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  • Hackers take over sentencing commission website

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The hacker-activist group Anonymous says it hijacked the website of the U.S. Sentencing Commission to avenge the death of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist who committed suicide. …


  • Hollywood hacker sentenced to 10 years in prison

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a hacker to 10 years in prison on Monday after he broke into the personal online accounts of Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera …


  • Senate takes step toward banning stalking software

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A loophole that permits software companies to sell cyberstalking apps that operate secretly on cellphones could soon be closed by Congress. The software is popular among jealous …


  • Senate legislation targets cyberstalking software

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For around $50, a jealous wife or husband can download software that can continuously track the whereabouts of a spouse better than any private detective. It’s frighteningly …


  • 10 arrested in international cybercrime ring

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten people have been arrested as part of an investigation into international cybercrime rings that steal millions of computer users’ credit card, bank account and other personal …


  • US Attorney resigns during probe of online posts

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — U.S. Attorney Jim Letten, whose successful prosecution of a former Louisiana governor and numerous other public officials won him bipartisan praise for more than a decade, …


  • Ohio teen sentenced to life over Craigslist plot

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A teenager was sentenced Friday to life in prison with no chance for parole for his role in a deadly plot to lure men desperate for …


  • Ohio teen in Craigslist trial: I feared for life

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The teenage suspect in the slayings of three men lured by phony Craigslist job offers testified at his murder trial Tuesday that he went along only …


  • Lone survivor testifies at Ohio Craigslist trial

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Hoping to land a farm job and move close to his family, Scott Davis met his new boss and walked with him through the autumn-color woodlands …


  • Ohio teen headed to trial in Craigslist killings

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A teenager is standing trial in Ohio charged in a deadly scheme to lure victims with phony Craigslist job offers. Jury selection began Tuesday morning in …


  • Ohio teen headed to trial in Craigslist killings

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A teenager is headed to trial in Ohio charged in a deadly scheme to lure victims with phony Craigslist job offers. Jury selection is scheduled to …


  • Man suspected of threats faces weapons charge

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rants, racist remarks and menacing words permeate the Internet these days, so why did police decide to arrest a Yale dropout for investigation of making online …


  • Microsoft finds malware on new computers in China

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A customer in Shenzhen, China, took a new laptop out of its box and booted it up for the first time. But as the screen lit up, …


  • Brit Fined For Hacking U.S. Military Computer

    A 19-year-old music student was fined $1,900 Friday for hacking into the U.S. Air Force computer system. Richard Pryce pleaded guilty to 12 offenses under Britain’s Computer Misuse Act and …


  • Soldier A Computer Hacker, But Not Spy

    A soldier accused of passing a secret computer code to a Chinese citizen was found innocent Sunday of espionage, the most serious charge he faced at his court-martial. But Pfc. …


  • Judge Orders ‘Nerd’ To Abstain From Computer

    A man described by his lawyer as “your basic computer nerd” was sentenced Thursday to five years without a PC for making fake immigration documents on a state computer while …


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