WHO@ Newsletter - February 13, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Man says transvestite escort cheated him
A Florida man says a young escort he hired off Craigslist cheated him in two ways: He was a transvestite and he took advantage of his host's generosity.

The 69-year-old Palm Coast resident said he let the young man stay at his house because he felt sorry for him, The Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal reported. The older man acknowledged they were also having sex.

The escort allegedly then blackmailed him, saying he was only 16 and would report his host for rape. The escort eventually left after the older man purchased a car for him.

The older man eventually decided to file a report with the Flagler County Sheriff's Office. He told the newspaper he now believes the escort is older than he looks.

The man said he goes on a drinking binge about once a year and then turns to Craigslist for female companionship.

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Malware Increasing through Personalized Assaults, Exploit Toolkits and Social Media: M86 Security - 02/13/12
M86 Security in its security review of July-December, 2011 elaborates that cyber-threats had grown through advanced personalized assaults utilizing digital certificates obtained via theft; online scams against social media; as well as extensive utilization of the Blackhole exploit toolkit. MarketWire published this dated February 8, 2012.

Dad shoots daughter's laptop - 02/12/12
An upset North Carolina father posted a video of himself shooting his daughter's laptop computer after reading his daughter's Facebook rant about doing chores. The man, who identified himself as Tommy Jordan of Albermarle, posted the video on YouTube Wednesday and it has since gone viral with more than 18 million views, WCNC-TV, Charlotte, reported.

Newcastle pubgoers urged to find 'love rat' thief - 02/12/12
Pubgoers are being urged to help trace a man police have labelled a "love rat" who befriended a woman, then sold her car. The woman, from Easington, County Durham, met the man calling himself Jamie Patterson, on a dating web site. But on the day he was due to move in with her and her teenage daughter, he sold her car and vanished.

'I'm not greedy. I just wanted someone to love me' - 02/12/12
As Victoria Fraenzel logged on to the internet dating site for the first time, she was uncertain what response she would receive to her request for a man who would offer her ‘truth and honesty’. Yet within hours of keying her details into the popular website Plenty Of Fish, the 35-year-old was not disappointed with the response.

Emailed rave rape pictures earn teen probation - 02/10/12
A teen convicted of emailing pictures of an alleged rape at a rave in Pitt Meadows, B.C., that were eventually posted by others on Facebook has been sentenced to 12 months probation for distributing obscene material. The teen, who cannot be named because of his age, was also sentenced to write an essay on the harmful impact of social media by the judge on Friday in provincial court in Port Coquitlam.

Nazi surgical set withdrawn from auction after organisers reveal 'really unpleasant' threats from families of people who died in the war - 02/10/12
A Nazi surgical equipment set owned by an SS commandant and war criminal has been withdrawn from a sale today after phone and e-mail threats. The wooden box of tools belonged to Anton Burger, a major in the SS who worked at the Theresienstadt concentration camp between July 1943 and February 1944, where 140,000 Jews were held - and 33,000 of them died.

‘Hitman’ E-mail Scam Affects Central Florida - 02/09/12
Police detectives of Kissimmee (Florida, USA) have issued an alert to residents regarding one fresh e-mail scam that's circulating in central Florida wherein the e-mail scammers are introducing themselves as a hitman hired for assassinating the recipient. WESH.com published this dated February 1, 2012.

Facebook’s ‘sponsored stories’ have gone too far - 02/09/12
Facebook has started rolling out sponsored stories onto photos and it is making me and many others feel uneasy. We knew when Facebook announced its intention to float last week, that there would become a growing pressure on the site’s founder and chief, Mark Zuckerberg, to ramp up the network’s commercial offering.

Philadelphia Teen Stalked By Man In His Thirties On Facebook - 02/09/12
A Philadelphia teenager has turned to police after receiving several obscene messages from a stalker on Facebook. Her Facebook setting was on public and that made her an easy target. According to family, a man believed to be in his thirties, a total stranger, has been stalking the young girl.

Fugitive gives his whereabouts on Facebook - 02/09/12
A fugitive drug dealer from Sicily was found in London after he posted photos on Facebook that provided police clues to his whereabouts, officials say. Michele Grasso had disappeared from his home in Taormina, Italy, in 2010 when police sought to arrest him for drug dealing, The Guardian reported.

Convicted Stalker Is Prime Suspect in Teacher's Slaying - 02/08/12
Police are still searching for a Painesville man in connection with the shooting death of a local teacher in Canfield Wednesday morning. Investigators are calling the murder a crime of revenge between the suspect, Robert McLaughlin, 64, and the victim, Stacey Sutera, 40, who he's been convicted of stalking in the past. Around 7 a.m., Sutera, a science teacher with the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, was shot to death in the Carriage Hill townhouse apartment complex as she was getting ready to leave for work. Several neighbors heard the shots and called 911.

Village school teacher, 50, outrages parents with Facebook posts about her ‘hard-partying, drinking, swearing and sh*****g’ - 02/08/12
A female teacher shocked parents and pupils at a village school after boasting about 'drinking, swearing and sh*****g' on Facebook, a disciplinary hearing was told today. Elizabeth Scarlett, 50, a former teacher at Trinant Primary School in Crumlin, South Wales, was criticised by her headteacher for 'improper' comments on the social networking site.

Hackers raid accounts of iTunes users to steal money from store credit and gift cards - 02/08/12
Hackers have been breaking into the accounts of hundreds of iTunes users to steal their store credit and gift cards, reports the Global Mail. The users claim on customer forums that their store credit or gift cards have been spent and their PayPal accounts fraudulently used by others. Any security issue would potentially pose a threat to the 200million active members on the technology giant's hugely popular music website.

Denise calls the cops over Twitter troll abuse - 02/08/12
DENISE Welch has called in the cops after an evil internet troll urged her to KILL herself. The Loose Women star took action after receiving abusive messages on Twitter. The barrage of hurtful notes came after she revealed on live television on Monday that she had split from her husband of 23 years, Tim Healy.

Facebook criticised for 'hurting' cybercrime investigation - 02/08/12
In an unusual step, Facebook last month named six Russian men it said had been running the $2m scam against its members since for three years. It publicised photographs of the group and pinpointed their office in central St Petersburg. The world's largest social network said it had acted out of frustration at the fact law enforcement agencies had apparently failed to investigate the Koobface gang, triggering a debate about the best way to tackle cyber crime.

Girl of 13 faced hate campaign and Facebook bullying... for reporting she had been raped - 02/08/12
A rape victim aged 13 and her family were targeted by online bullies in her market town after she reported her attacker to police. The girl had been raped in an alleyway by a 15-year-old ‘sexual predator’ and left in a ‘hysterical state’. But although her parents soon arrived to rescue her from her immediate ordeal, another nightmare was about to begin through months of malicious abuse and even threats of violence via a Facebook page set up to proclaim the attacker’s innocence.

The BBC confronts an Internet troll on national TV - 02/07/12
You know them, maybe you’re even one of them. They’re the scumbag lowlifes of the Internet. They are the trolls. Typically hiding behind a mask of supposed anonymity, those who practice Internet harassment are often seen as the neckbeard basement-dwellers of the world. But maybe they’re every bit as scummy in person.

Boy, 14, gets police warning after hate campaign against EastEnders cast and crew - 02/07/12
A 'sick' 14-year-old boy has been given a police warning after waging a hate campaign against the EastEnders cast and crew. The teenager is thought to have targeted more than a dozen stars from the BBC programme through vicious emails and abusive comments left on internet forums. Staff working on the soap became increasingly frightened by the specific detail in the messages, according to a source.

Trendnet security cam flaw exposes video feeds on net - 02/07/12
Feeds from thousands of Trendnet home security cameras have been breached, allowing any web user to access live footage without needing a password. Internet addresses which link to the video streams have been posted to a variety of popular messageboard sites.

Kylie Minogue calls police after 'deluded weirdo' sends threats over Twitter - 02/07/12
Kylie Minogue was forced to call the police after being harassed on Twitter by a 'deluded weirdo.' The All The Lovers singer, 43, revealed via Twitter that she had taken action against the individual who had sent her threatening messages. The 43-year-old wrote: 'I love 1,033,861 of you LOVERS, but 1 is not a lover, just a deluded weirdo making threats #andthatdoesnotmakeyouspecial SO..police alerted.'

Judge catches clerk watching PORNOGRAPHY during rape trial he said was 'boring' - 02/07/12
A court clerk who watched hardcore pornography during a rape trial 'because he was bored' was caught looking at the explicit material right under the nose of the judge. Debasish Majumder, 54, accessed the obscene images while the victim gave her harrowing evidence at Inner London Crown Court.


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