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Man Goes to Prison for Threatening Eric Cantor on YouTube

A man named Norman LeBoon is headed to prison after making threats to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a video posted to YouTube. In the clip, the 38-year-old LeBoon called the Republican "a liar" and "a Lucifer," and promised to shoot him. LeBoon pleaded guilty to the charges in November, and, on Thursday, was sentenced to two years in prison, along with an additional three years of supervise...

4Chan Turns in Teen For Planning School Massacre

Share 4Chan has landed itself in the middle of yet another FBI investigation. This time, though, the site is cooperating with authorities after a Michigan-based member named Ali Saad posted threats to go on a shooting rampage at his community college. Saad insists that his postings were in jest, but his claims that he could top the "high score" of Virginia Tech shooter Seung-Hui Cho set off alarm...

Teen Arrested After Threatening to 'Shoot Up' His School on Facebook

Share A 16-year-old high school student has been arrested in Indianapolis, after posting ominous threats on his Facebook page. The boy, a special-needs student at Warren Central High School, allegedly wrote that he would "shoot up the school" after the Martin Luther King Day holiday. "Your dreams will be broken by Warren Central, no more Nice Guy," reads one of the suspect's posts. "I mean wha...

'Attack a Teacher Day' Facebook Event Leads to Six Adolescent Girls' Arrests

Six middle-schoolers in Carson City, Nevada have been arrested for using Facebook to threaten violence against their teachers. One of the six students, all of whom are 12- and 13-year-old girls, created a Facebook event entitled "Attack a Teacher Day," and allegedly invited around 100 others to do that very thing last Friday. The other five girls, among the invitees, allegedly posted threatening m...

Hacker Indicted for Sending Terrorist Threats, Child Porn to Vice President

Of all the people to be threatened via e-mail, high-ranking politicians should be at the bottom of your list -- unless, of course, you have delusions of grandeur. Such delusions are likely what spurred Minnesota native Barry Vincent Ardolf to hack into his neighbor's Wi-Fi network -- unless Ardolf was just aiming for the coveted title of "Weirdest Neighbor Ever." According to Information Week, Ard...

Spammers Exploiting Tragic News Stories More Than Ever, Study Finds

Share If you keep up with the news, you know that 2009 saw its share of tragedy. There was the Air France crash, Michael Jackson's sudden death, and the swine flu epidemic, just to name a few. While these tragic events were bad enough, spammers (or the vultures of the Web) took bad to worse -- capitalizing on people's curiosity and compassion with malware-infected e-mails that claimed to regard...

White Supremacist Held on $1 Million Bail for Facebook Threats

On the list of stupidest all-time things to post online, a plot to commit mass murder ranks near the top. Yet 22-year-old James Gallagher, of Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, failed to see the flaw in his plan when, via his Facebook page, he announced his intention to shoot up the entirety of nearby Springfield Township. In August, the young man, clearly troubled on many levels, used his Facebook profile t...

Spyware Posing as Flash Update Hits Firefox

There's some sneaky, new malware on the loose, and this time, it's after the users of Mozilla's Firefox browser. According to Laptop Magazine, the plug-in poses as an update for Adobe's Flash Player. Users are taken through some fake steps and are lead to believe the installation was completed. No harm done, right? Wrong. The plug-in replaces ads on Google search pages with its own ads, and wor...

Murder-Threat E-Mail Scam On the Rise In 2008

E-mail scam artists and spammers have relied for years on using offers that dangle quick riches in return for access to personal information and bank accounts, but now these messages may be taking a turn toward the threatening. Currently making the rounds of inboxes everywhere is a new scam e-mail that insinuates bodily harm, or even death, if the recipient doesn't fork over money. This isn't the ...