By Jocelyn Colbert |Staff Writer|
Android malware spies on you even when phone is shut down (Feb. 19)
New Android malware can make calls or take photos even if you shut the device down, according to Anti-Virus Guard (AVG) Technologies.
“The malware hijacks the shutting down process — making it appear as though your Android device is shutting down,” said AVG. Users see the animation, the screen goes black, but the phone is actually still on.
According to Mashable.com, an AVG spokesperson said about 10,000 devices were infected so far.
Dentist receptionist stole patient info to buy $700K in Apple gift cards (Feb. 5)
A receptionist at a Manhattan dental office stole confidential information from over 200 patients and teamed up with a former Apple employee to open fraudulent credit lines and buy approximately $100,000 in Apple gift cards, authorities said.
Bazile used the patients’ information to apply online for instant Apple credit lines ranging from $2,000 to $7,000 with accomplice, Sharniqkwa Dukes, authorities alleged.
Bazile and his accomplices were indicted on 394 counts of grand larceny, identity theft and other counts for the scam that ran from May to November 2012, court records show.
College student accused of rape claims he was reenacting ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ (Feb. 23)
Mohammad Hossain, 19, is accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student in his dorm room at the University of Illinois in Chicago.
After bringing a 19-year-old woman back to his dorm room, Hossain used multiple belts to restrain and beat his victim while he assaulted her, the state’s attorney’s office told The Washington Post.
The Washington Post reports, prosecutors allege that after Hossain was arrested in his dorm.
Man finally buried after earlier funeral with wrong body (Feb. 23)
Johnny Morgan Lowe III, a Georgia man whose body was left in a state crime lab after a mix-up, has finally been buried in Augusta.
According to The Associated Press, a coroner says the mistake at the state crime lab in Decatur, outside of Atlanta, led the family of Lowe to bury the wrong man during a closed-casket funeral in December.
The body of Louie Caldwell of Clayton County, Georgia was mistakenly returned and buried by relatives who thought they were laying Lowe to rest.