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Ashley Madison hackers have released another dump of data - nearly twice the size of the first 10 GB dump - two days after the first. The second dump seems to be a response to denials that the information in the first exposure was legitimate.

Ashley Madison Hackers Double Down on Exposing Data

August 21, 2015 9:47 am | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor | Comments

Ashley Madison hackers have released another dump of data - nearly twice the size of the first 10 GB dump - two days after the first. The second dump seems to be a response to denials that the information in the first exposure was legitimate.   

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Protests Erupt in St. Louis after Police Fatally Shoot 18 Year Old

August 20, 2015 2:48 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

Nine were arrested amid a tear-gassed crowd following the death of Mansur Ball-Bey on Wednesday afternoon. The fatal police shooting comes as law enforcement agencies come under continued scrutiny in greater St. Louis and neighboring Ferguson – where the fatal shooting of Michael Brown last year kicked off a national movement of protests against police.

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Gang Homicides Found to Disseminate Like Diseases

August 19, 2015 2:33 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

Clusters of gang-related homicide from 2002 to 2005 showed a clockwise migration from the center of New Jersey’s largest city, Newark, drifting into its South Ward, then curving upward into its western part.

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Digital investigators are right be concerned with the legal issues surrounding their own practices or the behavior of the organization they work for. Privacy and liability issues create a growing number of unanswered questions. Benjamin Wright can answer

Privacy, Attribution and Liability Law for the Digital Investigator

August 19, 2015 12:25 pm | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor | Comments

Digital investigators are right be concerned with the legal issues surrounding their own practices or the behavior of the organization they work for. Privacy and liability issues create a growing number of unanswered questions. Benjamin Wright can answer many of those legal questions and add some of his own.

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Prehistoric Grave Hides Evidence of a 7,000-Year-Old Massacre

August 18, 2015 2:15 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

The 26 victims at the Stone Age grave site near Frankfurt, Germany, are evidence of “a final lethal crisis of the first Central European farmers of the Early Neolithic."

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Bangkok Manhunt Deepens as Video Shows Suspect Leaving Bomb in Crowd

August 18, 2015 12:43 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

In the newly released video of the Bangkok bombing, a person in a yellow shirt sits for just a second on a bench at a temple popular with tourists, quickly slides off his backpack, stands up and slips away.

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Son Convicted of Parents' Killings Gets New Trial on Miranda Challenge

August 17, 2015 3:25 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

A man who admitted to his uncle he had killed his parents – and then confessed to police minutes later in the same interrogation room – will have a retrial on the murder and manslaughter charges, because he invoked his Miranda rights by asking to speak to family for advice before the confession, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled today.

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Search for Missing Flight 370 Downgraded at Reunion

August 17, 2015 2:36 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

After a 10-day search that scoured 4,000 square miles, several objects have already been sent for further examination, but local authorities said that “nothing suspected of having any connection to a plane” was found.

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How Forensic Experts Are Investigating Flight 370

August 14, 2015 2:16 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

French experts—who confirmed that the flaperon was part of Flight 370 last week—probably used a scanning electron microscopes to analyze paint found on the wing to determine the paint’s exact formula, unique to the Boeing 777 aircraft.

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‘Report Your Competition’ Flyer Leads to 4 Pounds of Pot, Ounce of Cocaine in Kentucky

August 14, 2015 12:04 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

“Attention Drug Dealers: Is Your Drug Dealing Competition Costing You Money?” is the question written on a flier released earlier this month by a Kentucky county sheriff’s office. “We offer a free service to help you eliminate your drug competition.”

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States With More Guns Have Greater Rate of Cops Killed, Study Says

August 13, 2015 4:09 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

The research bucks the perception that cities with higher crime rates have greater rates of cop homicides, according to the research published in American Journal of Public Health.

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Pollen Samples Provide Clues in the Case of 'Baby Doe'

August 13, 2015 3:51 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

“Baby Doe” has been seen by millions through social media, billboards and other places, but still no name has been produced. But now a forensic break in the case may narrow down the geographic region of the search.

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Fingerprints Pulled Off Gun Trigger Using Vaporized Glue

August 10, 2015 2:27 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

Fingerprints aren’t always pulled from guns – no matter what prime-time crime shows would have a general audiences believe. Some experts estimate the likelihood of finding successful latent prints on the surface of a firearm as low as 5 percent.

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Those in digital investigation and information security might not have in their minds all of the legal aspects of their work. Benjamin Wright can change that. During his unique course at the SANS Institute, he helps students become aware of legal pitfalls

Digital Investigators Think About the Law

August 10, 2015 10:21 am | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor | Comments

Those in digital investigation and information security might not have in their minds all of the legal aspects of their work. Benjamin Wright can change that. During his unique course at the SANS Institute, he helps students become aware of legal pitfalls and challenges, for themselves and the organizations they work in.

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Take a Look Inside the 100th I.A.I. in Pictures

August 7, 2015 2:56 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

At the IAI centennial, organizers and attendees alike were looking toward the future of identification. While most believe that fingerprinting will remain an important tool for identification moving forward, biometrics and facial imaging will most likely play larger roles in the future.

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