Largest ID Theft Scheme, Man Charged.

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Federal prosecutors charged a Miami man with the largest case of credit and debit card data theft ever in the United States, accusing the one-time government informant of stealing 130 million accounts on top of the 40 million he stole previously.  Albert Gonzalez, 28, broke his own record for identity theft by hacking into retail networks.  Gonzalez is a former informant for the U.S. Secret Service who helped the agency hunt hackers. The agency later found out that he had also been working with criminals and feeding them information on ongoing investigations. The new gangsta, cyber style.

Man charged in largest-ever ID theft scheme – Security- msnbc.com.

Antidepressant Use Rising To The Top.

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In a revealing report, it’s said that the use of antidepressant drugs in the United States doubled from 1996 and 2005.  About 6% of people were prescribed in 1996- 13 million people, to 10% or 27 million people in 2005. More than 164 million prescriptions were written in 2008 for antidepressants, totaling $9.6 billion. The survey did not look at why, but it may be more socially acceptable to be diagnosed with and treated for depression. The availability of new drugs may also be a factor. But what’s the deal? Researchers say that antidepressants do little help, but they are marketed, dam near shoved down our throats..why? Who benefits from medicated masses?

Antidepressant use doubles in U.S., study finds – Mental health- msnbc.com.

Haitian Boat Capsizes, Dozens Missing.

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A sailboat carrying Haitian refugees looking for a better life capsized and sank off the Turks and Caicos Islands. A reported 200 passengers were aboard, and an estimated 85 are still missing. One survivor said the boat struck a reef as it tried to elude police, rescuers found 113 survivors on 2 reefs about 2 miles southwest of West Caicos Island.  Refugees routinely take to the seas in banged up, overcrowded boats in hopes of reaching the United States, the Bahamas, or the Turks and Caicos Islands to escape poverty in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation.

Dozens of migrants missing as boat sinks – Americas- msnbc.com.

Major FBI Sweep In New Jersey!

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Wow! The FBI has just made a major bust in New Jersey involving 5 Rabbis and 2 New Jersey Mayors, approximately 30 in total. An FBI spokesman said the investigation involved “high volume international money-laundering conspiracy.” Some of the suspects were also allegedly involved in an illegal human organ-selling ring. Among the supposed 30 were Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano, Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell, state Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt and Jersey City Deputy Mayor Leona Beldini. The corruption is crazy!!!

Feds bust mayors, others in N.J. sweep – Crime & courts- msnbc.com.

Cocaine, Big In “The Heartland”.

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It seems that while all eyes are on the border and overseas, drug rings and cartel associates are putting it down right in the middle of America. In places such as Watertown, Wisconsin Mexican drug gangs have moved in and set up shop, much to the shock of our Caucasian American brethren. It’s a story that echoes elsewhere, the U.S. Justice Dept. says more than 200 U.S. cities have seen cartel-related drug smuggling. Keep watch.

Giant cocaine business hid in plain sight – Crime & courts- msnbc.com.

Hackers Form On Government!

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It’s been reported that over the 4th Of July weekend, numerous government agency web sites which included The Treasury Department, Secret Service, Federal Trade Commission and Transportation Department were all under cyber attacks. A similar attack also happened in South Korea, knocking out many government web sites such as the presidential Blue House, the Defense Ministry, the National Assembly, Shihan Bank, Korea Exchange Bank and top Internet portal Naver. U.S. officials refused to discuss details of the attacks. Amy Kudwa, spokeswoman for the Homeland Security Department said the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team issued a notice to federal departments and other partner organizations and “advised them of steps to take to help mitigate against such attacks.” This has been called a sophisticated attack and unusually lengthy, considering they also attacked the agency that’s responsible for fighting cyber crime!! The first suspect is North Korea.

Hackers knock out government Web sites – Security- msnbc.com.