Latest Cybercrime News

Ukraine hacks add to worries of cyber conflict with Russia

Jan. 14, 2022 17:48 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Hackers on Friday temporarily shut down dozens of Ukrainian government websites, causing no major damage but adding to simmering tensions while Russia amasses troops on the Ukrainian border. Separately, in a rare gesture to the U.S. at a time of chilly relations, Russia said...

Rhode Island man pleads guilty to unemployment fraud

Jan. 14, 2022 10:28 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who authorities say submitted fraudulent online applications for coronavirus pandemic related unemployment benefits in eight states while also collecting benefits in his home state has pleaded guilty to wire fraud, federal prosecutors said. ...

Maryland mayor facing revenge porn charges resigns

Jan. 11, 2022 17:13 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — A mayor on Maryland's Eastern Shore has resigned, weeks after he was charged with distributing revenge porn online. Andrew Bradshaw, 32, who was the youngest mayor in Cambridge's history when he took office last year, submitted his resignation around noon...

NCSBI gets record number of online child exploitation tips

Jan. 11, 2022 12:45 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation said it has received a record number of reports of suspected online child exploitation for a second year despite many students' return to classrooms and parents' return to offices. According to the NCSBI, its Computer...

Man accused of shooting into party headquarters enters pleas

Jan. 09, 2022 10:27 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia man accused of firing three shots into a local Democratic Party office on Inauguration Day has pleaded guilty to related federal charges. Anthony Nero, 48, entered the pleas last week to federal charges of sending threatening...

Iowa man pleads guilty to illegal internet sales of steroids

Jan. 06, 2022 15:37 PM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally selling more than 300,000 of doses of steroids and other drugs via the internet over about a three-year period. Jon Stidham, 57, of McClelland, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to illegally...

California man pleads guilty in $50M internet scheme

Jan. 05, 2022 17:51 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A California man pleaded guilty Wednesday to running a $50 million fraud scheme using fake websites that advertised high returns on certificates of deposit. Allen Giltman, 56, pleaded guilty by videoconference to wire fraud conspiracy and securities conspiracy....

Hong Kong editors charged with sedition, US criticizes raid

Dec. 30, 2021 07:33 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Two former editors from a Hong Kong online pro-democracy news outlet were charged with sedition and denied bail Thursday, a day after one of the last openly critical voices in the city said it would cease operations following a police raid on its office and seven arrests. ...

Russian man charged in $82M hacking, insider trading scheme

Dec. 20, 2021 15:57 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — One of five Russian nationals who authorities allege made tens of millions of dollars in illegal profits by trading shares of companies using information stolen during hacks of U.S. computer networks has been extradited to the U.S. to answer to the charges, federal prosecutors in...

China's #MeToo victims face abuse, payback for going public

Dec. 16, 2021 03:25 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Human resources and upper management wouldn't deal with her accusation of sexual assault, a former employee of Alibaba said. So she went into the busy cafeteria at the Chinese e-commerce giant's headquarters and screamed out her plight. Now she's facing...