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Interpol adopts resolution to fight online child abuse

Nov. 24, 2021 12:03 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Interpol member countries are calling on nations to urge local online end-to-end encryption providers “to take responsibility” and design products with the aim of protecting children against abuse, the international policing body said Wednesday. A...

Man in GoFundMe scam pleads guilty to federal charge

Nov. 22, 2021 16:42 PM EST

A New Jersey man who conspired with his girlfriend to concoct a feelgood story about a helpful homeless man and then used the lie to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations online pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court. Mark D'Amico pleaded guilty before...

2 Iranians charged with threatening US voters in 2020

Nov. 18, 2021 17:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two suspected Iranian computer hackers have been charged in a broad campaign of election interference aimed at intimidating American voters during last year's presidential race and undermining confidence that the results of the contest could be trusted. ...

Cleaner for Israeli defense minister charged with espionage

Nov. 18, 2021 17:04 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel has charged the housekeeper for the country's defense minister with espionage for offering to spy for hackers reportedly linked to Iran, Israeli officials said Thursday. The man, identified as Omri Goren, reportedly has a criminal record...

US charges 2 suspected major ransomware operators

Nov. 08, 2021 19:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A suspected Ukrainian hacker has been arrested and charged in the United States in connection with a string of costly ransomware attacks, including one that snarled businesses around the globe on the Fourth of July weekend, U.S. officials said Monday. ...

Suspected hackers linked to wave of ransomware attacks arrested as part of global crackdown on cybercrime

Nov. 08, 2021 09:52 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Suspected hackers linked to wave of ransomware attacks arrested as part of global crackdown on cybercrime.

Man sentenced for paying poor Filipino moms for child porn

Nov. 08, 2021 08:32 AM EST

SIDNEY, Ohio (AP) — A registered sex offender from Ohio has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for using dating sites to connect with impoverished women in the Philippines and pay them for sexually explicit photos of their children. Charles Lee Frazier, 42, of Sidney,...

Ukraine charges 5 hackers allegedly working for Russia

Nov. 05, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine has filed charges of espionage and attempted state overthrow against five people who allegedly were part of a hackers group controlled by Russia. The Security Service of Ukraine said Friday that the hackers group known as “Armagedon”...

The AP Interview: Justice Dept. conducting cyber crackdown

Nov. 04, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is stepping up actions to combat ransomware and cybercrime through arrests and other actions, its No. 2 official told The Associated Press, as the Biden administration escalates its response to what it regards as an urgent economic and national...

California man gets prison for fatally torturing puppy

Nov. 01, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who fatally tortured a Chihuahua puppy and posted a video about it online was sentenced Monday to two years in federal prison. Angel Ramos-Corrales, 19, of Riverside was sentenced for a February assault during which he...