Cybercrime

FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ukrainian police said Thursday Jan. 16, 2020, they have opened an investigation into the possibility that former ambassador Yovanovitch came under illegal surveillance before she was recalled from her post in US. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, FILE)
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January 16, 2020 - 10:54 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian police said Thursday they have opened an investigation into the possibility that the U.S. ambassador came under illegal surveillance by an unknown party before she was recalled from her post in May. The announcement came two days after Democratic lawmakers in the...
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December 18, 2019 - 12:35 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A British man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges alleging that he and co-conspirators in a hacking group called The Dark Overlord stole data from health care and accounting companies in the U.S. and threatened to release the information unless the companies paid ransom. Nathan...
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December 09, 2019 - 8:06 am
ROME (AP) — Prosecutors in Sicily are investigating suspected embezzlement by a mysterious Maltese academic who has been linked to a U.S. probe of hacked emails. Agrigento Prosecutor Salvatore Vella said by telephone Monday that his office is investigating Joseph Mifsud for suspected embezzlement...
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December 05, 2019 - 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department unsealed charges Thursday against the alleged leader and an administrator of a Russian cyber-criminal gang that U.S. officials say developed and distributed malware used to steal at least $100 million from banks and other financial institutions in more than...
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FILE - This March 21, 2019 file photo shows a warning sign and a police officer's vehicle at Walt Gilmore's home in North Salt Lake, Utah. U.S. prosecutors arrested Loren Okamura, a Hawaii man, on Nov. 22, who they accuse of sending hundreds of unwanted service providers to the Utah home, including plumbers and prostitutes. It's unknown why the Gilmores were targeted or what if any relationship exists between Okamura and the family. Homeowner Walt Gilmore told The Associated Press in March he couldn't discuss why a protective order was sought against Okamura but that he was sure the extreme stalking was not random. (Laura Seitz/The Deseret News via AP, File)
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November 27, 2019 - 8:58 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A man arrested in Hawaii will be sent to Utah, where he’s accused of tormenting a family for more than year by sending more than 500 people to their house for unwanted services including food deliveries, repairs, tow trucks, locksmiths, plumbers and prostitutes. Loren Okamura was in...
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November 25, 2019 - 8:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty to sending false shooting and bomb threats to schools in the U.S. and Britain. The Department of Justice says Timothy Vaughn of Winston-Salem, North Carolina was a member of the Apophis Squad, a collective of hackers...
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November 20, 2019 - 7:03 pm
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago 14-year-old faces hate crime and other charges for allegedly posting on Craigslist a picture of an African American classmate with the caption, “Slave for sale.” Prosecutors allege the white Naperville Central High School freshman also included “an...
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November 09, 2019 - 6:39 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — On Dec. 14, 2018, Aaron Cole was about to buy a new house and received an email that he thought was from his title company, directing him to make a $123,000 deposit. Cole complied, not realizing that a sophisticated hacker network had likely been spying on his communications...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, the logo for Uber appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Two computer hackers have pleaded guilty Wednesday, Oct. 30, to concocting an extortion scheme that entangled Uber in a yearlong cover-up of a data breach that stole sensitive information about 57 million of the ride-hailing service's passengers and drivers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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October 30, 2019 - 8:22 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Two computer hackers have pleaded guilty to concocting an extortion scheme that entangled Uber in a yearlong cover-up of a data breach that stole sensitive information about 57 million of the ride-hailing service's passengers and drivers. The pleas entered Wednesday in a San...
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October 21, 2019 - 7:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who hacked Los Angeles County court computers, sent 2 million malicious phishing emails and stole hundreds of credit card numbers has been sentenced in Los Angeles. Oriyomi Aloba received a 12-year federal prison sentence Monday. Authorities say the 33-year-old Katy, Texas...
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