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Two Arrested For Dropping Drugs And Porn Into Prison Using A Drone

Two Arrested For Dropping Drugs And Porn Into Prison Using A Drone

Aug 25, 2015
The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), popularly known as Drones, is rapidly transforming the way crimes are conducted, and this story helps prove this right. Maryland State Police arrested two men  –  Thaddeus Shortz and Keith Brian Russell  –   suspected of allegedly trying to smuggle drugs and porn into a state prison using a drone , according to law enforcement authorities. The men, with the intention to fly a Yuneec Typhoon drone into local jails, were arrested near the Western Correctional Institution and the North Branch Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Maryland late Saturday. The authorities seized: A Yuneec Typhoon drone , which retails for around $1,300 Synthetic marijuana (also known as " Spice ") Pornographic DVDs Tobacco Prescription drugs A mobile phone A loaded pistol However, the pistol likely was not going to be carried by the drone as it was apparently too heavy that it probably would have weighed down the aircr
To Tackle Cyber Crime, FBI Could Hire Hackers Who Smoke Weed

To Tackle Cyber Crime, FBI Could Hire Hackers Who Smoke Weed

May 21, 2014
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been authorized by U.S Congress to hire 2,000 new employees this year, and many of those will be young hackers and Programmers in order to built-up its cyber crime division, but FBI's Director 'James B. Comey' is facing some difficulties. Apparently, FBI's Strict Anti-Drug Policy is making it very difficult for them to go after real criminals because most of the hackers have a fondness of smoking weeds, illicit drug. According to US agency policy, they won't hire anyone who used marijuana in the last three years, but it seems that now the law enforcement agency has to think about deviating from its own policy to get right talent to tackle cybercrimes over the Internet which has become a first priority for the agency. Recently, During an annual conference held at Manhattan's New York City Bar Association, One attendee asked James B. Comey that -- One of his friend who considered an FBI job but ultimately did not apply becaus
How Nation-State Actors Target Your Business: New Research Exposes Major SaaS Vulnerabilities

How Nation-State Actors Target Your Business: New Research Exposes Major SaaS Vulnerabilities

Feb 15, 2024SaaS Security / Risk Management
With many of the highly publicized 2023 cyber attacks revolving around one or more SaaS applications, SaaS has become a cause for genuine concern in many boardroom discussions. More so than ever, considering that GenAI applications are, in fact, SaaS applications. Wing Security (Wing), a SaaS security company, conducted an analysis of 493 SaaS-using companies in Q4 of 2023.  Their study reveals  how companies use SaaS today, and the wide variety of threats that result from that usage. This unique analysis provides rare and important insights into the breadth and depth of SaaS-related risks, but also provides practical tips to mitigate them and ensure SaaS can be widely used without compromising security posture.  The TL;DR Version Of SaaS Security 2023 brought some now infamous examples of malicious players leveraging or directly targeting SaaS, including the North Korean group UNC4899, 0ktapus ransomware group, and Russian Midnight Blizzard APT, which targeted well-known organizat
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