Young Hackers Arrested For Hacking Government Sites

May 18, 2008

Five young computer hackers who allegedly disabled Internet pages run by government agencies in the U.S., Latin America and Asia were arrested this past wek by Spanish National Police in Barcelona, Burgos, Malaga and Valencia. The suspects have been described as belonging to one of the most active hacker groups on the Internet. Two of the suspects are only 16 years old, while the others are 19 or 20. The hacker group calls itself D.O.M Team, and it uses techniques to infiltrate sites and insert a page of its own. A Google search turns up several hits with pages that fit that description.

The Spanish newspaper, El Mundo, reported in March that the group had infiltrated NASA’s Web page, but a police official could not confirm this. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with department rules. The group also hacked the Venezuelan national telephone company’s page, and that of the Spanish telephone operator Jazztel, among others, according to the newspaper.

iNPLACENEWS


Late Night Train Derailment Leaks Toxic Fumes

May 18, 2008

In Lafayette, Louisiana, on Saturday, more than 3,000 people were evacuated after two derailed train cars containing highly corrosive hydrochloric acid began leaking. Nursing home residents were evacuated soon after the derailment. The cars jumped the track about 2:30 in the morning leading to 3,500 homes, businesses and a nursing home being evacuated within a 1-mile area after toxic fumes rose from the site.

Residents will be allowed to return home after the spill is contained safely and not posing a threat to anyone, which will take a day or two, said a spokesman for BNSF Railway. A shelter was set up at Carencro High School.

Residents outside the evacuation area were advised to close windows and doors and turn off air conditioning to avoid any possible effects from the spill.

iNPLACENEWS


Hip Hop Star Skips on Hospital Bill

May 18, 2008

In April, Troy Jones walked into the Mayo Clinic in Arizona seeking treatment for pneumonia. He was complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath. After being diagnosed with pneumonia, he was released eight hours later. According to the court documents, Troy Jones was merely a fake name given by the man in order to avoid paying. His real name waas Earl Simmons, also known as rapper DMX. DMX’s lawyer called the investigation overhanded and petty, ans suggested not picking on the sick. No charges have been filed.

iNPLACENEWS


Astrologers Predict Winner of Presidential Race

May 18, 2008


More than 1,500 astrologers from 45 countries gathered in Denver, coincidentally the site of the Democratic National Convention in August, for the “United Astrology Conference: Rockin’ the Universe.” The many star-chart readers spent quite some time debating the birth times of the candidates. One astrologer, Joni Patry of Dallas, Texas, said she hd received the key piece of the puzzle from a good source: Obama’s exact birthdate and time of birth. McCain’s exact time of birth required less searching as it was mentioned by his mother, Roberta, in a Mother’s Day advertisement. Interestingly enough, not unlike Hillary’s tax reports, no one could lock down an exact time of birth for Mrs. Clinton. So, between McCain and Obama, the United Astrologers picked John McCain to win based on having a “stronger chart”.

iNPLACENEWS