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Cyber attacks and cyber espionage are on the rise in Latin America, and the source of much of it is Brazilian hackers and Peruvian recent university graduates linking up with Russian-speaking experts, according to internet security analysts.

Bored Latin American Hackers Use Russian Skills at Home

September 1, 2015 | by Rosalba O'Brian, Reuters | Comments

Cyber attacks and cyber espionage are on the rise in Latin America, and the source of much of it is Brazilian hackers and Peruvian recent university graduates linking up with Russian-speaking experts, according to internet security analysts.

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Five months after the body of Alabama A&M doctoral student Lavanya Abburi was found floating in a pond at the school's research farm, investigators still don't know exactly how she died. Abburi's case - and hundreds of others awaiting forensic analysis st

Alabama Budget Cuts Could Shut Down Forensics Lab, Morgue

September 1, 2015 2:32 pm | by Crystal Bonvillian, AL.com | Comments

Five months after the body of Alabama A&M doctoral student Lavanya Abburi was found floating in a pond at the school's research farm, investigators still don't know exactly how she died. Abburi's case - and hundreds of others awaiting forensic analysis statewide - were dealt another blow on Monday, as Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences director Michael Sparks announced the possible closure of the Huntsville morgue.

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Distributed denial of service attacks have become a favorite tactic of cyber criminals, extortionists and protesters.

Old-Fashioned DDoS Favored Tactic of Many Cyber Attackers

September 1, 2015 1:24 pm | by Kevin G. Coleman, C4ISR & Networks | Comments

Distributed denial of service attacks have become a favorite tactic of cyber criminals, extortionists and protesters.

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The proliferation of new Web addresses has created a free-for-all as cyber criminals   race to spread malware or steal personal information with new sites, researchers say.

New Web Addresses a Cybercrime Playground

September 1, 2015 1:16 pm | by Katie Bo Williams, The Hill | Comments

The proliferation of new Web addresses has created a free-for-all as cyber criminals race to spread malware or steal personal information with new sites, researchers say. 

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Shaun Bridges, a former Secret Service agent who was investigating the Silk Road drug trafficking website, pled guilty today to charges of money laundering and obstruction of justice.

Secret Service Agent Pleads Guilty to Stealing Money From Silk Road Dealers

September 1, 2015 12:28 pm | by Joe Mullin, Ars Technica | Comments

Shaun Bridges, a former Secret Service agent who was investigating the Silk Road drug trafficking website, pled guilty today to charges of money laundering and obstruction of justice.

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Reconstructing the travel-movement of individuals can be important to many forensic investigations, spanning from homeland security issues at the national level to cold-case investigations at the local level. Analysis of stable isotopes recorded in human

Using Strontium Isotope Data in Hair Analysis

September 1, 2015 12:01 pm | by Brett J. Tipple, NIJ | Comments

Reconstructing the travel-movement of individuals can be important to many forensic investigations, spanning from homeland security issues at the national level to cold-case investigations at the local level. Analysis of stable isotopes recorded in human scalp hair at natural abundance levels has shown to be a useful tool to law enforcement and has assisted in the reconstruction of the recent geographic-movement histories of individuals.

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A northern Virginia teenager was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in prison for helping another teen travel to Syria to join the Islamic State and for providing other aid to the militant group.

Teen Gets More Than 11 Years for Helping Islamic State

August 31, 2015 1:27 pm | by Jessica Gresko, Associated Press | Comments

A northern Virginia teenager was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in prison for helping another teen travel to Syria to join the Islamic State and for providing other aid to the militant group.

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The Army is looking for soldiers and civilians to serve in new cyber units charged with protecting critical stateside infrastructure and creating “effects” on the battlefield in support of conventional forces. The challenge: Attracting the creative, energ

Army Creating Cyber Units With Soldiers, Civilians

August 31, 2015 1:18 pm | by Seth Robson, Stars and Stripes | Comments

The Army is looking for soldiers and civilians to serve in new cyber units charged with protecting critical stateside infrastructure and creating “effects” on the battlefield in support of conventional forces. The challenge: Attracting the creative, energetic talent typically drawn to the freewheeling tech sector.

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Planned Parenthood recently gave congressional leaders and a committee that is investigating allegations of criminality at its clinics an analysis it commissioned concluding that “manipulation” of undercover videos by abortion opponents make those recordi

Planned Parenthood Videos Were Altered, Analysis Finds

August 31, 2015 12:01 pm | by Jackie Calmes, The New York Times | Comments

Planned Parenthood recently gave congressional leaders and a committee that is investigating allegations of criminality at its clinics an analysis it commissioned concluding that “manipulation” of undercover videos by abortion opponents make those recordings unreliable for any official inquiry.

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Several recent studies have called for improved imaging technology and matching algorithms to support firearm identification. The author investigated and developed a novel, accurate, and low-cost system for structural 3D imaging and comparison of cartridg

Advances in Firearm Identification Using GelSight

August 31, 2015 11:35 am | by Ryan Lilien, NIJ | Comments

Several recent studies have called for improved imaging technology and matching algorithms to support firearm identification. The author investigated and developed a novel, accurate, and low-cost system for structural 3D imaging and comparison of cartridge cases.

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On August 21, a pump and dump penny stock scam targeting US users, and spread using WhatsApp, drove the share price of Avra Inc, a digital currency company, by 640 percent from its opening price of $0.17 to its peak of $1.26. What is unique about this sca

The WhatsApp of Wall Street

August 31, 2015 11:33 am | by Cathal McDaid, Help Net Security | Comments

On August 21, a pump and dump penny stock scam targeting US users, and spread using WhatsApp, drove the share price of Avra Inc, a digital currency company, by 640 percent from its opening price of $0.17 to its peak of $1.26. What is unique about this scam is its use of WhatsApp to spread the threat, essentially using mobile applications to resurrect schemes that are dying out on email.

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The Obama administration is developing a package of unprecedented economic sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals who have benefited from their government’s cyber theft of valuable U.S. trade secrets.

US Developing Sanctions Against China Over Cyber Thefts

August 31, 2015 10:55 am | by Ellen Nakashima, The Washington Post | Comments

The Obama administration is developing a package of unprecedented economic sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals who have benefited from their government’s cyber theft of valuable U.S. trade secrets.

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Researchers have linked a sophisticated hacking scheme targeting Iranian dissidents and at least one freedom of expression activist back to Iran.

Report Links Hacking Scheme to Iran

August 28, 2015 1:42 pm | by Bree Fowler, Associated Press | Comments

Researchers have linked a sophisticated hacking scheme targeting Iranian dissidents and at least one freedom of expression activist back to Iran.

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When cyber crime pops up in the news, it’s often accompanied by footage of dramatic raids, or grand press conferences held by law enforcement. This time, however, the National Crime Agency (NCA) — which is essentially the UK's version of the FBI — has tak

Six Lizard Squad Suspects Arrested, 50 More Given a Lecture

August 28, 2015 11:28 am | by Joseph Cox, Motherboard | Comments

When cyber crime pops up in the news, it’s often accompanied by footage of dramatic raids, or grand press conferences held by law enforcement. This time, however, the National Crime Agency (NCA) — which is essentially the UK's version of the FBI — has taken a different approach.

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A former intern at security firm FireEye has admitted in federal court that he designed a malicious software tool that allowed attackers to take control of other Android phones so they could spy on their owners.

Former Security Intern Admits Developing Super-Stealthy Android Spyware

August 28, 2015 10:57 am | by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica | Comments

A former intern at security firm FireEye has admitted in federal court that he designed a malicious software tool that allowed attackers to take control of other Android phones so they could spy on their owners.

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Accusing the Justice Department of stonewalling, media company Associated Press filed a suit Thursday against the FBI for failing to turn over information under the Freedom of Information Act about a criminal sting operation in which it created a bogus ne

Associated Press Sues After FBI Impersonates Journalist in Sting Operation

August 28, 2015 10:35 am | by Mary Ann Toman-Miller, Los Angeles Times | Comments

Accusing the Justice Department of stonewalling, media company Associated Press filed a suit Thursday against the FBI for failing to turn over information under the Freedom of Information Act about a criminal sting operation in which it created a bogus news story and impersonated an AP journalist.

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