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Anonymous Hackers Jailed
2013-01-24 19:05:31

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last month, four hackers belonging to the Anonymous collective responsible for bringing down the websites of MasterCard, PayPal and Visa were convicted in a London court. Today, two of these hackers have been sentenced to jail for conspiracy to impair the operation of computers. According to the AFP, 22-year old Christopher Weatherhead has been sentenced to 18 months in jail after being found guilty of attacking...

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2009-03-04 11:10:00

A 22-year-old man was found guilty in a London court Wednesday of stabbing to death teen film actor Robert Knox. Knox, 18, had recently finished his work on the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince when he was knifed five times outside of the Metro bar in Sidcup, South London. The Guardian reported Karl Bishop was convicted of murder and numerous other charges Wednesday and is to be sentenced Thursday. Bishop reportedly was involved in an earlier fight outside the tavern, then...

2006-03-27 13:05:26

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - A U.S. informant, said by prosecutors to be an accomplice of seven Britons accused of planning bomb attacks, told a London court on Monday he had stockpiled weaponry and ingredients for the deadly poison ricin. Mohammed Babar, 31, a Pakistan-born American who has admitted terrorism-related offences in the United States, said he had kept bomb-making material and detonators at his home in Lahore, Pakistan, which he intended to smuggle into Britain....

2006-03-24 11:34:38

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - A U.S. informant, testifying at the trial of seven Britons accused of planning bombings in the UK, told a London court on Friday one of the suspects had discussed poisoning beer for sale at British soccer matches. Mohammed Babar, 31, a Pakistan-born American who has admitted terrorism-related offences in New York, said Waheed Mahmood also suggested setting up mobile hamburger vans and poisoning the food before handing it over. Babar is the key...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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