Police Arrest The Victim Of Identity Theft — For “Stealing” His Own Identity

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A recent case out of Albuquerque, New Mexico highlights one of those nightmare scenarios you hope never happens to you — getting arrested for a crime when you are actually the victim. According to reports, a 40-year-old dispatcher for the Kirtland Air Force Base Fire Department, and a military veteran…


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FBI Arrests Hacker Who Hacked No One

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Taylor Huddleston woke early on December 6th, hours before the Arkansas winter morning would stir to life with the sound of roosters and dogs. Since selling off the last piece of his software business two months earlier, Huddleston had nothing in particular to do, and he’d been keeping odd hours….


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Brit arrested over Deutsche Telekom hack

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A 29-year-old British citizen suspected of involvement in a cyberattack that left nearly one million Deutsche Telekom customers without services has been arrested. Britain’s National Crime Agency arrested the unidentified Briton on Wednesday at an airport in London, Germany federal police said. The hacking attack in November targeted internet routers…


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Identity theft victim hit by suspect’s car at Best Buy while helping Fort Worth police

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An identity theft suspect is in the Mansfield jail, on charges including credit card abuse, identity fraud, evading arrest, forgery of financial information and possession of marijuana. 34-year-old Christopher Cartwright was arrested Friday evening, after Fort Worth police say he drove into one of his alleged victims, a U.S. Airman,…


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Hong Kong police struggle to stop brokerage hacking spree

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Hong Kong police are struggling to deal with digital pump-and-dump schemes targeting brokerages – a little-known type of computer-generated fraud that surged in the Chinese territory last year. Although the money involved was small – only about $20 million worth of shares – there were 81 such incidents reported in…


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Watford City Police Chief resigns after admitting to hacking, sending email from co-worker’s account

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The Watford City Police Chief has resigned over a controversial email he sent from a coworker’s account. An email dated January 25 from Assistant Chief Jessie Wellen said: “I wanted to announce after much thought that I am coming out of the closet. I cannot deny my homosexual tendencies.” However,…


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Police suspect Russian link in Morton School District email hack

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An email breach Tuesday resulted in the names, Social Security numbers and salaries of the more than 400 Morton School District employees who were employed in 2016 being sent to a hacker, possibly in Russia. Superintendent Lindsey Hall said an email appearing to come from her was sent to a…


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Cockrell Hill police lose years worth of evidence in ransom hacking

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The Cockrell Hill Police Department lost video evidence and a cache of digital documents after hackers invaded the department’s computer system last month. Stephen Barlag, Cockrell Hill’s police chief, said the incident was not the work of hackers, but acknowledged that the incident included a computer-generated ransom demand. “This was…


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California man found guilty of stealing inmates’ identities

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Federal authorities say a jury found a Marin County man guilty of using the personal information of fellow prisoners to file false tax returns and then pocketed more than half a million dollars in income tax refunds. U.S. Attorney Brian J. Stretch says 52-year-old Howard Webber was found guilty Tuesday…


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Russian Government Arrests Executive of Kaspersky Cybersecurity Firm

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In December of 2016, local publication Kommersant revealed that leading cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab’s Head of the Computer Incidents Investigation Team Ruslan Stoyanov was arrested alongside Sergei Mikhailov, senior intelligence officer of Russia’s national security service (FSB). Upon the release of the report of Kommersant, Kaspersky Lab confirmed with the…


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Who Done It? Help Frankfort Police Identify Suspect in Identity Theft

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The Frankfort Police Department is attempting to identify an individual in reference to an instance of identity theft. On Dec. 20, a victim contacted police after noticing several unauthorized charges on his credit card. The Various charges at different locations added up to an excess of $600. He told police…


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Plea likely Tuesday in hacking case

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A North Wilkesboro man charged with being part of an international hacking group that targeted high-ranking federal officials and U.S. government computer systems is expected to enter a plea in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., on Tuesday. Andrew Otto Boggs, 22, is scheduled to plead guilty, said Joshua Stueve,…


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Police search for man who robbed Papa Murphy’s in south Wichita

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) – Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly robbed a Papa Murphy’s in south Wichita Sunday evening. The robbery happened just after 8 p.m. at the Papa Murphy’s at 2712 South Seneca. Sgt. Nikki Woodrow said the suspect had a handgun and demanded money from two…


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Hack of police computer system costs department $5K

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Dighton’s police chief and Board of Selectmen defended their response to a hack of the police department’s computer system and the ransom the town paid to the hackers. “The system was completely locked,” Chief Robert MacDonald told the board Wednesday night. MacDonald detailed the hack of his department’s computer system…


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Columbus teen claimed social media was hacked prior to terroristic threat arrest

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The Northside High School student arrested for making threats toward his school appeared in court Wednesday as his defense attorney urges parents to “warn their children of social media – take down Snapchat.” Alexander Barefield, 17, was charged with making terroristic threats on social media Monday…


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JPMorgan hacker fugitive arrested at JFK

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An American hacker fugitive accused of hacking into JPMorgan Chase in the “largest theft of customer data” from an American bank was arrested on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. At this time last year, Joshua Samuel Aaron was believed to be hiding in Moscow — the last…


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Hackers hit Carroll County Sheriff’s Department computer system

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The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department paid a ransom after its computer system was hacked this month. Carroll County Sheriff’s Lt. Daniel Klatt says the department’s system was hit Dec. 5 with ransomware, which typically works by encrypting files until the victim pays the hackers, often in the electronic currency bitcoin….


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Boston council seeks clarity from police on how they plan to use social media monitoring software

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City councilors want specifics from Boston police on how they plan to use $1.4 million in software to track Facebook and Twitter feeds, echoing civil rights advocates’ concerns that online sleuthing could unfairly target young people, minorities, and other groups. “We need to have a sense of who is being…


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Man Held on $50K Bond in Identity Theft Case in Orange

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Police say a man allegedly tried to purchase two cell phones from another person’s account. Officers responded to a fraud complaint at the Verizon Wireless store on the Boston Post Road in Orange earlier this month, police said. Officers learned that the arrestee, Wilson Cabezas, 47, of New York City,…


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Thief withdraws more than $30G from Manhattan Chase branches with stolen bank information

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An identity thief used stolen bank information to withdraw more than $30,000 from two Manhattan banks, police said Thursday. The crook first used a victim’s compromised bank information to withdraw cash from a Chase Bank on 5th Ave. near W. 21st St. in the Flatiron District on Aug. 10, according…


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