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Apr 13, 2011 09:30 PM

International Botnet Involving More Than Two Million Computers Disabled

The Department of Justice and FBI announced the most complete and comprehensive enforcement action ever taken by U.S authorities to disable an international botnet. The botnet is a network of ...

International Botnet Involving More Than Two Million Computers Disabled

The Department of Justice and FBI announced the most complete and comprehensive enforcement action ever taken by U.S authorities to disable an international botnet. The botnet is a network of hundreds of thousands of computers infected with a malicious software program known as Coreflood, which installs itself by exploiting a vulnerability in computers running Windows operating systems. Coreflood allows infected computers to be controlled remotely for the purpose of stealing private personal and financial information from unsuspecting computer users, including users on corporate computer networks, and using that information to steal funds.

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Apr 13, 2011 07:40 PM

Somali Hostage Negotiator Indicted on Piracy, Kidnapping Charges

Mohammad Saaili Shibin, the man allegedly responsible for negotiating the ransom of four U.S. citizens held hostage on the high seas, was indicted by a federal grand jury, apprehended in Somalia, and ...

Somali Hostage Negotiator Indicted on Piracy, Kidnapping Charges

Mohammad Saaili Shibin, the man allegedly responsible for negotiating the ransom of four U.S. citizens held hostage on the high seas, was indicted by a federal grand jury, apprehended in Somalia, and transferred to the United States to face charges. The four Americans on board the S/V Quest were ultimately killed before their release could be secured.

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Apr 13, 2011 07:25 PM

Two New Orleans Police Officers Convicted in Connection with Beating Death of Civilian

Two officers with the New Orleans Police Department, Melvin Williams and Matthew Dean Moore, were convicted of civil rights and obstruction of justice crimes in connection with the beating death of ...

Two New Orleans Police Officers Convicted in Connection with Beating Death of Civilian

Two officers with the New Orleans Police Department, Melvin Williams and Matthew Dean Moore, were convicted of civil rights and obstruction of justice crimes in connection with the beating death of civilian Raymond Robair in July 2005, as well as a subsequent cover-up.

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Apr 12, 2011 08:25 PM

California Man Charged in Massachusetts in $5 Million FOREX Fraud Scheme

Lyndon Lydell Parrilla, of Los Angeles, who owned a foreign currency exchange (FOREX) trading company, was arrested on wire fraud charges in connection with allegedly defrauding investors out of more ...

California Man Charged in Massachusetts in $5 Million FOREX Fraud Scheme

Lyndon Lydell Parrilla, of Los Angeles, who owned a foreign currency exchange (FOREX) trading company, was arrested on wire fraud charges in connection with allegedly defrauding investors out of more than $5 million.

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Apr 12, 2011 08:10 PM

Maryland Pawn Shop Owner Sentenced in $20 Million Money Laundering Scheme

Pawn shop owner Louis Leitch, Sr., of Baltimore, was sentenced to 33 months in prison for conspiring with others to launder $20 million in proceeds from the sale of mass quantities of stolen ...

Maryland Pawn Shop Owner Sentenced in $20 Million Money Laundering Scheme

Pawn shop owner Louis Leitch, Sr., of Baltimore, was sentenced to 33 months in prison for conspiring with others to launder $20 million in proceeds from the sale of mass quantities of stolen over-the-counter medications, health and beauty aid products, gift cards, DVDs, tools, and other merchandise.

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Apr 12, 2011 07:00 PM

Exec Testifies Before Senate on FBI Efforts to Combat Cyber Threats

Assistant Director Gordon M. Snow, Cyber Division, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, at hearing entitled Cybersecurity: Responding to Threats of ...

Exec Testifies Before Senate on FBI Efforts to Combat Cyber Threats

Assistant Director Gordon M. Snow, Cyber Division, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, at hearing entitled Cybersecurity: Responding to Threats of Cyber Crime and Terrorism.

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Apr 12, 2011 03:15 AM

UPDATE: Suspect in Synagogue Explosion Arrested in Ohio

UPDATE: An individual believed to be Ron Hirsch, the man wanted in connection with the 4/7/11 explosion in Santa Monica, California, was taken into custody in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Monday evening. ...

UPDATE: Suspect in Synagogue Explosion Arrested in Ohio

An individual believed to be Ron Hirsch, the man wanted in connection with the 4/7/11 explosion in Santa Monica, California, was taken into custody in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Monday evening. The individual in custody was arrested following a call to law enforcement by a concerned citizen who had come into contact with a man believed to be Hirsch. This is a continuing investigation and additional details will be provided as they are developed.

Seeking Information on Whereabouts of Synagogue Explosion Suspect

Ron Hirsch, aka J. Fisher, who is wanted for questioning in connection with an investigation into last week's explosion outside the Chabad House synagogue in Santa Monica, California, is believed to have boarded a Greyhound bus bound for New York on the day of the incident.

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Apr 11, 2011 09:00 PM

Ten Charged in California in Bribery, Illegal Bookmaking, and Drug Distribution Conspiracy

Ten defendants were charged in California in connection with a scheme to enrich themselves by operating an illegal sports bookmaking business and distributing marijuana, and, with their criminal ...

Ten Charged in California in Bribery, Illegal Bookmaking, and Drug Distribution Conspiracy

Ten defendants were charged in California in connection with a scheme to enrich themselves by operating an illegal sports bookmaking business and distributing marijuana, and, with their criminal proceeds, conspiring to bribe NCAA Division I college basketball players to alter the outcome of games so that the defendants could profit by betting on the games at Las Vegas, Nevada casinos. The defendants include a former assistant coach at the University of San Diego and two former college basketball players.

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Apr 11, 2011 08:50 PM

Virginia Man Sentenced for Plotting Metro Attacks with Purported al Qaeda Members

Ashburn, Virginia resident Farooque Ahmed, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, was sentenced to 23 years in prison, followed by 50 years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to ...

Virginia Man Sentenced for Plotting Metro Attacks with Purported al Qaeda Members

Ashburn, Virginia resident Farooque Ahmed, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, was sentenced to 23 years in prison, followed by 50 years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to charges stemming from his attempts to assist others whom he believed to be members of al Qaeda in planning bombings at Metrorail stations in the Washington, D.C., area.

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Apr 08, 2011 10:45 PM

Johnson & Johnson to Pay $21.4 Million to Resolve FCPA, Oil for Food Violations

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has agreed to pay a $21.4 million criminal penalty as part of a deferred prosecution agreement to resolve improper payments by J&J subsidiaries to government officials in ...

Johnson & Johnson to Pay $21.4 Million to Resolve FCPA, Oil for Food Violations

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has agreed to pay a $21.4 million criminal penalty as part of a deferred prosecution agreement to resolve improper payments by J&J subsidiaries to government officials in Greece, Poland, and Romania in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The agreement also resolves kickbacks paid to the former government of Iraq under the United Nations Oil for Food Program.

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