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Manhunt for the Creator of a Malware 'Masterpiece'

Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev is known as Russia's 'most notorious hacker'

(Newser) - Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, once described by a cybersecurity expert as the "most prolific bank robber in the world," ended up on a different list altogether in December: as one of the individuals noted in then-President Obama's sanctions against Russia for trying to influence the election. As Garrett... More »

For $10K, You Can Hunt This Unemployed Man

Mork Encino resorts to strange publicity stunt

(Newser) - Could the recession turn The Most Dangerous Game into reality? Mork Encino hopes so. The 28-year-old unemployed Utah man is offering “hearty gentlemen who fancy themselves sportsmen” the chance to hunt him down and even kill him for $10,000. “I am a new breed of prey with... More »

Forget Foxes: Brits Now Hunt Men

You can no longer hunt foxes, but humans are OK

(Newser) - Fox hunting was banned in England, but you can still enjoy a sporting day on your horse, with a pack of dogs hunting a slightly different type of game: man. The Coakham Hunt began its manhunts—“for fun,” its website reassures—long before fox hunting and other types... More »

Musharraf: We Zeroed In on Osama, Then 'Lost Track'

(Newser) - The US and Pakistan were this close to catching Osama bin Laden about 5 years ago, says former President Pervez Musharraf. "Then, suddenly, we lost track." In a question-and-answer forum following a speech in South Dakota, Musharraf said intelligence closed in on the al-Qaeda leader in a "... More »

Fla. Python Hunt More Wild Goose Chase

(Newser) - The “Great Florida Python Hunt” is on, but the prey population is likely smaller—and less dangerous—than advertised, Paul Quinlan writes in the Palm Beach Post. Proponents have said there could be 100-150,000 Burmese pythons in the Everglades, a figure the media has seized upon. But the... More »

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