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In early April, more than $1 million was stolen using the Dyre Wolf malware. Now, as reported by Seculert, there have been modifications to Dyre in order to make it even more effective.

Dyre Malware Won't Play Nice in the Sandbox

May 4, 2015 1:08 pm | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor | Comments

In early April, more than $1 million was stolen using the Dyre Wolf malware. Now, as reported by Seculert, there have been modifications to Dyre in order to make it even more effective. 

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A Closer Look: Examining Baltimore’s OCME

May 4, 2015 12:37 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

Although much of the Freddie Gray investigation is still being withheld from the public, we do know that the Maryland Forensic Medical Center—opened in 2010 at a cost of $44 million—is one of the most state-of-the-art facilities in the country.

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Inspired by Social Media, Texas Gunmen Tweet before Shooting

May 4, 2015 11:43 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

The two gunmen, one of whom has been identified as Elton Simpson, a man previously investigated for links to terror groups, tweeted out their intention to attack the “Draw the Prophet” cartooning event.

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Pakistani National Sold Drugs for Incurable Conditions, FDA Charges

May 4, 2015 9:26 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

Mustafa H. Arif allegedly ran hundreds of websites from Pakistan which promoted drugs to cure and treat numerous diseases, including anemia, mental retardation, ADHD, Bell’s palsy, and bulimia, federal authorities said.

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Cops Charged in Freddie Gray 'Homicide'

May 1, 2015 12:34 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

State Attorney Marilyn Mosby said the manner of death was deemed a homicide by the Maryland State medical examiner early Friday morning, and that her office has reason to believe that the fatal injury occurred while Mr. Gray was left unrestrained in the back of a van while in police custody. 

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Suspended D.C. Crime Lab Has 30 Days

April 30, 2015 2:29 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

The mayor initiated the 30-day corrective action plan that would monitor all of the Department of Forensic Sciences work. The statement also said that a third-party laboratory will be identified to help the CFL with DNA testing, and that all cases in question will be reviewed. Although the search for a third-party lab is still ongoing, anonymous city officials put the estimated cost of hiring a third-party laboratory at $1 million.

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While college students are opening their minds, they are also opening themselves to dangerous attacks by hackers. Nine days before finals were to begin, Internet service at Rutgers University was disabled. Students couldn't go online to study, participate

Cyber Attacks at Colleges Impede Free Flow of Knowledge

April 30, 2015 11:19 am | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor | Comments

While college students are opening their minds, they are also opening themselves to dangerous attacks by hackers. Nine days before finals were to begin, Internet service at Rutgers University was disabled. Students couldn't go online to study, participate in online classes or register for courses. This attack was the third at Rutger's since November.

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Have you ever been called to a crime scene expecting something simple, or straightforward, only to have it turn into something much more complicated? Maybe you get a call for what looks like a simple break-in, so you dust for prints, but you don’t have th

Crime Scene Investigation 101: Crime Scene Kit Basics

April 29, 2015 2:54 pm | by Dick Warrington | Comments

Always assume any case you get will go to court. A good crime scene kit will help you be prepared. To make the most of your crime scene kit, you need to plan ahead. In organizing your kit, take into account your own level of expertise – the best crime scene kit in the world is useless, if you don’t know how to use the items inside.

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Public-private partnerships (P3s) have long been in use throughout Europe, Australia and Canada. These partnerships come in several forms, with the most common model being the Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Maintain model (DBFOM).

The Hunt for Facility Funding: Public-Private Partnerships

April 28, 2015 5:12 pm | by David Miller, Jinhee Lee and Cy Henningsen | Comments

Public-private partnerships (P3s) have long been in use throughout Europe, Australia and Canada. These partnerships come in several forms, with the most common model being the Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Maintain model (DBFOM). 

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Before purchasing any tool, users should thoroughly research those available and select the tool which provides the best functionality to meet their requirements. The listing of a particular tool or vendor is not to be construed as an endorsement of that

Data Sanitization: Part 2

April 28, 2015 4:40 pm | by John J. Barbara | Comments

Before purchasing any tool, users should thoroughly research those available and select the tool which provides the best functionality to meet their requirements.

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Forensic laboratory design has made many significant advances over the last twenty years. Today’s forensic labs afford occupants better work environments and increased operational efficiency. The challenge for those in the forensic laboratory design and c

Impacting Your Future Facility

April 28, 2015 2:34 pm | by Ken Mohr and Lou Hartman | Comments

Forensic laboratory design has made many significant advances over the last twenty years. Today’s forensic labs afford occupants better work environments and increased operational efficiency. The challenge for those in the forensic laboratory design and construction industries resides in not simply implementing yesterday’s improvements, rather actively working to make future forensic labs even better.

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The American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD) symposium opened this week featuring talks from the Boston Police Commissioner on the lessons learned from the aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombing. The 42nd annual meeting was a departure from the n

ASCLD Symposium Kicks Off in Washington DC

April 28, 2015 2:00 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

WASHINGTON - The American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD) symposium opened this week featuring talks from the Boston Police Commissioner on the lessons learned from the aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombing. The 42nd annual meeting was a departure from the norm said ASCLD president Brady Mills, and after almost half a century in existence, proved to be a record turnout for the organization.

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The trial of James Holmes, the Colorado movie theater shooter, began what is expected to be months of testimony this week. Everyone appears to be in agreement: Holmes was the shooter who killed 12 and wounded 70. But for an attack that lasted just minutes

Colorado Theater Shooter Trial Involves 85,000 Pages of Evidence, Despite Apparent Guilt

April 28, 2015 8:30 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

The trial of James Holmes, the Colorado movie theater shooter, began what is expected to be months of testimony this week. Everyone appears to be in agreement: Holmes was the shooter who killed 12 and wounded 70. But for an attack that lasted just minutes, prosecutors have amassed more than 85,000 pages of evidence.

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The FBI announced last week that serious errors were made when it analyzed hair samples from crime scenes, potentially affecting the outcome of thousands of cases. Now four states are going to audit cases that involved experts trained in the flawed method

Four States Auditing Cases Involving Flawed FBI Hair Analysis

April 27, 2015 2:34 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

The FBI announced last week that serious errors were made when it analyzed hair samples from crime scenes, potentially affecting the outcome of thousands of cases. Now four states are going to audit cases that involved experts trained in the flawed method, according to officials. 

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Some of President Barack Obama’s emails with White House staff were collected by Russian hackers in a breach last year, according to multiple published reports citing senior American officials.

Obama's Emails Collected by Russian Hackers, Reports Say

April 27, 2015 12:34 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

Some of President Barack Obama’s emails with White House staff were collected by Russian hackers in a breach last year, according to multiple published reports citing senior American officials.

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