Posted: March 11th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: Crime, Cyber-crime | Comments Off on US Charge 3 Men Over Largest Ever Cyber-crime
Authorities in the United States have unveiled charges against two Vietnamese nationals and one Canadian in connection with a computer fraud scheme to steal more than 1 billion email addresses.
The incident was the largest known data breach of names and email addresses on record.
Indictments in the case accuse two Vietnamese nationals of hacking into at least eight major email services from February 2009 to June 2012 and stealing the email addresses that were then used for various spam and marketing schemes.
The scheme netted at least $US2 million from the marketing of various products and services, according to the US Justice Department.
Those charged with hacking were Viet Quoc Nguyen, 28, and Giang Hoang Vu, 25, both Vietnamese nationals :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 12th, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: CRIME! | Tags: Australian Crime, Chemical Castration, Crimes Against Children Research Centre, Paedophile, Paraphilla | Comments Off on NSW to Consider Chemical Castration in Sex Crime Review
Chemical castration is among the alternative sentencing options for child sex offenders being considered by a New South Wales parliamentary committee. The controversial option has been put forward by the Premier Barry O’Farrell.
The committee will investigate whether current sentencing is effective, in an effort to restore public confidence in the states legal system. The move comes after a man was given a non-custodial – three year good behaviour bond – sentence for raping his daughter.
Chemical castration is the administration of medication designed to reduce libido and sexual activity. Unlike surgical castration, where the testicles or ovaries are removed permanently, chemical castration does not actually castrate the person, nor is it a form of sterilization. In most cases the administration of chemical castration is an ongoing treatment.
Chemical castration is generally considered reversible when treatment is discontinued, or the patient ceases medicating. Dubbo MP Troy Grant, who is set to chair the committee, says there has been widespread discontent with the states sentencing regime for violent crimes :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 25th, 2012 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Business News, No Sh_t Sherlock . . . | Tags: CCPCJ, Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justcice, Crime, Office on Drugs and Crime, United Nations, UNODC | Comments Off on Crime Pays :: $US2 TRILLION A Year
The United Nations says crime generates an estimated $US2.1 trillion in global proceeds each year – 3.6 per cent of the world’s gross domestic product.
In what are the first UN figures for global crime profits, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime – UNODC – via it’s Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justcice – CCPCJ – has announced criminal business is one of the world’s top 20 economies. Transnational organized crime manifests in many forms, including as trafficking in drugs, firearms and even persons.
According to the UN, organized crime groups exploit human mobility to smuggle migrants and undermine financial systems through money laundering. The vast sums of money involved can compromise legitimate economies and directly impact public processes by ‘buying’ elections through corruption, the UN says :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 19th, 2017 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: CRIME! | Tags: Canada, Crime, law-crime-and-justice | Comments Off on Canadian Who Cannabalised Fellow Bus Passenger Granted Freedom
A man who was found not criminally responsible for beheading and cannibalising a fellow passenger on a Canadian bus has been granted his freedom. Manitoba’s Criminal Code Review Board announced on Friday it had given Will Baker, formerly known as Vince Li, an absolute discharge, meaning he is longer subject to monitoring :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 9th, 2016 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: News | Tags: Gun Control, President Barack Obama, US Shootings | Comments Off on US President Wrangles with Gun-law Change
US President Barack Obama said his new executive actions to tighten gun rules were “well within” his legal authority and consistent with the US right to bear arms, a warning to opponents who are likely to challenge them in court. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 7th, 2016 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: News, News Update, North Korea, Revolute | Tags: china, Korea, News, North Korea, South Korea, Standout | Comments Off on North Korea Carries Out H-Bomb Test
South Korea, US and Chinese authorities have scrambled for confirmation of the test, however officials in Seoul have cast doubt on the claim it was a hydrogen bomb saying no radiation had been detected. If confirmed, the explosion marks a major step forward in the country’s nuclear development. The surprise test was personally ordered by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and came just two days before his birthday :::: Read the full article »»»»