EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago suburb has tentatively agreed to pay a former doctoral student $1.25 million to settle a lawsuit alleging police officers tackled him to the ground and arrested him for stealing a car that turned out to be his own, his attorney said. Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz confirmed a settlement was reached with Lawrence Crosby, who was 25 and an engineering doctoral student at Northwestern University in 2015 when the incident occurred. Bobkiewicz declined to provide the amount of the settlement pending final approval by the City Council next week. Crosby’s attorney, Timothy Touhy, told the Chicago Tribune that theRead More →

Pirates are selling hundreds of stolen login details for popular over-the-top services on “dark web” marketplaces, according to new research by content-security firm Irdeto. For the month of April 2018, Irdeto discovered 854 listings of OTT credentials from 69 unique sellers across more than 15 dark web marketplaces. The purloined usernames and passwords on sale were from 42 different streaming services including Netflix, HBO, DirecTV and Hulu. According to Irdeto, the stolen account info it discovered was available for an average one-time price of $8.81, while some dark-web sellers also offered bundles of credentials for several services at higher prices. It’s not clear how manyRead More →