Computer crime

May 18, 2018 - 12:19 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A New Mexico man accused of paying hackers to sabotage websites affiliated with his former employers and state agencies has been sentenced in Minnesota to 15 years in prison. John Kelsey Gammell earlier pleaded guilty to federal hacking conspiracy charges. The FBI says the case...
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May 15, 2018 - 9:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a federal investigation to determine whether a former CIA employee jailed on child pornography charges is also tied to a massive leak of cyber hacking tools (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A lawyer for a New York man being investigated in a massive CIA leak of cyber...
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May 12, 2018 - 1:15 pm
CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group says Egyptian authorities have arrested an activist after she posted a video online lashing out at the state for reasons including deteriorating public services and unchallenged sexual harassment. Amnesty International said Amal Fathy, arrested on Friday...
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May 06, 2018 - 12:56 pm
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania college says the FBI is investigating an online threat against the campus by someone claiming loyalty to the Islamic State. Lafayette College said shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday that "an extensive room-by-room search" of the Easton campus turned up "no...
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May 02, 2018 - 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a year after a nude-photo-sharing scandal rocked the Marine Corps, the service has investigated about 130 individuals for online misconduct, ranging from sexual harassment and bullying to revenge porn. Nearly 60 faced some type of punishment. Marine Commandant Gen...
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Sacramento Sheriff's deputies carry evidence taken from the home of suspect Joseph DeAngelo to a sheriff's vehicle Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Citrus Heights, Calif. DeAngelo was taken into custody, Tuesday, on suspicion of committing multiple slayings and dozens of rapes in the 1970's and 1980's in California. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
April 26, 2018 - 8:05 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a decades-old serial killing and rape case in California (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Even for children living in neighborhoods targeted by the East Area Rapist, the fear and sense of change was palpable. That's according to Brian O'Hearn, who was 10 or 11...
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FILE - This Sunday, July 27, 2008, file photo shows an LED-illuminated wireless router in Philadelphia. On Monday, April 16, 2018, Washington and London jointly accused Russia’s government of targeting internet equipment in the U.S. and U.K. for political and economic espionage. The two governments said the operations, which allegedly involve planting malware on internet routers and other equipment, could also lay the foundation for future offensive cyberattacks. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 17, 2018 - 4:39 pm
Russia is denying charges from the United States and Britain that its agents have planted malware on key internet equipment to spy on rivals, steal trade secrets and potentially launch cyberattacks. A Kremlin spokesman on Tuesday called the accusations unfounded and "feeble." The U.S. Department of...
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FILE - This Sunday, July 27, 2008, file photo shows an LED-illuminated wireless router in Philadelphia. On Monday, April 16, 2018, Washington and London jointly accused Russia’s government of targeting internet equipment in the U.S. and U.K. for political and economic espionage. The two governments said the operations, which allegedly involve planting malware on internet routers and other equipment, could also lay the foundation for future offensive cyberattacks. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 16, 2018 - 10:34 pm
The U.S., Britain and Australia have accused the Russian government of maliciously targeting global internet equipment for political and economic espionage. The governments said the Russian operations, which allegedly involve planting malware on internet routers and other equipment, could also lay...
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April 12, 2018 - 6:06 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The chief executive of a website that authorities have dubbed an "online brothel" is pleading guilty to California money-laundering charges and agreeing to cooperate in prosecuting the site's creators. Carl Ferrer will serve no more than five years in state prison under...
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March 26, 2018 - 10:34 am
MADRID (AP) — Police in Spain have captured a cybercrime gang made up of Ukrainians and Russians that allegedly stole more than 1 billion euros ($1.24 billion) from financial institutions worldwide in a five-year spree, authorities said Monday. The gang's alleged mastermind, identified as a...
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