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A Minnesota man had indicted in federal court for hacking into his neighbor’s Wi-Fi connection and allegedly posing as the neighbor to make threats to kill Vice President Biden and email child pornography.
The indictment, filed today, charges Barry Vincent Ardolf, 45, of Blaine with two counts of identity theft, one count of making threats to the president and successors to the presidency, one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer, one count of possession of child pornography, and one count of distribution of child pornography.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center is marking its 10-year anniversary of fighting cybercrime.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) was established in May 2000 as a partnership between the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Since its launch IC3 has received more than 1.5 million complaints of cybercrime.
"This year marks the first decade of our partnership with NW3C addressing nearly 1.5 million Internet crime complaints to IC3," said Bill Hinerman, FBI Unit Chief for IC3.
A California man has been indicted for cyber extortion after demanding New York Life Insurance pay him $200,000 if they didn’t refund his insurance premiums.
According to the Department of Justice, Anthony Digati, 52, allegedly threatened in emails and on a website he created to make false public statements and send millions of spam emails in an effort to damage the reputation of New York Life and cost the company millions of dollars.
A Philadelphia man has been arrested and charged for threatening to kill Republican Party Whip Eric Cantor in a video on YouTube, according to the FBI.
Norman Leboon, 33, threatened to kill congressman Cantor and his family in a YouTube video uploaded sometime in late March. In the video Leboon allegedly said: "Remember, Ericour judgment time, the final Yom Kippur has been given." The video then refers to Cantor as "Lucifer, you’re a pig you’re an abomination."
The FBI has announced it arrested a man on Thursday for allegedly selling hacked cable modems that provided free Internet access.
Matthew Delorey, 26, of New Bedford, Massachusetts, is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of wire fraud. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence on each count of 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.