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Identity theft ring bought information online, used student loan website to get $12 million in tax refunds

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Identity theft ring bought information online, used student loan website to get $12 million in tax refunds

Two people were indicted on federal charges related to a $12 million scam in which they stole identities in order to file fake tax returns and profit from the refunds. Taiwo K. Onamuti, 29, Doraville, Ga., and Muideen A. Adebule, 49, Indianapolis, face 23 federal charges including aggravated identity theft,…

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FBI director says they bought ‘a tool’ to hack terrorist’s iPhone

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Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that the government had purchased “a tool” from a private party in order to unlock the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. “Litigation between the government and Apple over the San Bernardino phone has ended, because the government has purchased, from a private party, a way to get into that phone, 5C, running iOS 9,” Comey said. Law enforcement officials revealed in late March that they had finally cracked the iPhone used by Syed Farook, one of two shooters in the December 2015 attack that left 14 people dead. But they did not go into details, other than to say an unnamed third party had provided assistance. In an effort to access information stored on his phone, the government had pursued legal action in order to force Apple to help bypass the phone’s security features. Apple (AAPL, Tech30) declined to assist, saying that to do so would compromise the security of all iPhone users. The company argued that law enforcement officials didn’t understand the consequences of creating a backdoor into the phone. After the case was dropped, speculation swirled as reporters and […]

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Teen bought LSD and pot for birthday party bags

A GOLD Coast teenager who bought 874 LSD tabs from Nimbin to give to birthday guests in party bags won’t spend time behind bars, yet.

Samuel Robert Wessel pleaded guilty to a string of drug related charges when he appeared for sentencing at Southport Magistrates Court on Thursday.

The court heard when Wessel was 18, and working as a tiler, he did a cross-border drug run to Nimbin and bought $2000 worth of cannabis and $1500 worth of LSD.

Wessel took the drugs back to his Worongary home, which police raided last August.

During the raid officers found 224g of cannabis, 874 tabs of LSD, scales, resealable plastic bags and a number of illegal fireworks.

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