STORM WORM VIRUS
Be on the lookout for Spam emails spreading the Storm Worm software. According to the Internet Crime Complaint Center, the email which mentions "FBI vs. Facebook" is an email which directs the recipient to click on a link to view a article about the FBI and Facebook. Once the user clicks on the link, Malware is downloaded to your computer and causes it to become infected. Spread the word about Storm Worm and inform all internet users to be aware of any email received from an unknown sender. Do not open unsolicited email and do not click on links provided. If you have received this FBI vs Facebook email or similar emails you can file a complaint at www.IC3.gov.
RECENT LOCAL BANK ROBBERIES SPARK FBI STATISTICS INTEREST
With recent bank robberies in Livingston and St. Peter, we have some information from the FBI concerning bank crime statistics for the three months of October through December 2007. There were a total of 1,609 violations, including robberies, burglaries, and larcenies, at commercial banks, mutual savings banks, savings and loan associations, and credit unions, across the country. Cash, checks, and other property taken totaled over $24 million. Of that total, only around $12 million has been recovered. Investigations have identified 37% of the individuals involved in these violations. Of the identified persons, 43% were determined to be users of narcotics and 21% had been previously convicted in federal of state court for bank robbery.
TWO FIRE RUNS BUT NO FIRES
Greenville Firemen were paged twice yesterday morning. The first call came at 7:56 to a home on Ladue Street, to a report of smoke on the outside of the building. The cause proved to be a short circuit in the meter base, which had shorted to the metal siding of the house. The second call was for smoke coming from a house on E. South Avenue. Upon arrival, firemen found the owner burning material in a stove in the basement.