Archive for May, 2017

postheadericon Man Fires Gun Into Ground As He’s Attacked By Two Dogs, Successfully Scaring Them Off

WYANDOTTE, MI — A man shot his firearm into the ground to frighten off two dogs who were savagely attacking him.

The News Herald reports that the man actually had gone to his neighbors house — the neighbor who owned the dogs who would later attack him — to warn them that their dogs had gotten out.

“(The victim) had gone across to his neighbor’s house to inform them the dogs were loose,” said Inspector Brian Zalewski according to The News Herald.

“That’s when the dogs grabbed a hold of him and knocked him to the ground. He received injuries to his arms, legs, back and the back of his head, as he was trying to shield his face.”

Police came and saw the man and the dogs in the driveway, but the responding officer decided not to shoot — the mauling victim was close enough that the officer was worried about hitting him accidentally.

Fortunately for the victim, he had a concealed carry permit.

Hoping not to harm the animals, but instead to drive them away, he fired a shot into the ground, which did succeed in keeping them from finishing them off. However, it took a taser and professional animal controllers to get them away.

The victim is reported to have been released from the hospital.

Although we are grateful that the victim was made safe and that the dogs are in custody, a piece of advice — it’s hard, but if I was being threatened by animals on a deadly level, I’d shoot the dogs and eliminate the threat.

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postheadericon Security updates belong in the limelight, not in the dustbin of history

Without regular security updates, your endpoint will be left standing alone against an entire army of cybercriminals who see you as easy prey.

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postheadericon EternalBlue: Is your PC patched against the WannaCryptor worm vulnerability?

In this post, ESET’s Cassius Puodzius addresses what we can learn from the WannaCryptor ransomware attack, and what we can expect.

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postheadericon [VIDEO] “Suicide by cop was my intention.” Man Kills 8, Gives Interview After Being Shot By Police

BOGUE CHITTO, MISSISSIPPI — A man who was determined to get custody of his children from his estranged wife went on a murderous rampage Saturday, killing 8 people. The victims included two boys and a police officer.

From NY Daily News;

Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, gunned down his victims at three separate homes in a rural part of the state and only stopped his bloodshed when he ran out of bullets, according to state investigators.

He was taken into custody by local law enforcement after being shot. He told a Clarion-Ledger newspaper reporter at the scene that he had hoped to die in a shootout.

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The bloody rampage began at about 11:30 p.m. on Saturday at a home in the town of Bogue Chitto after the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a domestic dispute call.

Godbolt, who lives in Bogue Chitto, shot his victims at three separate homes — two of which were in the nearby town of Brookhaven — according to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.

In the video interview below, we witness a rare interview from a person who just committed a mass shooting, and he seems to be relatively calm as he’s speaking with a reporter from the Clarion-Ledger newspaper.

Godbolt told the reporter that a person had called 911 while he was talking with his estranged wife and other members of the family.

When a deputy arrived, Godbolt began to leave and then turned around and started shooting.

The officer who was killed was identified as 36-year-old William Durr, who was with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for 2 years.

The other victims have not yet been identified.

During the interview, Godbolt was asked what’s next for him.

“Death”, Godbolt replied. “My intentions was to have God kill me. I ran out of bullets. Suicide by cop was my intention.”

Godbolt also said that the people who called 911 “cost him his life”, referring to the police officer who was killed. Any sane person, however, would know that it was Godbolt who cost the officer his life, and the lives of the other 7 victims.

In the end, a good guy with a gun stopped this rampage. It’s a sad reality that people are out there who would give their troubles to others by killing. The only thing we have to rely on are armed folks who can be there to step in and take these people out.

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postheadericon Keys for Crysis released, as decryption efforts of WannaCryptor files continue

ESET have prepared a new Crysis decrypting tool. Victims who still have their encrypted files can now download the decryptor from its utilities page.

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postheadericon Is the world ready for GDPR? Privacy and cybersecurity impacts are far-reaching

Enforcement of GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation, begins in May of 2018, imposing data privacy and security requirements on many organizations in the US and other countries. Are you impacted?

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postheadericon Man Who Shot Attacker In The Back Is Acquitted Of All Charges

SPOKANE, WA — A man who shot and killed a man who had previously hit him and the woman he had come so assist has been acquitted of all charges, according to KXLY.

Here’s the catch, William Poindexter, the man shot, had stopped attacking him and was walking away with her. Edward Bushnell shot Poindexter in the back.

As KXLY reports:

Bushnell saw a total stranger getting beaten by her boyfriend and when Bushnell tried to stop the attack, he was clubbed in the face.

After Bushnell was knocked to the ground and the couple started walking away, Bushnell pulled a pistol out of his bag and shot William Poindexter in the back.”

Prosecutors believed that he was past the point of justifiable homicide, but the jury seems to have disagreed.

“He thought he was doing the right thing and I think he was doing the right thing,” said his defense attorney Rob Cossey according to KXLY.

Had he been convicted, he would have faced up to 25 years in prison.

That’s no joke.

This story brings out a really important point — there is a truly awesome responsibility that comes with concealed carry, and judgment in conflict is clear.

Although this good Samaritan was able to avoid jail time, and we’re happy for him, the jury could very easily have convicted the man who shot another man in the back.

It’s incredibly tricky — keep your heads cool out there.

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postheadericon 3 types of employees that can cause a data breach

When it comes to cybersecurity, what type of employee is most likely to cause a data breach? And how can companies protect themselves?

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postheadericon CCW IN ACTION: Attempted Carjacking Suspect Is Shot By Armed Citizen, In The Groin

CHICAGO, IL — A legally and responsibly-armed concealed carrier shot one of two men who attempted to gang up on him and steal his car, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Oddly enough — and an unfortunate testament to just how things are in Chicago — this attempted carjacking occurred in broad daylight.

As the Chicago Tribune reports:

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., the victim was standing outside his vehicle in the 5300 block of South Pulaski Road when two men approached and demanded his car keys, police said.

Instead of handing over his keys, the victim shot one of the men in the groin area. The other man took off, but he was caught a short time later, police said.”

The man shot in the groin was run to the hospital where he appears to be in good condition. He has not been identified other than the revelation that he is 25 years of age.

The other attacker was arrested, but nothing has been identified about that individual as of yet, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Police did report that a “weapon” was recovered from the scene.

Folks, it just does not matter where you are.

You could be in a gas station bathroom, in you home, inside or outside of your car — you never know when you might need your carry gun.

So for the love of all that’s good, please don’t leave your firearm at home.

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postheadericon ICO urges businesses to focus on becoming GDPR compliant

The ICO says businesses should stop focussing on the consequences of non-compliance and instead be motivated by the advantages of getting GDPR right.

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