Tags Department of Justice (DOJ)

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.

Justice Department seizes major cybercrime spot RaidForums

by Tonya Riley • 1 month ago

RaidForums boasted at one point of having close to 10 billion pieces of PII for sale, making it one of the biggest destinations for cybercriminals.

Federal prosecutors going after alleged Russian hacker mistakenly turn over unrelated case documents, lawyer says

by AJ Vicens • 1 month ago

The material includes information on non-related people and phone records, and Russian businessmen possibly associated with the Trump administration, according to a court document.