Cybercrime

September 30, 2019 - 7:59 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A former Yahoo software engineer has pleaded guilty to hacking into the accounts of some 6,000 Yahoo users in search of sexual photos and videos. The US Attorney's Office says Reyes Daniel Ruiz admitted in court Monday that he mostly targeted accounts belonging to younger...
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September 27, 2019 - 7:58 am
BERLIN (AP) — German investigators said Friday they have shut down a data processing center installed in a former NATO bunker that hosted sites dealing in drugs and other illegal activities. Seven people were arrested. The main suspect in the long-running investigation that led to raids on Thursday...
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This Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office shows Daniel McMahon, 31, of Brandon, Fla. A Justice Department spokeswoman said McMahon was indicted in Virginia on charged that include bias-motivated interference with a candidate for elective office. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
September 23, 2019 - 6:42 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A white man charged with cyberstalking and making racist threats against a black activist in Virginia was ordered Monday to remain in custody, in a case that could test the boundaries of when online trolling becomes a criminal threat. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Wilson ordered...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2015 file photo, an honor guard stands at the entrance before ribbon cutting ceremonies for the new 1st Infantry Division Headquarters at Fort Riley, Kan. Prosecutors say a U.S. Army infantry soldier stationed at Fort Riley shared bomb-making instructions online and also discussed killing activists and bombing a news network. The Justice Department says Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, that private first class Jarrett William Smith was charged with distributing information related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner File)
September 23, 2019 - 6:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities said Monday they arrested an Army soldier who they accused of discussing with an FBI informant a possible bomb attack within the United States as well as the targeting of left-leaning activists and a media organization. Jarrett William Smith, a 24-year-old...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, Casey Viner, an Ohio gamer accused of recruiting a prankster to make a bogus emergency call, leaves federal court in Wichita, Kansas, after changing his plea to guilty for his alleged part in the hoax that got an unarmed Kansas man killed by police. (AP Photo/Roxana Hegeman, File)
September 13, 2019 - 9:30 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An Ohio gamer upset about a $1.50 bet while playing Call of Duty: WWII online was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison for recruiting a prankster to make a bogus emergency call that resulted in the fatal shooting of a Kansas man by police. Casey Viner, 19, of North College...
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September 13, 2019 - 12:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three North Korean hacking groups suspected of cyberattacks across the globe have been placed on a Treasury Department sanctions list. The department says the groups are controlled by the government of North Korea and have targeted public and private sector computer networks to...
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September 13, 2019 - 10:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities in New York and London say a teenage hacker has been arrested in England on charges of stealing unreleased songs from international music artists and selling them for cryptocurrency. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. says the 19-year-old man was arrested...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016, file photo, Jay S. Tabb, Jr., FBI Seattle Division's Special Agent in Charge, speaks at a news conference in Seattle. Fedir Hladyr, a 34-year-old Ukrainian and a member of a sophisticated international hacking group that authorities say targeted businesses in 47 states to steal credit and debit card records pleaded guilty Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, to hacking and wire fraud charges in Seattle. The group used phishing emails containing malware that compromised computers, prosecutors said. The emails were sent to people working at hotels and restaurants. The hackers would follow up with phone calls to get them to open attachments sent in the emails, FBI Special Agent Jay Tabb has said. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
September 12, 2019 - 5:25 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A member of a sophisticated international hacking group that authorities say targeted businesses in 47 states to steal credit and debit card records pleaded guilty to hacking and wire fraud charges in Seattle. Fedir Hladyr, a 34-year-old Ukrainian, also agreed to pay $2.5 million in...
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September 05, 2019 - 12:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists has issued a series of recommendations to journalists to help protect themselves against online harassment. The organization's surveys find that this is a growing concern. As more reporters increase their profiles online, more feel unsafe —...
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A phone with an App Store selection of the dating app Bumble is pictured Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Oklahoma City. Texas is gearing up to be a leader on cracking down on people who send unwanted nude images. The state's new law that bans so-called cyber flashing is set to take effect on Saturday. It comes after dating app company Bumble lobbied for action in Texas earlier this year. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
August 30, 2019 - 7:23 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As states push to criminalize the sharing of intimate photos to get revenge on former sex partners, Texas is teaming with Bumble to crack down on people who send unsolicited nude images on dating apps and elsewhere in cyberspace. The new Texas law banning so-called cyber...
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