The FBI and Australian law enforcement spearheaded an operation to bring down hundreds of serious criminals. The operation used an encrypted messaging app called ANoM which was run by the FBI.
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Samsung's chairman Lee Jae-yong has been sentenced to 2.5 years after a retrial over bribery. He was sentenced to 5 years in 2017 but that was halved then suspended, seeing him go free in 2018.
Police forces worked with the NSA to introduce malware into a secure texting platform EncroChat. Over 800 criminals have been arrested. Two tons of drugs and dozens of arms have been seized as well.
Campaigners and experts have made calls for victims of revenge porn to be given anonymity when they report a crime. Revenge porn cases also saw a 23% drop in charges in recent years.
Europol is going after the 151,000 registered users of the biggest DDoS-for-hire website. The law enforcement authority has warned that these people will "face action for the damage they have caused."
Social media platforms Instagram and Snapchat have temporarily disabled integration with Giphy due to the presence of a "racist GIF" with racial slurs that pops up when a user types "crime".
Rob Joyce, head of cybersecurity at the White House, has cast doubt on the possibility of bitcoin regulation in the near term. The White House is still weighing up the benefits and risks of bitcoin.
The results are in, folks! It turns out that the crime most people worry about is being the target of a cybercrime, whether it be personal or financial information that they lose to a hacker.
Europol has reason to suspect Google's Tap & Go service has been used by criminals to instigate fraudulent NFC payments. Thieves are able to exploit contactless credit cards, despite being deactivated
The United States has, for the first time, sentenced a terrorist-related hacker for stealing information about 1,300 US military personnel. Ardit Ferizi, has been handed a 20-year sentence.
24,518 Bitcoins that were confiscated by police in Australia will be auctioned off. The coins will be offered in blocks of 2,000, to prevent the market being affected negatively by the auction.
This afternoon, in front of a packed gallery, a New Zealand judge ruled that Kim Dotcom could be legally extradited to the US in order to face charges of copyright infringement.
A drone carrying 3 kilograms of meth crashed in a supermarket's parking lot a couple of days ago. The Tijuana Police and other authorities have varying views regarding its whereabouts.
The London police department is testing predictive software that aims to find out who's likely to commit a crime before they actually do it. The tech is supposedly aimed at gangs and gang members.
Sean Stokke, a Seattle stock trader and associate of former Microsoft manager Brian Jorgenson, has been sentenced to 1.5 years in prison after insider trading which earned him over $400,000 in total.
A voluntary code to be discussed by the British Phonographic Institute, major ISPs and David Cameron at 10 Downing Street in September could bring new policies to counter illegal downloads of music.
After the suicide of an Ask.fm user relating to abusive questions, the site has announced a new safety policy, to come into effect in September. The change provides more straightforward reports.
Intelligence services across the world are wary of products from Chinese tech manufacturing giant Lenovo, fearing the company has been including 'back-doors' that could be use to steal data.
Due to a weakness in old encryption technologies, millions of phones are at risk of being controlled by hackers, who could be able to gain control of all phone features within a few minutes.
A change in UK law means that pornography is to be blocked by default, becoming an opt-in feature. The move is ostensibly an effort to limit access to illegal content or underage content.
In what may be the first case of its kind, federal authorities have seized Bitcoins, the all-digital currency, from a South Carolina man for breaching the Controlled Substances Act in the USA.
Three more torrent sites have disappeared in the United Kingdom, producing the same error message as The Pirate Bay and ensuring people don't even think about breaching copyright regulations.
New York City narrowly missed out on lower crime than in 2011, with the theft of Apple devices being just enough to push the famous city over a potential record for decreasing crime levels.
7,000 Wii U's have been stolen from an Air Cargo bay in Seattle. It is believed that the thieves stole two semi-trucks and loaded Wii U's onto the vehicles before driving off into the night.
In what seems like almost daily new twists in the John McAfee saga where he is being sought for questioning by the Belize government over a murder inquiry, now an alibi video has been posted online.
John McAfee, the eccentric founder of the McAfee antivirus company, has admitted he is now in Guatemala after escaping from the country of Belize where the police want to question him in a murder case
Has John McAfee finally been found after allegedly murdering his neighbor last month? According to his official blog, the answer is yes.
Hackers identifying themselves as part of the Anonymous collective have admitted their guilt in an attack against PayPal, which the company alleges lost them £3.5 million during 2010.
Kim Dotcom's extradition to the United States hearing could be pushed all the way back to July 2013, with the family's case reaching box-office proportions in terms of plot twists and turns.
A Dutch national who demanded rewards for ceasing attacks on an MMO's servers could be "levelled up" to five years in the slammer after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion.
McAfee antivirus creator John McAfee is wanted in the Central American country of Belize in connection with the shooting of a builder on Saturday night, following recent history of being... well, odd.
The RSA has unveiled a product allowing users to split their passwords across two different computer servers for additional security; hackers will need access to two different servers to attack.
The White House has admitted a cyber-attack occurred on Sunday, in which the hackers could have accessed information about the country's nuclear arsenal. China has been suggested as a perpetrator.
Japan's government has agreed to new legislation against criminals caught downloading illegally, bringing in a maximum fine of two million yen or a potential two year stay in a prison cell.
The Metropolitan Police in London have issued warnings about potential ransomware attacks on computers, allowing hackers to limit access to your computer unless you cough up some cash.
Filesonic, previously one of the major file-sharing websites on the internet, has been gone for the past few days with no explanation, and the main domain having suddenly changed hands.
Kim Dotcom is to receive up to $6,000,000 from the New Zealand government to aid his legal battle for the future. This money will be secured from $10,000,000 in bonds that were frozen back in April.
An attack on Sony Pictures' website, more than a year ago, has not gone unpunished. A second suspect in the attack has been arrested over his crimes, and could face 15 years imprisonment for them.
Google's Takedown requests have increased by over 1,000% compared to last year. The search giant now handles more than a million takedown requests weekly, from various groups and reporters.
With the closure of Demonoid, there had been hopes that the site would return. These hopes seem to have been dashed by the discovery that you could buy the rights to the infamous domains.