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CYBER EXTORTION SCHEME
WASHINGTON — Two Iranian computer hackers were charged Wednesday in connection with a multimillion-dollar cybercrime and extortion scheme that targeted government agencies, cities and businesses, the Justice Department said. Faramarz Shahi Savandi, 34, and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri, 27, are accused of creating ransomware known as SamSam that encrypted data on the computers of more than 200 victims, including the cities of Atlanta and Newark, New Jersey. By Michael Balsamo. SENT: 391 words, photos.
ALSO OF COLORADO INTEREST:
(Information in the following story is from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com)
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s three living former governors have no trouble agreeing on the toughest burden they faced in office: deciding whether someone should live or die. And after a collective 20 years as Ohio’s governor, Richard F. Celeste, Bob Taft and Ted Strickland all wish they had spared more people from execution. By Darrel Rowland.
SCHOOL DISTRICT-EXTERNAL MANAGER — The school board of a struggling Denver-area school district will lose most of its power but will retain the power to hire and fire employees.
OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING-CENTENNIAL — Officials in south suburban Denver have released the name of a man who was killed in a shootout with Colorado sheriff’s deputies after a pursuit involving a stolen vehicle
WORLD CUP-US-VAN GUNDY
The challenge that Jeff Van Gundy accepted 16 months ago was a daunting one: Take a group of G League players, and turn them into a team that would be good enough to earn USA Basketball a spot in next year’s FIBA World Cup. It was harder than he imagined. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 822 words, photo.
DENVER — The Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Colorado Avalanche in NHL action Wednesday night. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
BOULDER — Portland plays Colorado at Coors Events Center on Wednesday night in a non-conference matchup. Game starts at 7 p.m.
BKC-MISSOURI ST-AIR FORCE
AIR FORCE ACADEMY — Missouri State plays Air Force at Clune Arena in non-conference play Wednesday night. Game starts 7:15 p.m.
DENVER — Northern Colorado plays Denver at Magness Arena on Wednesday night. Game starts 7 p.m.
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