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‘Breaking Bad’ Chemistry Professor Arrested for Selling Drug Recipe in China

Posted: May 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: CHINA!, CRIME!, REBLOG | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ‘Breaking Bad’ Chemistry Professor Arrested for Selling Drug Recipe in China

China NewsA former chemistry professor has been arrested by Chinese police on suspicion of selling a drug recipe to a gang which cooked up synthetic narcotics, state media reports.

The 50-year-old former academic surnamed Lu had “a set of recipes for producing methcathinone”, a drug similar to methamphetamine, which he provided to dealers.

Amphetamine labs are growing at an alarming rate, a Chinese police raid on the house of two methcathinone dealers in 2011 uncovered a pile of 80 million yuan, $AU13 million, in cash.

In Australia Amphetamine arrests have nearly double in past five years, according to Crime Commission’s Illicit Drug Data Report. Trade workers and those in the hospitality industry are among the biggest users of the drug according to an analysis of national drug data.

Lu “worked as a professor of chemistry at a university” in Xian, the capital of the northern province of Shaanxi, before teaming up with a drug manufacturer surnamed Chen in 2013 :: Read the full article »»»»


US Charge 3 Men Over Largest Ever Cyber-crime

Posted: March 9th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: CRIME! | Tags: , | Comments Off on US Charge 3 Men Over Largest Ever Cyber-crime

US charges three men over largest internet breach on recordAuthorities in the United States have unveiled charges against two Vietnamese nationals and one Canadian in connection with a computer fraud scheme to steal more than 1 billion email addresses.

The incident was the largest known data breach of names and email addresses on record.

Indictments in the case accuse two Vietnamese nationals of hacking into at least eight major email services from February 2009 to June 2012 and stealing the email addresses that were then used for various spam and marketing schemes.

The scheme netted at least $US2 million from the marketing of various products and services, according to the US Justice Department.

Those charged with hacking were Viet Quoc Nguyen, 28, and Giang Hoang Vu, 25, both Vietnamese nationals :: Read the full article »»»»


Australian Arrested Over Silk Road Bust

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CRIME! | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Australian Arrested Over Silk Road Bust

Silk Road ArrestsA Queensland man who allegedly helped moderate the now defunct online drug bazaar Silk Road has been arrested as part of an international police operation.

Peter Phillip Nash, 40, was arrested yesterday at his Brisbane home by Australian Federal Police as part of an operation that also captured two others named in an indictment issued by the US Justice Department.

Australia’s Attorney-General George Brandis has confirmed Nash’s arrest, saying he is wanted in the US “for conspiracy to traffic narcotics, conspiracy to commit computer hacking and conspiracy to commit money laundering”.

Andrew Michael Jones, 24, was arrested in the US, while Gary Davis, 25, is believed to be in Ireland, according to the department officials.

If found guilty, he will face a maximum sentence of life in prison. Nash appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday and was remanded in custody.

Speculation on the arrests came to a head on Friday morning, after a contributor to Reddit claimed her boyfriend – a moderator for Silk Road 2 – was arrested :: Read the full article »»»»


Ebay.au Helps Snare Welfare Cheats

Posted: March 17th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CRIME! | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Ebay.au Helps Snare Welfare Cheats

Ebay.au Helps Trap Welfare FraudData from online trading site eBay.com.au has helped Australia’s Government welfare agency, Centrelink, catch out social security recipients who are not declaring big profits from internet sales. Centrelink has cleverly compared its payment records with the activity of nearly 20,000 people who are running profitable eBay businesses.

The government agency identified 25 people who must repay close to $AU900,000 in welfare payments they weren’t entitled to. Centrelink general manager Hank Jongen said some matters had been referred to the director of public prosecutions, but no charges have yet been laid.

Welfare fraud costs Australia more than $AU600 million a year, the Australian Institute of Criminolgy – AIC – says welfare fraud is difficult to measure because it falls outside the two main crime measures of incidents reported to police and victim experience surveys. The AIC says the UK department responsible for social welfare estimated in 2009 that more than two percent of all benefit expenditures, or £3 billion a year, was fraudulently claimed :: Read the full article »»»»


Google Ordered to Pay Damages for Gangster Search Results

Posted: November 16th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CRIME!, Google | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Google Ordered to Pay Damages for Gangster Search Results

Google Ordered to Pay For Wrong GANGSTER LinkAn Australian court has ordered internet search behemoth Google to pay a man $AU200,000 in damages for wrongly linking him to the Melbourne’s underworld.

Michael Trkulja came to Australia from the former Yugoslavia in the 1960s and is an elder in the Serbian Orthodox Church in Springvale, in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs. In 2004, he was shot in the back while dining with his elderly mother at St Albans, in Melbourne’s western suburbs. The crime has never been solved.

But the Victorian Supreme Court heard, when entered into the search engines Yahoo and Google, Mr Trkulja name linked him to Melbourne’s criminal underworld, including to pictures of gangland boss Tony Mokbel

An Australian jury found in making the link, that the internet behemoth had wrongly implied Mr Trkulja was “so involved with crime in Melbourne, that his rivals had hired a hit-man to murder him.”

Lawyers for Google rejected the jury’s finding and tried to distance the company from the publication of the links. They also argued that Yahoo was first to make the wrong connection and therefore struck “the first substantial blow” to Mr Trkulja’s reputation :: Read the full article »»»»