[NYP] Cybercrime group DarkSide said it has lost control of its web servers and some of the money it’s made off ransom payments after the FBI confirmed that the gang was behind the $5 million ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline last week that spurred gas shortages and panic buying across the Southeast.
Analysts at security research firm FireEye said that messages are circulating in multiple cybercriminal forums that say DarkSide has shut down amid pressure from the US and law enforcement.
"A few hours ago, we lost access to the public part of our infrastructure, namely: Blog. Payment server. DOS servers," read a post online by user Darksupp, the operator of DarkSide, according to The Record.
So this Freaky POS (Rysheim Smith) will get to live out "IT's" remaining life at taxpayer expense?
Note: Back in the late 80's, I freaked out my Criminal Justice class Professor by suggesting that all Sentencing/Punishment should be related to the crime. As it would establish a baseline for punishment that the criminal could not argue as Cruel and Unusual having inflected it on others themselves.
Regarding how long in Prison question?
I'd say 2 to 3 years before he "hangs himself"
Any bets... loser donates to $10 to RB the website.
[NYDAILYNEWS] One of the victims of a horrific subway stabbing spree lost his eye in the attack — and the teenage suspects staged the early-morning rampage as part of a gang initiation, prosecutors said Sunday.
The gruesome details emerged in weekend court appearances for two of the three teens arrested in the Friday attacks, which left five victims bloodied and battered in lower Manhattan.
Taquarious Soto-Burgos, 19; That's him in the picture...
Joseph Foster, 18, and a 16-year-old boy were charged with robbery and weapons possession in connection with the predawn violence. A fourth suspect remained on the lam.
Prosecutors have "information that the defendant’s violent mostly peaceful crime spree on innocent New Yorkers was part of a gang initiation," said Assistant District Attorney Katherine Byrns at the 16-year-old suspect’s arraignment early Sunday. His name is being withheld because of his age.
The violence started at 4:20 a.m., when the underage suspect first demanded money from a 44-year-old man on a downtown No. 4 train approaching the Union Square station and then sliced his face, while Soto-Burgos urged him on by yelling "Do it again!" prosecutors alleged.
The victim escaped, but the teens turned on other passengers, viciously punching a 41-year-old man in the face and slicing a 40-year-old man’s nose open as the subway neared Astor Place.
Those victims also fled, and the teens stayed onboard to terrorize yet another victim, a 44-year-old man, demanding his money and his cell phone and slashing his head when he resisted, prosecutors said. That victim escaped as well.
The marauding teens switched to an uptown D train, where they tried to rob a sleeping 48-year-old man of his backpack. But the victim fought back, and the 16-year-old suspect stabbed him in his left eye, according to the complaint.
"As a result of the defendant ’s brazen conduct, the [victim] lost one of his eyes," Byrns said.
The three suspects, along with a fourth person, were arrested when they were spotted sleeping on an uptown No. 1 train about 10 a.m. by NYPD Officer Steven Wody. The three were charged, but not the fourth person taken into custody with them.
Foster, who had the stolen backpack, told Wody that, "The knife is in the bag. I’ll tell you everything," according to the criminal complaint. The cop found a bloody knife inside.
The 16-year-old admitted that before the attacks, he had fled from a group home in Brooklyn, Byrns said. The teen also initially lied to police, giving them a fake name and age, she said.
Soto-Burgos still had blood on his shoes when police questioned him, and he admitted the blood was from one of the victims, Byrns said Sunday.
Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Michael Gaffey ordered the 16-year-old held on $30,000 cash bail or $45,000 bond. Foster and Soto-Burgos were ordered held on $250,000 cash or $500,000 bond.
[FOXNEWS] Police in Louisville, Kentucky, are reportedly investigating after a disabled Army veteran claimed she was called a "White b----" and then beaten by a group of Black women in a grocery store parking lot on Mother's Day.
In an on-camera interview with WAVE3 News, Pamela Ahlstedt-Brown recalled trying to leave the Kroger on Breckinridge Lane on May 9 by backing out of a handicapped parking spot — but stopped short when she noticed that a vehicle had blocked her in.
"I get out and I say, ’Do you guys need any help?’ and she said, ’F--- you, you White b----’," Ahlstedt-Brown told the outlet, referring to one of the women in the other vehicle. "I said, ’Hold on, you don’t even know me.’ I said, ’That’s fine. If you don’t need anything, that’s fine. I’ll get back in the car.’"
Ahlstedt-Brown described the vehicle as a black Dodge — either a Charger or Challenger. She said one of the women proceeded to throw the contents of a cup at her before they all got out and attacked her.
"I mean, they were beating me, and I was in a fetal position, covering my face, making sure they didn’t get my eyes," Ahlstedt-Brown said. "I could have been killed, but I know how to protect myself. I mean, I’m a strong person."
Ahlstedt-Brown told the outlet that bystanders intervened to break up the fight — not members of a Kroger security team. She said she suffered a broken nose.
A photo shared by WAVE3 News showed Ahlstedt-Brown wearing what appeared to be a bloodied white T-shirt that read "Run Army, Run Strong" and referenced a race in 2011.
Kroger did not immediately return a Fox News request for comment Sunday.
Ahlstedt-Brown, whose husband is Black and children are bi-racial, expressed concern that race played a role in the incident and that it could happen to someone else if the alleged assailants aren’t caught.
"It’s hard for us because we all feel like, well, what if we would have been there? It makes you feel helpless," Ahlstedt-Brown’s husband, Edward, told WAVE, before explaining how their children reacted to the attack. "It was terrible for them and for me to have their mom come home in that condition."
It’s unclear whether police have identified suspects or made arrests related to this incident.
The Louisville Metro Police Department did not immediately return a Fox News request for comment Sunday.
"We're gonna collect all the evidence, present it in court and they will decide," an LMPD police front man previously told the Independent Chronicle, weighing the potential for hate crime charges. "A hate crime is an enhancement; in this case, ... an assault is where we are at at this time."
[NYPOST] A teen who was being monitored with an ankle bracelet has been arrested in connection with the death of a 4-year-old boy whose body was found in a Dallas street.The child, who suffered multiple fatal wounds from what police say was an "edged weapon," was identified Sunday by his grieving guardian as Cash Gernon, WFAA reported.
The "happy-go-lucky" boy was sleeping when a suspect, identified by cops as 18-year-old Darriynn Brown, barged into his home through a back door and kidnapped him on Saturday, his guardian said.
Brown is now charged with kidnapping and theft in connection to Cash’s death. He is being held on $750,000 bail, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Brown was busted for evading arrest in late April and the case is still pending, the newspaper reported. Court documents show he lived with his parents just a half-mile from where the boy’s body was found.
The accused kidnapper had been ordered to wear an ankle monitoring bracelet in connection to the prior charge, WFAA reported.
The boy’s grieving mom said she had no idea what allegedly led Brown to target her son, whose body was later discovered in the street by a jogger early Saturday. The teen suspect did not know Cash, his guardian told the station off-camera.
As a kid sitting in the back seat of the station wagon, that faced out the rear window on our cross country trips However, this view also inhibited me from seeing my sisters regurgitate those Pecan Log Rolls, for that I’m grateful. I loved the Stuckey’s Stop
[AJC] The story of Stuckey’s is a real-life testament to the American Dream. Rural Georgia in 1937: an enterprising young law school-dropout-turned-farmer gets a $35 loan from his grandmother and sets out in his Model A Ford, scouring local farms to buy pecans which he would turn for a profit to a nearby nut shelling plant.
#California | About 1,000 #LosAngeles residents remained under evacuation orders Monday as firefighters protected canyon homes from a smoky #wildfire that churned through vegetation that hasn’t burned in half a century.
Oh, noze! Not cicadas with blood red eyes! Oh, hold me, Ethel! I'm so very frightened!
[FOXNEWS] D.C. is among the Eastern Seaboard regions considered to be ground zero for this year’s crop of trillions of emerging cicadas.
[FederalistPapers] The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to make it easier for police to enter a home without a warrant for reasons of health or public safety, throwing out a lower court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a Rhode Island man after officers entered his home and confiscated his guns.
The 9-0 ruling directed the Boston-based 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider Edward Caniglia’s lawsuit accusing police of violating his constitutional rights by bringing him to a hospital for a mental health evaluation and taking away his guns without a warrant after a 2015 argument with his wife.
Lower courts had ruled that police in the Rhode Island city of Cranston did not violate the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches and seizures.
The case centered on a legal doctrine that gives officers leeway to engage in “community caretaking” to ensure public safety. In its ruling, the Supreme Court, which has previously applied this doctrine to vehicles, said it does not apply to the home as well. More at the link
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[Korrespondent] The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, on the recommendation of the Security Service of Ukraine, has included six citizens of the Russian Federation in the list of persons who pose a threat to national security. This was reported on the agency's website on Monday, May 17.
This blacklist includes actors Alexander Zachinyaev, Valery Karpov, Ivan Soloviev, actress and director Vera Sokolova, cameraman Leonid Rudkevich and composer Yevgeny Shiryaev.
All of these Russians took part in the creation of the Russian film "Checkpoint. Officer's Story" (2021). It tells the story of two Crimean servicemen who are captured by the SBU.
Thus, at the moment there are 187 people on this list.
Earlier, the Ministry of Culture blacklisted Russian actors Roman Kurtsyn and Yevgeny Lapov, who starred in the film "Crimea" . In Russia, they said that this picture is about "how two peoples parted", and its main idea is that "we love each other."
Five Russian stars were also blacklisted . Among them are Olga Kormukhina, Igor Sarukhanov, Denis Klyaver and others.
[TheDailyRecord] For decades engineers have used petroleum to make everyday products. It's still commonly used in everything from rubbers and plastics to chemicals and asphalt.
But this useful product comes from crude oil, which is often criticized by activists and experts as harmful to the environment, citing oil spills and fracking incidents.
Recent studies from the last decade have shown that petroleum isn't as efficient as some once thought. Now, companies, engineers and scientists aim to replace it with plant-based oils, specifically soybeans.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. recently announced its goal to replace all petroleum-based products with soybean oil by 2040. While this is certainly a better use of soybeans than eating them, I do worry that safety challenges will be swept under the green / sustainability rug.
I recall the time I was paying after fueling up in Tuba City, AZ. (Navajo/Hopi Nations area).
A guy with Cal plates comes in and demands to know why that service station wasn't selling unleaded gas.
The older gentleman at the register answered simply "Why would we use our food for fuel?".
The same logic would go for 'Food For Tires'.
Posted by: Mullah Richard ||
05/18/2021 10:53 Comments ||
The rational for not using petroleum products, I thought, was that burning them released CO2 into the atmosphere. Who knew that using them in tires led to greater release of CO2 than using soybean products in their place would release?
I tend to doubt that.
So what good would this substitution do?
Posted by: daniel ||
05/18/2021 12:08 Comments ||
I am currently working on a project to recycle PET plastics. Methanolysis involves the retreatment of PET with methanol, under pressure at around 200°C and results in depolymerisation giving dimethyl terephthalate (DMT) and ethylene glycol (EG). This is then re-combined to produce raw PET that can then be made in to products.
Posted by: Deacon Blues ||
05/18/2021 10:30 Comments ||
^N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT or N,N-DMT) is a chemical substance that occurs in many plants and animals and which is both a derivative and a structural analog of tryptamine. It is used as a recreational psychedelic drug and prepared by various cultures for ritual purposes as an entheogen.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.