Latest Cybercrime News

Online diary: Buffalo gunman plotted attack for months

May. 16, 2022 20:30 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white gunman accused of massacring 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket wrote as far back as November about staging a livestreamed attack on African Americans, practiced shooting from his car and traveled hours from his home in March to scout out the store, according...

Final ex-eBay employee in cyberstalking case pleads guilty

May. 12, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former eBay Inc. executive pleaded guilty Thursday to participating in a scheme to terrorize the creators of an online newsletter that included the delivery of live spiders and other disturbing items to their home. David Harville, eBay’s former director of global...

Internet troll faces trial after Capitol riot plea fizzles

May. 11, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

A federal judge scheduled a trial next year for a far-right internet troll after the man, known to his social media followers as “Baked Alaska,” balked at pleading guilty on Wednesday to a criminal charge stemming from the U.S. Capitol riot. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan...

2 make deal, leaving just Kim Dotcom facing US extradition

May. 10, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Two men charged by U.S. prosecutors with racketeering and other crimes for their involvement in the once wildly popular file-sharing website Megaupload said Tuesday they have reached a deal that will see them avoid being extradited to the U.S. in exchange for facing...

Investigator speaks of threats facing teens daily

May. 07, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

WELSH, La. (AP) — Human trafficking, sex texting and drugs are not topics many like to discuss and something many don’t believe can happen here. Kyle Miers, who has over 20 years in law enforcement, visited Welsh High School recently to increase students’ awareness on the...

Ex-banker charged with conspiring in Murdaugh money scheme

May. 05, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted the former CEO of a South Carolina bank on charges of conspiring with once-prominent, now- suspended attorney Alex Murdaugh to defraud victims — including the family of a deaf man who became quadriplegic after a car crash — of $1.8 million. ...

Man gets 14-year sentence for role in online dating scheme

May. 04, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man who helped dupe dozens into sending millions of dollars to people posing as U.S. military personnel in an online dating scheme has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison. Rubbin Sarpong, 38, of Millville, New Jersey, must also pay more than $3...

Former candidate charged with child porn allowed back online

May. 03, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — A former Maine gubernatorial candidate charged with possession of child pornography can get back online, a judge ruled Tuesday, even as an affidavit was unsealed indicating the defendant possessed thousands of videos of young children being sexually abused. ...

Twitter abuse victims fear Musk's plans, but may not quit

Apr. 27, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

Perhaps no group of people is more alarmed about Elon Musk's apparent plan to make Twitter a free speech free-for-all than those most likely to be targeted for harassment: women, racial minorities and other marginalized groups. They fear that a more hands-off approach to policing...

Ex-eBay exec pleads guilty to role in cyberstalking campaign

Apr. 26, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former top security executive at eBay Inc. has pleaded guilty to his role in a campaign to harass and intimidate a Massachusetts couple who published an online newsletter he perceived as critical of the company. James Baugh, 47, of San Jose, California — eBay’s...