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Baltimore worker stole funds during cyberattack, city watchdog says

by • 2 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 • 11 months 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 • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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.