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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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national lead

January 27th, 2014
05:23 PM ET

No signs of depression in mall gunman's journal, family spokesman says

(CNN) - The journal of a 19-year-old accused of killing two people at a Maryland mall over the weekend contains typical teenage writings about acne and rejection by girls, but nothing to indicate he was depressed, a family friend said Monday.

According to police, Darion Aguilar took a taxi to The Mall in Columbia on Saturday morning and then fired as many as nine shots from a shotgun into a skateboard apparel shop, killing 21-year-old Brianna Benlolo and 25-year-old Tyler Johnson before fatally shooting himself.

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December 3rd, 2013
05:58 PM ET

Sources: Train engineer said he was 'in a daze' before crash

(CNN) - Results from alcohol breath tests for the train engineer of the New York commuter train that derailed Sunday morning were negative, and both the brake and signal systems in the deadly Metro-North accident appeared to be working, National Transportation Safety Board representatives said Tuesday.

Meanwhile, while two law enforcement sources told CNN that engineer William Rockefeller reported being in a "daze" before the crash.

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