Computer Crime

NEWARK, N.J. - A New Jersey man will serve a 366-day federal prison term for conducting a cyber attack on Church of Scientology Web sites in January 2008.
Computer programmers accused of aiding Madoff scam
NEW YORK - Two former employees for Bernard Madoff programmed an old IBM computer to generate false records that concealed the crooked financier's massive Ponzi scheme and were given hush money when they threatened to stop lying, federal prosecutors said Friday.

ATLANTA - Federal authorities say they've cracked a sophisticated computer hacking ring that stole more than $9 million within 12 hours last November, securing indictments against eight people from Russia, Estonia and Moldova.

ST. LOUIS - The founder of the online gambling site pleaded guilty on Friday to federal racketeering conspiracy and other charges, concluding years of investigating and prosecuting a case in the complex world of offshore sports gambling.

LAS VEGAS - A piece of anti-theft software built into many laptops at the factory opens a serious security hole, according to research presented Thursday.
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