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FBI Arrest Boeing Workers At Ridley Park, Pa

It was announced by the FBI at a news conference on Thursday that they have made 37 arrests in connection with prescription drugs being distributed and used by some workers at the Boeing military aircraft plant at Ridley Park outside Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. Of those arrested on Thursday morning all but one are or were at one time Boeing employees. The Ridley Park plant employs over 5,000 workers, and the majority of those arrested were connected to the production area of this plant. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philapelphia, 23 people were charged with the illegal distribution of prescription drugs. These drugs included Oxycontin and Actiq used to kill pain, as well as Xanax which is an anti-anxiety drug. The remainder of those arrested were charged with the misdemeanor of … Read entire article »

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Man Charged In Terror Plot Against The U.S.

A man from Ashland, Massachusetts was arrested and charged on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, with planning attacks on the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol. Rezwan Ferdaus, is 26 years old, and is a United States citizen who has reportedly been making plans to attack U.S. buildings using remote controlled aircraft which are large enough to contain C-4, or Composition C4 explosives. This is a common type of plastic explosive. There are other charges against him for attempting to provide resources and material to a foreign terrorist organization which has been named as al Qaeda. This was done so that attacks could be made on United States soldiers who are stationed overseas. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, has been monitoring the activity of Ferdaus for some time as … Read entire article »

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FBI Investigating Whether 9/11 Victims’ Phones Hacked By News Corp

With the recent scandal about the alleged hacking of phones in the United Kingdom, the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States is setting up its own investigation to find out if any of the phones belonging to British victims of the 9-11 attacks were hacked by journalists. The FBI was quick to point out that as yet there is no evidence to show that such hacking took place, but because of the number of people concerned about this, from members of Congress, to media companies, to the families of some of the 9-11 victims, the need is there to find out for sure about this. Rupert Murdoch, 80 years old, is the owner of News Corp which is involved in the shut down of the Sunday tabloid News of the … Read entire article »

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Nigerian Used Expired Boarding Pass To Fly from N.Y. To L.A.

It has come to the attention of the media that last Friday a Nigerian man used an expired boarding pass that was not even in his own name to fly from JFK International Airport, New York to Los Angeles. Apparently, Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi boarded a Virgin American flight after clearing all screening processes, with no one noticing the invalid travel documents. Officials said that the flight attendants only realized once they had taken off that they had an extra passenger on board because a seat that was empty had Noibi sat in it, and as a result asked to see Noibi’s boarding pass which was from the previous day. According to the FBI the pass did not belong to Noibi. The man who used the boarding pass was contacted by the … Read entire article »

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$19 Million Embezzled By Ex-Citigroup Executive

A former vice president of the treasury finance department of Citigroup Inc., Gary Foster, was arrested on Sunday at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York after returning from Bangkok. Foster is charged with bank fraud, accused of embezzling over $19 million from May 2009 to December 2010. The United States Attorney Loretta Lynch said in a statement that “The defendant allegedly used his knowledge of bank operations to commit the ultimate inside job.” Foster has been scheduled to make his first court appearance on Monday, and if convicted of bank fraud, could receive a sentence of up to 30 years behind bars. He is alleged to have transferred money from various Citigroup accounts to their cash account, and from there to his own bank account at JPMorgan Chase & Co … Read entire article »

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LulzSec Hackers Quit After 50 Days

A group of hackers called LulzSec or Lulz Security announced on Saturday that they are quitting, a week after a teenager who was allegedly connected to them was arrested in the United Kingdom. The group was formed about two months ago and began to take the credit for hacking into various web sites, including PBS, Sony Pictures, and even the Brazilian government. Ryan Cleary who is 19 was arrested last week in England after investigations by Scotland Yard and the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) and charged with conspiring to carry out distributed denial of service attacks, DDoS, causing web sites to be flooded with traffic, so much that it crashes sites. LulzSec denied that he was connected with their group. In a statement LulzSec announced that “For the past 50 days … Read entire article »

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UK Police Arrest Teen Over Hacking Allegations

Police in the United Kingdom have arrested a teenage who is suspected of hacking into various companies’ web sites, including the Serious Organized Crime Agency, SOCA in the UK and the CIA, the Central Intelligence Agency. According to a private security agency, the 19 year old was arrested on Monday evening about 55 km north-east of London in Wickford, during a joint investigation between Scotland Yard and the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, the FBI. It came after SOCA had to shut down its website because of a distributed denial of service attack, or DDoS on Monday. The hacker group LulzSec claimed they were responsible for this attack as well as those on the CIA website which is available to the public, and some of the Sony servers. Recently the IMF … Read entire article »

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John Edwards Indicted On Felony Charges

John Edwards, the former United States senator and previously Democratic presidential hopeful in 2004 and 2008, has been indicted on six charges of felony that he violated campaign finance laws while he tried to protect his image as a devoted family man. He is charged with using $925,000 from hidden campaign contributions to help him hide his pregnant mistress during his run for presidency in 2008. John Edwards made these comments in North Carolina on Friday, “There’s no question that I’ve done wrong. And I take full responsibility for having done wrong. And I will regret for the rest of my life the pain and the harm that I’ve caused to others. But I did not break the law, and I never, ever thought I was breaking the law.” The FBI investigated … Read entire article »

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U.S. Military Security Breach

The security networks for Lockheed Martin Corp and some United States military contractors are said by an insider to have been hacked by unknown persons. There are as yet no details of whether any sensitive data has been compromised or not, but it is of concern since Lockheed and the military contractors deal with future weapon systems and details of military technology. Jeffery Adams, a spokesperson from Lockheed said that “to counter any threats, we regularly take actions to increase the security of our systems and to protect our employee, customer and program data. We have policies and procedures in place to mitigate the cyber threats to our business, and we remain confident in the integrity of our robust, multilayered information systems security.” He would not discuss any specific threat. According to … Read entire article »

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