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Montana autopsies will have to be done in other states in the coming weeks because the state's only two forensic medical examiners qualified to assist county coroners are leaving.

Montana to Outsource Autopsies After Forensic ME's Leave

June 29, 2015 | by The Associated Press | Comments

Montana autopsies will have to be done in other states in the coming weeks because the state's only two forensic medical examiners qualified to assist county coroners are leaving.

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Looking to bolster how it handles off-the-field incidents, the NFL is adding a new position: Director of Digital Forensic Investigations.

NFL Hiring a New Director of Digital Forensic Investigations

June 30, 2015 9:55 am | by Darren Rovell, ESPN | Comments

Looking to bolster how it handles off-the-field incidents, the NFL is adding a new position: Director of Digital Forensic Investigations.

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China, long accused by the United States of rampant cyber aggression, may be synonymous with hacking exploits these days, but that doesn't mean every Chinese hacker is out to pilfer and destroy.

Out of the Shadows, China Hackers Turn Cyber Gatekeepers

June 29, 2015 12:27 pm | by Paul Carsten and Gerry Shih, Reuters | Comments

China, long accused by the United States of rampant cyber aggression, may be synonymous with hacking exploits these days, but that doesn't mean every Chinese hacker is out to pilfer and destroy.

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Following two cyber attacks on Penn State University’s College of Liberal Arts, the   university is resetting passwords on its college-issued accounts, but school   officials said they believe no personal identifiable information, such as Social   Securit

Penn State Says It Was Victim of Cyber Attack

June 29, 2015 12:06 pm | by Madasyn Czebiniak, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Comments

Following two cyber attacks on Penn State University’s College of Liberal Arts, the university is resetting passwords on its college-issued accounts, but school officials said they believe no personal identifiable information, such as Social Security numbers, or research data has been compromised.

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Recently discovered malware which uses digital steganography to hide itself in .PNG files has been overwhelmingly targeted at US healthcare providers, according to Trend Micro.

Stealthy Stegoloader Trojan in US Healthcare Blitz

June 29, 2015 11:45 am | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

Recently discovered malware which uses digital steganography to hide itself in .PNG files has been overwhelmingly targeted at US healthcare providers, according to Trend Micro.

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A team of aviation investigators has been working in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused the crash of a sightseeing plane that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the aircraft's pilot.

Investigators at Alaska Site of Plane Crash That Killed 9

June 29, 2015 10:04 am | by Becky Bohrer and Gosia Wozniacka, Associated Press | Comments

A team of aviation investigators has been working in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused the crash of a sightseeing plane that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the aircraft's pilot.

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In response to public concerns about cryptographic security, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has formally revised its recommended methods for generating random numbers, a crucial element in protecting private messages and other t

NIST Revises Key Computer Security Publication on Random Number Generation

June 29, 2015 8:14 am | by NIST | Comments

In response to public concerns about cryptographic security, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has formally revised its recommended methods for generating random numbers, a crucial element in protecting private messages and other types of electronic data.

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NYC to Pay $6.25 Million to Man Cleared in 1989 Killing

NYC to Pay $6.25 Million to Man Cleared in 1989 Killing

June 26, 2015 3:19 pm | by Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press | Comments

New York City has agreed to pay $6.25 million to a man who spent nearly 25 years in prison before being exonerated in a killing that happened while he was more than 1,000 miles away vacationing at Disney World, the city comptroller said.

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Problems in the Connecticut state police crime lab delayed for at least four years the identification of a woman investigators think was killed by suspected serial killer William Devin Howell and hindered their ability to match several different samples o

Problems at Lab Slowed Serial Killer Probe; Several Victims' DNA Found in Suspect's Van

June 26, 2015 1:05 pm | by Dave Altimari and Alaine Griffin, The Courant | Comments

Problems in the Connecticut state police crime lab delayed for at least four years the identification of a woman investigators think was killed by suspected serial killer William Devin Howell and hindered their ability to match several different samples of DNA found in Howell's van, The Courant has learned.

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Cyber criminals have rapidly adapted their phishing campaigns over the past year, abandoning social media lures in favor of a new focus on business users with communication notification templates, according to Proofpoint.

Phishers Change Tack to Target Corporates

June 26, 2015 10:45 am | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

Cyber criminals have rapidly adapted their phishing campaigns over the past year, abandoning social media lures in favor of a new focus on business users with communication notification templates, according to reserchers.

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European police agencies have announced a "joint international strike against cyber crime," reporting that after a two-year investigation, they have disrupted a botnet gang that used and sold banking malware and cybercrime services that targeted victims a

Europol Targets Ukrainian Botnet Gang

June 26, 2015 10:03 am | by Mathew J. Schwartz, Gov Info Security | Comments

European police agencies have announced a "joint international strike against cyber crime," reporting that after a two-year investigation, they have disrupted a botnet gang that used and sold banking malware and cybercrime services that targeted victims and banks around the world.

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A conflict has erupted between technology companies, privacy advocates, and members of the U.S. law enforcement and intelligence communities over the right to use and distribute products that contain strong encryption technology. This debate between gover

Lessons From the 1990s Crypto Wars

June 26, 2015 9:17 am | by Andi Wilson, Danielle Kehl and Kevin Bankston, New America | Comments

A conflict has erupted over the right to use and distribute products that contain strong encryption technology. This debate between government actors seeking ways to preserve access to encrypted communications and a coalition of pro-encryption groups is reminiscent of an old battle that played out in the 1990s: a period that has come to be known as the “Crypto Wars.”

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Once a month, for the last 25 years, criminal investigators and forensics experts have been meeting for lunch behind closed doors in Philadelphia to discuss some of the nation's most heinous crimes. But what might appear a shadowy cabal to the casual view

Cold Case Investigators Behind Philly's Vidocq Society are in High Demand

June 25, 2015 3:03 pm | by Joe Hernandez, NewsWorks | Comments

Once a month, for the last 25 years, criminal investigators and forensics experts have been meeting for lunch behind closed doors in Philadelphia to discuss some of the nation's most heinous crimes. But what might appear a shadowy cabal to the casual viewer is actually a volunteer collection of crimefighters donating their time and expertise to help smaller police departments investigate unsolved crimes.

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A man who spent almost 20 years in prison - including 12 on death row - for murders he did not commit will now help oversee the city of Houston's new crime lab.

Ex-Death Row Inmate Appointed to Houston Crime Lab Board

June 25, 2015 12:33 pm | by Mike Glenn, Houston Chronicle | Comments

A man who spent almost 20 years in prison - including 12 on death row - for murders he did not commit will now help oversee the city of Houston's new crime lab.

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A CIA-backed startup has discovered login credentials and passwords for 47 US government agencies littered across the Internet - leaving federal agencies potentially at risk of cyber attack.

Stolen US Government Passwords Leaked Across Web

June 25, 2015 10:03 am | by Charlie Osborne, ZDNet | Comments

A CIA-backed startup has discovered login credentials and passwords for 47 US government agencies littered across the Internet - leaving federal agencies potentially at risk of cyber attack.

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Finger-pointing burst into the open on Capitol Hill Wednesday over blame for hacking into the U.S. government's personnel records, which the chairman of a House oversight committee said might affect as many as 32 million current and former employees and o

Finger-Pointing Starting in Blame for Government Hack

June 25, 2015 9:44 am | by Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press | Comments

Finger-pointing burst into the open on Capitol Hill Wednesday over blame for hacking into the U.S. government's personnel records, which the chairman of a House oversight committee said might affect as many as 32 million current and former employees and others.

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