SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS13) A 25-year-old man who allegedly solicited a 14-year-old girl for sex is under arrest after the girl's family got involved and took the law into their own hands, according to authorities.
The Sacramento Police Department says that Christopher Guzman went to Garcia Bend Park on Monday night, believing that he was meeting up with a 14-year-old girl he had met on a social networking website.
Albert Gonzalez, 28, broke his own record for identity theft by hacking into retail networks, according to prosecutors, though they say his illicit computer exploits ended when he went to jail on charges stemming from a previous case.
Gonzalez is a former informant for the U.S. Secret Service who helped the agency hunt hackers, authorities say. The agency later found out that he had also been working with criminals and feeding them information on ongoing investigations, even warning off at least one individual, according to authorities.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says 20-year-old Dyron L. Hart of Poplarville pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to making a threat in November 2008.
Hart admitted creating a name and using a white supremacists' photo to pose as a white man who planned to kill blacks because Barack Obama had been elected president.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Cruise down the tree-lined streets of the Old Oaks neighborhood on a summer evening and know this: Someone is watching you.
It might be Richard Vickers, who records your license plate number in a notebook as he retrieves gun shell casings from the sidewalk while out on his nightly walk. Or it might be Doug Motz, who alerts via text message: "Watch out for the green van lurking in the alley."
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Actress Ashley Greene was recently honored as a "fresh face" at the Teen Choice Awards, but it's not her face that she's trying to cover up.
A lawyer for Greene, who starred in the vampire box-office hit movie, "Twilight," confirms that nude photos of his client have surfaced on the Internet, and he's threatening to sue anyone who publishes them.
NEW YORK (CBS) Wanna know where the nearest sex offenders live? The information is already public, but now you can call up the list of local sex offenders on your iPhone.
A new iPhone application called Offender Locator lets users locate and list nearby registered sex offenders using the phone's built-in Global Position System (GPS).
On Monday, the Marine Corps issued an administrative directive saying it was banning the use of social networking sites such sites as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.
The Marines, in a statement, said the "very nature of social networking sites creates a larger attack and exploitation window, exposes unnecessary information to adversaries and provides an easy conduit for information leakage."
Sensitive or confidential information that is now freely available on file-sharing networks include a safe house location for the First Family, information about the electronics on the President's helicopter, financial information for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, social security numbers and family information for every master sergeant in the Army, classified FBI files, including surveillance photos of an alleged Mafia hit man, and the medical records of some 24,000 patients of a Texas hospital.
That's according to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
BOSTON (AP) A federal jury on Friday ordered a Boston University graduate student, who admitted illegally downloading and sharing music online, to pay $675,000 to four record labels.
Joel Tenenbaum, of Providence, R.I., admitted in court that he downloaded and distributed 30 songs. The only issue for the jury to decide was how much in damages to award the record labels.
NEW YORK (CBS) An autistic computer genius, space aliens and Pretenders legend Chrissie Hynde are all wrapped up in what the federal government says is an effort to contain the most prolific computer hacker in American history.
The case focuses on Gary McKinnon, 42, a British citizen who, depending on your point of view, is either a brilliant, but harmless, autistic man searching for UFOs or a dangerous hacker who brainstormed his way into high-security computer systems at NASA and the Department of Defense.