David Hickton

Feds Say They Have Shut Down 'Darkode' Malware MarketplaceThe Justice Department says it has shut down an online marketplace where cybercriminals bought and sold hacked databases, malicious software and other products that could steal information from computer systems.
Local Grand Jury Charges Chinese Students In Conspiracy Aimed At U.S. UniversitiesFifteen Chinese nationals -- almost all in their 20s -- have been indicted by a Pittsburgh grand jury for using fake Chinese passports and hired test-takers to take SATs and other standardized exams in order to gain admission to American universities.
U.S. Attorney Hickton To Co-Chair National Heroin Task ForceThe top federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh has been picked to co-chair a national Heroin Task Force as the city and its suburbs respond to 12 overdoses that killed two people this week.
Security Officials Say Basic Steps Can Protect You From Cyber AttacksAfter daily headlines about cyber attacks on your banking, healthcare and your identity, consumers wonder just how they can compete with international cyber conspiracies.
International Counterfeit Money Operation Has Ties To PittsburghFederal authorities have charged a man with leading an international counterfeit money operation based in the African nation of Uganda, and shipping bogus bills to the Pittsburgh area and other locations in the United States.
40 Indicted In Huge Drug Operation Centered In HomewoodThe US Attorney’s Office made a big announcement Friday morning, saying it would be handing down indictments for 40 suspects in a drug trafficking ring.
Pittsburgh Schools To Get $3M For Violence StudyThe city's federal prosecutor is set to announce a $3 million grant that will enable Pittsburgh Public Schools to study and combat violence.
Officials Discuss School Violence Prevention At Conference Stopping school violence was the focus of a conference held by educators and law enforcement from all over western Pennsylvania today.
Ravenstahl Grand Jury Expires Without Returning IndictmentsA federal grand jury that has heard from several staff and police officials linked to former Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has expired without returning indictments.
Pittsburgh FBI Rounding Up Dozens In "Bricks R Us" Heroin RingFederal prosecutors and the FBI were set to announce dozens of arrests in what they're calling a series of "overlapping and interrelated heroin distribution networks" in southwestern Pennsylvania.
FBI Releases New Details In Cyber Espionage CaseInvestigators release new details today in a cyber-espionage operation that allegedly targeted several United States companies, nearly all of them based in the Pittsburgh area.
Prosecutors: Chinese Targeted Pennsylvania FirmsA federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh is involved in a major cyber-espionage prosecution being announced by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at a news conference this morning.
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