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Greek police nab German suspect sought on 4 arrest warrants

Nov. 19, 2022 15:32 PM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police say that they have arrested a 35-year-old German citizen who has four outstanding arrest warrants on him for fraud and cybercrime, three from Germany and one international. The Thessaloniki police's organized crime and human trafficking...

Australia blames Russians for health insurance data theft

Nov. 11, 2022 02:35 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Moscow must he held to account for Russian cybercriminals accused of hacking Australia’s largest health insurer and dumping customers’ personal medical records on the dark web, Australian officials said Friday. Australian Federal Police took the...

Man charged in connection with online threat to synagogues

Nov. 10, 2022 15:34 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of posting a broad online threat last week that spurred heightened security at Jewish synagogues and schools in New Jersey expressed admiration for white-supremacist mass murderer Dylann Roof and said his planned attack was in retaliation for the 2019 mosque...

'Hushpuppi' gets prison term for money laundering conspiracy

Nov. 07, 2022 19:40 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Nigerian social media influencer who called himself Ray Hushpuppi and flaunted a lavish lifestyle fueled by his efforts to launder millions of stolen dollars was sentenced Monday in Los Angeles to more than 11 years in federal prison. Ramon Abbas, 40, also was...

California man gets life for murder of teen he met online

Nov. 01, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after admitting that he raped and killed a 13-year-old girl he met online, then set her body on fire. Armando Cruz, of Inglewood, accepted an agreement to plead...

US man accused of abducting, sexually abusing Canadian girl

Oct. 31, 2022 23:07 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — U.S. prosecutors have accused an Oregon man of abducting a Canadian child he met online, taking her across the border and into the U.S. his vehicle’s trunk and sexually abusing her. Gladstone resident Noah Madrano’s lawyer pleaded not guilty on his behalf...

Ukrainian man charged in US with 'Raccoon' malware scheme

Oct. 25, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Ukrainian man has been arrested on federal cybercrime charges in an alleged scheme that for years used malware to steal information from millions of people around the world, U.S. prosecutors announced Tuesday. An indictment unsealed this month charges Mark...

UK: Hacker who stole Sheeran songs sentenced to 18 months

Oct. 21, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A computer hacker who stole unreleased songs from British pop star Ed Sheeran and American rap artist Lil Uzi Vert has been sentenced to 18 months in prison, U.K. prosecutors said Friday. Adrian Kwiatkowski, 23, of Ipswich in southern England, hacked the artists’...

Seattle police student officer charged with cyberstalking

Oct. 19, 2022 23:16 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle police student officer has been charged with cyberstalking for allegedly harassing a woman online. The Seattle Times reports Jafar Al-Salehi is accused of sending messages and texts to the woman from November 2021 into August 2022, according to a criminal...

Ex-eBay employee gets 1 year in prison for harassment scheme

Oct. 11, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former eBay Inc. employee was sentenced Tuesday to one year behind bars for her role in a harassment scheme targeting creators of an online newsletter that included the delivery of live spiders, a bloody pig mask and other disturbing items to their home. Stephanie...