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Charges dropped in LaPlace meth lab arrest for ‘lack of evidence’: report

Charges have been dropped against a LaPlace man arrested in 2015 on suspicion of operating a crystal methamphetamine lab in his house, L’Observateur reports.

Citing court records, the report says the St. John the Baptist Parish District Attorney’s Office had scrapped its case against David Gardner, 48, due to “lack of evidence.”

Gardner was arrested in 2015 following a month-long stake-out of his home on Golfview Drive, which authorities said they searched under a warrant for cyber stalking and criminal trespass.

Inside the home, authorities said they found a small amount of crystal meth, evidence of meth cooking and drug paraphernalia used in the manufacture and sale of meth.

Read L’Observateur’s full story.

Read more at: http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2018/01/meth_lab_laplace_charges_dropp.html

Charges dropped in LaPlace meth lab arrest for ‘lack of evidence …

Charges have been dropped against a LaPlace man arrested in 2015 on suspicion of operating a crystal methamphetamine lab in his house, L’Observateur reports.

Citing court records, the report says the St. John the Baptist Parish District Attorney’s Office had scrapped its case against David Gardner, 48, due to “lack of evidence.”

Gardner was arrested in 2015 following a month-long stake-out of his home on Golfview Drive, which authorities said they searched under a warrant for cyber stalking and criminal trespass.

Inside the home, authorities said they found a small amount of crystal meth, evidence of meth cooking and drug paraphernalia used in the manufacture and sale of meth.

Read L’Observateur’s full story.

Read more at: http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2018/01/meth_lab_laplace_charges_dropp.html

US charges Romanians over Washington DC surveillance cameras hacking – Romania

The United States has charged two Romanian nationals with the hacking of the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department surveillance cameras in connection with a ransomware scheme, the Department of Justice said on December 28.

The two allegedly conspired to illegally access approximately 123 computers associated with Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) surveillance cameras and to use those computers in connection with a scheme to distribute ransomware in January 2017.

The two are the 25 year old Mihai Alexandru Isvanca and 28 year old Eveline Cismaru. They were arrested on December 15 at Bucharest’s Otopeni airport. Isvanca is in custody in Romania and Cismaru is on house arrest, also in the country.

The Department of Justice said the case “was of the highest priority due to its impact on the Secret Service’s protective mission and its potential effect on the security plan for the 2017 Presidential Inauguration.”

The investigation showed no evidence that any person’s physical

Read more at: https://www.romania-insider.com/us-romanians-surveillance-cameras-hacking/

Ex-PSNI officer jailed for firearm, drug charges and perverting the course of justice – Newstalk 106

A former PSNI police officer has been jailed for 11 years for attempted possession of a firearm and ammunition, numerous drugs-related charges and perverting the course of justice.

Allen Kennedy (31), formerly of Strandtown PSNI station, was handed the sentence at Downpatrick Crown Court on Thursday.

He has been ordered to spend 5.5 years in prison and 5.5 years on licence.

He pleaded guilty in October to attempted possession of a firearm and ammunition, namely a 9mm handgun, silencer and 10 rounds of 9mm ammunition with intent to endanger life, and possession of ammunition (50 rounds of 9mm) without a certificate.

He also pleaded guilty to numerous drugs possession charges relating to cannabis, MDMA and cocaine – and possession with intent to supply in relation to the cocaine – as well as a previous charge of perverting the course of justice.

Detective Chief Inspector Michael Harvey, of the PSNI’s Cyber Crime Centre, said: “This case

Read more at: http://www.newstalk.com/ExPSNI-officer-jailed-for-firearm-drug-charges-and-perverting-the-course-of-justice

Mirai botnet attacker pleads guilty to federal US charges

A man has pleaded guilty to federal cyber-crime charges for launching a cyberattack last year that knocked large parts of the internet offline.

Paras Jha was indicted by an Alaska court in early December on six charges for using the Mirai botnet to hijack vulnerable internet-connected devices to launch powerful distributed denial-of-service attacks.

The charges accuse Jha of writing and implementing the Mirai botnet code that ultimately ensnared more than 300,000 vulnerable devices, according to a court filing.

The botnet was used to target servers of Dyn, an internet infrastructure company used by many popular sites and services, in October last year.

A spokesperson for the Justice Dept. did not immedialtey have comment.

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Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/justice-dept-indicts-mirai-botnet-attackers/

Mirai botnet attacker pleads guilty to federal US charges

A man has pleaded guilty to federal cyber-crime charges for launching a cyberattack last year that knocked large parts of the internet offline.

Paras Jha was indicted by an Alaska court in early December on six charges for using the Mirai botnet to hijack vulnerable internet-connected devices to launch powerful distributed denial-of-service attacks.

The charges accuse Jha of writing and implementing the Mirai botnet code that ultimately ensnared more than 300,000 vulnerable devices, according to a court filing.

The botnet was used to target servers of Dyn, an internet infrastructure company used by many popular sites and services, in October last year.

A spokesperson for the Justice Dept. did not immedialtey have comment.

More soon…


Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/justice-dept-indicts-mirai-botnet-attackers/

Denmark Charges Woman With Hiring Killer Online, Paying With Bitcoins

The 58-year-old Italian woman, who allegedly ordered a homicide online and paid for it with bitcoins, was charged with attempted murder and could face anywhere between five years and the rest of her life behind bars. At the same time, the Prosecutor’s Office requires that the woman be sent to Italy, Danish Radio reported.

According to the prosecution, the lady ordered the homicide from her address in Denmark, availing herself of a hidden network called Crime Bay, to which she uploaded the name and the place of residence of her victim, with a photograph attached. She specifically insisted that a silencer be used in the killing, stressing that it was imperative that the victim, a man, was killed in the first attempt.

Court of lawHowever, the assassination never happened — in which the accused had no influence according to the prosecution. Today, six witnesses will be summoned for interrogation, followed by another witnesses on December 13.

The women plead not guilty, according

Read more at: https://sputniknews.com/europe/201712081059830072-denmark-killing-darknet-bitcoin/

SEC cyber unit files charges over ICO fraud

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The SEC is cracking down on ICO fraud. (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The US Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday announced that its new cyber unit filed charges alleging initial coin offering (ICO) fraud. A company called PlexCorps raised up to $15 million from thousands of investors

Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/sec-cyber-unit-files-charges-over-ico-fraud/

One held on Cyber Crime charges

Hyderabad, Dec 1 (UNI) The Cyber Crime police on Friday arrested an offender who cheated the public in the name of selling goods at cheap rates over e-bay.

On credible information, the Cyber Crime Police apprehended Vinay Babu of Nellore and being produced before the Court for judicial remand, police said.

The accused Vinay Babu was habituated to lavish life without doing hard work.
He got registered with e-bay as a seller and regularly uploads adds offering household electronic goods and gadgets at cheap rates.

The complainant Lt Col Piyush Berry complained to Cyber Crime Police on April 18, 2017 stating that he browsed the website e- bay with an intention to purchase O general AC with 5 star ratings for his newly constructed house at

Read more at: http://www.uniindia.com/one-held-on-cyber-crime-charges/states/news/1063732.html

One held on Cyber Crime charges – United News of India

Hyderabad, Dec 1 (UNI) The Cyber Crime police on Friday arrested an offender who cheated the public in the name of selling goods at cheap rates over e-bay.

On credible information, the Cyber Crime Police apprehended Vinay Babu of Nellore and being produced before the Court for judicial remand, police said.

The accused Vinay Babu was habituated to lavish life without doing hard work.
He got registered with e-bay as a seller and regularly uploads adds offering household electronic goods and gadgets at cheap rates.

The complainant Lt Col Piyush Berry complained to Cyber Crime Police on April 18, 2017 stating that he browsed the website e- bay with an intention to purchase O general AC with 5 star ratings for his newly constructed house at

Read more at: http://www.uniindia.com/one-held-on-cyber-crime-charges/states/news/1063732.html