Latest Cybercrime News

Man accused of making racist threats pleads not guilty

Oct. 16, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The white man accused of cyberstalking and making racist threats against a black activist in Virginia has pleaded not guilty. The Daily Progress reports that 31-year-old Daniel McMahon entered his plea Wednesday in federal court in Charlottesville. McMahon was indicted last...

German security services want more powers to fight extremism

Oct. 15, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's security services said Tuesday they're seeking greater powers to fight the kind of far-right extremism behind last week's synagogue attack, including requiring internet companies to report illegal hate speech to police. A 27-year-old German man previously unknown to police confessed...

Israeli president asks Putin to pardon imprisoned tourist

Oct. 13, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's president has asked Russian leader Vladimir Putin to pardon a young Israeli woman imprisoned on drug charges in Russia. Naama Issachar, 26, was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison last week after being arrested at Moscow's international airport in April reportedly with...

Philippine police arrest over 500 mostly Chinese for fraud

Oct. 10, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police and immigration authorities said they have arrested more than 500 illegally working foreigners, mostly Chinese involved in telecommunications and investment scams, in one of the biggest such mass arrests this year. The 542 foreigners, who were arrested Wednesday...

EU police: Cybercrime threats now focus on profits, data

Oct. 9, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Cybercriminals are using new technology and exploiting existing online vulnerabilities as they shift their focus to larger and more profitable targets, the European Union's police agency said in a report published Wednesday. Europol said in its annual Internet Organized Crime...

Man convicted of posting threats in Florida school shooting

Oct. 9, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A California man has been convicted of posting online threats and sending malicious messages to relatives of victims of the 2018 Florida school shooting. Court records show 22-year-old Brandon Fleury of Santa Ana, California, was found guilty on Tuesday by a federal jury of...

Man convicted of harassing Parkland victims' families

Oct. 8, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A California man has been convicted of using Instagram to harass the families of students killed in a mass shooting at a Florida high school. Court records show that 22-year-old Brandon Fleury was found guilty in Fort Lauderdale federal court Tuesday of cyberstalking and...

Engineer admits hacking Yahoo accounts searching for images

Sep. 30, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A former Yahoo software engineer has pleaded guilty to hacking into the accounts of some 6,000 Yahoo users in search of sexual photos and videos. The US Attorney's Office says Reyes Daniel Ruiz admitted in court Monday that he mostly targeted accounts belonging to younger women,...

Ex-University of Delaware athlete found guilty of rape

Sep. 27, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — An ex-University of Delaware baseball player accused of a string of sexual assaults was convicted Friday in the first case brought to jurors, who found that he raped a woman he met online but declined to apply the harshest charge. After a 10-day trial, the jury deliberated for about...

The Latest: Jury convicts ex-athlete of rape

Sep. 27, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — The Latest in trial of former university athlete accused of rape (all times local): 2:10 p.m. An ex-University of Delaware baseball player has been convicted of raping a woman whom he met online. Jurors found 23-year-old Clay Conaway guilty Friday after 10 days of testimony and...