward Snowden to return to the U.S., a former attorney general said in a media interview.

    Written by Grant Gross08 July 15 02:11
  • DEA agent pleads guilty to accepting Silk Road funds

    A Drug Enforcement Administration agent intimately involved in the Silk Road investigation admitted on Wednesday he secretly accepted bitcoins from the underground website's operator and illegally took other funds.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk02 July 15 09:34
  • Former Qualcomm exec sentenced for insider trading

    A former executive vice president at Qualcomm was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison and fined US$500,000 on charges related to a three-year-long insider trading scheme.

    Written by Grant Gross27 June 15 06:13