WHOA Newsletter - October 30, 2006
I couldn't make this up if I tried - Study finds 'surprising' level of paranormal belief
With Halloween fast approaching, adults across the nation are loading up on candy and decorations, planning to hunker down for a night of trick-or-treaters, parties and hi-jinx. But how many of them actually believe in the ghosts and aliens they so often display on their houses?
More than some might think.
A new study found 37 percent of Americans believe in haunted houses. More than half believe dreams can foretell the future. Twenty percent believe it’s possible to communicate with the dead. And about a quarter of the people surveyed believe some UFOs are spaceships from other worlds.
The Baylor University researchers who conducted the 2006 Baylor Study of Religion, released last month, found a “surprising” level of belief in paranormal things among people outside traditional religions.
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Man arrested for email threat to kill Indian PM, president - 10/30/06
Indian President, Abdul Kalam (L) and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh talk during the welcome cermony of Romanian President Traian Basescu at the Presidential palace in New Delhi on October 23. Police have arrested a man in southern India for sending an email threatening to kill Singh and Kalam
Pre-emptive moves can help keep pretexters at bay - 10/30/06
Identity theft has many facets, and the latest is called "telephone pretexting."
That occurs when someone calls you or a company you do business with and, on a pretext, tries to obtain your personal information.
Army monitors soldiers' blogs, Web sites - 10/29/06
From the front lines of Iraq and Afghanistan to here at home, soldiers blogging about military life are under the watchful eye of some of their own.
Scammers using overpayment checks to cash in on honesty - 10/29/06
When Jeff Medlin of Kettering posted his 1999 Lexus for sale online, he was happy to hear from a locator representing an eager client. Well, maybe too eager.
Rude road signs tell drivers where to go - 10/28/06
Commuters driving to work were greeted by an obscene message when they arrived at Crawley, West Sussex, on Thursday morning.
Internet scam: Woman duped by con man on LDS dating site - 10/27/06
After losing her husband and enduring years of poor health, all Linda Dee Warden wanted was a friend. She signed up for a trial membership on a Latter-day Saint-oriented online dating service, trusting that shared faith would make reaching out safer.
Company which sent over 200 million spam messages fined $4 million - 10/27/06
Experts at SophosLabs™, Sophos's global network of virus, spyware and spam analysis centers, have welcomed news that an Australian company and its director have been fined a total of AU $5.5 million (US $4.1 million) after it was claimed they sent over 200 million spam emails in a 12 month period.
Peer-To-Peer Charges Net Prison Term - 10/27/06
A network administrator for a peer-to-peer Internet file-sharing system has been sentenced to five months in prison for copyright infringement.
YouTube video leads to arrest - 10/27/06
A MAN has been cautioned by police after they saw video of him carrying out a street theft prank on YouTube.
Congressman Ed Markey Wants Security Researcher Arrested - 10/27/06
Congressman Edward Markey (D-Mass.) wants the federal government to arrest security researcher Christopher Soghoian for creating the Northwest Airline Boarding Pass Generator, a site which lets anyone create a facsimile of a Northwest Airlines boarding pass. Soghoian hoped to spur Congress to look closely at the nation's aviation security policies, which he calls "security theater."
The latest online scams - 10/27/06
Remember when hackers were young computer geeks gone bad, in search of infamy through viruses that wreak havoc on computers worldwide?
FBI Warns About E-Mail Scam - 10/25/06
Think twice about answering e-mail from the top G-man.
A new Internet scam promising cash for responding to a document request claims to be from FBI Director Robert S. Mueller. The top government cop's request is followed by a second e-mail threatening that "failure to comply will result in charges being brought against the individual by the FBI."
Oregon man indicted in Lego theft, Internet scam - 10/25/06
A federal grand jury indicted an Oregon man Wednesday on charges of stealing hundreds of thousand of dollars of Lego merchandise from stores in at least five states and reselling it on the Internet.
Internet Threat Man Charged - 10/25/06
A 20-year-old Wisconsin man has been charged for being the source of an Internet posting that threatened to detonate radioactive “dirty bombs” at football stadiums in seven states, including New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie announced today.
Librarian who stole rare £175,000 books to sell on internet walks free - 10/25/06
A library assistant who stole ancient and rare books worth £175,000 to sell on the internet walked free from court today.
Love Rat is Netted - 10/25/06
A LOVE cheat who had 100 girlfriends in 18 months has been exposed after his love diary went online.