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Bosnia's intelligence chief charged with abuse of office

Oct. 22, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian prosecutors have charged the country’s secret service chief with abuse of power for allegedly using agency resources to spy on a man who filed a criminal complaint against him. The prosecutors' office said in a statement Thursday that Intelligence...

Virginia man pleads guilty to cyberstalking Tulsa mayor

Oct. 21, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Virginia man who sent dozens of harassing emails and phone messages to Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and his family in a failed attempt to stop President Donald Trump's campaign rally in June pleaded guilty Wednesday to cyberstalking. Appearing via video from his home state, Adam Maxwell...

2 indicted in theft of masks during early days of pandemic

Oct. 21, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities in South Carolina say two men face criminal charges in the theft of masks and other personal protective equipment during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Attorneys Office in South Carolina released an indictment this week against Frank...

A poster showing six wanted Russian military intelligence officers is displayed before a news conference at the Department of Justice, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, pool)

6 Russian officers charged in 'destructive' hacking campaign

Oct. 20, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and American businesses. The case implicates the Kremlin unit that interfered in the 2016 U.S. election but is...

A poster showing six wanted Russian military intelligence officers is displayed as Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division John Demers, left, takes the podium to speak at a news conference at the Department of Justice, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Washington. Also pictured is US Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania Scott Brady, center. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, pool)

6 Russian military officers charged in vast hacking campaign

Oct. 20, 2020 1:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges Monday against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and American businesses. The case implicates the same Kremlin unit that interfered in the 2016 U.S....

Teacher reports break-in at student home during online class

Oct. 18, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A California teacher alerted police to a break-in at a home where her students were participating in an online class. A man entered the home in Galt through a window and ran through the house and then out a back door before going over a fence, KOVR-TV reported Friday. Teacher Jennifer...

Harvard University graduate student Maya James poses in a park near the university, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Cambridge, Mass. Law enforcement and voting advocates are warning that con artists are exploiting the election with scams targeting voters. James received an email from a political action committee that seemed harmless: if you support Joe Biden, it urged, click here to check you're registered to vote. Instead, she Googled the name of the group and it didn’t exist - a clue the email was a phishing scam. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Scammers seize on US election, but it's not votes they want

Oct. 17, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The email from a political action committee seemed harmless: if you support Joe Biden, it urged, click here to make sure you're registered to vote. But Harvard University graduate student Maya James did not click. Instead, she Googled the name of the soliciting PAC. It didn’t...

Officer accused of posting racist comments resigns

Oct. 16, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police officer who was accused of posting racist and sexist statements online has resigned after being placed on leave last month, officials said. Baton Rouge police Sgt. Chris Kuhn resigned Oct. 9, a police spokesperson told news outlets Wednesday. Kuhn was placed on...

FILE - In this July 31, 2019, file photo, vehicles are parked outside the home of Paige A. Thompson, who uses the online handle

Former roommate of accused Capital One hacker sentenced

Oct. 15, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The former roommate of a woman accused of hacking Capital One banking company and at least 30 other organizations has been sentenced to four years in prison for illegally possessing firearms, according to federal prosecutors. Park Quan, 67, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in...

FBI Pittsburgh Special Agent Michael Christman speaks in a video presented by Portuguese police chief inspector Paulo Goncalves, at left, during a news conference at the police headquarters in Lisbon, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. European and American officials say that they have arrested 20 individuals for allegedly belonging to an international ring that laundered millions of euros stolen by cybercriminals in an international police operation led by Portuguese investigators and the F.B.I. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Cybercrime money-launders busted by European police, FBI

Oct. 15, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — European and American officials said Thursday that they have arrested 20 people in several countries for allegedly belonging to an international ring that laundered millions of euros stolen by cybercriminals through malware schemes. The international police operation...