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Hackers plead guilty in data breach that Uber covered up

Oct. 30, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Two computer hackers have pleaded guilty to concocting an extortion scheme that entangled Uber in a yearlong cover-up of a data breach that stole sensitive information about 57 million of the ride-hailing service's passengers and drivers. The pleas entered Wednesday in a San Jose,...

AP Interview: Mass shootings haunt federal prosecutor

Oct. 30, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The kind of crime that most worried the federal prosecutor for southern Ohio finally happened near the end of his tenure. And it's one he thinks will continue across the United States. U.S. Attorney Benjamin C. Glassman awoke Sunday morning Aug. 4 to see that Attorney General Bill Barr,...

Salesman sentenced for trying to take trade secrets to China

Oct. 10, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An ex-employee of a suburban Chicago manufacturing company convicted of stealing trade secrets to a new job in China has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison. Robert O'Rourke of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin was convicted in March in U.S. District Court of downloading without permission...

US researchers on front line of battle against Chinese theft

Oct. 6, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. warned allies around the world that Chinese tech giant Huawei was a security threat, the FBI was making the same point quietly to a Midwestern university. In an email to the associate vice chancellor for research at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, an agent wanted...

US citizen accused of spying on behalf of Chinese government

Sep. 30, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California tour operator charged by U.S. officials with illegally ferrying information to China was a quiet and friendly man with a taste for luxury cars, a neighbor said. Xuehua Edward Peng, 56, of Hayward was charged in documents unsealed Monday with being an illegal foreign agent...

Husband-wife researchers charged with stealing trade secrets

Sep. 16, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities have announced trade secret theft charges against husband-and-wife researchers who worked for 10 years at an Ohio children's hospital research institute. A grand jury indictment handed down in July and unsealed Monday accuses the couple of stealing cellular...