Cheats get cheated as pro-adultery website Ashley Madison is hacked

Jul 21, 2015

Cheats get cheated as pro-adultery website Ashley Madison is hacked

Millions of people who used an adultery facilitation website faced exposure Monday after a breach by hackers seeking to shut it down. Attackers said they had seized extensive data identifying users of the Ashley Madison site and would release it unless the Canadian company ...

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 15, 2015

South Korea to return one of two stolen statues to Japan

South Korea has decided to return one of two ancient Buddha statutes that were stolen by Korean thieves in Japan three years ago, the prosecutor general’s office said Wednesday. Although Japan demanded the return of both Korean-made statues, the prosecutor said the second likeness ...

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, ...

Meet the 'Sherlock Holmes' of the art world

Jul 10, 2015

Meet the 'Sherlock Holmes' of the art world

One man has become a behind-the-scenes force in the international art world after securing the return of art looted by the Nazis to the descendents of its original Jewish owners. The return of “Seated Woman” by Henri Matisse to the Rosenberg family was his ...

Jul 4, 2015

Man in wheelchair arrested for robbing New York bank

A New York City man in a wheelchair was arrested two days after he pocketed $1,212 in a daytime bank robbery, authorities announced Friday. Kelvin Dennison, 23, was picked up by officers at a hospital two days after he rolled into a Santander Bank ...

Jun 19, 2015

Hundreds arrested in global crackdown on wildlife contraband

A global crackdown on wildlife trafficking has netted “huge” amounts of whale bones, rhino horn, ivory and other contraband, leading to hundreds of arrests, European and Asian authorities announced Thursday. Operation Cobra III saw police in 62 countries swoop on suspected wildlife smugglers between ...

Jun 15, 2015

Key aviation official loses computer while sleeping on train

The transport ministry says one of its senior officials lost a bag containing a work computer used and a list of emergency contact information for ministry staff, another embarrassment for the government following a recent massive leak of pension data. Police are investigating the ...

Hackers got personnel data on every U.S. government employee: union

Jun 12, 2015

Hackers got personnel data on every U.S. government employee: union

Hackers stole personnel data and identity numbers for every federal employee, a government worker union said Thursday, saying the cybertheft of U.S. employee information was more damaging than the Obama administration has acknowledged. Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, said on the Senate floor ...

Data hacked from U.S. government date back to 1985: official

Jun 6, 2015

Data hacked from U.S. government date back to 1985: official

Data stolen from U.S. government computers by suspected Chinese hackers included security clearance information and background checks dating back three decades, U.S. officials said Friday, underlining the scope of one of the largest known cyberattacks on federal networks. The breach of computer systems of ...