Cybercrime

November 27, 2018 - 9:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department charged eight people Tuesday in connection with the takedown of two international cybercriminal rings that cost advertisers tens of millions of dollars. "As alleged in court filings, the defendants in this case used sophisticated computer programming and...
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First lady Melania Trump speaks at the Family Online Safety Institute annual conference in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 15, 2018 - 5:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump says she's OK with the criticism and ridicule she has received for tackling online bullying and remains committed to the issue because "it will provide a better world for our children." The first lady told attendees Thursday at an annual online safety conference to...
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October 30, 2018 - 10:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chinese intelligence officers and hackers working for them have been charged with commercial espionage that included trying to steal information on commercial jet engines, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The indictments named two officers working for the Nanjing-based foreign...
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October 26, 2018 - 8:06 am
PARIS (AP) — The Russian military intelligence agency known as the GRU has suffered another hit as determined journalists and Kremlin critics focus on exposing its secrets. A new report published Friday details the misbehavior, sloppiness and bizarre bureaucratic decisions that allowed a Russian...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2015, file photo, China's Internet czar Lu Wei attends a gathering of CEOs and other executives at Microsoft's main campus in Redmond, Wash. Lu was standing trial Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 on corruption allegations, state media reported. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool, File)
October 19, 2018 - 3:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's former internet censor, who once held high-profile meetings with industry leaders such as Apple chief executive Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, was standing trial Friday on corruption allegations, state media reported. Lu Wei is accused of accepting 32 million...
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FILE - This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook says hackers accessed data from 29 million accounts as part of the security breach disclosed two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
October 13, 2018 - 12:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Could hackers have been able to see the last person you cyberstalked, or that party photo you were tagged in? According to Facebook, the unfortunate answer is "yes." On Friday, the social network said fewer users were affected in a security breach it disclosed two weeks ago than...
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October 08, 2018 - 6:31 am
ROME (AP) — Italian authorities say they have placed a 25-year-old Italian under investigation for allegedly hacking eight NASA web domains in 2013. Italy's postal police, who handle hacking and other cybercrime investigations, said the suspect was allegedly a member of a group called "Master...
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In this photo taken on Friday, May 5, 2017, the headquarters of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) are seen in The Hague, Netherlands. The Dutch defense minister on Thursday Oct. 4, 2018, accused Russia's military intelligence unit of attempted cybercrimes targeting the U.N. chemical weapons watchdog and the investigation into the 2014 Malaysian Airlines crash over Ukraine. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
October 04, 2018 - 10:55 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on a new wave of global cyberattacks blamed on Russia (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The global chemical weapons watchdog that was targeted by Russian hackers says it "takes very seriously the security of its information systems and networks." The Organization for the...
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September 14, 2018 - 10:36 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's supreme court has approved a Russian extradition request for a bitcoin fraud suspect, adding a new twist to competing cases in three countries that want to prosecute the detained computer expert on their turf. The decision published Friday upheld a lower court ruling...
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September 12, 2018 - 4:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian man considered to be one of the world's most notorious hackers has pleaded guilty to U.S. charges alleging he operated a network of devices used to steal computer credentials, distribute spam emails and install malicious software. The Justice Department says Peter...
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