Cybercrime

FILE - In this March 25, 2020, file photo, Cho Ju-bin, center, leader of South Korea's online sexual blackmail ring which is so called "Nth room," is surrounded by journalists while walking out of a police station as he is transferred to prosecutors' office for further investigation in Seoul, South Korea. The operator of an online chat room in South Korea was sentenced Thursday, Nov. 26, to 40 years in prison for blackmailing women, including minors, into filming sexually explicit video and selling them to others.(Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP, File)
November 26, 2020 - 2:31 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The operator of online chat rooms in South Korea was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison on charges of blackmailing dozens of women, including minors, into filming sexually explicit videos and selling them to others. The Seoul Central District Court convicted Cho Ju-...
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Olimpia Coral Melo, who became an activist against online sexual harassment and assault after a video of her having sex was published online in 2013, speaks during a live broadcast with Benito Juarez borough Mayor Santiago Taboada, in Mexico City, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Melo's story and subsequent activism have led to the creation of numerous state laws against cyber violence, and Mexico's government is on the verge of passing a federal version of "Olimpia's Law." (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
November 25, 2020 - 12:42 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Activist Olimpia Coral went through an inferno in 2013, when an ex-boyfriend posted sexual images that made the rounds in her conservative town in Mexico. Things got so bad — the shaming, the internet bullying — that she hid in the trunk of a taxi when going to her grandmother's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2020, file photo a Chinese flag hangs near an automated parcel handling line at a warehouse for an online retailer in Beijing. President Donald Trump has identified China as the country’s biggest foe and the Justice Department mirrored that emphasis over the last four years with a drumbeat of cases against defendants ranging from hackers accused of targeting intellectual property to professors charged with grant fraud. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
November 18, 2020 - 9:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has identified China as the country's biggest foe and the Justice Department mirrored that emphasis over the last four years with a drumbeat of cases against defendants ranging from hackers accused of targeting intellectual property to professors charged...
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FILE - This Thursday, June 14, 2018, file photo, shows the FBI seal at a news conference at FBI headquarters in Washington. In an alert Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, the FBI and other federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. healthcare system that could lock up their information systems just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
October 29, 2020 - 10:46 am
BOSTON (AP) — Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. health care system designed to lock up hospital information systems, which could hurt patient care just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking. In a joint...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2012, file photo, an eBay sign sits in front of the company's headquarters in San Jose, Calif. On Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, federal prosecutors said four former eBay Inc. employees had agreed to plead guilty to their roles in a campaign of intimidation that included sending live spiders and cockroaches to the home of a Massachusetts couple who ran an online newsletter highly critical of the auction site. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
October 27, 2020 - 1:19 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former supervisor of security operations for eBay Inc.'s European and Asian offices pleaded guilty Tuesday to his role in a cyberstalking campaign that included having live spiders and other disturbing deliveries sent to a Massachusetts couple who published an online newsletter...
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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)
October 20, 2020 - 6:00 am
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...
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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)
October 19, 2020 - 5:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges Monday against Russian intelligence officers in a string of global cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and American businesses. The case implicates the same Kremlin unit that...
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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)
October 16, 2020 - 9:11 pm
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’...
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October 15, 2020 - 8:49 am
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 “...
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October 08, 2020 - 6:09 am
LYON, France (AP) — French police have arrested 61 people suspected of involvement in a vast child pornography network, including at least three people who raped children on camera, officials said Thursday. Among the suspects are several who work in jobs that put them in contact with children, such...
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