Computer crime

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January 11, 2018 - 12:52 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Eight suspected members of an online pedophile network have been arrested in what German police described Thursday as one of the most serious child sexual abuse cases they've ever investigated. Police in the southwestern city of Freiburg said those arrested included a 47-year-old...
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In this Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, image made from a video provided by KATC-TV middle-school English teacher Deyshia Hargrave speaks during a Vermilion Parish School Board meeting in Abbeville, La., west of New Orleans. Hargrave was removed from the school board meeting, forcibly handcuffed and jailed after questioning pay policies during a public comment period. (KATC-TV via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 6:39 pm
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana teacher who was ejected from a school board meeting and handcuffed after speaking out about salaries — a video-recorded arrest that sparked outrage — said Wednesday her treatment was appalling and encouraged others to speak out. The fallout from Deyshia Hargrave'...
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January 08, 2018 - 4:40 pm
LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police chief charged with soliciting sex online from an undercover agent posing as a 14-year-old girl has "shattered" the lives of his family members, his wife said. Leechburg Police Chief Michael W. Diebold's wife, Danielle Reinke Diebold, released a statement...
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Lisa Finch, surrounded by family members reacts to the killing of her son Andrew Finch after he was shot Thursday evening, Dec. 28, 2017, by police, in Wichita, Kan. Authorities are investigating whether the deadly police shooting stemmed from someone making up a false report to get a SWAT team to descend upon a home in a prank common in the online gaming industry known as "swatting." (Bo Rader /The Wichita Eagle via AP)
December 29, 2017 - 6:12 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police and the FBI are investigating whether an argument over an online game prompted a hoax call that led to a house where an officer shot and killed a Kansas man who apparently wasn't involved in the dispute. Wichita Deputy Police Chief Troy Livingston on Friday blamed a "...
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White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert speaks during a briefing blaming North Korea for a ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts of Britain's National Health Service, at the White House, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 19, 2017 - 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration vowed Tuesday that North Korea would be held accountable for a May cyberattack that affected 150 countries, but it didn't say how, highlighting the difficulty of punishing a pariah nation already sanctioned to the hilt for its nuclear weapons program. The...
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In this October 2012 photo, Stephanie Jass of Tecumseh, Mich., poses at Adrian College in Adrian, Mich. Jass, who won seven games on "Jeopardy!" in 2012, was arraigned Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, on two computer-related charges that allege she accessed co-workers' email accounts earlier this year at Adrian College. (Mike Dickie/The Daily Telegram via AP)
December 06, 2017 - 6:02 pm
ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — Cyber shenanigans for 200? A former "Jeopardy!" winner has been charged with illegally accessing co-workers' email accounts at a small Michigan college. Stephanie Jass is a former history professor at Adrian College. She appeared in Lenawee County court on Tuesday, charged with...
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A police officer escorts Alexander Vinnik, center as they arrive at Greece's supreme court in Athens, on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Greece's Supreme Court holds an extradition hearing for Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik, wanted in the United States on charges of laundering billions of dollars' worth of bitcoin. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
December 06, 2017 - 8:15 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik, who is wanted in the United States on charges of laundering billions of dollars' worth of the virtual currency bitcoin, appeared Wednesday before Greece's Supreme Court for a hearing into his extradition to the U.S. Vinnik is the...
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November 30, 2017 - 9:18 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 41-year-old Swedish man was convicted of rape and sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday for coercing young teenagers in Canada, Britain and the United States to perform sexual acts in front of webcams by threatening them or their families. A court in Uppsala, Sweden...
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November 28, 2017 - 6:29 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Canadian man pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from a massive breach at Yahoo that authorities say was directed by two Russian intelligence agents and affected at least a half billion user accounts. Karim Baratov appeared in a jail jumpsuit before a federal judge and...
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November 27, 2017 - 1:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Chinese nationals are accused of operating a cybersecurity firm that used phishing scams and malware to steal data from international corporations. A federal indictment unsealed Monday in Pittsburgh says the trio's targets included Siemens AG, Moody's Analytics in New York...
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