FBI

  • FBI examines simulator data taken from MH370's pilot's home 20-03-2014 07:25 AM

    Kulala Lumpur/Washington: The FBI is helping Malaysian authorities to analyse data from a flight simulator belonging to the captain of a missing Malaysian airliner, a US official said on Wednesday as investigators grasped for clues 12 days after the plane vanished. Malaysia's police chief, Khalid Abu Bakar, said an examination...
  • Malaysian flight missing, terror angle being probed 09-03-2014 07:22 PM

    Kuala Lumpur/Beijing: Malaysia on Sunday launched a terror probe into the mysterious disappearance of a plane with 239 people aboard after it emerged that two passengers boarded the flight with stolen passports, even as a massive multinational search mission continued for the second day without any success. Preliminary investigation indicated...
  • Examining additional suspect passports on missing Malaysia flight: Interpol 09-03-2014 06:54 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: International police agency Interpol on Sunday said that at least two passports recorded as lost or stolen in its database were used by passengers on board a missing Malaysia Airlines flight, and said it was "examining additional suspect passports" on Sunday. Interpol said no checks of its database...
  • Malaysia signals missing plane has crashed; probes false IDs 09-03-2014 11:30 AM

    Malaysia Airlines said it was "fearing the worst" on Sunday for a plane carrying 239 people that went missing more than 24 hours ago, as the government said it was investigating four passengers who may have held false identity documents. There were no reports of bad weather and no sign...
  • CBI arrests man who 'hacked' over 900 accounts for a fee 24-01-2014 09:11 PM

    New Delhi: In a first-of-its-kind synchronised operation, CBI on Friday acted on the inputs of FBI to arrest a man from Pune who allegedly hacked over 900 email accounts across the globe for clients ranging from individuals to corporates. CBI sources said they had inputs from the US probe agency...
  • US: Preet Bharara gets Indian-American indicted for breaking election law 24-01-2014 05:54 PM

    Dinesh D'Souza, a conservative commentator and best-selling author, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for arranging excessive campaign contributions to a candidate for the US Senate. According to an indictment made public on Thursday in federal court in Manhattan, D'Souza around August 2012 reimbursed people who he had...
  • In talks with FBI, will bring Dawood back to India, says Shinde 09-01-2014 09:28 AM

    Mumbai: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Wednesday said that the Indian government along with US intelligence agency FBI is working towards bringing India's most wanted underworld don Dawood Ibrahim to India. "Efforts are on to track Dawood. We are in talks with the FBI," Shinde said in Solapur....
  • Jihad Jane faces long prison term for terror plot in US 06-01-2014 07:51 PM

    Philadelphia: A woman who called herself "Jihad Jane" and helped suspected terrorists overseas faces decades in prison at her sentencing on Monday in Philadelphia. A federal judge must decide if 50-year-old Colleen LaRose of Pennsburg presented a real threat to the US or was easy prey for extremists seeking followers...
  • Suspected Babbar Khalsa member arrested in US 19-12-2013 11:49 AM

    An Indian-American man has been arrested by the FBI on charges of providing material support to Sikh separatist groups in India planning terrorist attacks. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Wednesday arrested Balwinder Singh, 39, of Reno on charges of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to...
  • Anonymous hackers secretly accessed US government computers, warns FBI 16-11-2013 01:53 PM

    Boston/San Francisco: Activist hackers linked to the collective known as Anonymous have secretly accessed US government computers in multiple agencies and stolen sensitive information in a campaign that began almost a year ago, the FBI warned this week. The hackers exploited a flaw in Adobe Systems Inc's software to launch...
  • 'Loverspy' hacker who helped catch cheating lovers on FBI's most wanted list 08-11-2013 01:20 PM

    Washington: Catching a cheating lover online using commercial spyware seems to be easier than nabbing the hacker behind it. The FBI this week added to its list of most wanted cybercriminals a former San Diego college student who developed an $89 program called "Loverspy" or "Email PI." Sold online from...
  • TSA agent killed, six wounded in Los Angeles airport shooting 02-11-2013 08:20 AM

    Los Angeles: A lone gunman stormed into a crowded terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport and opened fire with an assault weapon on Friday, killing a security agent and wounding six other people before he was shot and captured, authorities said. The gunfire in Terminal 3 touched off panic...
  • Dry ice explosion at LA airport delays flights 14-10-2013 11:17 AM

    Authorities say an explosion from a plastic bottle containing dry ice at a Los Angeles International Airport terminal caused up to four flights to be delayed. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says a chemical reaction caused the explosion on Sunday evening in an employee bathroom in Terminal 2. No injuries were...
  • Britain launches FBI-style agency to tackle organised crime 07-10-2013 01:33 PM

    Britain's new crime-fighting agency starts work on Monday with the power to mobilise intelligence from multiple sources and direct police forces across the country to tackle drug gangs, corruption, cyber crime and child sex abuse. The National Crime Agency, dubbed Britain's version of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)...
  • Libyan terrorist wanted by US nabbed in Tripoli 06-10-2013 08:39 AM

    Tripoli: Relatives of a Libyan Al-Qaeda leader, wanted for his role in the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in East Africa, says the 49-year-old has been kidnapped in Tripoli. Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, known by his alias Anas al-Libi, is believed to have returned to Libya during the 2011 civil...
  • Silk Road, the online marketplace of vice, shut down by FBI 03-10-2013 06:46 AM

    Boston: Before it was shut down by US agents this week, people looking to buy street drugs, hire hackers or hitmen, and acquire stolen e-commerce accounts anonymously online could go to Silk Road, the Amazon.com of vice. For more than two years, according to US authorities, the website allowed users...
  • US: James Comey sworn in as new FBI director 05-09-2013 09:12 AM

    Former Deputy US Attorney General James Comey, a Republican, was sworn in on Wednesday as the FBI director.He won Senate confirmation on July 29 as President Barack Obama's pick to head the FBI. Comey, 52, replaced Robert Mueller, who has led the bureau since shortly before the September 11, 2001...
  • FBI probes nude photo extortion of Miss Teen USA 17-08-2013 02:11 AM

    The FBI is investigating allegations that the newly crowned Miss Teen USA was the victim of someone who hacked into a webcam in her Southern California bedroom several months ago in an attempt to extort nude photographs from her. Agents believe they have identified the person behind the alleged "sextortion"...
  • Willing to fly to Moscow on FBI request, says Snowden's father 31-07-2013 01:18 PM

    The father of former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden said on Wednesday he was willing to agree to a request by the FBI to fly to Moscow to see his son, but first needed to know what the security services wanted. Lonnie Snowden told state-owned Russian 24 television the...
  • US Senate confirms James Comey to be next FBI director 30-07-2013 07:08 AM

    Former Deputy US Attorney General James Comey, a Republican, won Senate confirmation on Monday as President Barack Obama's pick to head the FBI. Comey, 52, will replace Robert Mueller, who has led the bureau since shortly before the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. The vote was 93-1....
  • Ishrat Jahan case: Ex-Home Secy gives the benefit of doubt; Shinde keeps quiet 16-07-2013 05:10 PM

    New Delhi: Former Home secretary GK Pillai has said that he would give the benefit of doubt to Ishrat Jahan, the 19-year-old Mumbai college student who has been alleged to be part of terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba's mission to eliminate Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, since her name was not mentioned...
  • FBI says Ishrat may be a suicide bomber: IB letter 05-07-2013 06:16 PM

    New Delhi: An Intelligence Bureau (IB) letter to the Home Ministry which says the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the USA had mentioned in 2009 that Ishrat Jahan could be a suicide a suicide bomber has been accessed by CNN-IBN and Firstpost.com. Even nine years after Ishrat Jahan Raza's...
  • United States condemns terrorist attack in Pakistan 25-06-2013 12:29 AM

    Washington: The US on Monday condemned the terror attack in Pakistan on foreign tourists and said the FBI is working with Pakistani officials in its investigations. "The FBI is working with Pakistani authorities to gather more information regarding this incident," State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell told reporters. "The United States...
  • Obama nominates James Comey as new FBI Director 22-06-2013 06:15 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has nominated James Comey, a Bush-era Justice Department official, as the next FBI Director. If confirmed by the Senate, 52-year-old former hedge fund executive, Comey would succeed Robert Mueller. Comey is best known for facing off against White House officials over the legality of the...
  • US: Agency uses drones but very seldom, says FBI chief 20-06-2013 02:46 AM

    Washington: FBI Director Robert Mueller said the US law enforcement agency uses drones for surveillance but does so rarely. In an appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Mueller said the bureau is developing guidelines for drones and that the privacy implications of using drones are, in Mueller's words, worthy of...
  • US govt had no 'direct access' to tech companies' servers: Reports 08-06-2013 04:17 PM

    New Delhi: Snubbing reports that the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI are "tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading US Internet companies" through a secret program known as PRISM, new reports have surfaced claiming the NSA never had direct access to the servers of the...
  • Texas actress arrested in ricin case: Authorities 08-06-2013 01:27 AM

    Dallas: A pregnant Texas actress who told FBI agents her husband had sent ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been arrested for orchestrating the scheme herself, a law enforcement official said on Friday. It was not immediately clear what charges would be filed...
  • Internet giants deny granting 'direct access' to servers 08-06-2013 12:40 AM

    San Francisco: Major tech companies including Apple Inc, Google and Facebook Inc on Thursday said they do not provide any government agency with "direct access" to their servers, contradicting a Washington Post report that they have granted such access under a classified data collection program. The newspaper reported that the...
  • US agents tapping servers of leading Internet companies: Report 08-06-2013 12:06 AM

    Washington: The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading US Internet companies, allowing investigators to examine e-mails, photos and other documents that can be used to track people and their contacts over time, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. The highly...