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Archive for February 21st, 2012

Mueller to Deliver Speech on Cyber Attacks at Calif. Conference

Robert Mueller/file fbi photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, who has been sounding the alarms about the dangers of cyber attacks, will be the keynote speaker on March 1 at the  RSA Conference, which is billed as the world’s leading information security conference.

Mueller will deliver a speech entitled “Combating Threats in the Cyber World: Outsmarting Terrorists, Hackers and Spies.”

Mueller has repeatedly testified before Congress about the dangers of cyber attacks, and has predicted that the threat will only grow.

 

Colo. Fed Prosecutor Bob Mydans, 64, Dies While Snowshoeing

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

A federal prosecutor in Colorado died Saturday while snowshoeing in the Rocky Mountain National Park, the Denver Post reported.

Bob Mydans, 64, collapsed shortly after 3 p.m. and couldn’t be revived, the paper reported.

“Bob was a rock, a true mainstay of this office, and never hesitated to take on difficult work, and to do it extraordinarily well,” Denver U.S. Attorney John Walsh said in an email, according to Denver Post. “He will be deeply missed. Our thoughts go out to his wife, Judy, and his entire family.”

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FBI Releases Files on 2002 Winter Olympics; Someone Raised Red Flag About $103,597 Overseas Phone Bill

By Nate Carlisle
The Salt Lake Tribune

Twenty-four days before the Opening Ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics, the FBI’s counterterrorism unit sent a memo to its agents in Utah.

The FBI had received a tip from an employee at a cell service provider that a customer had racked up a $103,597 phone bill by making calls to Egypt, Yemen, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia, as well as calls to and from Salt Lake City. The employee was worried the calls could be part of terrorist activities.

The employee sent her tip by email, and the text was included in the FBI memo.

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ICE Agent Who Shot Supervisor Struggled for Gun With Colleague

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

ICE agent Ezequiel Garcia, who shot his supervisor last week in Long Beach, Calif., struggled for his gun with another ICE agent who shot him, the Associated Press reported.

“There was a very, very intense struggle,” ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice said, according to AP. “They were physically struggling over the gun.”

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