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China-Backed Hackers ‘Targeted COVID-19 Vaccine Firm Moderna’

WASHINGTON — Chinese government-linked hackers targeted biotech company Moderna Inc, a U.S.-based coronavirus vaccine research developer, this year in a bid to steal data, according to a U.S. security official tracking Chinese hacking. China on Friday rejected the accusation that …

Indivior to Resolve U.S. Opioid Treatment Marketing Claims For $600 Million

Indivior Plc on Friday said it had agreed to pay $600 million and have a subsidiary plead guilty to a criminal charge to resolve U.S. allegations that it engaged in an illegal scheme to boost prescriptions of its opioid addiction …

U.S. Accuses Chinese Nationals of Hacking Spree Targeting COVID Data, Defense Secrets

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department indicted two Chinese nationals for hacking defense contractors, COVID researchers, and other companies worldwide, according to a court filing published on Tuesday. U.S. authorities said the Chinese nationals, Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi, participated …

Colorado Funeral Home Operators Charged With Selling Bodies

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Federal authorities arrested the operators of a Colorado funeral home accused of selling body parts or entire bodies without the consent of families. Megan Hess, 43, and her mother, 66-year-old Shirley Koch, were arrested Tuesday and …

FBI Takes Down Nigerian Fraudsters in $46M Case

LOS ANGELES — The relationship between a Japanese woman and a U.S. Army captain stationed in Syria started online, through an international social network for digital pen pals. It grew into an internet romance over 10 months of daily emails. …

Former South Carolina Lawmaker Indicted, Hid Assets From Insurer

A former state lawmaker from Myrtle Beach, S.C., who had his run for the U.S. House derailed by a harassment arrest has now been indicted on 14 federal charges. Prosecutors say 36-year-old Thad Viers helped a man who defaulted on …

2 Indicted in Multiple Copper Thefts in Kentucky

Police in Louisville, Ky., say copper thieves were looking for vacant houses with “for sale” signs in the yards. It was, however, the theft of air conditioning units from a church that resulted in the arrests of 27-year-old Justin Edwards …

N.J. Siblings Indicted for Auto Insurance Claims Fraud

Authorities in New Jersey announced last week that a Union City woman and her Jersey City brother were indicted for their alleged roles in a scheme to submit false auto insurance claims. According to Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Ronald Chillemi, …