Cybercrime

Pieces of evidence are presented on Friday, May 3, 2019 at a press conference in Wiesbaden, Germany, about European and American investigators breaking up one of the world’s largest online criminal trafficking operations, which was allegedly responsible for the international trafficking of drugs, as well as forged documents and other illegal materials. Three German men, ages 31, 22 and 29, were arrested on allegations they operated the so-called “Wall Street Market” Darknet platform. In Los Angeles, two drug suppliers were arrested and authorities confiscated some $1 million, drugs and weapons. (Silas Stein/dpa via AP)
May 03, 2019 - 10:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — European and American investigators have broken up one of the world's largest online criminal trafficking operations in a series of raids in the United States and Germany, authorities said Friday. Three German men, ages 31, 22 and 29, were arrested after the raids in three southern...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office former shows former Texas A&M football player Thomas Johnson. Johnson, accused of hacking a Dallas jogger to death with a machete in 2015, has been convicted of murder. A Dallas County jury swiftly returned a guilty verdict Tuesday in Johnson's trial in the killing of David Stevens after the former wide receiver's legal defense declined to call a single witness. (Dallas County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
May 01, 2019 - 2:56 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A former Texas A&M football player was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for the slaying of a Dallas jogger who was hacked to death with a machete in 2015. A Dallas County jury had found Thomas Johnson guilty of murder Tuesday for the seemingly random killing of David Stevens...
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to media at her electorate office in Aukland, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Ardern said that she and French President Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting in Paris next month seeking to eliminate acts of violent extremism and terrorism from being shown online. (Jason Oxenham/New Zealand Herald via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 7:00 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Wednesday that she and French President Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting in Paris next month seeking to eliminate acts of violent extremism and terrorism from being shown online. Ardern said she and Macron will ask...
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FILE - This Monday, May 15, 2017, file photo shows Marcus Hutchins, a British cybersecurity expert during an interview in Ilfracombe, England. The British cybersecurity researcher hailed as a hero for credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus in 2017 has pleaded guilty to developing malware to steal banking information. Federal prosecutors in Wisconsin and Hutchins’ attorneys say in a Friday, April 19, 2019 filing that the 24-year-old is pleading guilty to developing the malware and conspiring to distribute it from 2012 to 2015. In exchange for his plea to those two charges, prosecutors are dismissing eight others. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
April 20, 2019 - 1:05 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus has pleaded guilty to developing malware to steal banking information. Federal prosecutors in Wisconsin and Marcus Hutchins' attorneys said in a joint court filing Friday that the 24-year-old...
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President Donald Trump listens to South Korean President Moon Jae-in speak during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 12, 2019 - 7:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a far cry from "I love WikiLeaks!" President Donald Trump declared that "I know nothing about WikiLeaks" after its disheveled founder Julian Assange was hauled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to face charges, a stark contrast to how candidate Trump showered praise...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 25, 2017 file photo, a tablet shows archive Youtube footage dated Monday, Aug. 2, 2015 featuring Yevgeny Nikulin after a Lamborghini Huracan race outside Moscow, Russia. The Czech Republic's highest court has ruled on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 that a former justice minister violated the rights of a Russian man by allowing his extradition to the United States to face charges of hacking computers at LinkedIn, Dropbox and other American companies. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko/File)
April 09, 2019 - 12:16 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's highest court says a former justice minister violated the rights of an alleged Russian hacker by allowing his extradition to the U.S. before a separate asylum case was finalized. Yevgeniy Nikulin is accused of hacking computers at LinkedIn, Dropbox and other...
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FILE - This undated file photo released by the Montgomery County Police Department shows Daniel Beckwitt in Maryland. A jury convicted Beckwitt, a wealthy stock trader, of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in the fiery death of Askia Khafra, who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker beneath his Maryland home. (Montgomery County Police Department via AP, File)
April 07, 2019 - 11:40 am
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Firefighters found a 21-year-old man's charred, naked body when they entered a burning home littered with mounds of trash. A hole in the basement floor led them to a network of tunnels under the house. Fire investigators swiftly concluded that the Maryland home was a crime...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the National Republican Congressional Committee's annual spring dinner in Washington, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 03, 2019 - 3:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum on Wednesday to rein in what the administration calls the "Wild West" of online trafficking in counterfeit goods. The memorandum is aimed at stopping the sale of counterfeit products on sites like Amazon, eBay and China's e-...
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April 01, 2019 - 6:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — Americans caught up in international cyberespionage campaigns are routinely being left in the dark by the FBI, the U.S. Justice Department's watchdog said in a report published Monday. The Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General said that advisory letters typically sent...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2017, file photo, Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles speaks at a press conference at the Justice Ministry in Tokyo. Karpeles is appealing his conviction on charges of manipulating electronic data. Karpeles’ lawyer Nobuyasu Ogata said Friday, March 29, 2019 his client had merely tried to reduce the risks for Mt. Gox users. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
March 29, 2019 - 5:05 am
TOKYO (AP) — Mark Karpeles, who headed Mt. Gox, a Japan-based bitcoin exchange that went bankrupt after a massive hacking, is appealing his conviction on charges of manipulating electronic data. Karpeles' lawyer Nobuyasu Ogata said Friday his client says he merely tried to reduce the risks for Mt...
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