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Bitcoin scammers target wealthy, threaten to expose 'secret'

Aug. 10, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

CHEVY CHASE, Md. (AP) — Men in a wealthy Washington suburb have been receiving letters threatening to expose their dark secrets to their wives. The problem, The Washington Post reports , is some of these men don't even have wives. The letters are part of a growing scam that tries to extort people for...

Student charged in elaborate digital money theft scheme

Aug. 1, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Massachusetts college student who was named his high school's valedictorian for his savvy tech skills hacked into unsuspecting investors' personal cellphones, email and social media accounts to steal at least $2 million in digital currency like Bitcoin, according to documents provided...

How your smart fridge might be mining bitcoin for criminals

Jun. 29, 2018 4:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Is the web browser on your phone slower than usual? It could be mining bitcoin for criminals. As the popularity of virtual currencies has grown, hackers are focusing on a new type of heist: putting malicious software on peoples' handsets, TVs and smart fridges that makes them mine for digital...

France joins US, Russia, asks Greece for cybercrime suspect

Jun. 27, 2018 3:56 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — France has joined the United States and Russia in seeking the extradition of a Russian cybercrime suspect who was arrested in northern Greece last summer. Greek authorities said France wants to put Alexander Vinnik on trial for alleged cybercrime, money laundering, membership in...