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ID:

407

Date:

2009-04-17

Headline:

FBI spyware used to nab hackers, extortionists

Reporter's name:

Declan McCullagh

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

CNET News

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

CNET News used FOIA to obtain hundreds of pages of documents, mostly heavily redacted, which described how the FBI has used a secret form of spyware (called CIPAV, for Computer and Internet Protocol Address Verifier) to pursue extortionists, hackers, and hitmen.

Keywords:

FBI, spyware, CIPAV, technology, email

URL:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10222294-38.html


Agencies:

FBI

States:

DC

Categories:

technology
telecommunications


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