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Monday, January 18, 2010

WHO@ Newsletter - January 18, 2010

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .The do say the third time's the charm

Man arrested 3 times in 3 days in Mass. towns
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100117/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd3_arrests_3_days

A Boston man has been arrested three times in three days in neighboring Massachusetts towns. Huy Quoc Le faces a number of charges after his string of arrests began Monday in Andover. Police said the 25-year-old was arrested on motor vehicle violations. He was charged with driving after suspension, attaching improper plates, forgery of Registry documents, and driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

On Wednesday, Le was arrested on charges accusing him of stealing nearly $10,000 from the business account of an Andover nail salon.

Hours later, police in nearby Lawrence arrested him on allegations he broke into the home of a former girlfriend after officers found him inside.

It was unclear if Le had hired an attorney.
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Police: Woman steals co-worker’s identity - 01/18/10
http://www.middletownpress.com/articles/2010/01/18/news/doc4b53dc1f6835e656900149.txt
A Chester woman was arrested and charged with stealing a co-worker’s identity and using the information to commit various computer-related crimes, police said.

Sky TV producer who stalked former classmate and Googled her name 40,000 times is jailed - 01/18/10
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1244219/TV-producer-stalked-classmate-Googled-40-000-times-jailed.html#ixzz0czmy6fav
An 'obsessive' TV producer who tormented a former college classmate in a seven-year campaign of harassment was jailed for just 16 weeks today.
Elliot Fogel, 34, could be free in just six weeks - despite subjecting Claire Waxman to an 'unimaginable' ordeal and Googling her name 40,000 times in a year.

Frustrated air passenger arrested under Terrorism Act after Twitter joke about bombing airport - 01/18/10
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1244091/Man-arrested-Twitter-joke-bombing-airport-Terrorism-Act.html#ixzz0czbMaf4i
An air passenger was arrested under the Terrorism Act and held in a police cell for seven hours after joking on Twitter he would blow an airport 'sky high' if his flight was delayed.

Gumtree advert offered 'baby for sale' - 01/16/10
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/southafrica/7003219/Gumtree-advert-offered-baby-for-sale.html
An advert placed on the classified website in South Afica allegedly offered "a beautiful eight-week-old baby boy for any reasonable offer".
It added: "Till now he has been an angel but cannot afford to keep him.

Spanish politician may sue over bin Laden photo - 01/16/10
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20100116/tts-uk-spain-politician-binladen-ca02f96.html
A Spanish politician said on Saturday that he was "stupefied" by the FBI's decision to use his photograph to compose its latest image of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and is considering taking legal action. "Firstly I will ask the FBI for an explanation, which they haven't given me yet, and then I will reserve the right to take legal action," Gaspar Llamazares told CNN+.

Blog attack gets brutal - 01/16/10
http://hudsonreporter.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Blog+attack+gets+brutal-Website+war+of+words+spills+into+real+life-%20&id=5578505&instance=secondary_stories_left_column
Between calls and text messages, local blogger Kurt Gardiner’s phone rang almost 150 times from 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3.
My life as a viral-media ‘celebrity’ - 01/15/10
http://www2.macleans.ca/2010/01/15/my-life-as-a-viral-media-celebrity/
When the young man in the pickup stopped to offer me a ride, I was still in shock. I was carrying my 20-month-old down an arterial street in Victoria during Friday rush-hour traffic last fall. My daughter’s sturdy legs and a laundry bag from her daycare bumped against me as I walked. A tear had plowed down my cheek. I gratefully declined the offer. “We got kicked off the bus,” I burst out. The man looked surprised, then nervous. Only louts get thrown off buses, right? Little did I know the pariah I’d soon become when my story hit the Internet.

Pornographic film shown on Moscow motorway billboard - 01/15/10
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/6998875/Pornographic-film-shown-on-Moscow-motorway-billboard.html
Moscow drivers squinted in disbelief as an electronic motorway billboard ran a two-minute pornographic video instead of its regular advertising clips.

A mysterious email and a split-second mistake: That's all it took for internet gangsters to hijack my life... - 01/15/10
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1243634/A-mysterious-email-split-second-mistake-Thats-took-internet-gangsters-hijack-life-.html#ixzz0cnTmPqxe
Seven at night on the Friday before Christmas and I was rushing to meet a deadline.
With less than an hour to finish a documentary I was working on, my fingers were flying over my keyboard as I wrestled with the script, phone calls and emails with a researcher abroad while watching multiple TV screens in the cutting room and talking simultaneously to people around me.

Welcome to DarkMarket – global one-stop shop for cybercrime and banking fraud - 01/14/10
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/jan/14/darkmarket-online-fraud-trial-wembley
Renukanth Subramaniam, 33, is accused of being a key figure in running DarkMarket, a website where criminals exchanged information on stolen credit cards and other data.

Man arrested on cyberstalking charges - 01/14/10
http://www.sunherald.com/218/story/1866594.html
Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd says the stepfather of two juveniles arrested in recent months on burglary charges was picked up this week on a charge of cyberstalking, which accuses him of threatening the sheriff's investigators who arrested the minors.

Recaptured: The convict who taunted police on Facebook during FOUR months on the run - 01/14/10
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1242833/On-run-prisoner-taunted-police-Facebook-recaptured.html
An escaped convict who relentlessly taunted police on Facebook has finally been arrested after nearly four months on the run, it was announced today.
Craig 'Lazie' Lynch, 28, was nearing the end of a seven-year sentence for aggravated burglary at Hollesley Bay prison, Suffolk, when he absconded on September 24 2009.

Hitler drinking game probed by Huddersfield university - 01/14/10
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/bradford/8458574.stm
A university in West Yorkshire is to investigate claims two students set up a Facebook group for a Nazi-inspired drinking game.

Status: Deleted - 01/14/10
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2807041/Facebook-page-of-jailed-killer-Bradley-Tucker-is-taken-down.html
A FACEBOOK page set up from jail by the killer of Peter Woodhams has been taken down - thanks to The Sun.
Bradley Tucker, 21, had opened an account on the social networking site from his jail cell.

Mastermind behind 'eBay for criminals' is facing jail - 01/14/10
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/6989420/Mastermind-behind-eBay-for-criminals-is-facing-jail.html
A former pizza delivery man is facing jail for masterminding an "eBay for criminals", where fraudsters traded stolen banking details.

Lawyer in YouTube murder plot video hired his own assassins – UN - 01/13/10
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jan/13/guatemala-lawyer-youtube-suicide-conspiracy
It was the murder that spawned a macabre YouTube sensation and threatened to ­topple Guatemala's government.
Hitmen shot dead Rodrigo Rosenberg, a lawyer, in Guatemala City soon after he recorded a sombre video blaming his imminent assassination on President Ålvaro Colom and other senior officials.

Web Jibe Thug Gets Six Years For Attack - 01/13/10
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2805322/Web-jibe-thug-gets-six-years-for-attack.html
A BRUTE who taunted his victim on Facebook after shattering his skull with a metal bar has been jailed for six years.

Is this the world's first Twitter murder? Man blasted to death with a shotgun after online argument with friend - 01/12/10
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1242360/First-Twitter-murder-Man-blasted-death-shotgun-online-argument-friend.html#ixzz0czjgdRgg
Police in the U.S. are investigating what they believe is the first murder carried out because of messages posted on Twitter.
Detectives in New York say a deadly confrontation between two friends came about after angry comments were posted on the micro-blogging site.

Briton kidnapped and imprisoned in Africa in 'fraud romance' - 01/12/10
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/6975084/Briton-kidnapped-and-imprisoned-in-Africa-in-fraud-romance.html
The Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) said the British national travelled to west Africa to meet someone they had become friends with online - but the friend was the ''fictional creation of a criminal group whose sole aim was extorting money''.
It was the first reported incident of a person being kidnapped as part of a so-called romance fraud where the victim was British, Soca said.

Anti-piracy agency's logo broke copyright - 01/12/10
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/6974249/Anti-piracy-agencys-logo-broke-copyright.html
France's new internet agency set up to protect the rights of artists is facing legal action for using a copyrighted design for its logo.

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