Harry Potter Actor’s Murderer Charged

May 27, 2008


The British police charged a 21 year old man accused of stabbing the British actor Rob Knox, whose next role was in the not yet released Harry Potter film. Rob Knox was attacked when he tried to protect his younger brother in a bar in south London Saturday night. The charges include injurying five other people. Here is a startling figure: violent stabbings in London are frequent, and this was the 14th teenager to die due to violent stabbings.

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Major Phishing Operation Busted

May 19, 2008

Thirty-eight people were charged Monday with stealing names, Social Security numbers, credit card data and other personal information from unsuspecting Internet users as part of a global crime ring. The Romanian-based phishing organization sought to steal from thousands of consumers and hundreds of financial institutions. The Justice Department describes this kind of operation as a growing worldwide threat posed by organized crime.

While in Bucharest annoucing the charges being filed, Deputy Attorney General Mark R. Filip said, “International organized crime poses a serious threat not only to the United States and Romania, but to all nation”. “Criminals who exploit the power and convenience of the Internet do not recognize national borders; therefore our efforts to prevent their attacks cannot end at our borders either.”

The practice known as “phishing” involves sending e-mails that include links directing recipients to fake web sites where they are asked to input sensitive data but could also include attachments that, when clicked, secretly install “spyware” that can capture personal information and send it to third parties over the Internet.

More than half of the people charged in Monday’s cases are Romanian, although the alleged scam also operated from the United States, Canada, Portugal and Pakistan. The cases were linked by two Romanians who participated in both schemes, authorities said.

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American Idol Reject Busted For Perverted Text Messages

May 8, 2008

Colin Leahy, 23, once ausitioned for season three of American Idol, comparing himself to Clay Aiken, was just arrested for sending sex-related text messages to a 12-year old boy and propositioning a 10-year old while volunteering at a Brooklyn elementary school. He was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, according to the district attorney. As people may recall, Simon Cowell said his audition was “was bad as it can possibly get.

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