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Massive heist results in robbery of 600 computers used to mine bitcoin
March 4th, 2018

Approximately 600 computers used to “mine” bitcoin and other forms of virtual currencies have been taken from data centers in Iceland in what authorities call the largest series of thefts ever in the nation. Roughly 11 people were busted, including a security guard, in what the press in Iceland call the “Big Bitcoin Heist.” On…

California Police warn carjackers using a dating app to lure victims
March 3rd, 2018

Authorities in San Bernardino have revealed that carjackers are finding and luring their victims through a dating app. Investigators told the San Bernardino Sun that a man was carjacked Tuesday after he used the app to meet two women. Officials said he was talking to the two females when three armed men approached him before…

Instagram launches new selfie warning system to combat animal cruelty
February 24th, 2018

Instagram has launched a new warning system that pops up whenever a user uses a hashtag that could be associated with harmful animal cruelty. The system is being implemented following incidents such as the death of a baby dolphin at the hands of selfie-taking tourists on a beach in Argentina earlier this year. The social…

Hackers using porn as bait for online scams to steal money, private info
February 10th, 2018

Porn is being utilized by hackers as bait for schemes intended to steal money and private information from internet users. Cybersecurity specialists revealed that criminals are “using porn as a lure” to put viruses onto people’s computers or to deceive them into handing over money. Internet security expert Kaspersky has released a detailed report that…

Police arrest pedophile creator of child porn video that went viral on Facebook
February 9th, 2018

A man has been charged with the sexual abuse of three female minors in two states after a child porn video of one encounter went viral on social media. On Tuesday, 44-year-old Germaine Moore, surrendered to authorities in Alabama after his mug shot and identity were all over news sites and police bulletins as a…

Feds issue warning on child porn video being shared on Facebook
February 4th, 2018

The FBI and several police departments across the U.S. are urging users not to share a child porn video that’s been going viral on Facebook. Law enforcement officials said the footage shows a pornographic image of a young girl and an adult male. After the video began gaining attention on Facebook, law enforcement agencies throughout…

Facebook Live video leads to federal weapons charges against Kansas City felon
February 3rd, 2018

In the latest instance where a convicted felon incriminated himself on social media, a Kansas City ex-con faces federal weapons charges after brandishing a firearm in a Facebook Live video. Authorities say a Facebook Live broadcast showing 24-year-old Deleon Reed driving around, waving a gun caught the attention of one very interested viewer – a…

Feds targeting Apple for investigation over updates that slow older iPhones
January 30th, 2018

The United States government has opened an inquiry into whether Apple Inc. violated securities laws by deliberately slowing the performance of older iPhone models. Sources close to the matter told Bloomberg News that the investigation is believed to be in its early stages and its to soon to determine whether the actions taken by the…

Fitness app Strava accidentally reveals highly sensitive information about U.S. soldiers’ location

Sensitive information regarding the location and activities of U.S. soldiers around the globe was revealed on the Strava internet fitness app. According to the New York Times, the information is found on the Stforva Global Heat Map, which the tracking company released in November. The app is available on smartphones and jogging devices such as…

Feds launch investigation after Tesla in auto pilot mode crashes into firetruck in L.A.
January 25th, 2018

Associated Press – Two federal agencies have dispatched teams to investigate the California crash of a Tesla Model S electric car that may have been operating under its semi-autonomous “Autopilot” system. It’s the second time the National Transportation Safety Board and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have investigated the performance of Autopilot, which keeps…