Tags cybercrime

A year after report, task force urges U.S. to keep ransomware on front burner

by Tonya Riley • 3 days ago

The Ransomware Task Force said that a year after its initial report, the U.S. has made progress on some of its recommendations.

DOJ revises computer fraud prosecution standards to ease off 'good-faith' research

by AJ Vicens • 4 days ago

The policy revision instructs prosecutors not to target good-faith security research under the historically fraught law.

Ukrainian cybercriminal sentenced to 4 years in U.S. prison for credential theft scheme

by AJ Vicens • 2 weeks ago

The defendant earned roughly $80,000 from his crimes between 2017 and 2019, prosecutors said.

Texas man gets 5 years for stealing 38,000 PayPal account credentials

by Suzanne Smalley • 2 weeks ago

DOJ said Marcos Ponce will spend five years in prison and pay back $1.4 million in stolen money.

UN to begin new phase of negotiations on cybercrime treaty, alarming human rights activists

by Suzanne Smalley • 4 weeks ago

A U.N. cybercrime treaty could give global governments new — and what many human rights defenders call worrisome — powers to prosecute cybercrimes.

Russia's war on Ukraine making life difficult for Russian cybercriminals

by AJ Vicens • 1 month ago

Flashpoint says international sanctions and a string of law enforcement actions are causing trouble for criminals to cash out.

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