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Articles tagged with: Crime

Beware, New Facebook ‘Casey Anthony’ Scam

Watch out Facebook users! It looks like we have another Facebook scam. This time it’s about Casey Anthony.

If you’ve recently come across a video entitled “Breaking News – Leaked video of Casey Anthony CONFESSING”, do not get carried away and click it-it’s a complete hoax.

AT&T Systematically Overcharges Millions Of Users

So we all know that AT&T charges hefty prices in addition to offering poor call coverage, and very small data plan packages. Well it looks like this company just got even darker, and I really, really, hope this T-Mobile acquisition doesn’t go through. A class action lawsuit has been filed against AT&T for systematically overcharging customers on data usage. After running some experimental tests, the lawyers behind the lawsuit claim that every transaction has resulted in an over charge.

Stolen Xperia Plays Delay Launch

If you’ve been waiting for Sony’s Xperia Play, you may have to keep waiting. The New Zealand launch was delayed not on the fault of Sony, but rather an entire shipment of Xperia Plays were stolen. Could this be the work of the same hackers who destroyed the lives of Sony executives? Kind of makes you think, doesn’t it? Regardless of who stole the shipment, I wonder how they intend to sell all those Xperia’s while the feds closely monitor Craigslist and eBay for Xperia Play sales.

Hundreds Of iPhones Flying Out The Window

People walking the streets in Shenzhen, China got quite a surprise while walking their normal routes. Hundreds of fake iPhones came flying out the window. Of course, the citizens had no way of telling whether they were fake or not unless one actually grabbed a device to take a closer look. So what exactly was going on here? Apparently four Chinese phone dealers were selling fake iPhones and were raided by Chinese police thanks to a tipster.

Malicious Tweet Masked As Lady Gaga Video

If you enjoy the social platform, Twitter, be on the lookout if you choose to use the application today. The anti-virus platform, Sophos has warned that users have been receiving fake invites tempting Lady Gaga fans to have a look at a “banned video.” Users who follow the link will be pointed to a fake YouTube spoof page that will ask for all their twitter details. Those who proceed will have their tweets controller by Spanish-speaking scammers, as reported by a number of victims.

CNN Launches Full Featured Application For Android

CNN announced yesterday that it will be releasing a highly engaging new app for Android users. The application is of course free and is available through the Android market. Users will be able to create their own stories and share them from their phones, such as iReport.

VP of Mobile Technology at CNN, Louis Gump, said “Android users are extremely discerning and will accept nothing less than a first-rate app that showcases high quality, world-class content — and enables them to share it…

UK eCrime Unit Arrest Men in “SpyEye” Plot

United Kingdom police arrested three men late last week who were tied with the SpyEye malware program that steals banking details. Two of the three men were charged on Friday and appeared in Westminster Magistrates Court in London on Saturday. Of the two, 26 year-old Paul Cyganoc, a Lithuanian living in Birmingham, England was charged with “conspiracy to cause unauthorized modifications to computers, conspiracy to defraud and concealing proceeds from crime.”

The other man, Aldis Krummins was a 45 year-old Latvian living on Goole, England and was charged only with conspiracy to defraud and concealing proceeds of crime. The third man was also 26 years old and whose nationality was not disclosed. He was released by police on bail but is required to…

Apple Store Shootout Over Laptops, iPhones and iPads

Three individuals attempted a robbery this morning at one of San Diego’s Apple Stores. The attempted crime took place at 7AM in the Otay Ranch Town Center in Chula Vista today. Even though the store had not yet opened, the three robbers smashed through the glass front door. Thankfully, the armed guard that was hired by Apple showed up on time that morning and was ready to protect the store from these bandits. A shoot out emerged once the guard saw the armed suspects.

The three robbers finally decided to take off with the Acura they showed up in and hit two sign posts before coming to a complete stop. Although there were original three suspects, only two fled the car as one of them was dead from the guard’s bullets. Thanks to a thorough police search,