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September 28, 2017 - 3:12 am
DENVER (AP) — A onetime helicopter-flying millionaire who helped launch a pay-to-play scandal involving two former Utah attorneys general will ask a federal appeals court Thursday to reverse his conviction for lying to banks to keep his online business afloat. Jeremy Johnson is taking his long-...
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FILE - This is a July 24, 2017 file photo of archived versions of two Russian anti-terrorism websites on a computer screen are photographed, in Paris. The lawyer for an alleged Russian hacker said Friday Sept. 22, 2017 that authorities in Moscow are fighting his extradition from Spain to the U.S., the third time in recent moves that Russia has moved to block U.S. prosecution of suspected cybercriminals. Pyotr Levashov, a 37-year-old known as one of the world's most notorious spammers, was arrested earlier this year while vacationing with his family in Barcelona. (AP Photo/Raphael Satter, File)
September 22, 2017 - 5:34 am
MADRID (AP) — The lawyer for an alleged Russian hacker said Friday that authorities in Moscow are fighting his extradition from Spain to the U.S., the third time in recent moves that Russia has moved to block U.S. prosecution of suspected cybercriminals. Pyotr Levashov, a 37-year-old known as one...
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September 19, 2017 - 5:34 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A lawyer in Greece for Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik, who is wanted in the United States in a $4 billion bitcoin fraud case, says Russia wants to extradite him as well. Vinnik was arrested in northern Greece in July and detained pending an extradition...
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September 19, 2017 - 4:59 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A lawyer in Greece for Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik, wanted in the United States in a bitcoin fraud case worth more than $4 billion, says Russia wants to extradite him as well. Vinnik was arrested in northern Greece in July and detained pending an...
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September 19, 2017 - 4:55 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A lawyer in Greece for Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik, wanted in the United States in a bitcoin fraud case worth more than $4 billion, says Russia wants to extradite him as well. Vinnik was arrested in northern Greece in July and detained pending an...
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September 13, 2017 - 1:38 am
BEIJING (AP) — The founder of a Chinese online peer-to-peer lender has been sentenced to life in prison on charges he defrauded investors of $7.7 billion in one of China's biggest financial scams. Ezubo was the biggest competitor in an informal finance industry that Chinese authorities allowed to...
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August 23, 2017 - 4:41 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors can bring money laundering charges against the creators of a website that prosecutors label an online brothel, a judge ruled Wednesday. But he dismissed other charges months after another judge threw out the entire case as violating free speech and...
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August 21, 2017 - 3:30 am
LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors have promised to vigorously prosecute hate crimes committed on social media. The new guidelines issued Monday outline a tough stance on cyber hate attacks on the basis of race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity. Alison Saunders, the...
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An Italian police officer walks past the site where a trash bin was removed after two amputated legs were found in Rome, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. According to the Italian Police first investigations the part of the human body found belongs to a woman. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)
August 16, 2017 - 6:34 am
ROME (AP) — Police in Rome say they are investigating a suspected murder after hacked-off legs, apparently of a woman, were found in a trash bin on an upscale street and a head and torso were found in trash elsewhere in the Italian capital. Police are questioning the brother of the victim Wednesday...
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FILE - This Monday, May 15, 2017, file photo shows British IT expert Marcus Hutchins, branded a hero for slowing down the WannaCry global cyberattack, during an interview in Ilfracombe, England. Prosecutors have charged Hutchins and an unnamed co-defendant with conspiring to commit computer fraud in the state and elsewhere. Hutchins could enter a plea during a hearing Monday, Aug. 14, in Wisconsin federal court. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
August 14, 2017 - 10:37 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb a recent worldwide ransomware attack pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges accusing him of creating malicious software to steal banking information three years ago. Marcus Hutchins entered his plea in Wisconsin...
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