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Estonians, Russian charged in Internet ad scam

Six Estonians and a Russian were charged Wednesday with infecting computers, including NASA machines, with malware as part of an online advertising scam that reaped at least $14 million.

Nov 09, 2011
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Romania eBay hacker gets suspended sentence

A Romanian court on Wednesday handed a three-year suspended sentence to a hacker accused of causing auction website eBay millions of dollars in losses by illegally accessing its email accounts.

Nov 02, 2011
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Con artist who helped Google probe to be sentenced

(AP) -- A massive federal investigation that resulted in Google Inc. forfeiting $500 million this year to settle criminal claims over its advertising began with the 2008 arrest of a jet-setting career con artist, who took ...

Oct 23, 2011
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Internet firm fought court order in WikiLeaks case

A small California-based Internet provider is the second company to confirm it fought back against a court demanding a customer's account information as part of a criminal investigation into the release of documents by WikiLeaks.

Oct 10, 2011
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Software to prevent abuse at the click of a mouse

Teaming up with investigators from the State Office of Criminal Investigation in Berlin, Fraunhofer researchers have come up with an automated assistance system for image and video evaluation that can detect ...

Oct 05, 2011
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Feds: Full Tilt Poker site was Ponzi scheme

(AP) -- An Internet poker company that was blocked from operating in the U.S. in the spring as part of an online gambling crackdown was "not a legitimate poker company, but a global Ponzi scheme," federal prosecutors said ...

Sep 20, 2011
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Woman who was assaulted settles Match.com lawsuit

(AP) -- A woman who sued Match.com after being sexually assaulted by a man she met on the dating website settled her lawsuit on Tuesday when she saw proof that the site was screening its members for sexual predators.

Aug 24, 2011
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Calif. man gets 4 years for stalking on Facebook

(AP) -- A Northern California man who trolled women's Facebook pages searching for clues that allowed him to take over their email accounts has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.

Jul 22, 2011
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Ex-Akamai worker to plead guilty to spy charge

(AP) -- A former employee of a website content delivery company has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of foreign economic espionage for providing company trade secrets to an undercover FBI agent posing as an Israeli intelligence ...

Jul 22, 2011
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