An FBI agent has been charged with exceeding his authorization in obtaining information that was used to tip off an informant, authorities said Wednesday. William Shirk, 37, had investigated a corruption case, but was removed in February 2006. He is accused of subsequently accessing a database, learning that other agents discovered the informant's involvement in narcotics trafficking and money laundering. Shirk allegedly told the informant he had "taken care" of the investigation. He faces up to five years in prison. — DK
Italian luxury sports car manufacturer Ferrari has dismissed being impacted by a ransomware attack after the RansomEXX ransomware operation claimed to have stolen 7GB of data from the car maker, reports The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.