California

Los Angeles Hospital Pays Hackers $17,000 Ransom in Bitcoins

Feb 19 -While it was not the first hacked organization to acquiesce to attackers’ demands, the California hospital that paid $17,000 in ransom to hackers to regain control of its computer system was unusual in one notable way: It went public with the news. Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center relented to the demands, President Allen Stefanek

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Neighbor of San Bernardino Gunman Indicted on Terrorism Charge

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, Dec 31 – A former neighbor who prosecutors say supplied assault rifles to the couple who massacred 14 people at a county office building in San Bernardino, California, was indicted on Wednesday on charges of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. Enrique Marquez, 24, was charged with conspiring with

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Gun Retailers Report Surging Sales After California Shooting

By Rich McKay and Daina Beth Solomon ATLANTA/SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Dec 6 (Reuters) – At a gun range in Atlanta on Sunday, four days after the deadliest Islamic State-inspired attack on American soil, Brandon Langley practiced firing his AR-15 semiautomatic assault rifle. “If people were armed, it would have changed the outcome totally,” Langley said

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FBI Searches Home of San Bernardino Shooter’s Former Neighbor

By Rory Carroll and Yasmeen Abutaleb RIVERSIDE, Calif., Dec 5 (Reuters) – Federal agents in Riverside conducted a search early on Saturday at what neighbors say was the house of a childhood friend of Syed Rizwan Farook, who with his wife killed 14 people in a mass shooting in California on Wednesday. The searched house

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Leaders of California Mosques Say Shooter’s Rampage Betrayed Islam

By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN BERNARDINO, Dec 4 – California shooter Syed Rizwan Farook was a devout Muslim who made a pilgrimage to Mecca in 2013 and prayed regularly at a mosque in Riverside, California and later at one in nearby San Bernardino, officials at the mosques said on Thursday. And that has left them all

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