Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Man kills self, son, over malware threat on his computer

A man and his son were found dead with a note, “I received a warning [on my computer] that said I have to pay [$22,000] or go to prison for 11 years. … I don’t want Nicusor to suffer because of me…I can’t stand going to prison. I can’t.” The threat was bogus; generated by malware.

Slideshow: Caught on the web

Oversharing perps whose online activities had them checking in at the precinct.

Teen Faces Felony Charges for Hacking his High School

From our friends at the Daily Dot: Earlier this year, Marshall Williams did something that some high school kid has done in one form or another in every generation: He broke into the school’s private records — except he did it with a computer.

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