FBI To Gain Expanded Hacking Powers

Posted by HardOCP News 9:19 AM (CST)

Thursday December 01, 2016

While this may seem like bad news, we are still talking about the FBI here. You know, the people that couldn't hack an iPhone. Having the authority doesn't automatically give them the ability.

The changes will allow judges to issue warrants in cases when a suspect uses anonymizing technology to conceal the location of his or her computer or for an investigation into a network of hacked or infected computers, such as a botnet. Magistrate judges can currently only order searches within the jurisdiction of their court, which is typically limited to a few counties.