Crime

Delaware auditor indicted on theft, intimidation charges

by • 7 months ago

State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness was indicted on five charges, including email surveillance and intimidation of state employees she viewed as "disloyal."

New Hampshire town lost $2.3 million in email scam

by • 9 months ago

Foreign criminal actors impersonated a school district and a construction firm to rip off Peterborough, N.H., which is unlikely to recover the funds, officials said.

Cuyahoga County, Ohio, settles lawsuit with former IT chief

by • 1 year ago

Scot Rourke, who was for 19 months embroiled in a corruption probe, but never charged, will be paid $245,000 by the county government.

Florida man arrested for tampering with governor's voter registration

by • 2 years ago

An alteration to Gov. Ron DeSantis' address was not a hack of Florida's voter database, but does show what can be done using publicly available information.

Alleged anti-vote-by-mail robocall scammers charged again in Ohio

by • 2 years ago

Right-wing scammers Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl were previously charged in Michigan for allegedly placing a robocall discouraging minority voters from casting mail-in ballots.

Right-wing scammers indicted over robocall spreading disinformation about voting by mail

by • 2 years ago

Two bumbling GOP scammers face charges over a robocall that discouraged people in Detroit and other cities from voting.

Former county CISO sentenced for selling stolen network switches on eBay

by • 2 years ago

Terry Petrill, the former CISO of Horry County, South Carolina, pleaded guilty to stealing expensive network equipment from his employer and selling it on the internet.

Baltimore worker stole funds during cyberattack, city watchdog says

by • 2 years ago

A city sanitation worker embezzled as much as $455 by shredding tickets that had to be handwritten when a ransomware attack disabled electronic payments.

How the NYPD is using machine learning to spot crime patterns

by • 3 years ago

The department has revealed "Patternizr," a tool used the past two year years to spot crime patterns nearly invisible to the human eye.

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