A meteor reportedly caused untold damage and injury to eastern Russia today when it entered the Earth's atmosphere.
Space.com is reporting that a meteor entered the Earth's atmosphere over eastern Russia over the Urals Mountains early Friday morning U.S. time and the sonic boom from the event shattered windows and caused damaged to buildings. According to Fox News, Russian officials are reporting over 400 people injured as a result of the event, primarily from broken glass shattered in the sonic boom. "I was driving to work," 36-year-old Viktor Prokofiev, a resident of Yekaterinburg, told Reuters. "It was quite dark, but it suddenly became as bright as if it was day." As of this posting, no fatalities have been reported in the event. Videos of the event have turned up all over YouTube this morning from users in the affected areas. You can view some of …
The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center has issued warnings about two known scams currently circulating on the Internet.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Internet Crime Complaint Center's (IC3) has issued alerts about the following cyber scams currently circulation on the internet. Internet users are encouraged to report suspicious emails to the IC3. According to the IC3, in the reshipping scam, subjects hire individuals to receive, readdress and forward or "reship" packages to addresses generally in the United Kingdom or Nigeria. Recent schemes are using addresses in Russia. Subjects purchase the reshipped merchandise with compromised credit cards. Some reshippers recognize the scam and are complicit in perpetuating the fraud, while other reshippers appear to be unaware of the scam. Often, reshippers realize the fraud when they receive calls from…