This isn’t the first time cybercriminals were caught in Craiglist. And Craiglist generates multi-million dollars in legit job ads and placements imagine that. Then there’s also one very popular ‘legitimate’ online payment system that cybercriminals use to launder big cash. How can you not be paranoid transacting money on-line?
(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 accused, who are twentysomethings, face up to 25 years in prison if convicted. Click here to read about another creative Craigslist venture: NY Daily News
American Airlines Loses Netanyahu Guards’ Guns
This airline ‘mistakenly’ sent 4 Glock 9mm handguns of Netanyahu’s guards to LA, not to Washington which was Netanyahu and company’s destination. Was this really an ‘accident’? -BBC
Clothes Tag Led Cops to Girl’s Abductor
Paul Smith the kidnapper, shot himself when police arrived at his house.
‘The sex offender who abducted a 4-year-old girl in Missouri slipped up when he bought her new clothes. When police found Alisa Maier wandering 24 hours after she was taken from her front lawn, they traced the tags on her clothes to a local Wal-Mart, then found their suspect on the store’s surveillance camera. It helped that Paul Smith also bought cigarettes and had to provide a date of birth, reports AP.
‘When police then arrived at his house, Smith shot himself and later died. “It’s over,” said the local police chief. “There’s no reason to believe at this point that anyone else was involved.” A smiling Alisa, meanwhile, who also was given a haircut as part of an apparent attempt to disguise her, enjoyed a joyous small-town homecoming. Her grandfather tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that when she saw a photo of Smith on TV, she said, “He cut my hair.” -AP
Not a bad kidnapper if that’s the only thing he did isn’t he?