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Bitcoin and Encryption: A Race Between Criminals and the F.B.I.

Law enforcement also has an advantage when it gets ahold of digital devices. Despite claims from Apple, Google and even the Justice Department that smartphones…

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How the Pentagon Papers Shaped the Power of the Free Press

That is true, because the Pentagon Papers case set the press free to publish secrets in ways that were unimaginable in 1971. Reporting on drone…

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Bitcoin Is Actually Traceable, Pipeline Investigation Shows

When Bitcoin burst onto the scene in 2009, fans heralded the cryptocurrency as a secure, decentralized and anonymous way to conduct transactions outside the traditional…

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Who is Hacking the U.S. Economy?

Nicole Perlroth contributed reporting. The Daily is made by Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Annie Brown, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, Michael Simon Johnson, Brad…

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U.S. Seizes Share of Ransom From Hackers in Colonial Pipeline Attack

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said on Monday that it had seized much of the ransom that a major U.S. pipeline operator had paid last…

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Are We Waiting for Everyone to Get Hacked?

‘Playing with fire’ These days, Mr. Panetta has swapped analogies. Like most Californians, he has fire on his mind. The former secretary of defense resides…

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F.B.I. Director Compares Ransomware Danger to 9/11 Threat

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is sounding increasingly urgent alarms about high-profile ransomware attacks that have caused widespread gas shortages, shut meat processing plants and…

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White House Warns Companies to Act Now on Ransomware Defenses

Last week, Mr. Biden acted through executive order in an effort to force some of those changes on the pipeline industry, using the Transportation Safety…

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The M.T.A. Is Breached by Hackers as Cyberattacks Surge

The M.T.A.’s systems appear to have been attacked on two days in the second week of April, and the access continued at least until the…

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