Computer crime - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Computer crime Ukrainian hacker sentenced in stolen news releases scheme NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Ukrainian hacker involved in an international scheme that used stolen unpublished news releases to make about $30 million in profits was sentenced Monday to more than two years in prison. Vadym Iermolovych received a 30-month term and must pay slightly more than $3 million in restitution. He had pleaded guilty in May 2016 to aggravat... Mon, 22 May 2017 19:09:00 GMT 2017-05-22T19:09:00Z Lithuania court delays extradition ruling in phishing case VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A court in Lithuania on Thursday requested more information from the United States before ruling on the extradition of a local businessman suspected of tricking Google and Facebook out of more than $100 million in an elaborate cybercrime case. Evaldas Rimasauskas was arrested in March at the request of U.S. authorities, who accus... Thu, 18 May 2017 17:45:00 GMT 2017-05-18T17:45:00Z China's fondness for pirated software raises risks in attack BEIJING (AP) — China's fondness for pirated software left it especially vulnerable to the latest global cyberattack. Beijing has tolerated rampant use of unlicensed software copies despite repeated promises to crack down and warnings by industry groups that China is leaving itself open to being hurt by malicious code. Some 70 percent of... Tue, 16 May 2017 09:54:00 GMT 2017-05-16T09:54:00Z Mnuchin: US partners more comfortable with Trump on trade BARI, Italy (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that major trading partners are "much more comfortable" with the Trump administration's stance on trade and tax policy and understand that they will benefit from the intended U.S. growth. Mnuchin spoke after face-to-face meetings with major trade partners such as Germany, Japan and Ca... Sat, 13 May 2017 14:01:00 GMT 2017-05-13T14:01:00Z Hearing in Prague on Russian hacker extradition delayed PRAGUE (AP) — An extradition hearing in the Czech Republic for a Russian man who faces U.S. charges of hacking computers at American companies has been delayed for procedural reasons. Judge Jaroslav Pytloun delayed the hearing until May 30 due to formal objections from Yevgeniy Nikulin's defense lawyers. They say Nikulin has not receive... Thu, 11 May 2017 12:45:00 GMT 2017-05-11T12:45:00Z The Latest: French cybersecurity agency to probe Macron hack PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's presidential runoff on Sunday between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen (all times local): 8:35 p.m. A French government official says the state cybersecurity agency will investigate a hacking attack targeting presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron. The ... Sat, 06 May 2017 18:36:00 GMT 2017-05-06T18:36:00Z Hacking arrest, fake news in tense French presidential race ALBI, France (AP) — Allegations of fake news and hacking attempts dominated France's tense presidential campaign Thursday, with just two days left for independent Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen to win over voters before Sunday's high-stakes runoff. Paris prosecutors launched a preliminary investigation Thursday into whether fake new... Fri, 05 May 2017 01:55:00 GMT 2017-05-05T01:55:00Z Germany arrests 2 Japanese, 1 American in darknet drug case BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say authorities have arrested two Japanese citizens and an American on suspicion of selling millions of euros worth of drugs online. Frankfurt prosecutors say a 43-year-old Japanese man, a 40-year-old Japanese woman and a 39-year-old man from the U.S. were arrested late Thursday in Berlin. Their names weren't released. ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:03:00 GMT 2017-04-28T17:03:00Z IOC creates advisory panel for cyber security after hack LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Several months after a confidential document in its investigation of Russian doping was hacked and leaked, the IOC has announced the creation of a new panel on cyber security. The International Olympic Committee gave details of its Digital and Technology Commission on Tuesday. Concerns about security this year prompted World A... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:41:00 GMT 2017-04-25T16:41:00Z Russian man sentenced to 27 years in hacking case SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge on Friday handed down the longest sentence ever imposed in the U.S. for a cybercrime case to the son of a member of the Russian Parliament convicted of hacking into more than 500 U.S. businesses and stealing millions of credit card numbers, which he then sold on special websites. Roman Seleznev was sentenced to 27 years in p... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:30:00 GMT 2017-04-22T01:30:00Z The Latest: Russian hacker gets 27 years, calls it political SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a Russian man convicted of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card data (all times local): 12:45 a.m. After a federal judge sentenced a Russian man convicted of hacking into U.S. businesses to 27 years in prison -- the longest sentence in U.S. history for a cybercrime case -- Roman Seleznev's lawyer read a statement fr... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:08:00 GMT 2017-04-21T20:08:00Z Arrest made in UK after 2015 threats to US-based flights ATLANTA (AP) — Federal authorities say a person accused of making online threats against U.S.-based flights in January 2015 has been arrested in the United Kingdom. FBI Special Agent Stephen Emmett in Atlanta said in an email Thursday that a joint investigation by the FBI and authorities in the U.K. resulted in an arrest April 13. Emmet... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:53:00 GMT 2017-04-20T15:53:00Z Spain: Police break up international child porn chat network MADRID (AP) — An international law enforcement crackdown on a network that allegedly distributed child pornography via the popular online chat application WhatsApp resulted in the arrests of more than three dozen people in 10 countries, Spanish officials said Tuesday. The network operated some 100 chat groups with 135 identified users in Europe, Central A... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:41:00 GMT 2017-04-18T15:41:00Z Czech court to rule on Russian hacker extradition in prison PRAGUE (AP) — Czech authorities say an extradition hearing in the case of a Russian man who faces charges in the United States of hacking and stealing information from computers at LinkedIn, Dropbox and other U.S. companies will take place next month in a prison. Prague Municipal Court spokeswoman Marketa Puci says the May 11 hearing will take place at Pr... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:25:00 GMT 2017-04-13T11:25:00Z Spain tackles piracy to try to get closer to Premier League MADRID (AP) — La Liga needs every possible source of income to try and compete financially with the Premier League. So it's taking its rivalry with the mighty league online, and launching a campaign to crack down on illegal streaming of games. Studies show that digital piracy robs the Spanish soccer industry of nearly 175 million euros ($186 million) each... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 20:39:00 GMT 2017-04-07T20:39:00Z Czech court to decide on alleged LinkedIn hacker extradition PRAGUE (AP) — A Russian man who faces charges in the United States of hacking and stealing information from computers at LinkedIn, Dropbox and other San Francisco Bay Area companies can be extradited either to the United States or Russia, the state prosecution in Prague said on Wednesday. Yevgeniy Nikulin, who remained in detention, was arrested in Prague... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:17:00 GMT 2017-04-05T13:17:00Z Germany approves bill curbing online hate crime, fake news BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a new bill that punishes social networking sites if they fail to swiftly remove illegal content such as hate speech or defamatory fake news. Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet agreed on rules that would impose fines of up to 50 million euros (53.4 million dollars) on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. ... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:23:00 GMT 2017-04-05T12:23:00Z Germany moves to liberalize public Wi-Fi regulations BERLIN (AP) — The German government is trying to encourage more open Wi-Fi hotspots across Germany by relaxing rules on businesses providing the wireless connection. Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said her proposed law changes, adopted Wednesday by the Cabinet, mean business owners would no longer be held liable if users of their Wi-Fi connection downloaded illegal conten... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 10:51:00 GMT 2017-04-05T10:51:00Z Dutch court clears cyberbully's extradition to Canada THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch Supreme Court on Tuesday approved the extradition to Canada of a convicted cyberbully who faces charges in the case of a Canadian teen who killed herself after being bullied online. It was not immediately clear when the suspect, identified by Dutch authorities as Aydin C., would be sent to Canada following the court... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 22:38:00 GMT 2017-04-04T22:38:00Z Dubai police say they arrest hackers after White House staff DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai police arrested foreign hackers in 2015 who targeted five senior Obama White House officials in a blackmail email scam and plan to turn them over to U.S. authorities after they complete their prison sentences, state-owned media reported Monday. The Arabic-language Al Bayan newspaper and the television channel Dubai... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 03:03:00 GMT 2017-04-04T03:03:00Z Police arrest 102 in internet child porn crackdown in Spain MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested 102 people for possession and distribution of child pornography material on the internet. A Civil Guard statement Friday said they had traced some 450,000 computer images and videos showing sexual abuse of babies and children aged up to 14. The statement said 90 houses had been raided ... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:38:00 GMT 2017-03-31T09:38:00Z Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers JERUSALEM (AP) — A 19-year-old American-Israeli Jew was arrested Thursday as the prime suspect in a wave of bomb threats against U.S. Jewish community centers, a startling turn in a case that had stoked fears of rising anti-Semitism in the United States. The surprising arrest of the man, a hacker who holds dual Israeli and American citizenship, came after... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:51:00 GMT 2017-03-24T01:51:00Z US says Canadian accused in Yahoo hack poses flight risk TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian man accused of breaking into hundreds of millions of Yahoo email accounts poses an "extremely high flight risk" due to alleged ties to Russian intelligence agents, U.S. authorities say. U.S. law enforcement officials call Karim Baratov a "hacker-for-hire" paid by members of the Russian Federal Security Service. In an application ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:24:00 GMT 2017-03-20T20:24:00Z Report: Alleged Yahoo hacker worked at Prokhorov bank MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian news report says an intelligence agent charged by the United States in the hacking of half a billion Yahoo user accounts worked at an investment bank owned by billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, who also owns the Brooklyn Nets basketball team. The report Saturday in the respected business newspaper Kommersant cited a source as saying Ig... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:06:00 GMT 2017-03-18T11:06:00Z Yahoo breach indictments may shed light on other hacks WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. authorities may now be in a better position to figure out if Russian hackers and Russian spies swayed last year's presidential elections. A scheme uncovered during a federal investigation into a huge Yahoo security breach may have opened a window into other hacks potentially instigated by foreign governments, according to computer security experts. ... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:06:00 GMT 2017-03-16T12:06:00Z Dutch man sentenced to 11 years in prison for cyberbullying THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A man wanted in Canada for alleged involvement in online abuse was sentenced Thursday to nearly 11 years in prison by a Dutch court for cyberbullying dozens of young girls and gay men. The court on Thursday convicted the 38-year-old man, identified only as Aydin C., for fraud and blackmail via the internet, according to a sta... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:29:00 GMT 2017-03-16T11:29:00Z Yahoo breach spotlights links between Russian spies, hackers MOSCOW (AP) — A U.S. indictment of two Russian intelligence agents and two hackers alleged to have stolen more than half a billion U.S. email accounts in 2014 has cast a spotlight on the intertwining of the Russian security services and the murky digital underworld. The officers of the powerful FSB, Russia's Federal Security Service, are accused of employ... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:24:00 GMT 2017-03-16T10:24:00Z Details on the Russians charged in the Yahoo data breach Four people charged by U.S. officials for a Yahoo data breach include two Russian intelligence officers and two hackers they enlisted. Some details on the men, according to an indictment, documents made public by the Justice Department and AP reporting: — Karim Baratov, also known as "Kay," ''Karim Taloverov" and "Karim Akehmet Tokbergenov," is a 22-year-... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:25:00 GMT 2017-03-15T22:25:00Z Norwegian prosecutors demand bitcoins for drug sales COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three men charged in Norway with selling drugs online have to pay back 120 bitcoins ($144,300) on top of millions in Norwegian kroner — the first time the Scandinavian country has demanded to be paid in the electronic currency, a prosecutor said Friday. Richard Beck Pedersen says the men in their 30s allegedly used underground w... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:25:00 GMT 2017-03-10T11:25:00Z Europol: Cybercrime, IS fighters' return among top hazards LONDON (AP) — Europol's director says Europe is facing security challenges that include a spike in cybercrime and the return of fighters from the so-called Islamic State. The European police agency estimates that nearly 5,000 Europeans have gone to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State group, and about a third are believed to have returned. ... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:13:00 GMT 2017-03-09T19:13:00Z