Authorities say hacker who stole music arrested in UK

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities in New York and London say a teenage hacker has been arrested in England on charges of stealing unreleased songs from international music artists and selling them for crypt...

UN report: North Korea cyber experts raised up to $2 billion

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A panel monitoring U.N. sanctions says North Korean cyber experts have illegally raised money for the country's weapons of mass destruction programs "with total proceeds to date ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: _____ July 30 The Chicago Tribune on a tactic some wealthy parents used to secure...

Rome tests recycling bottles for transit cash

ROME (AP) — Travelers in Rome have a new way to earn cash towards public transportation tickets: recycling plastic bottles. The city of Rome unveiled three test machines Tuesday arou...

Circor and Callon fall while Galapagos, Omnicell rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday: Galapagos NV, up $25.01 to $170.76 Drug developer Gilead Sciences is investing $5 billi...

Japan crypto exchange loses $32 million of virtual money

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese cryptocurrency exchange has reported a hack causing the loss of 3.5 billion yen, or $32 million, worth of virtual money. Tokyo-based Remixpoint, which runs th...

Bank of Japan denies plans on issuance of digital currency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Deputy Governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ) Masayoshi Amamiya (雨宮正佳) said during a conference on Friday (June 5) that the BOJ would not issue digital currency in the near f...

State TV: Iran closes down 2 cryptocurrency mining farms

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV is reporting that authorities have shut down two cryptocurrency mining operations in the central part of the country. The Thursday report said the...

Police: Tycoon's wife likely killed, abduction may be fake

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian police say they now believe that the wife of one of Norway's richest men who allegedly was abducted eight months ago has been killed and they "cannot exclude a sta...

Phishing site looks almost identical to Libra’s official website

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A phishing site that looks almost identical to the official website for Libra (LBR), a crypto-currency announced by Facebook on June 18, has already been set up to steal i...

Europol: 6 arrested in UK, Netherlands in Bitcoin scam

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union's police agency says authorities in the Netherlands and Britain have arrested six people suspected of involvement in a cryptocurrency theft worth 24 mi...

Cryptocurrencies need close scrutiny, monitor warns

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — An international financial monitor warned world leaders on Tuesday that wider use by retail shoppers of cryptocurrencies like Libra, unveiled last week by Facebook, would nee...

Facebook's currency Libra faces financial, privacy pushback

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners. Just hours after the social media giant ...

Florida city pays $600,000 ransom to save computer records

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from go...

Stock trading is muted as investors wait for Fed statement

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved sideways in early trading Wednesday on Wall Street ahead of a highly anticipated Federal Reserve statement on interest rates. The muted trading foll...