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.

E-cigarettes Just As Bad, Says FDA

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Federal health officials say they have found cancer-causing ingredients in electronic cigarettes. The FDA said testing of the products from two leading electronic cigarette makers turned up several toxic chemicals including a key ingredient in anti-freeze. Public health advocates have a legitimate problem with the way the products are marketed to young people. Because electronic cigarettes are not under federal tobacco laws, they’re easier for young people to buy. Electronic cigarettes produce a nicotine mist absorbed directly into the lungs.

E-cigarettes contain toxic chemicals, FDA says – Addictions- msnbc.com.

Meth Lab House Horrors Linger!

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This is definitely a buyer beware post, in this case potential home owners. It seems that houses that were previously used as laboratories in making Methamphetamine have lingering toxic affects to the new owners. With meth lab seizures on the rise, cases are piling up, drawing attention to the problem of meth contamination which can permeate drywall, insulation, carpets and air ducts causing respiratory ailments and other health problems. Also causing financial problems as it takes thousands of dollars to clean up the toxins and medical bills.

NYT: Meth lab homes harm new owners – The New York Times- 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.

Metro Train Crash Near D.C./Maryland Border!

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There was a train derailment today in Washington, D.C. as one Metro train crashed into the rear of another train. Smack dab in the middle of rush hour near the Maryland/Washington, D.C. border. 6 people are pronounced dead at about 70 or so wounded.

4 dead in Metro train collision near D.C. – Life- msnbc.com.

Bedbugs Back With A Vengance

Reporters are calling it the biggest outbreak since World War II, bedbugs. Yes bedbugs are on the rise, already two shelters in Charlotte, N.C. had to be closed temporarily, Federal officials are taking notice supposedly. The E.P.A. held it’s first ever bedbug summit, North Carolina is also taking action as legislation is being introduced that would authorize $50 million to be used to train health inspectors to identify any signs of the insect.

Boom in tiny bedbugs is causing big trouble.

Ex-Manager For Hip Hop Group Clipse “Caught Up”

AllHipHop.com Daily News – : BREAKING NEWS: Former Clipse Manager Indicted For $10 Mil Drug Ring.

I see this, and thinking wow!  That’s what they rapped about, all the time.  They NICE, no question. But did anybody learn from Slick Rick and them???? They was getting it to my question would be in the present,  what’s the life expectancy of a drug ring?  Considering Technology, Snitches, Forensics, etc.