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NCS 8/12/11

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The crackdown continues as British police arrests those accused of using social media sties to start riots.  Police say they arrested and charged three men for allegedly posting notices on social sites to stir up trouble. 

A woman who took advantage of a computer glitch will spend nine years behind bars.  A Pittsburgh U.S. District judge handed down the sentence to 46- year old Jamie Harris on Thursday.  She is one of four people charged in the scheme that stole more than a million dollars from the city’s only minority owned bank.  Regulators closed the bank as insolvent two years ago. 

A massive data breach has left thousands of social security numbers exposed for anyone to see.  The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee recently posted on its website that back in June, they found malware on one of its servers.  That server had the names of staff and students.  It also had the Social Security Numbers and other files with personal data of about 75, thousand past and present students and staff members.   The university did say that the server did not contain any financial information.

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