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Archive for October 20th, 2015

High School Student: I Hacked into CIA’s Personal E-Mail Account; FBI Investigates

Data securityBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A high school student claims he has hacked into the head of the CIA’s personal email account, revealing sensitive work-related documents, the New York Post reports. 

The FBI is investigating.

The hacker told the Post that CIA Director John Brennan had sensitive information, inkling an application for top-secret security clearance.

According to the hacker, the AOL account also contained a letter about “harsh interrogation techniques” used on terrorism suspects and Social Security numbers of more than a dozen top American officials.

“I can’t believe he did this to the head of the CIA,’’ a law enforcement source told the Post. “[The] problem with these older-generation guys is that they don’t know anything about cybersecurity, and as you can see, it can be problematic.”

Jeffrey Sallet Becomes Special Agent in Charge of FBI’s New Orleans Division

Jeffrey Sallet

Jeffrey Sallet

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The new special agent in charge of the New Orleans division has plenty of experience investigating public corruption and civil rights abuses.

Fox 8 reports that FBI Director James Comey has appointed Jeffrey S. Sallet to take the post.

Sallet, who has worked for the FBI since 1997, was most recently the chief of public corruption and civil rights section in the Criminal Investigative Division.

Sallet was the case agent for the investigation of Joseph Massino, the family boss of the Bonanno La Coa Nostra.

Could FBI Investigation of Fantasy Sports Extend to MLB Team Owners, Executives?

On The ShelfBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI’s investigation into a popular daily fantasy sports operator could extend to team owners and executives of Major League Baseball, Forbes reports. 

The investigation involve DraftKings, which has a “special business relationship” with MLB, according to Forbes.

Forbes writes:

Although rarely discussed, the story behind DraftKings’ rapid rise to prominence is inextricably intertwined with its financial relationship with Major League Baseball.

Indeed, DraftKings was a relatively small company with only $1.4 million in seed capital when 34-year old C.E.O. Jason Robins was able to land a meeting through a mutual contact with Robert Bowman and Kenny Gersh from MLB Advanced Media.  After that April 2013 meeting, everything changed for both enterprises.

More Than 50 Police Officers Murdered in Line of Duty in 2014

gunBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

More than 50 police officers were murdered in the line of duty in 2014, according to new FBI statistics.

Of the 96 officers killed, 51 were killed as a result of felonious acts, the Washington Post reports. 

The average number of officers killed per year in the past decade is 50.5.

Of the 51 officers, 46 were killed by guns; four were killed by cars.

The suspects were killed in 19 of the cases.

DEA Agent Sentenced to 6.5 Years for Stealing Digital Currency from Drug Site Silk Road

250px-Silk_Road_LogoBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A DEA agent who stole more than $700,000 in digital currency from online drug dealer Silk Road was sentenced Monday to 6.5 years in prison for extortion and other charges, the Associated Press reports. 

DEA Agent Carl M. Force, 46, went undercover as a drug dealer with ties to hit men.

Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht was recently sentenced to life in prison.

Force was accused of selling information about the investigation.

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