Cybercrime

February 21, 2019 - 12:02 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Balloting has started for next month's general election in Estonia, an online voting pioneer, amid tight protective measures a day after Microsoft warned that hackers linked to Russia had allegedly targeted democratic institutions in Europe. Kristi Kirsberg, media adviser to Estonia...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2016, file photo, Chinese policemen watch as depositors from Ezubao gather outside the State Bureau for Letters and Calls Reception Division office in Beijing. China's policy ministry says it investigated 380 online lenders and froze $1.5 billion in assets in a crackdown following an avalanche of scandals in the huge but lightly regulated industry. The ministry said Monday, Jan. 18, 2019, it launched the investigation in June because the industry was increasingly risky and rife with complaints about fraud, mismanagement and waste. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
February 18, 2019 - 4:46 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have investigated 380 online lenders and frozen $1.5 billion in assets following an avalanche of scandals in the huge but lightly regulated industry, the government announced Monday. Beijing allowed a private finance industry to flourish in order to supply credit to...
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Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump, stands outside of the federal courthouse following a hearing, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Stone was arrested Friday in the special counsel's Russia investigation and was charged with lying to Congress and obstructing the probe. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
January 26, 2019 - 1:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's confidant Roger Stone has been charged with lying about his pursuit of Russian-hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's 2016 election bid. Prosecutors allege that senior Trump campaign officials sought to leverage the stolen material into a White House...
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Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump, speaks outside of the federal courthouse following a hearing, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Stone was arrested Friday in the special counsel's Russia investigation and was charged with lying to Congress and obstructing the probe. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
January 25, 2019 - 10:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on ex-Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone's arrest in the special counsel's Russia probe (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone will be arraigned in Washington, D.C., next week. He was arrested Friday at his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida...
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Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump, stands outside of the federal courthouse following a hearing, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Stone was arrested Friday in the special counsel's Russia investigation and was charged with lying to Congress and obstructing the probe. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
January 25, 2019 - 8:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's confidant Roger Stone was charged with lying about his pursuit of Russian-hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's 2016 election bid, with prosecutors alleging that senior Trump campaign officials sought to leverage the stolen material into a White...
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FILE - The Sept. 22, 2017 file photo shows the Reichstag building, which host the German parliament Bundestag as it is reflected in the sunglasses of a woman in Berlin. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer will inform in a press conference on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 on an alleged hacking case that saw hundreds of politicians' and celebrities' private information posted online. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
January 08, 2019 - 7:48 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German student has admitted to obtaining and publishing online hundreds of politicians' and celebrities' data and told investigators that he acted alone, authorities said Tuesday. The 20-year-old, who wasn't identified in line with privacy regulations, lives with his parents and is...
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FILE - The Sept. 22, 2017 file photo shows the Reichstag building, which host the German parliament Bundestag as it is reflected in the sunglasses of a woman in Berlin. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer will inform in a press conference on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 on an alleged hacking case that saw hundreds of politicians' and celebrities' private information posted online. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
January 07, 2019 - 11:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — German investigators have searched the apartment of a witness in their probe of an alleged hacking case that saw hundreds of politicians' and celebrities' private information posted online, officials said Monday. The Federal Criminal Police Office tweeted that the search took place in...
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December 28, 2018 - 6:25 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials and at least one state said Friday that they have started investigations into a nationwide CenturyLink internet outage that has disrupted 911 service. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai called the outage that began Thursday "completely...
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December 28, 2018 - 2:32 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday it's responding to a hacking attack that stole the names and addresses of nearly 1,000 North Korean defectors who resettled in the South. A regional office of the Hana resettlement center said it has been notifying affected defectors after...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2018, file photo, the FBI seal is seen before a news conference at FBI headquarters in Washington. The FBI is grappling with a seemingly endless cycle of money laundering schemes that law enforcement officials say they’re scrambling to slow through a combination of prosecution and public awareness. Beyond the run-of-the-mill plots, officials say, is a particularly concerning trend involving “money mules.” These are people who, unwittingly or not, use their own bank accounts to move money for criminals for purposes they think are legitimate or even noble. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
December 27, 2018 - 6:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The email caught the executive at a small company by surprise one morning in 2016. The company's owner, or so he thought, was requesting a money transfer to pay for supplies from a new vendor. It wasn't until that night when the executive, hours after the money had been...
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