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Hackers Exploiting Unpatched Chrome Bug to Target 500M iPhone Users

Flint, MI Getting $77.7M Loan to Help with Water Improvements


Ohio Secretary of State tours Ohio's second Cyber Range at University of Akron

Minnesota State Agency Breach may have Put Thousands at Risk

Security guard accused of child sex crimes no longer with security company


A Powerful Spyware App now Targets iPhone Owners

Northwestern Schools Resolve Threat with Assist from Florida Police


Pipe bomb threat reported at Kenwood Elementary in BG

Feds charge Maryland man accused of plotting to ram stolen truck into pedestrians


Report Suggest Metal Thieves Have Moved On To Other Activities


Public-private joint effort is needed to prevent a cyber Pearl Harbor


School Security System to Give Police Access to Camera Feeds


Ohio looks to set up a cyber reserve to fight, prevent attacks

Russian Hackers Target European Governments Ahead of Elections: FireEye

Authorities investigate explosive device after detonated in Butler Township mailbox


Student accused of hacking teacher's account, making hit lists of students

5 suspects at New Mexico compound face terror charges

Facebook Stored Passwords of Hundreds of Millions Users in Plain Text


Woman charged with helping ISIS come up with ‘kill list’ of Americans


Web of illegal immigration, fake IDs unraveled in Wayne, Tuscarawas counties

Army of Geeks: Ohio Seeks to Create a Civilian Cyber Militia to Protect Elections


Facebook Faces Criminal Probe of Data Deals: Report

New Zealand mosque gunman allegedly streamed 17 minutes of horrific attack on Facebook


Dayton Community Now a Model for How to Address Opioid Crisis

Dozens of Companies Leaked Sensitive Data Thanks to Misconfigured Box Accounts


Cyber attack forces Jackson County (GA) to pay $400K ransom

Terrorism suspect seeks sentencing break at Ohio hearing


Man indicted for Snapchat threat that panicked Ohio school


Suspicious suitcase prompts evacuation at Easton Market


2 Students Arrested after Gun Video, Posts


Backdoor Targets U.S. Companies via LinkedIn


New Attacks Show Signed PDF Documents Cannot Be Trusted


New Flaws in 4G, 5G Allow Attackers to Intercept Calls and Track Phones


Bug Allows Bypass of WhatsApp Face ID, Touch ID Protection


15-Year Old Boy Arrested after Social Media Threat toward Portsmouth School

Montgomery County Suffers Water Outage


Clipper Malware Slips into Google Play – securityweek.com

Health District Reports Increase in Hepatitis A Cases in Clark County – Springfield News Sun

Alleged Fairfield High School threat included reference to shotgun, caused increased police presence – Journal News


Dating Apps Face Questions over Age Checks after Report Exposes Child Abuse – techcrunch.com

Montgomery, Clark near Top of Ohio Counties with Gunshot Injuries – Dayton Daily News

Suspect in Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Pleads Not Guilty – pittsburgh.cbslocal.com


Terrorism Connections to Ohio

Ohio State University Attack – 2016
On November 28, 2016, A car ramming attack and mass stabbing occurred at the Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, Ohio. The attacker, Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was shot and killed by the first responding OSU police officer, and 11 people were hospitalized for injuries. According to authorities, Artan was inspired by terrorist propaganda from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

Mohamed Barry – 2016
Four people were injured in a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio on February 11, 2016, when a man with a machete attacked them at random. The assailant, Mohamed Barry, a native of the West African nation of Guinea, was killed after he led police on a car chase.

Cleveland Bomb Plot – 2012
Five men were arrested in April 2012 and accused of plotting to blow up a bridge near Cleveland.

Ahmed Hussein Mahamud – 2011
Ahmed Hussein Mahamud, a 26-year-old American citizen from Columbus, was charged in an indictment, unsealed in June 2011, with providing material support to Al Shabaab.

Hor & Amera Akl – 2010
Hor and Amera Akl, a married couple residing in Toledo, were arrested in 2010 and charged with providing material support to the designated terrorist organization Hizballah. In May 2011, the Akls pled guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

Jerry & Joe Kane – 2010
Jerry and Joe Kane, father and son anti-government extremists from Forest, were killed in a shoot-out with Arkansas law enforcement after they fatally shot two West Memphis police officers during a traffic stop on May 20, 2010.


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