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DOJ: Multinational Group Starts Efforts to Dismantle Intl Cybercriminal Network

A multinational law enforcement team has launched efforts to dismantle a global criminal network of computer servers called Avalanche. Avalanche has hosted more than two dozen types of malware and facilitated numerous money laundering campaigns. The effort was announced in a joint statement Thursday from Leslie Caldwell, assistant attorney general at the Justice …

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Supreme Court Approves DOJ Search Warrant Rule Amendment to Support Botnet Investigations

The Supreme Court has approved the Justice Department‘s proposed amendment that will help investigators streamline search warrant applications and dismantle botnet operations. Leslie Caldwell, assistant attorney general at DOJ’s criminal division, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday the amendment to the Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure on search warrants will take effect on Dec. 1, …

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Coalition Asks Congress to Reject Rule 41 Changes That Would Authorize Warrants for Remote ‘Govt Hacking’

A coalition of trade groups and technology firms has called on congressional leaders to support a bipartisan bill in an effort to block the proposed changes to a rule that would authorize law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for remote “government hacking.” The coalition asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell …

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Leslie Caldwell: Justice Dept. to Form Team on Cybersecurity, Privacy

The Justice Department‘s criminal division will soon have a dedicated cybersecurity group that will give legal guidance on electronic surveillance cases and collaborate with U.S. lawmakers on cyber legislation, The Hill reported Thursday. Cory Bennett writes that Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell said the cyber unit will work with both industry and government to address cybersecurity and privacy concerns. “Given …

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