10 arrested in theft sting
Ten people have been arrested as part of an investigation into international cybercrime rings that steal millions of computer users’ credit card, bank account and other personal information, the FBI said. Individuals from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, New Zealand, Peru, Britain and the United States were arrested in an operation carried out with the assistance of the Facebook social network and numerous international law enforcement agencies, the FBI said. The FBI said the operation identified international cybercrime rings that are linked to multiple variants of the Yahos malware, which is linked to more than 11 million compromised computer systems and over $850 million in losses through the so-called Butterfly botnet.
Manhunt leads to campus
Students at Cal State Fullerton were told to stay inside with doors locked while police search the campus for suspects in an armed robbery at a Riverside County jewelry store. Students were alerted via text message to shelter in place. At least five suspects fled the scene of the robbery Wednesday in Moreno Valley and were stopped in Fullerton. One person was detained, and four others ran off. One suspect carjacked a silver sedan and led police on a high-speed chase along busy freeways and through residential streets before surrendering to more than a dozen officers some 60 miles away in Los Angeles.
Cancer found in governor
Gov. Jerry Brown is being treated for early stage prostate cancer but will stay on the job throughout his nearly four-week treatment, his office said Wednesday, calling the typically energetic 74-year-old chief executive’s prognosis “excellent.” Brown’s office gave few details about his treatment or how Brown was found to be suffering from the most common cancer to afflict men, but said in a statement that he would undergo conventional radiotherapy until the week of Jan. 7 for what it called a “localized” cancer. The three-term governor’s “prognosis is excellent, and there are not expected to be any significant side effects,” University of California, San Francisco oncologist Eric Small said in the statement. Small is Brown’s oncologist.
Compiled from wire reports.