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national lead

May 19th, 2014
04:45 PM ET

CDC: First case of MERS infection transmitted inside the U.S.

Atlanta (CNN) – The first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome believed to be transmitted within the United States has been identified in an Illinois man who was infected and is no longer sick, a doctor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday.

The unidentified Illinois man had "extended face-to-face contact" during a 40-minute business meeting with an Indiana man who was diagnosed with MERS after traveling from Saudi Arabia, Dr. David Swerdlow told reporters during a telephone briefing.

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national lead

May 19th, 2014
04:27 PM ET

More than 90 people nabbed in global hacker crackdown

Washington (CNN) – It is nicknamed "creepware," and more than half-a-million people around the world have been prey to its silent computer snooping.

Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf was one of them in a well-publicized case of hacking associated with the malware called Blackshades.

Now, an international crackdown by the FBI and police in 19 countries has brought more than 90 arrests in what authorities say is a serious strike against a widespread and growing problem.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in New York told reporters the global investigation "exposed and crippled a frightening form of cyber crime that has affected hundreds of thousands of users around the world."

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