Computer crime

FILE- In this Feb. 27, 2018, file photo Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith, left, leaves the Supreme Court in Washington. Microsoft stands virtually alone among tech companies with its aggressive approach that uses U.S. courts to fight computer fraud and seize hacked websites back from malicious perpetrators. “What we’re seeing in the last couple of months appears to be an uptick in activity,” said Smith.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
August 21, 2018 - 7:17 pm
Intentionally or not, Microsoft has emerged as a kind of internet cop by devoting considerable resources to thwarting Russian hackers. The company's announcement Tuesday that it had identified and forced the removal of fake internet domains mimicking conservative U.S. political institutions...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2018, file photo, Kelly Marie Tran arrives at the Oscars, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Tran is breaking her silence about online harassment months after deleting her Instagram account. In an essay published Tuesday, Aug. 21, in The New York Times, the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” actress wrote it “wasn’t their words, it’s that I started to believe them.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
August 21, 2018 - 10:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kelly Marie Tran is breaking her silence about online harassment months after deleting her Instagram account. In an essay published Tuesday in The New York Times, the "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" actress wrote it "wasn't their words, it's that I started to believe them." Tran deleted...
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August 18, 2018 - 1:10 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ratified an anti-cybercrime law that rights groups say paves the way for censoring online media. The law, published Saturday in the country's official gazette, empowers authorities to order the blocking of websites that publish content...
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This undated handout photo provided by the Metropolitan Police shows George Koh. A British fashion model has been convicted of murdering a more successful rival after a social media-fueled dispute. A jury found George Koh guilty on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 of stabbing Harry Uzoka through the heart outside Uzoka's London home. The 25-year-old victim was signed to London's Premier Model Management agency and had modeled for GQ and Zara. (Metropolitan Police via AP)
August 13, 2018 - 1:19 pm
LONDON (AP) — A British fashion model has been convicted of murdering a more successful rival after a social media-fueled dispute. A jury found George Koh guilty on Monday of stabbing Harry Uzoka through the heart outside Uzoka's London home. The 25-year-old victim was signed to London's Premier...
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Photographers take pictures of the a man and a woman in the court in Freiburg, southern Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 before they were sentenced to long-term prison sentence for for offering the 9-year-old son of the woman for raping by pedophiles. (Patrick Seeger/dpa via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 8:57 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German mother and her partner were convicted and jailed Tuesday for repeatedly raping the woman's young son and selling him to pedophiles on the internet, abusing him for more than two years in a case that has horrified the country. The Freiburg state court in southwestern Germany...
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FILE In this file photo taken on Thursday, July 6, 2017, Shaltai-Boltai (Humpty-Dumpty) hacker group leader Vladimir Anikeyev is seen in a cage in a court room in Moscow, Russia. The leader of a hacker group that has targeted prominent Russian officials has been released from prison. Anikeyev, who headed Shaltai-Boltai (Humpty-Dumpty) hacker group, was sentenced to two years in prison a year ago. His lawyer said Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 that Anikeyev was set free in line with a new law equating one days spent in pre-trial detention to 1 and a half days in prison. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)
August 06, 2018 - 9:38 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The leader of a hacker group that targeted prominent Russian officials has been released from prison. Vladimir Anikeyev, who headed Shaltai-Boltai (Humpty-Dumpty) hacker group, was sentenced to two years in prison a year ago. His lawyer said Monday that Anikeyev was set free in line...
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August 01, 2018 - 4:34 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Three Ukrainian members of a sophisticated international hacking group that targeted restaurants, casinos and other businesses in 47 U.S. states to steal credit and debit card records have been arrested and face charges in federal court in Seattle, officials said Wednesday. The...
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August 01, 2018 - 10:38 am
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Actor Patrick Dempsey says someone is impersonating him online and asking his fans to give money to either him or his Maine-based nonprofit. Dempsey tweeted on his verified account Monday that "people have been impersonating me and asking my fans for money (through social...
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A man walks past the building of the Russian military intelligence service in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday scolded the Obama administration for not responding aggressively enough to Russian hacking of Democratic targets in the 2016 U.S. election — cyberattacks underpinning the indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers. Trump's first response to special counsel Robert Mueller's initial charges against Russian government officials for interfering in American politics came in tweets the president posted while at his golf resort in Scotland, two days before a high-stakes summit in Finland with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
July 16, 2018 - 10:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Exactly seven months before the 2016 presidential election, Russian government hackers made it onto a Democratic committee's network. One of their carefully crafted fraudulent emails had hit pay dirt, enticing an employee to click a link and enter her password. That breach of the...
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U.S. First Lady Melania Trump, left, Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, and U.S. President Donald Trump, pose with a soccer ball after a press conference following their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
July 16, 2018 - 9:24 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 4:20 a.m. President Donald Trump is dismissing suggestions that Russia has compromising intelligence about him after a news conference in which Trump declined to criticize...
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