Related News: Couple says voice from drone tried to lure children away from Ellet playground

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. The Akron Beacon Journal published an article titled Couple says voice from drone tried to lure children away from Ellet playground

Gavin and Jacen said their friends said “what” back to the drone, and the drone told them to follow it.

Michael M. said one of the children actually did. The child, one of Gavin’s and Jacen’s friends, started following the drone down the street to Dollar Tree, where the drone voice said it was going.

Michael M. said the child’s father happened to see him walking down the street and stopped the child before he got to Dollar Tree.

Source: Akron Beacon Journal

How to keep your online data protected

Greg Price recently submitted an article to the Troy Messenger, How to keep your online data protected, to share important safety information during National Cyber Security Awareness Month:

Statistically, most cyber security issues originate from end-user activity. In fact, nearly seventy-five percent of all reviewed security breaches began as the result of end-user action.

The statistics do not surprise most security practitioners. After all, currently, end-users are the dominant consumer of electronic resources – people deploy, configure and use the devices. The machines aren’t running everything, yet.

We end-users make mistakes. Those statistics include IT professionals and everyday users. Often IT professionals lack adequate skills and training. Perhaps they exhibited some talent or aptitude and became the “go-to computer person”. Clever use of modern technology is no substitute for proper training. Nearly one-third of all security breaches were the result of poor IT configuration and management, according to an annual IBM cyber security study. Have confidence in your IT resources. If a search engine is your technician’s preferred tool, perhaps looking elsewhere is appropriate.

Related News: Boy, 13, shoots neighbor after Facebook dispute

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WSFA published an article titled Boy, 13, shoots neighbor after Facebook dispute.

Between three and five juveniles confronted the suspect in a wooded area as a result of a dispute police believe started on Facebook, according to the Taunton Gazette. They allegedly made comments that frightened the 13-year-old.

Police say the suspect then went to his home, unlocked a gun safe and retrieved a rifle. He returned to the scene where he shot the 12-year-old.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Greenville bus driver arrested over texts to 15-year-old

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WSFA published an article titled Greenville bus driver arrested over texts to 15-year-old.

A Greenville bus driver has been arrested after police say he had “inappropriate text conversations” with a 15-year-old boy who rode on his bus.

Investigators have identified the driver as 29-year-old Leo Bowen. He was taken into custody on Oct. 3.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Montgomery Police investigating department’s first human trafficking case

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WSFA published an article titled Montgomery Police investigating department’s first human trafficking case.

A human trafficking suspect was arrested and two victims were recovered in Montgomery Monday night, according to the Montgomery Police Department.

Theon Dontray Smith, 27, of South Carolina, was arrested and charged with two counts of first degree human trafficking.

It is the first human trafficking case that the Montgomery Police Department has investigated since the state law was passed in 2010.

MPD Chief of Staff, Bryan Jurkofsky says the department received a call from out-of-state parents, which is what triggered the investigation.

“They received contact from their daughter, who said she was in Montgomery and asked for a welfare check,” Jurkofsky said. “Patrol units responded and identified two minor females and one adult male.”

Source: WSFA

Related News: Alabama high school teacher charged with sex with 2 students

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. AL.com published an article titled Alabama high school teacher charged with sex with 2 students.

An Opp high school teacher is on leave after she was arrested for having sex with two different students, police said.

Ashley Hall, 33, was booked into the Covington County Jail on May 1, according to jail records. She is charged with two counts of a school employee engaging in a sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student under the age of 19.

She was released from the jail the same day after posting $700,000 bond, $350,000 for each count. Hall taught English at Opp High School, according to the school’s website.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Penn State fraternity suspended over alleged nude Facebook pictures

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CNN published an article titled Penn State fraternity suspended over alleged nude Facebook pictures.

A Pennsylvania State University fraternity has been suspended after allegedly posting on a private Facebook page compromising photos of women, including some who appeared to be asleep or passed out.

The suspension of Kappa Delta Rho (KDR) fraternity comes as State College Police as well as university officials investigate the fraternity’s alleged use of the online page with up to 144 active members, including current and former students.

“No arrests are being made at this time,” State College Police Lt. Keith Robb said. “Unfortunately, we aren’t able to identify any suspects right now because the accounts on Facebook were sanitized, wiped clean.”

Source: CNN