November 19, 2019

US Secret Service intercepts suspicious packages sent to Hillary, Obama

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From Newsmax Potential explosive devices addressed to the homes of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Hillary Clinton were detected and intercepted by the U.S. Secret Service, which has launched a criminal investigation into the incidents. “The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately […]

Report: Omarosa Manigault escorted from WH by Secret Service

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By Mark Swanson From Newsmax An angry and cursing Omarosa Manigault tried to get into the residence of President Donald Trump on Tuesday night and had to be removed from the White House by the Secret Service, according to April Ryan of the American Urban Radio Networks (AURN). Manigault wanted to talk to Trump after […]

A Missouri lawmaker who posted ‘I hope Trump is assassinated!’ on Facebook apologized

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By Mark Hensch From circa A Missouri state senator has apologized for recently voicing hope that President Trump would be assassinated. Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D) on Sunday said she is sorry for her remarks about Trump last week but has no plans to resign. “I made a mistake, and I’m owning up to it,” she […]

US: Beware at the pump: Black market fuel is making millions

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From Newsmax A black market for diesel and gasoline has rapidly spread around the nation, with organized crime gangs using fraudulent credit cards to siphon millions of dollars in fuel from gas stations into large tanks hidden inside pickup trucks and vans. Stealing fuel can be less risky than selling drugs or other illegal endeavors, […]

Trump assassination threats mounting on social media

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By Sandy Fitzgerald From Newsmax President-elect Donald Trump is being threatened following Tuesday’s election with calls through social media for his assassination, and the Secret Service will likely investigate all threats they deem to be credible ones, according to security sources. Secret Service spokesperson Nicole Mainor declined comment on the growing number of posts, telling […]

Florida man gets four years in prison for selling Vitamixes on eBay

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By Andrew Dalton From engadget Kevin Wain stole credit card information to buy hundreds of high-end housewares. 41-year-old Kevin Wain, of Tampa, Florida, has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for running a credit card fraud operation that netted him more than $881,000 over the course of three years. Using counterfeit credit cards […]

Offense informs gefense: Minimizing the risk of a targeted attack

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By Ian Lopez, From Legaltech News This ALM cyberSecure session focused on the nature of hacking and what should be done about it. As recent history has shown, no agency is immune to the ills posed by data breaches. In the “Offense Informs Defense: Minimizing the Risk of a Targeted Attack” session at this year’s […]

Ex-secret service agent gets long sentence for Silk Road crimes

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By Ross Todd, From The Recorder SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge in San Francisco has sentenced a former Secret Service agent to nearly six years in prison for stealing about $800,000 in digital currency while investigating the Silk Road online black market and drug bazaar. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg on Monday sentenced former […]

Federal Agent pleads guilty to obstruction and money laundering In Silk Road Case

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By John Biggs From Techcrunch U.S. Secret Service special agent Shaun W. Bridges of Laurel, Maryland, pleaded guilty today before the U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg of the Northern District of California to obstruction and money laundering that occurred during the Silk Road case. He will be sentenced on December 7, 2015. “Mr. Bridges has […]

Credit card hackers go upscale, steal Neiman Marcus customers’ info

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By Chris Morran January From Consumerist If you live under the delusion that paying too much at the department store would somehow result in a higher level of security, prepare to have your mind blown. The folks at upscale retailer Neiman Marcus have revealed that hackers compromised credit and debit card information for an unknown […]