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Cyber Crime

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  • End of Silk Road for drug users as FBI shuts down illicit website

    For two years, the FBI tracked the elusive founder of Silk Road, an Internet site that peddled heroin, ecstasy and every known type of prescription medication. The manhunt ended with the arrest of an unlikely suspect: Ross William Ulbricht, a 29-year-...
  • Baltimore police 'Public Enemy No. 1' becomes outreach tool

    Baltimore police 'Public Enemy No. 1' becomes outreach tool
    At a news conference convened on a bluff overlooking the photogenic Inner Harbor, two top-ranking Baltimore police commanders stood before a bank of television cameras and revealed the identity of a shooting suspect they were seeking. They called him...
  • Government shutdown sidelines some U.S. data troves

    Government shutdown sidelines some U.S. data troves
    Here's another group suffering because of the partial government shutdown, now in its seventh day: stat geeks. Most federal agencies' websites carry notices that they aren't being updated during the budget impasse. But the Census Bureau, the Bureau of...
  • Silk Road arrest exposes a hidden Internet

    Silk Road arrest exposes a hidden Internet
    The end came quickly for Silk Road, when federal agents crept in to nab the alleged kingpin of the secret $1.2 billion online drug marketplace as he sat at his laptop in the sci-fi section of a San Francisco public library. Within hours, though, many...
  • Snapchat becomes target of widespread cyberattack

    Days after being warned of a security weakness in its popular app, Snapchat became the target of a widespread cyberattack that affected millions of users, a black eye for a local start-up with sky-high hopes of becoming the next social media juggernaut....
  • Target says data breach is far larger than first estimated

    The data breach at Target Corp. is dramatically larger than first estimated, affecting as many as 110 million consumers and deepening a public relations nightmare for the beleaguered retailer. The Minneapolis company said Friday that the personal...
  • Crime Stoppers to pay out reward in fatal hit and run accident in Wichita

    Crime Stoppers to pay out reward in fatal hit and run accident in Wichita
    A tipster is a thousand dollars richer, after the Crime Stoppers Board voted to approve a reward payment for information leading to the arrests in the hit and run death of a Wichita man. Lloyd Ferguson was killed and a child injured when the horse...
  • Refrigerator among devices hacked in Internet of things cyber attack

    Refrigerator among devices hacked in Internet of things cyber attack
    These days, even a refrigerator can fall prey to a cyber attack. That's what security firm Proofpoint is reporting Thursday after uncovering one of the first Internet of things cyber attacks, meaning it involved so-called smart appliances that are...
  • U.S. has launched criminal probe into Target cyberattack

    U.S. has launched criminal probe into Target cyberattack
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Wednesday that it has launched a criminal investigation into the recent cybertheft of more than 110 million Target customers' data, including the credit card numbers of 40 million Americans. "We are...
  • Refrigerators may be hackers' next targets

    Refrigerators may be hackers' next targets
    It's easy these days to picture a gang of caffeine-fueled hackers attempting to crack their way into your bank account using a network of computers, but things get even more disturbing when their target -- and weapon -- of choice is a kitchen appliance....
  • Investing: Get used to stock trading snafus

    As if investors didn't have plenty to worry about already, technology-driven trading snafus are starting to add up for the nation's stock markets. Nasdaq's recent three-hour shutdown, due to a software flaw, halted trading in the exchange's 3,300 listed...