Crime

Former county CISO sentenced for selling stolen network switches on eBay

by • 3 weeks 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 • 9 months 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 • 2 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.

U.S. adds charges in Georgia against suspects in Atlanta ransomware attack

by • 2 years ago

A second indictment against the suspected SamSam hackers says the virus infected nearly 3,800 computers owned by the city.

Ransomware spree against Atlanta, Newark and others leads to indictment of 2 Iranians

by • 2 years ago

The Justice Department charged two Iranian citizens with developing and deploying the SamSam ransomware virus that extracted more than $6 million from its victims and cost millions more in damage.

'Bitcoin Baron' sentenced for cyberattack against Madison, Wisconsin

by • 2 years ago

Randall Charles Tucker will serve 20 months behind bars for a 2015 distributed denial-of-service attack that crippled the city's websites for six days.

Inmate-spying drones take flight over South Carolina prisons

by • 2 years ago

State corrections officials say a new program that watches prisoners from 400 feet above is the first of its kind in the nation.

Here are the top 10 states for cybercrimes in 2017

by • 2 years ago

The FBI's annual report shows where hackers are hitting the U.S. hardest, and that ransomware only accounts for a fraction of the damage.

Political consultant gets 18 months in prison for manipulating streetlight modernization contract

by • 2 years ago

James Hickey directed campaign contributions to former Allentown, Pennsylvania Mayor Ed Pawlowski in exchange for a million contract to upgrade the city's street lights.

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