By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) 02/13 — Baltimore’s latest police corruption saga could be tough to sell as a TV crime drama, short on heroes and too extreme to attract loyal viewers.
By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) 02/09 — Jurors started deliberating Thursday in a case involving one of the worst U.S. police corruption scandals in recent memory after hearing nearly three weeks of testimony from drug dealers,
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 01/18 — A jury in Florida took just 20 minutes to find an officer who threatened to send nude photos of his former girlfriend to their colleagues on their police force guilty of extortion.Read more »
By JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press 12/07 – A North Carolina county was working Thursday on the lengthy process of fixing its computer systems after refusing to pay off a hacker who used ransomware to freeze dozens of local government servers.
CHICAGO (AP) 11/16 — Prosecutors plan to vacate the convictions of 15 men who claim a corrupt Chicago police sergeant manufactured the evidence that landed them in prison.Read more »
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) 08/16 — A man who extorted money from Riverside County businesses by threatening to sue them for violating the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act has been sentenced to 20 years in jail.
EMERY P. DALESIO, AP Business Writer DURHAM, N.C. (AP) 08/09 — The malware entered the North Carolina transmission plant’s computer network via email last August,
ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) 07/27 — The mayor of Allentown and the former mayor of Reading have been charged with corruption for a series of pay-to-play schemes officials likened to putting for-sale signs on their offices while promising political favors to deep-pocketed donors.
RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press JAN M. OLSEN, Associated Press PARIS (AP) 06/29 — The dramatic data-scrambling attack that hit computers around the world Tuesday appears to be contained.
RAPHAEL SATTER and FRANK BAJAK, Associated Press PARIS (AP) 06/28 — A new, highly virulent strain of malicious software that is crippling computers globally appears to have been sown in Ukraine,
ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) 06/02 — With the dust now settling after “WannaCry”, the biggest ransomware attack in history, cybersecurity experts are taking a deep dive into how it was carried out,
ANICK JESDANUN and BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writers NEW YORK (AP) 05/16 — The global cyberattack that took computer files hostage appeared to slow on Monday as authorities worked to catch the extortionists behind it — a difficult task that involves searching for digital clues and following the money.
JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) 05/16 — China’s fondness for pirated software left it especially vulnerable to the latest global cyberattack.
Beijing has tolerated the rampant use of unlicensed software copies despite repeated promises to crack down and warnings by industry groups that China is leaving itself open to being hurt by malicious code.
DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press ILFRACOMBE, England (AP) 05/16 — A young British computer expert credited with cracking the WannaCry cyberattack told The Associated Press he doesn’t consider himself a hero but fights malware because “it’s the right thing to do.”
JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) 05/15 — The worldwide “ransomware” cyberattack spread to thousands more computers on Monday as people across Asia logged in at work,
LONDON (AP) 05/14 — The Latest on the global extortion cyberattack that hit dozens of countries on Friday (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Europol, the European Union’s police agency,
SARA BURNETT and SYLVIA HUI, Associated Press LONDON (AP) 05/14 — The cyberattack that spread malicious software around the world, shutting down networks at hospitals,
ANICK JESDANUN, JILL LAWLESS and ARITZ PARRA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 05/13 — Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion attack Friday that locked up computers and held users’
MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 05/13 — Computers across the world were locked up Friday and users’ files held for ransom when dozens of countries were hit in a cyber-extortion attack that targeted hospitals,
LONDON (AP) 05/13 — The Latest on the global cyberattack (all times local):
12 p.m. The European Union’s police agency, Europol, says it is working with countries hit by the global ransomware cyberattack to rein in the threat and help victims.