Computer crime

FILE - In this Monday, May 15, 2017, file photo, British IT expert Marcus Hutchins speaks during an interview in Ilfracombe, England. Hutchins, a young British researcher credited with derailing a global cyberattack in May, has been arrested for allegedly creating and distributing banking malware, U.S. authorities say. Hutchins was detained in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, while flying back to Britain from Defcon, an annual gathering of hackers of IT security gurus. A grand jury indictment charges Hutchins with “creating and distributing” malware known as the Kronos banking Trojan. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
August 03, 2017 - 6:37 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marcus Hutchins, a young British researcher credited with derailing a global cyberattack in May, was arrested for allegedly creating and distributing malicious software designed to collect bank-account passwords, U.S. authorities said Thursday. Hutchins was detained in Las Vegas on...
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FILE - This June 6, 2017, file photo shows a parked Qatari plane in Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar. The United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of a Qatari government news site in May, planting a false story that was used as a pretext for the current crisis between Qatar and several Arab countries, according to a report Sunday, July 16, by The Washington Post. In early June, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar and moved to isolate the small, but wealthy Gulf nation, canceling air routes between their capitals and Qatar's and closing their airspace to Qatari flights. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)
July 17, 2017 - 7:17 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar, the tiny Gulf state being isolated by its neighbors, said Monday the reported involvement of the United Arab Emirates in hacking its government news site in May is "unfortunate" and a breach of agreements among the Gulf countries. The Washington Post,...
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Ukraine's infrastructure minister Volodymyr Omelyan talks at an interview to the Associated Press in his office in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Omelyan said that last week's data-scrambling software outbreak has dealt millions of dollars in damage to Ukraine's Department of Infrastructure alone, the minister said Tuesday, an early hint of the cost to the wider Ukrainian economy. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
July 04, 2017 - 6:26 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's national cybercrime unit seized servers belonging to a small company at the center of a global outbreak of malicious software after "new activity" was detected there, the service said in a statement early Wednesday. The announcement raised the possibility that the...
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July 04, 2017 - 9:43 am
PONCA CITY, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman is accused of trying to hire someone via Craigslist to travel to Israel and kill her ex-husband using ricin. Federal prosecutors charged 37-year-old Danielle Dana Layman on Saturday with using interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-...
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June 10, 2017 - 12:06 pm
PARIS (AP) — The hammer-wielding man who attacked police officers patrolling in front of Notre Dame Cathedral appears to have radicalized himself through the internet and was unknown to French police and intelligence services, the chief prosecutor in Paris said Saturday. Francois Molins said the 40...
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Ramush Haradinaj, parliamentary election Prime Minister candidate from the PAN coalition (PDK, AAK, NISMA), posses for a picture with a supporter during the closing election campaign rally in Kosovo capital Pristina on Friday, June 9, 2017. Kosovars go to the polls on Sunday to choose the new 120-seat parliament that will face some seemingly intractable issues. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
June 10, 2017 - 10:34 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovars vote on Sunday to choose the new 120-seat parliament that will face some seemingly intractable problems. There is the thorny issue of the border demarcation deal with Montenegro that brought down the previous government; the continuation of fraught talks with Serbia...
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Police officers on duty stand next to floral tributes on Southwark Street in London, Sunday, June 4, 2017, near the scene of Saturday's attack. A series of attacks described as terrorism killed several people and injured dozens on Saturday. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 04, 2017 - 11:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — The latest on the attacks in the London Bridge area (all times local): 5 a.m. Australia's prime minister says up to four Australians were victims of the van and knife attacks on London Bridge and in London's Borough Market. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says two Australians who both...
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A person, centre, is led away at an address in Barking, east London, during a police operation Sunday June 4, 2017, following Saturday night's terrorist incident at London Bridge. Several people were killed in the terror attack at the heart of London and dozens injured. Prime Minister Theresa May convened an emergency security cabinet session Sunday to deal with the crisis. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
June 04, 2017 - 9:58 pm
LONDON (AP) — The latest on the attacks in the London Bridge area (all times local): 12:18 a.m. Australia's foreign minister says three Australians have been injured in the knife attacks at London Bridge and in London's Borough Market. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Candice Hedge is recovering...
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Police officers on duty stand next to floral tributes on Southwark Street in London, Sunday, June 4, 2017, near the scene of Saturday's attack. A series of attacks described as terrorism killed several people and injured dozens on Saturday. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 04, 2017 - 6:03 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the attacks in the London Bridge area (all times local): 10:45 p.m. The SITE Intelligence Group says Islamic State's news agency is claiming fighters for the extremist group carried out the van and knife attack in London that left seven people dead. SITE said in a...
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A person, centre, is led away at an address in Barking, east London, during a police operation Sunday June 4, 2017, following Saturday night's terrorist incident at London Bridge. Several people were killed in the terror attack at the heart of London and dozens injured. Prime Minister Theresa May convened an emergency security cabinet session Sunday to deal with the crisis. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
June 04, 2017 - 4:40 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the attacks in the London Bridge area (all times local): 10:30 p.m. A Canadian woman who was among the seven people killed in the London van and knife attacks has been identified by her family as Christine Archibald. The Archibald family said in a statement released by...
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