Jan 062019
 
 January 6, 2019  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Phil Fairbanks reports:

When the FBI uncovered a scammer targeting Wegmans two years ago, agents hacked into the suspect’s computer in an effort to learn his identity.


The hacking, approved by a judge, involved an email and attachment that, when opened, connected the suspect’s computer to an FBI server.


A new lawsuit in Buffalo federal court says the Wegmans case is just one example of how the government is now using hacking in ordinary, day-to-day investigations, and not just in national security and foreign intelligence probes.

FBI with "Virus" magnified.
Image credit: Vladnik

Read more on The Buffalo News. They don’t seem to give the case information, but I’m embedding the complaint, filed in federal court for the Western District of New York, below so you can read it all for yourself.

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