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Archive for May 4th, 2015

FBI Increases Bounty to $3M on Bureau’s Most Wanted Cyber Criminal

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI is offering a $3 million reward for information on the bureau’s most wanted cyber criminal, Newsweek reports.

Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, 31, is accused of coordinating the GameOver ZeuS botnot, allowing him to collect personal and financial information from computers.

The FBI alleges the malware infected 1 million computers, resulting in more than $100 million in thefts worldwide.

Bogachev was indicted in Pennsylvania in May 2014 on conspiracy and money laundering charges.

“This was a worldwide infection, but it also had law enforcement worldwide working to combat it and bring to justice the criminal organisation behind it,” FBI assistant director Joseph Demarest said.

Bogachev’s last known address was in Russia.

Former FBI Official Critical of Some Vocal Baltimore Protesters

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A fed up former FBI assistant director yelled at Baltimore protesters and city officials, saying “enough is enough” during an on-camera interview, the Baze.com reports. 

Tom Fuentes, who also was a police officer, accused the protesters of a warped view of the world.

“For the last two hours I have listened to this screaming over here in front of several thousand people,” Fuentes told CNN’s Poppy Harlow. “They’re not saying some police are good, some are bad, let’s work together in the community and fix the problems we have.

“They are saying all police are bad, everybody that’s been locked up is good and should be released right now, and basically advocating anarchy in a town that averages five black kids being murdered a week … and the whole crowd is buying it and cheering it on. And I just think it’s ridiculous and enough is enough.”

FBI Investigates Shooting at Mohammed Cartoon Event in Texas

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI is investigating what prompted two men to open fire outside a contest for Prophet Mohamed cartoons in a Dallas suburb.

The man were fatally shot by police, Sunday night, CNN reports.

Garland Police said the men approached the Culwell Event Center in North Garland and opened fire. A security guard was shot in the leg.

“The first suspect was shot immediately,” Garland Mayor Douglas Athas told CNN. “The second suspect was wounded and reached for his backpack. He was shot again.”

Authorities have not yet released the gunmen’s identity.

“We have no other indication that anyone else was involved,” Athas said.

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