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A poster showing six wanted Russian military intelligence officers is displayed before a news conference at the Department of Justice, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, pool)

6 Russian officers charged in 'destructive' hacking campaign

Oct. 20, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and American businesses. The case implicates the Kremlin unit that interfered in the 2016 U.S. election but is...

A poster showing six wanted Russian military intelligence officers is displayed as Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division John Demers, left, takes the podium to speak at a news conference at the Department of Justice, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Washington. Also pictured is US Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania Scott Brady, center. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, pool)

6 Russian military officers charged in vast hacking campaign

Oct. 20, 2020 1:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges Monday against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and American businesses. The case implicates the same Kremlin unit that interfered in the 2016 U.S....

Teacher reports break-in at student home during online class

Oct. 18, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A California teacher alerted police to a break-in at a home where her students were participating in an online class. A man entered the home in Galt through a window and ran through the house and then out a back door before going over a fence, KOVR-TV reported Friday. Teacher Jennifer...

Harvard University graduate student Maya James poses in a park near the university, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Cambridge, Mass. Law enforcement and voting advocates are warning that con artists are exploiting the election with scams targeting voters. James received an email from a political action committee that seemed harmless: if you support Joe Biden, it urged, click here to check you're registered to vote. Instead, she Googled the name of the group and it didn’t exist - a clue the email was a phishing scam. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Scammers seize on US election, but it's not votes they want

Oct. 17, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The email from a political action committee seemed harmless: if you support Joe Biden, it urged, click here to make sure you're registered to vote. But Harvard University graduate student Maya James did not click. Instead, she Googled the name of the soliciting PAC. It didn’t...

Officer accused of posting racist comments resigns

Oct. 16, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police officer who was accused of posting racist and sexist statements online has resigned after being placed on leave last month, officials said. Baton Rouge police Sgt. Chris Kuhn resigned Oct. 9, a police spokesperson told news outlets Wednesday. Kuhn was placed on...

FILE - In this July 31, 2019, file photo, vehicles are parked outside the home of Paige A. Thompson, who uses the online handle

Former roommate of accused Capital One hacker sentenced

Oct. 15, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The former roommate of a woman accused of hacking Capital One banking company and at least 30 other organizations has been sentenced to four years in prison for illegally possessing firearms, according to federal prosecutors. Park Quan, 67, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in...

FBI Pittsburgh Special Agent Michael Christman speaks in a video presented by Portuguese police chief inspector Paulo Goncalves, at left, during a news conference at the police headquarters in Lisbon, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. European and American officials say that they have arrested 20 individuals for allegedly belonging to an international ring that laundered millions of euros stolen by cybercriminals in an international police operation led by Portuguese investigators and the F.B.I. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Cybercrime money-launders busted by European police, FBI

Oct. 15, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — European and American officials said Thursday that they have arrested 20 people in several countries for allegedly belonging to an international ring that laundered millions of euros stolen by cybercriminals through malware schemes. The international police operation...

This photo provided by the Bi-State Detention Center in Texarkana, Texas, shows Taylor Parker. Parker, accused of killing a pregnant Texas woman and removing the baby from the victim's womb, has been moved from Oklahoma to a Texas jail, authorities said Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (Bi-State Detention Center via AP)

Suspect in pregnant woman's slaying removed to Texas jail

Oct. 15, 2020 12:24 AM EDT

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A woman suspected of killing a pregnant woman and removing the baby from the victim's womb was moved Wednesday from a jail in Idabel, Oklahoma, to one in Texarkana, Texas. Taylor Parker, 27, of Simms, Texas, was booked into the Bi-State Detention Center on the Texas-Arkansas state...

FILE - A woman walks in front of the Microsoft stand during the Cybersecurity Conference in Lille, northern France, Wednesday Jan. 29, 2020. Microsoft announced legal action Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 seeking to disrupt a major cybercrime digital network that uses more than 1 million zombie computers to loot bank accounts and spread ransomware, which experts consider a major threat to the U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

Microsoft attempts takedown of global criminal botnet

Oct. 12, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

Microsoft announced legal action Monday seeking to disrupt a major cybercrime digital network that uses more than 1 million zombie computers to loot bank accounts and spread ransomware, which experts consider a major threat to the U.S. presidential election. The operation to knock offline command-and-control...

Virginia Beach man pleads guilty to wire fraud

Oct. 10, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Beach man has pleaded guilty in federal court to wire fraud and fraudulently collecting federal unemployment benefits. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Ronald A. Smith faces a maximum term of 60 years in prison. Smith left prison in 2012 after serving seven years for an...