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Cybercrimes present unique challenges for investigators

The federal investigators looking into the breach that exposed personal information maintained by the Equifax credit report company are used to dealing with high-profile hacks and the challenges they present.


Russia scores temporary win against U.S. on cybercrime suspect

Russia on Wednesday won the latest round in a judicial tug-of-war with the U.S. over who should try a Russian cybercrime suspect arrested during a holiday in Greece.


Lithuanian court OKs extradition in U.S. phishing case

A Lithuanian businessman suspected of tricking more than $100 million out of Google and Facebook in an elaborate cybercrime case should be extradited to the United States, a local court …


UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 9:49 p.m.

U.S. finalizing plans to revamp cyber command

After months of delay, the Trump administration is finalizing plans to revamp the nation’s military command for defensive and offensive cyber operations in hopes of intensifying America’s ability to wage …


That ‘Nigerian prince’ who emails you is getting way more sophisticated at scams

‘Nigerian prince’ internet scams are getting more sophisticated.


Consumer Confidential: Hackers will grow increasingly bold in 2017

The new year begins with two big unanswered questions on the cybercrime front: Did the Russians influence the U.S. presidential election, and how did hackers gain access to 1.5 billion …


Sandpoint’s Qkey, which puts online security in a user’s hands, shown at CES

A North Idaho startup aiming to boost online security and a virtual reality company with Palouse roots are showing their stuff this week at CES, the flashy, cutting-edge gadget show …


Foreign spies ready to enact cyberattacks on Russia’s banks, nation says

Russia accused foreign spy agencies of preparing cyberattacks in dozens of cities to try to undermine its banking system.


Europol announces 5 arrests in ‘unprecedented’ cybercrime op

Europol says five arrests have been made in connection with a massive operation aimed at knocking out a cybercrime group accused of inflicting hundreds of millions of euros in losses …


Banks, credit unions add restrictions to cards in wake of fraud outbreak

Some local credit and debit card holders are discovering new restrictions on how much they can spend in a day on their cards or where they can use them. The …


Yoke’s, Rosauers urge customers to not use cards amid network hack

Some Spokane-area grocery stores, including all 12 Yoke’s Fresh Markets and 21 Rosauers stores, are telling customers that debit and credit card payments won’t be processed normally while investigators try …


Credit card fraud raises concerns of possible tie to URM Stores; Secret Service investigating

The Secret Service is investigating a rash of credit card fraud cases reported by customers of more than a dozen banks and credit unions in the Northwest. The number of …