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Search for Diaz, Biel at Your Own Risk

McAfee ranks most dangerous celebrity search terms

(Newser) - Searching for Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, or Jessica Biel is risky business, warns online security company McAfee. The stars top the company's annual list of the most dangerous celebrities to search for online, the AP reports. The celebs are used as bait by scammers seeking to lure people to malicious... More »

Cops Crack $1 Million Craigslist Drug Ring

Bought in California, sold in Brooklyn

(Newser) - The list of Craigslist crimes keeps growing. Police have now busted a $1million dollar drug ring operating through the site. The group allegedly shipped drugs like Vicodin and Adderall from California to Brooklyn where web-savvy wholesalers pawned the pharm off to neighborhood yuppies, reports the New York Daily News . The... More »

In Venezuela, Criminals, Police Turn to Facebook

Citizens fear gov. will crack down on social networking

(Newser) - Update your status at your own peril in Venezuela: A pair of university students burglarized their Facebook friends' homes after collecting info on what they owned and when they wouldn't be home. Theft and other crime facilitated by social networking sites are on the rise in Venezuela, and in a... More »

Hackers Indicted in Theft of 130M Credit Cards

(Newser) - Federal prosecutors indicted three hackers in Washington today for allegedly snagging more than 130 million credit card numbers from retail and financial organizations, the Wall Street Journal reports. Calling it the greatest US debit- and credit-card data theft ever, feds hit Albert Gonzalez, 28, of Miami, and two accomplices with... More »

US, UK Plan Cyber Strike on Foreign Hackers

(Newser) - US and UK law enforcement authorities are planning a preemptive strike on hackers to protect national security, reports the Guardian. The secret plans are triggered by skyrocketing computer crimes launched from China, Russia and North Korea believed to be state sponsored. The "strikeback" attacks will target hackers' computers, disrupt... More »

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