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Man Accused Of Sending Explicit Texts To Female Realtors

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PINELLAS PARK (CBSMiami/AP) — Explicit text messages sent to female real estate agents in the Pinellas Park area have reportedly been traced back to a homeless man.

Detectives say there were 21 alleged cases of unwanted communications sent to real estate agents in Pinellas County on the state’s west coast.

The Pinellas Sheriff’s Office said Sunday they were able to identify the suspect, 48-year-old Reginald Bernard Nelson, as the man sending the explicit messages.

The sheriff’s office said Nelson admitted he would find the numbers for female realtors in local advertisements and send inappropriate messages.

He faces one count of felony cyber stalking and investigators say more charges are pending. He’s being held without bail in the Pinellas County Jail.

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Homeless man accused of sending explicit texts to Realtors | Miami …

A homeless man has been sending sexually explicit text messages to real estate agents in one Florida area and investigators say they were able to track him down and arrest him.

Detectives say there were 21 alleged cases of unwanted communications sent to real estate agents in Pinellas County, on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Officials with the Pinellas Sheriff’s Office said Sunday they were able to identify the suspect, 48-year-old Reginald Bernard Nelson, as the man sending the explicit messages.

Officers say Nelson admitted he would find the numbers for female realtors in local advertisements and send inappropriate messages.

He faces one count of felony cyber stalking and investigators say more charges are pending. He’s being held without bail in the Pinellas County Jail. It’s unclear if he’s retained an attorney.

Read more at: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/article165798247.html

Homeless man accused of sending explicit texts to Realtors

A homeless man has been sending sexually explicit text messages to real estate agents in one Florida area and investigators say they were able to track him down and arrest him.

Detectives say there were 21 alleged cases of unwanted communications sent to real estate agents in Pinellas County, on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Officials with the Pinellas Sheriff’s Office said Sunday they were able to identify the suspect, 48-year-old Reginald Bernard Nelson, as the man sending the explicit messages.

Officers say Nelson admitted he would find the numbers for female realtors in local advertisements and send inappropriate messages.

He faces one count of felony cyber stalking and investigators say more charges are pending. He’s being held without bail in the Pinellas County Jail. It’s unclear if he’s retained an attorney.

Read more at: http://www.macon.com/news/business/article165798247.html

Judge Sets $30K Bail for Cyber Expert Accused in Malware Case

LAS VEGAS — A U.S. judge in Law Vegas set a $30,000 bail on Friday for a famed British cyber security researcher accused of advertising and selling malicious code used to pilfer banking and credit card information.

Marcus Hutchins, 23, gained international celebrity status within the hacker community in May when he was credited with neutralizing the global “WannaCry” ransomware attack.

His attorney, Adrian Lobo, told reporters he would not be released on Friday because the clerk’s office for the court closed before his defense team could post the bail.

Image: Marcus Hutchins

Read more at: http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/hacking-of-america/judge-sets-30k-bail-cyber-expert-accused-malware-case-n789786

Uttarakhand STF cracks cases of cyber fraud, arrest accused from Jharkhand

DEHRADUN: Working on cases of cyber-crime and withdrawal of money from banks using fraudulent ways, teams of Special Task Force (STF) Uttarakhand camped in naxal-infested areas of Jharkhand for over three weeks and arrested an accused from Giridih district. While the main accused in these cases managed to escape, the STF was successful in tracing Rs 2.8 lakh cash one gold ring, 350 gram silver ornaments, mobile phone and several sim cards.

Probing seven cases of cyber fraud in which money was fraudulently withdrawn and thereafter deposited in bank accounts in other states, the STF team found a strong connection with Jharkhand. Closer study found the involvement of people residing in Naxal areas. Following which, three STF teams camped in Devghar, Jamtara, Giridih and Dhanbad for a period of 25 days.

Investigating the matter, the men-in-khaki found that the mobile

Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/uttarakhand-stf-cracks-cases-of-cyber-fraud-arrest-accused-from-jharkhand/articleshow/59682335.cms

Russian Diplomats Visit Accused Cyber Criminal Yuri Martyshev in US Prison

Martyshev was extradited from Latvia to the US sometime in late June or early July to face charges of cyber fraud: he allegedly illegally collected private financial information from bank card holders and ran one of the largest hacker marketplaces on the dark web. 

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Russia takes a dim view of having its citizens prosecuted for crimes in the United States. “We consider this arrest as another case of kidnapping of Russian citizens by US authorities in violation of the current bilateral agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters from 1999. The Embassy demands from the American side unconditional observance of the legitimate rights and interests of the Russian citizen,” the embassy said in a Facebook post Wednesday.

The embassy said Friday that it would continue to provide all consular support to Martyshev while he was imprisoned. They also noted that the conditions Martyshev is being kept in are “normal.”

The prison cell accommodates two people, according to the embassy.

Martyshev has a right to call Russia, and his relatives are expected to wire money to him

Read more at: https://sputniknews.com/politics/201707071055348895-russian-diplomats-visit-martyshev-prison/

Israeli police help UK charge student accused of cyber-crime

Israeli police have assisted in the charging of a British student for supplying so-called malware used in a string of high-profile cyber attacks.

Jack Chappell, from Stockport, is accused of running a web business supplying software used to attack the websites of several multinational firms, including Amazon and Vodafone.

Police said the 18-year-old was charged following an investigation led by the West Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit, assisted by Israeli Police, the FBI and Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre.

Prosecutors allege Chappell supplied Denial of Service software – which crashes websites by flooding them with huge volumes of data − and ran an online helpdesk for would-be hackers.

West Midlands Police said Chappell was accused of helping cyber-criminals target websites around the world, including a 2015 attack on NatWest that affected the bank’s online systems.

The force said in a statement confirming the charges: “Chappell allegedly attacked

Read more at: http://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/israeli-police-help-uk-charge-student-accused-of-cyber-crime/

Israeli police help UK charge student accused of cyber-crime …

Israeli police have assisted in the charging of a British student for supplying so-called malware used in a string of high-profile cyber attacks.

Jack Chappell, from Stockport, is accused of running a web business supplying software used to attack the websites of several multinational firms, including Amazon and Vodafone.

Police said the 18-year-old was charged following an investigation led by the West Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit, assisted by Israeli Police, the FBI and Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre.

Prosecutors allege Chappell supplied Denial of Service software – which crashes websites by flooding them with huge volumes of data − and ran an online helpdesk for would-be hackers.

West Midlands Police said Chappell was accused of helping cyber-criminals target websites around the world, including a 2015 attack on NatWest that affected the bank’s online systems.

The force said in a statement confirming the charges: “Chappell allegedly attacked

Read more at: http://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/israeli-police-help-uk-charge-student-accused-of-cyber-crime/

Allison Burchett again accused in cybercrime

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Allison Burchett has been offered two plea deals and has a week to decide if she will accept one of those deals or go to trial.
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Knox County’s top prosecutor inked approval of a proposed plea deal for Knox County’s former first lady in a cyberattack despite an ongoing probe of a hacking involving potential witnesses, the USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee has learned. 

Allison Burchett is expected Thursday to announce at a hearing in Knox County Criminal Court whether she will take a deal to avoid trial in a 13-count indictment accusing her of a cyberattack on the estranged wife of her millionaire beau, Bandit Lites owner Michael Strickland.

That deal was offered, the USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee

Read more at: http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/crime/2017/05/24/allison-burchett-suspect-another-hacking/339078001/

SNP accused of having ‘endemic’ problem with cyber bullying

The SNP has been accused of having an “endemic” problem with cyber bullying after an NHS nurse who confronted Nicola Sturgeon about being poorly paid was hounded on social media.

Claire Austin told the First Minister during Sunday’s live TV debate that she was forced to rely on food banks to eat, due to the long running 1 per cent cap on pay rises in the public sector.

“This smear operation points to something endemic within the SNP”

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“You have no idea how demoralising it is to work within the NHS,” the nurse said.

“Don’t come on one of your announced visits, come in the middle of any day to any ward.”

When the programme ended, the nurse was vilified online after Joanna Cherry, the SNP candidate for Edinburgh South West, spread a false rumour that she was married to a Conservative councillor.

Ms Cherry later apologised for her error, telling Ms Austin: “Sorry

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/politics/snp-used-false-twitter-rumours-smear-nurse-made-appeal-sturgeon/