The FBI has issued a Private Industry Notification to law firms indicating that a cyber crime insider trading ring is targeting “international law firm information used to facilitate business ventures.” According to the FBI “[T]he scheme involves a hacker compromising the law firm’s computer networks and monitoring them for material, non-public information... This information, gained prior to a public announcement, is then used by a criminal with international stock market expertise to strategically place bids and generate a monetary profit.”
Investigators are broadening their DNA searches beyond government databases and demanding genetic information from companies that do ancestry research for customers.
Two major companies that research family lineage for fees around $200 say that over the last two years, they have received law enforcement demands for genetic information stored in their DNA databases.
Ancestry.com and competitor 23andme report a total of five requests from law agencies for the genetic material of six individuals in their growing databases of hundreds of thousands.
DePaul University is searching for the hacker behind a white supremacist, anti-Semitic flyer that appeared on campus.
The university president says someone hacked into several printers and the flyer printed simultaneously. Officials say the source was not a DePaul account.