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Florida Police officials issue warning over Mexican Mafia “virtual kidnapping” phone scam
June 15th, 2017

A new phone scam described by the FBI as “virtual kidnapping” has people believing the “Mexican Mafia” has kidnapped a loved one and demands they pay a ransom, the Tallahassee Police Department warned Tuesday. According to the Tallahassee Democrat, the scam starts with an international caller stating they are a member of the “Mexican Mafia.” The…

Russian Police arrest suspect behind the “Blue Whale Challenge” online suicide game
June 13th, 2017

The “administrator” of the horrific “Blue Whale Challenge” suicide game has been tracked down by authorities to a Moscow postman. He purportedly had over 30 schoolgirls under his spell. Ilya Sidorov, 26, has admitted to conceiving and creating the social media game that gave young individuals a series of dangerous dares, which end in their…

Password manager OneLogin warns data has been compromised in major breach
June 3rd, 2017

OneLogin, which is a password management company, has contacted their customers to inform them that a breach has occurred and their data has been compromised. The firm indicated that it has experienced “unauthorized access to OneLogin data in our U.S. region,” suggesting that their clients’ information might not be protected. Sites and apps that utilize…

Shocking footage shows brazen thieves rob a California Apple store in broad daylight
May 30th, 2017

A bold and not camera-shy crew of thieves robbed an Apple store and made off with laptops and other equipment before. On Sunday, witnesses in the Rancho Cucamonga Apple store recorded and some tried to fight the daring thieves as they took laptops and iPhones that were on display and fled out the door with…

Drug labs in Holland flooding U.S. with meth, ecstasy, via dark web: Authorities
May 23rd, 2017

The Netherlands is not doing enough to bust illegal drug labs that manufacture narcotics including crystal meth and ecstasy for distribution across Europe and the U.S., senior Austrian officials announced on Monday. An Austro-German narcotics unit has over the past year seized roughly 6,000 packages containing about 170 kilos of drugs purchased on the “Darknet,”…

Criminal organizations likely behind worldwide cyber attack targeting 100 countries
May 13th, 2017

By ANICK JESDANUN, JILL LAWLESS and ARITZ PARRA Associated Press Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyber attack Friday that locked up computers and held users’ files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies. It was believed to the biggest cyber attack of its kind ever recorded. The malicious…

Two teen girls facing murder charges for beating death of student on Facebook Live
May 7th, 2017

Two teens have been arrested for second-degree murder after they streamed a video on Facebook Live showing them beating a fellow student to death. The unidentified Canadian girls, aged 16- and 17-years-old, from Manitoba, posted the horrific footage on their Facebook page as well as a private messaging app, which displayed their brutal assault on…

Georgia deputies save teen attempting suicide on Facebook Live after viewers call 911
May 5th, 2017

Sheriff’s deputies stopped a Georgia teen’s suicide attempt that was streamed on Facebook Live on Tuesday. The incident transpired at approximately 7:30 pm in Macon, which is located an hour outside of Atlanta when multiple Facebook users dialed 911. Bibb County Sheriff David Davis stated: “It’s a good thing that the people who were watching…

Facebook announces new job that no one really wants

A new job opportunity allows Facebook employees to spend the work day at home in pajamas browsing the internet and making up to six figures — just as long as you don’t mind watching live streams of suicide, rape, and murder. On Wednesday, Facebook revealed that they are planning to hire 3,000 “content moderators” across…

Facebook killing latest indication social media becoming format for brutal acts
April 19th, 2017

Video uploaded on Facebook Sunday displaying the random killing of an elderly man is just another illustration of how the social media networks have grown to become a modern-day, digital version Roman Colosseum for brutal acts. A manhunt for the gunman Steve Stephens, who randomly murdered Robert Godwin, ended with Stevens taking his own life…