• U.S. officials say a Russian cyber-criminal gang developed and distributed malware used to steal at least $100 million from banks and other financial institutions in more than 40 countries over the past decade. (Getty Images)
    2 Russians charged in multimillion-dollar malware scheme

    U.S. officials say a Russian cyber-criminal gang developed and distributed malware used to steal at least $100 million from banks and other financial institutions in more than 40 countries over the past decade.

  • U.S. Attorney General William Barr addresses the International Conference on Cyber Security, hosted by the FBI and Fordham University, at Fordham University in New York, Tues., July 23, 2019. (Richard Drew/AP)
    US attorney general says encryption creates security risk

    Attorney General William Barr's comments at a cybersecurity conference mark a continuing effort by the Justice Department to push tech companies to provide law enforcement with access to encrypted devices and applications during investigations.

  • In this June 6, 2013, photo, the sign outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Maryland. A high-profile raid at the home of an NSA contractor seemed to be linked to the devastating leak of U.S. government hacking tools. Three years later, the case is being resolved but whoever was behind the leak of the hacking tools remains a mystery with significant national security implications. (Patrick Semansky/AP)
    Mystery of NSA leak lingers as stolen document case winds up

    The arrest of a contractor for the National Security Agency followed news of a devastating disclosure of government hacking tools by a mysterious internet group calling itself the Shadow Brokers.

  • In this May 1, 2019, file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange puts his fist up as he is taken from court in London. (Matt Dunham/AP)
    US charges WikiLeaks founder with publishing classified info

    In a case with significant First Amendment implications, the U.S. filed new charges Thursday against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, accusing him of violating the Espionage Act by publishing secret documents containing the names of confidential military and diplomatic sources.

  • This Feb. 5, 2015, photo shows the Anthem logo at the health insurer's corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. The Justice Department says a grand jury has indicted Fujie Wang and another Chinese man identified only as John Doe for hacking into the computers of health insurer Anthem Inc. and three other, unnamed companies, in an indictment unsealed Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Indianapolis. (Michael Conroy/AP)
    2 Chinese men indicted for hacking Anthem

    The Justice Department said the two also hacked three other U.S.-based companies it did not name, one in the technology sector, the others in basic materials and communications.

  • A protester demonstrating in support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds placards outside Westminster magistrates court where he was appearing in London, Thursday, April 11, 2019. Police in London arrested WikiLeaks founder Assange at the Ecuadorean embassy Thursday, April 11, 2019, for failing to surrender to the court in 2012, shortly after the South American nation revoked his asylum. (Matt Dunham/AP)
    Takeaways from the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

    The arrest is likely to trigger a debate over press freedom and call attention to unresolved questions about Assange's role in the release of stolen Democratic emails leading up to the 2016 presidential election, part of special counsel Robert Mueller's recently concluded investigation.

  • Julian Assange gestures as he arrives at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, after the WikiLeaks founder was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police and taken into custody Thursday April 11, 2019. Police in London arrested WikiLeaks founder Assange at the Ecuadorean embassy Thursday, April 11, 2019 for failing to surrender to the court in 2012, shortly after the South American nation revoked his asylum .(Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
    WikiLeaks’ Assange arrested in London, faces US charge

    British police arrested Assange after the South American nation decided to revoke the political asylum that had given Assange sanctuary for almost seven years. In Washington, the U.S. Justice Department accused Assange with conspiring with Chelsea Manning to break into a classified government computer at the Pentagon.