Jul 21, 2016

U.S. charges Ukrainian head of top piracy site

A Ukrainian alleged to be the ringleader of the world’s biggest online piracy site, Kickass Torrents, was hit with U.S. criminal charges Wednesday, accused of distributing over $1 billion worth of illegally copied films, music and other content. The Justice Department unveiled a criminal ...

Apr 29, 2016

Nigeria, France forces to cooperate closer in fight against Boko Haram

Nigeria and France on Thursday signed an agreement on closer military cooperation, including intelligence-sharing, to strengthen the fight against Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region. Nigerian Defense Minister Mansur Dan Ali said the agreement was evidence of a “growing partnership” between Abuja and ...

Mar 24, 2016

Chinese national admits hacking U.S. defense firms

A Chinese national pleaded guilty Wednesday on charges stemming from the hacking of trade secrets from U.S. defense contractors, including plans for transport and fighter jets, officials said. Su Bin, 50, had been charged in a 2014 indictment with hacking into the computer networks ...

Mar 18, 2016

Indonesia, Malaysia urged to join Asia-oriented anti-piracy pact

A Japanese official has urged Indonesia and Malaysia to join an international pact on anti-piracy measures for Asia that was created at the initiative of Japan. The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, dubbed “ReCAAP,” will become ...

New Zealand judge rules Kim Dotcom can be extradited to U.S.

Dec 23, 2015

New Zealand judge rules Kim Dotcom can be extradited to U.S.

A New Zealand judge ruled Wednesday that colorful Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues can be extradited to the United States to face criminal copyright charges. Dotcom’s lawyers said they will appeal the decision. Judge Nevin Dawson’s ruling came nearly four ...

Oct 2, 2015

Personal data of 15 million people stolen in hack of T-Mobile in U.S.

Hackers have stolen personal information belonging to about 15 million T-Mobile wireless customers and potential customers in the U.S., including Social Security numbers, home addresses, birth dates and other personal information. The hackers got the information from credit reporting agency Experian, which T-Mobile uses ...

Jul 16, 2015

U.S. shuts down top English-language malware marketplace

Investigators have shut down what they call the world’s largest-known English-language malware forum, an online marketplace called Darkode where cybercriminals bought and sold hacked databases, malicious software and other products that could cripple or steal information from computer systems, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. ...

Jul 10, 2015

Israeli gets 14 months for stealing Madonna's songs

An aspiring singer who auditioned for Israel’s top TV song competition was sentenced Thursday to 14 months in prison after he was convicted of stealing and selling unreleased songs by international pop star Madonna. Adi Lederman was arrested earlier this year and after confessing, ...

Jul 7, 2015

MSDF anti-piracy mission off Somalia extended another year

The government on Tuesday added another year to the Maritime Self-Defense Force mission to protect commercial vessels from pirate attacks off Somalia. The sixth extension of the operation, which began in 2009, is to help ensure the security of the important sea lane off ...

Jan 22, 2015

Israeli arrested over Madonna song leak

An Israeli man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of hacking Madonna’s computer and selling the pop icon’s songs online, a private investigator involved in the case said. Israeli police confirmed they had detained a man suspected of stealing the work of a number ...