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DOJ Charges North Korean Spy Over Sony Hack and WannaCry Ransomware [Updated] DOJ Charges North Korean Spy Over Sony Hack and WannaCry Ransomware [Updated]

Today the U.S. Justice Department is expected to announce charges against Pak Jin Hyok, an alleged North Korean spy, in the 2014 cyberattack on Sony Pictures and the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack. Pak is part of North Korea’s Reconnaissance General Bureau, a military intelligence group.

DOJ Indicts 12 Russian Military Officers Accused of 2016 Election Meddling DOJ Indicts 12 Russian Military Officers Accused of 2016 Election Meddling

The U.S. Justice Department on Friday announced new charges against 12 Russian military officers accused of interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election by hacking into computers and stealing confidential documents, which they later allegedly disseminated to the public.

'Bitcoin Maven' Jailed for Multi-Million Dollar Bitcoin-for-Cash Money Laundering Operation 'Bitcoin Maven' Jailed for Multi-Million Dollar Bitcoin-for-Cash Money Laundering Operation

Bitcoin has lost most of its (likely inflated) value in the last few months, but it still has plenty of value for law enforcement agencies looking for financial crimes to punish. The latest cryptocurrency criminal to get the book thrown at them is “Bitcoin Maven,” a 50-year-old woman who ran a bitcoin-for-cash…

The DOJ, FBI, SEC, and FTC Are All Now Investigating Facebook's Role in Cambridge Analytica Scandal The DOJ, FBI, SEC, and FTC Are All Now Investigating Facebook's Role in Cambridge Analytica Scandal

The federal investigation into Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica data-sharing scandal—in which prior versions of Facebook’s advertising API allowed the shady election data firm to partner with an app to harvest data on at least 87 million users without their consent—has expanded to include a multi-agency inquiry into the…

Working for Amazon, a Net Neutrality Mess, and 'Unlimited' Plans: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Working for Amazon, a Net Neutrality Mess, and 'Unlimited' Plans: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Amazon is one of the biggest companies in the world, is owned by the richest human on earth, and is creating tons of jobs with every new Fulfillment Center that it opens. But as we found out this week, the company’s brutally efficient supply chain often puts warehouse workers in a tough spot, pushing them “Voluntary…

DOJ Blows Its Chance to Stop Disastrous Merger of AT&T and Time Warner DOJ Blows Its Chance to Stop Disastrous Merger of AT&T and Time Warner

On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled that AT&T has the all clear to merge with Time Warner, paving the way for a media-gobbling merger frenzy. It didn’t have to be this way, but bizarre circumstances and inadequate arguments from the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division have, yet again, given corporations more…

Senators Have a New Plan to Wreck ZTE, Despite Trump's Deal Senators Have a New Plan to Wreck ZTE, Despite Trump's Deal

The saga of ZTE is a never-ending roller coaster. After violating sanctions in Iran, ZTE was banned from buying parts and components from all American companies. And then suddenly it wasn’t, after President Trump and the Department of Commerce inked a deal that gave ZTE another lease on life. But now, it seems the ban…

Get Ready for More Mergers if the AT&T-Time Warner Deal Goes Through on Tuesday Get Ready for More Mergers if the AT&T-Time Warner Deal Goes Through on Tuesday

Telecom giant AT&T has been fighting like hell in court to pull off its $85 billion acquisition of content company Time Warner, which owns everything from HBO and Warner Bros to DC Comics. It’s been opposed by the Department of Justice, which has formally argued that it’s against the deal on antitrust grounds but many…

Sure Seems Like Trump's DOJ Has No Interest In Blocking the T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Sure Seems Like Trump's DOJ Has No Interest In Blocking the T-Mobile-Sprint Merger

T-Mobile and Sprint agreed to a merger earlier this year that would create a single, massive telecom company and would shrink the already-limited US marketplace for mobile carriers... and it looks like President Trump’s Department of Justice is just fine with that. The government’s top antitrust official hinted Friday…

DOJ Charges Alleged Romanian Hackers With Scamming Bank Data From Thousands of Americans DOJ Charges Alleged Romanian Hackers With Scamming Bank Data From Thousands of Americans

Two Romanians, described as “international computer hackers” by the United States Justice Department, have been extradited to the United States to face hacking and fraud charges.

AT&T CEO Says New $15 Streaming Service Is Great Reason for Court to Approve Its Unstoppable Empire AT&T CEO Says New $15 Streaming Service Is Great Reason for Court to Approve Its Unstoppable Empire

The Justice Department’s antitrust case opposing the merger of media giants Time Warner and AT&T is in its final stages. And on Thursday, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson took the witness stand to argue that the deal couldn’t hurt competition because the company will launch a new skinny bundle for just $15-per-month!

DOJ's Amber Alert Website Is Redirecting Visitors to Hardcore Porn [Update: It's Worse Than We Thought] DOJ's Amber Alert Website Is Redirecting Visitors to Hardcore Porn [Update: It's Worse Than We Thought]

A website run by the US Justice Department and used to gather information about missing and abducted children is redirecting visitors to porn sites with names such as “schoolgirl porn” and “ungrateful huge boobs Indian wife being a slut,” Gizmodo has discovered.

You'll be Paying for AT&T's Purchase of Time Warner Through Your Cable Bill You'll be Paying for AT&T's Purchase of Time Warner Through Your Cable Bill

The Department of Justice unleashed its harshest condemnation yet of the proposed purchase of Time Warner by AT&T when the agency revealed Wednesday that the $85 billion merger would cost consumers more than half a billion dollars per year in additional cable costs.

DOJ Accuses Iran of Hacking Thousands of University Professors to Steal Scientific Research DOJ Accuses Iran of Hacking Thousands of University Professors to Steal Scientific Research

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday unveiled an indictment in the Southern District of New York accusing nine Iranians of conspiring to hack into universities and businesses to steal intellectual property and academic data.

Judge Rules AT&T and Time Warner Can't See Internal White House Messages About Their Merger Judge Rules AT&T and Time Warner Can't See Internal White House Messages About Their Merger

AT&T, whose quest to merge with Time Warner into some kind of lurching telecommunications/content mega-hybrid has run afoul of the Department of Justice, won’t get to see any internal White House communications that preceded the DOJ’s legal intervention.

Chinese National, Three Others Plead Guilty in Apple Counterfeiting Scheme Chinese National, Three Others Plead Guilty in Apple Counterfeiting Scheme

A Chinese national who was living in the U.S. on a student visa pleaded guilty on Friday to charges of trafficking in counterfeit goods and conspiracy over a plot to sell Chinese-made Apple knockoffs to U.S. customers.

Apple: We Would Never! Apple: We Would Never!

Following news that the Department of Justice has allegedly opened an investigation into Apple’s practice of throttling iPhones with aging batteries, the company is speaking out.

Texas Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Targeting Gay Men for Home Invasions Via Grindr Texas Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Targeting Gay Men for Home Invasions Via Grindr

One of four accused criminals who posed as gay men on Grindr to set up home invasions was sentenced this week to 15 years on hate crime and other charges including kidnapping, carjacking, and use of firearms in the commission of a crime, the Tyler Morning Telegraph reported.

Uber Settles Lawsuit Alleging It Obtained Rape Victim in India's Confidential Medical Records Uber Settles Lawsuit Alleging It Obtained Rape Victim in India's Confidential Medical Records

Uber has been accused of a lot of very, very bad things over the course of its existence, including a culture of rampant sexual harassment, spying on competitors and users, and covering up hacks by paying off the hackers. But one of the worst things it’s allegedly done was shadily obtaining the medical records of an…

Martin Shkreli May Have to Give His Wu-Tang Album to the Feds Martin Shkreli May Have to Give His Wu-Tang Album to the Feds

Martin Shkreli, the convicted securities fraudster, insufferable troll, and so-called “Pharma Bro” widely loathed for jacking up the price of anti-parasitic drug Daraprim, bought the Wu-Tang clan’s single-copy album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin in 2015, impressively making himself even more widely loathed. It’s…

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