Cybercrime

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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This undated photo provided by the Utah Department of Corrections shows Melvin Rowland. Authorities say that Rowland, suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend, University of Utah student-athlete Lauren McCluskey, was found dead in an off-campus church early Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (Utah Department of Corrections via AP)
October 24, 2018 - 6:33 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A University of Utah student-athlete who was fatally shot on campus by her former boyfriend had broken off the relationship after learning he was a sex offender, authorities said Tuesday. Investigators had been working to build a case against 37-year-old Melvin Rowland after a...
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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 - 4:20 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 - 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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In this image released and manipulated at source by the Dutch Defense Ministry, Thursday Oct. 4, 2018, four Russian officers of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, GRU, are escorted to their flight after being expelled from the Netherlands on April 13, 2018, for allegedly trying to hack into the U.N. chemical watchdog OPCW's network. 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.(Dutch Defense Ministry via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 12:25 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and other Western nations leveled a torrent of new allegations against Moscow's secretive GRU military spy agency on Thursday, accusing its agents of hacking anti-doping agencies, plane crash investigations and a chemical weapons probe as well as launching...
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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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September 07, 2018 - 3:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Russian hacker accused of the biggest theft yet of consumer data from a U.S. financial institution has been extradited from the country of Georgia to the United States. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman says Andrei Tyurin was arrested by Georgian...
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