Social media users are praising a “hero” who was supposedly arrested in New York City for selling altered Chuck E. Cheese tokens as bitcoins. A report claims that he raked in $1.1 million with the scam. Sadly, there is no hero, and this story is phonier than Monopoly money.
On July 4th, AlphaBay Market went down and scared the hell out of users. One of, if not the most popular destination for illicit goods on the dark net, the site took over Silk Road’s throne after its founder was arrested. According to a new report, AlphaBay has suffered the same fate and international authorities have…
Climate change might be bringing us closer to the guns-blazing desert apocalypse of Mad Max, but we’re not quite there yet. Unfortunately, it looks like one guy in California didn’t get the memo.
A YouTuber going by the name RossCreations is one of those loathsome channel operators that doesn’t really understand what a prank is. Recently, he removed some stop signs that he deemed “unnecessary” and now, he’s been arrested. In a video published to his channel today, Ross is pleading with his half a million…
A 31-year-old Virginia man was arrested on Friday and charged with wearing a mask in public, a felony that’s punishable by up to five years in jail. His crime? Dressing up as the Joker. With makeup.
If you, like so many, used KickassTorrents (KAT) as one of your primary sources for downloading movies, music, and more, you’re out of luck, as the alleged owner of the site was arrested on Wednesday.
In a rare unanimous Supreme Court decision yesterday, all nine Justices agreed that, yep, searching your phone without a warrant is indeed illegal. So if a police officer ever does try to dig through your digital dirt unlawfully, this is what you need to do.
Cameras are the new weapons, or at least that's what it seems like in the eyes of the police. Police officers from the San Diego Police Department pretty much attacked and arrested a man for recording them with his cell phone camera. Watch the video, it's pretty awful.
Scavenger hunt-loving hacker, Yusuke Katayama was arrested today after months on the run. Disgruntled for some reason, he sent viral death threats, and while evading Japanese police, he mentioned that information about his virus was strapped to a cat roaming Tokyo. Months later the cat was found, leading to his…
55-year-old Mayor of West New York, NJ, Felix Roque and his son Joseph, 22, were arrested today for allegedly hacking the website www.recallroque.com that was set up to rally support to recall the politician.
Dozens of alleged Anonymous members have been arrested in a global clampdown, spanning Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain.
New York City is littered with filthy rats and it's not unreasonable to want to kill 'em all with poison. Too bad it's going to be a lot harder to do that because sellers of the best rat poison—61 times more powerful than normal—have been arrested in a sting operation.
You know when the Brits said they were going to investigate the use of social networks to organize crime? They weren't kidding. They've arrested and charged a 20-year-old man for planning a water fight (yes, a water fight) over BBM.
Tweeting "Getting arrested...in the back of a cop car now," Twitpic founder Noah Everett followed it up with the pictured Twitpic, offering it as "proof" of his situation. Thankfully he didn't Twitpic the reason why he got arrested: "...I guess you can't walk down your own street half naked...who knew - I got a free…
British police dealing with digital crime have apprehended a 19-year-old in Essex, England, accused of participating in LulzSec's recent rash of bold online assaults. This would mark the first time an actual human's been nabbed since the Lulz riot started.
"Hey, I know an easier way to clear up all that snow in the frontyard! Mick, you got any explosives?" The only surprising thing about this story is that the Massachusetts man got away with it for so long.
Watch this gentleman, who seems to be under the influence of drugs of some sort, flee a police officer by jumping off California's Bixby Bridge. I think the only thing more satisfying would be escape by jetpack. [Reddit]
China's not allowed access to Twitter, but obviously there are "ways" to work around that. Cheng Jianping and her fiancé Hua Chunhui, were two such users. Cheng, however, was arrested for RTing her fiancé's joke—on their wedding day.