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Justice Department indicts 80 individuals in a massive business email scam bust

The Justice Department have indicted dozens of individuals accused of their involvement in a massive business email scam and money laundering scheme. Thom Mrozek, a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Central District of California, confirmed more than a dozen individuals had been arrested during raids on Thursday — mostly in the Los ...

Debullshitifying Trump’s get-out-of-jail statement for Medicaid scammer Ted Suhl

Ted Suhl was serving his third year of a seven-year sentence for bribery and Medicaid fraud when Trump commuted his sentence and sprung him, at the request of Mike Huckabee; the White House released a statement explaining Trump's reasoning for the commutation, and, as Propublica documents, it is full of "half-truths and omissions" about ...

More than 20 Texas cities and towns have been taken hostage by ransomware

The American ransomware epidemic shows no signs of slowing, as the confluence of underinvestment in IT and information security and the NSA's reckless stockpiling of computer vulnerabilities means that petty criminals can extort vast sums from distant municipalities by seizing their entire networked infrastructure.

Currently, more than 20 towns and cities in Texas ...

British government annouces anti-knifecrime chicken takeout boxes

All-black but for the hashtag #knifefree, the official chicken boxes of Her Majesty's Government are presented as a warning about the dangers of knifecrime. The Home Office has suborned some takeout chains into using them. It's not going down well.

Policing Minister Kit Malthouse says they "will bring home to thousands of young people ...

Your phone is a crimewave in your pocket, and it’s all the fault of greedy carriers and complicit regulators

Insider attacks, cell-site simulators, SIM-swap attacks, thriving markets in super-cheap, fine-grained location data, robocalls, fictitious coverage maps, and more: does the fact that all this terrible **** keeps happening, and only gets worse, mean that mobile companies and the FCC just don't give a **** if your mobile phone ...

Florida police admit they will not be able to recover gun stolen during masked ****

All the participants at the 3-day Volusia, Florida **** were ***** and used aliases, and for obvious reasons, DNA-based identification "is not going to be an option, which means we'll probably never find out who stole the Glock from the bedside table. (Image: Eyes Wide Shut/Warners; Askild Antonsen, CC BY-SA, modified) (Thanks, ...

Dog pees on $3 million in ******* found at beach. ‘They tried to mark it as theirs’

In New Zealand, a dog walking with its human along the beach peed on $3 million worth of ******* which washed up on the Auckland shores on Wednesday.

Around 4:30 p.m. local time, an unidentified woman and her ******* pupper are reported to have encountered 19 bags of ******* at Bethells Beach.

The New Zealand ...

Medical examiner quits after declaring that ******, stabbed corpse had died of “natural causes”

Shannon Byers was an investigator with the Gwinnett County (Georgia) Medical Examiner's office, until this week, when she resigned after news got out that a body whose death she had declared to be of "natural causes" had been found in a ****** ******-scene with a stab wound to the neck.

Ray Neal, 61, was found in ...

Passenger in locked luggage compartment of moving bus called 911 for help

A Connecticut woman called 911 and told the operator she was locked in the luggage compartment of a moving bus. Police tracked the bus down, pulled it over, and found the woman inside. The woman said the driver, Wendy Helena Alberty (49), had intentionally locked her in the compartment while she was getting her luggage ...

A 79-year-old woman is going to jail for feeding stray cats

Nancy Segula (79) of Garfield Heights, Ohio, doesn't like the idea of allowing stray cats to starve, so she feeds them when they come around, which is a crime. She's been sentenced to 10 days in jail for allowing the cats to accumulate on her property.

From Reason:

Segula's actions are clearly creating a nuisance for ...