Three Taiwanese receive heavy sentences in Vietnam for scamming elderly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Taiwan nationals have received prison sentences of between 10 and 15 years for tricking elderly Vietnamese out of their money through scam calls. On Thursday (Nov...

Finland fast-tracks ID code law change after hacking case

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — The government of Finland said Thursday it was preparing legislation that would allow citizens to change their personal identity codes citizens in cases of gross data breaches ...

Officials: Rapist found in Florida after decades as fugitive

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A convicted rapist has been arrested in Florida more than 40 years after skipping out on his Connecticut prison sentence and assuming a stolen identity, authorities said. ...

Conviction and 10-year sentence upheld in payday loan scam

NEW YORK (AP) — An appeals court on Tuesday upheld the conviction and 10-year sentence for a man who ran a $220 million predatory payday lending operation that cheated over a half-million people natio...

6 Russian officers charged in 'destructive' hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and Am...

Russian man sentenced for LinkedIn, Dropbox data breaches

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Russian man convicted of hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring and stealing the personal information of more than 100 million customers was sentenced Wednesday to more than s...

Millennial Money: Try touchless payment to avoid dirty money

If you’re looking for a self-improvement task in this pandemic era, try teaching yourself to use contactless payments with your phone or “tap-to-pay” credit and debit cards. Any ger...

2 antiquities dealers charged with defrauding buyers

NEW YORK (AP) — Two dealers of ancient art were indicted Tuesday for allegedly creating fake ownership histories for the antiquities they sold through auction houses in New York. Erd...

British man sentenced to 5 years for hacking US companies

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A British man who was part of a hacking collective called The Dark Overlord was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for helping the group steal information from several companies...

NJ charges 9 in identity theft, vehicle and license fraud

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities have charged nine people with using stolen identities to obtain digital driver’s licenses which they used to fraudulently purchase and finance motor vehicle...

US seeks to collect more personal information of noncitizens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced plans Tuesday to expand the collection of personal “biometric” information as part of its immigration enforcement. U.S. Citizensh...

CEO in scheme that left workers without paychecks pleads

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The former head of payroll company pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges related to a scheme that caused more than $100 million in losses to banks and businesses and left tho...

4 poultry plant execs indicted after 2019 immigration raid

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Four executives from two Mississippi poultry processing plants have been indicted on federal charges tied to one of the largest workplace immigration raids in the U.S. in the pas...

Chinese students in Australia being 'kidnapped' virtually

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australian authorities are warning Chinese living Down Under to beware of "virtual kidnapping" after eight students were tricked out of over US$2 million by scam...

Liz Weston: Can you trust your mobile payment app?

Money transfer apps including Venmo, Cash App and PayPal have surged in popularity during the pandemic as people seek safe, contactless ways to send and receive money. Unfortunately, many people don’t...