Aug 21, 2014

FBI warns health care companies they are being targeted by hackers

The FBI has warned that healthcare industry companies are being targeted by hackers, publicizing the issue following an attack on U.S. hospital group Community Health Systems Inc. that resulted in the theft of millions of patient records. “The FBI has observed malicious actors targeting ...

American slain in Bali, daughter had troubled past

Aug 20, 2014

American slain in Bali, daughter had troubled past

A Chicago woman whose beaten body was found stuffed in a suitcase on the Indonesian resort island of Bali was repeatedly and violently abused by the daughter who has been arrested in her killing, according to police reports. A Chicago-based lawyer for the 19-year-old ...

Aug 18, 2014

Premier FBI cybersquad in Pittsburgh to add agents

The FBI’s premier cybersquad has focused attention on computer-based crime in recent months by helping prosecutors charge five Chinese army intelligence officials with stealing trade secrets from major companies and by snaring a Russian-led hacking ring that pilfered $100 million from bank accounts worldwide. ...

Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew

Aug 18, 2014

Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew

The first night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and seven arrests, after police dressed in riot gear used armored vehicles to disperse defiant protesters who refused to leave a St. Louis suburb where a black, unarmed teen had ...

Aug 7, 2014

Expert wants to help nab Russian password thieves

The hackers are a tight knit group, 10 or 11. They live in a Russian town, and have real jobs. But in their down time, the cybercriminals have spent the past seven months gathering a hoard of personal data, stealing 1.2 billion user names ...

Jul 18, 2014

Sikhs ask U.S. to reveal officials' use of epithets

A Sikh group on Thursday asked U.S. authorities to reveal their use of ethnic slurs after a document leaked by Edward Snowden showed intelligence agents using an anti-Muslim epithet. The Sikh Coalition filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act seeking all emails ...

Bin Laden's son-in-law knew of 'something big' pre-9/11

Mar 14, 2014

Bin Laden's son-in-law knew of 'something big' pre-9/11

Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law and al-Qaida spokesman said he heard before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that “something big was going to happen,” but didn’t know what it was, an FBI agent testified Thursday. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith told authorities that when he visited al-Qaida ...

Oct 8, 2013

U.K. launches latest answer to FBI

Britain’s new FBI-style crime-fighting agency was launched Monday with a threat to hit the country’s most “horrible” criminals with a robust response. The National Crime Agency has 4,500 dedicated officers and is aimed at tackling the estimated 37,000 criminals involved in serious and organized ...

Sep 28, 2013

MRI viewed as Ponzi scheme by FBI in 2009

The FBI probed MRI International Inc. in 2009 on suspicion that it was running a Ponzi scheme, according to a source who cooperated with the investigation. The revelation comes after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission won permission to freeze the assets of MRI ...