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