Category Archives: Crime Sprees

Hackers hit key ATM network in crime spree that clears $10 million

A previously undetected hacker group has netted around $10 million in heists on at least 20 companies, in some cases by targeting the transfer networks banks use to transfer money, a Moscow-based security firm said Monday.

Members of the MoneyTaker group, named after a piece of custom malware it uses, started its heist spree no later than May 2016. That’s when it penetrated an unnamed US bank, according to researchers with Group-IB in a report titled MoneyTaker: 1.5 Years of Silent Operations. The hackers then used their unauthorized access to control a workstation the bank used to connect to the First Data STAR Network, which more than 5,000 banks use

Read more at: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/12/hackers-hit-key-atm-network-in-crime-spree-that-clears-10-million/

Hackers hit key ATM network in crime spree that clears $10 million …

A previously undetected hacker group has netted around $10 million in heists on at least 20 companies, in some cases by targeting the transfer networks banks use to transfer money, a Moscow-based security firm said Monday.

Members of the MoneyTaker group, named after a piece of custom malware it uses, started its heist spree no later than May 2016. That’s when it penetrated an unnamed US bank, according to researchers with Group-IB in a report titled MoneyTaker: 1.5 Years of Silent Operations. The hackers then used their unauthorized access to control a workstation the bank used to connect to the First Data STAR Network, which more than 5,000 banks use

Read more at: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/12/hackers-hit-key-atm-network-in-crime-spree-that-clears-10-million/

Man indicted in deadly shooting of Cleveland Salvation Army worker …

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cleveland man was indicted Monday on dozens of charges related to a crime spree that started with the killing of a Salvation Army worker.

A Cuyahoga County grand jury handed up a 35-count indictment charging William T. Jones with aggravated murder in the Dec. 2 death of Jared Plesec. The 27-year-old man is also charged with seven counts of attempted murder, multiple counts of aggravated robbery, felonious assault, burglary, grand theft and vandalism.

Jones, who is being held in the city’s jail on a $5 million bond, is scheduled to appear at an arraignment Thursday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.

Jones shot Plesec in the head as the 21-year-old man was leaving the Euclid Beach Villa apartment complex on East 156th Street near Lakeshore Boulevard, prosecutors said.

Plesec was a youth worker at the Salvation Army Temple Corps Community Center in Collinwood. He was on his way to collect

Read more at: http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/12/man_indicted_in_deadly_shootin.html

Suspect in chaotic Glenrock crime spree pleads guilty | Cops … – Casper Star

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Suspect in chaotic Glenrock crime spree pleads guilty – Casper Star

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‘Amateurish’ criminal terrorises Coast with shotgun | Sunshine Coast …


DRUG affected and dangerous, a man terrorised the Coast with a double-barrel shotgun in a series of early morning armed robberies.

Now, after spending almost a year in prison waiting for his day in court, Joseph Michael Scotney, 25 has been ordered to spend another 13 months behind bars.

In the early hours of January 30, Scotney embarked on a “drug fuelled rampage” which saw him fire a shot into a glass door of the empty Bellvista Tavern in an attempt to get inside.

He then went on to hold up the BP service station in Glenview and a Hungry Jacks drive-thru, using a gun he stole from his friend weeks prior.

Employees from the stores complied

Read more at: http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/amateurish-criminal-jailed-after-crime-spree/3287977/

‘Amateurish’ criminal terrorises Coast with shotgun


DRUG affected and dangerous, a man terrorised the Coast with a double-barrel shotgun in a series of early morning armed robberies.

Now, after spending almost a year in prison waiting for his day in court, Joseph Michael Scotney, 25 has been ordered to spend another 13 months behind bars.

In the early hours of January 30, Scotney embarked on a “drug fuelled rampage” which saw him fire a shot into a glass door of the empty Bellvista Tavern in an attempt to get inside.

He then went on to hold up the BP service station in Glenview and a Hungry Jacks drive-thru, using a gun he stole from his friend weeks prior.

Employees from the stores complied

Read more at: https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/amateurish-criminal-jailed-after-crime-spree/3287977/

Suspects in custody after targeting women in crime spree

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Three people are in custody suspected in a dangerous crime spree attacking women on the south side of Marion County in the Camby area. Part of the area is patrolled by officers from The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Southwest District. The suspects include an underage girl for her role in the crime spree.

The armed robberies happened near the busy intersection of State Road 67 and Camby Road. One of the victims, a mother of three, told Eyewitness News she knew something was up right away. One of the suspects stopped the mother and pretended to need help.

Ashleigh Frye said, “He said can I use your phone? I said no and I went to hit the lock button on my door.”

Frye did everything she could while here in the driver’s seat of her pick-up truck to keep

Read more at: https://www.wthr.com/article/suspects-in-custody-after-targeting-women-in-crime-spree

Carjacking Crime Spree Ends In Arrest

Home Invasion Victim Runs For Safety During Bizarre Crime Spree