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Stories with subject: Computer crime
  • Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:54 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.

  • Ex-county commissioner guilty of child enticement 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:04 pm
  • MOBILE, Alabama - A former Mobile County Commissioner has been found guilty of trying to entice a child for sex over the Internet.

  • Wisconsin pharmacy owner facing federal charges 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:01 pm
  • OSHKOSH, Wisconsin - An Oshkosh pharmacy owner charged with selling muscle relaxants, pain relievers and other prescription drugs on the Internet has agreed to plead guilty in federal court to the charges.

  • 2 plead not guilty in major cybercrime ring 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:44 pm
  • OMAHA, Nebraska - Two Ukrainian men suspected of involvement in a major cybercrime operation that used computer malware to steal millions of dollars pleaded not guilty Friday in federal court in Nebraska.

  • South Texas man accused of hacking attempts 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:05 pm
  • McALLEN, Texas - A South Texas man with links to the hacking collective Anonymous is facing additional charges for attempting to illegally access Internet servers on thousands of occasions, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

  • Suspect arrested in Craigslist killing of Pa. man 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:16 pm
  • ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania - An eastern Pennsylvania man is facing homicide charges in connection with the death of a man who was selling his car online.

  • Colorado bill cracking down on cyberbullying fails 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:01 pm
  • DENVER - A Colorado proposal cracking down on bullies who harass young people through text messages and social media has failed, shocking the bill's sponsor and prompting her supporters to say they will try again next year.

  • Some LSU campus McDonald's fraud refunds online 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:36 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State Treasurer John Kennedy says 3,900 former Louisiana State University students can get refunds online for money lost to employee fraud at a McDonald's on campus.

  • Ex-deputy in Va. sentenced for soliciting minor 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:13 pm
  • STANARDSVILLE, Virginia - A former Greene County deputy has been sentenced for soliciting a minor online.

  • June trial set for man charged with online threats 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:27 pm
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - A trial date has been set for a Kentucky man charged with threatening to kill the state's governor, first lady and their family in a series of Facebook postings.

  • Man sentenced to time served in tax fraud scheme 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 10:53 pm
  • PHOENIX - A California man who admitted receiving $1.9 million in fraudulent electronic tax returns from a sophisticated scheme that federal authorities found difficult to crack was soon expected to walk out of jail after being sentenced Monday in a federal court in Phoenix to the five years he's spent in custody.

  • Morris Co. authorities warn about debit card scams 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 2:59 pm
  • PARSIPPANY, New Jersey - Police in Morris County are warning residents to be aware of scammers attempting to convince people to buy reloadable debit cards to pay off fictitious bills.

  • Police: Details on Flint crimes now posted online 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 7:58 am
  • FLINT, Michigan - Flint police say details on crimes in the city are now available online.

  • Sister: Pa. Craigslist killing suspect is lying 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 12:34 pm
  • SUNBURY, Pennsylvania - A woman charged with her newlywed husband in the murder of a man they allegedly lured through Craigslist made up the claim that she killed more than 20 people and is drawing on the escapades of television serial killer "Dexter," her sister said.

  • Art gallery owner pleads guilty to cyber-stalking 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 9:16 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Prosecutors say a Southern California gallery owner has pleaded guilty to federal stalking charges for trying to harass and extort as much as $300,000 from art world professionals.

  • NYC teacher faces sexual charges involving minor 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 7:07 am
  • NEW YORK - A New York City high school teacher is accused of engaging in an online sexual relationship with a minor.

  • Feds reach out to kids over online predators 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 2:16 am
  • SANTA ANA, California - Federal agents are reaching out to children to get them to use street smarts online in a nationwide push to prevent sexual exploitation cases.

  • 2 Fla. men plead guilty to selling pirated apps 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 5:30 pm
  • ATLANTA - Federal prosecutors say two Florida men have pleaded guilty to distributing counterfeit Android mobile applications worth more than $700,000.

  • Philadelphia man pleads guilty in online scam 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 3:27 pm
  • PHILADELPHIA - Federal authorities said a Philadelphia man pleaded guilty to fraud and conspiracy charges stemming from a series of online scams that victimized dozens of people nationwide.

  • Not guilty plea in online drugs marketplace scheme 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 10:04 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - The alleged ringleader of an online drug marketplace that sold everything from ecstasy to LSD has pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles to conspiracy and other federal charges.

  • Report: California is top crime target in US 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 5:20 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - California is the top target in the U.S. for international criminal enterprises that operate from safe havens in Eastern Europe, Africa and China, according to a report released Thursday.