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Two former federal agents have been charged with wire fraud, money laundering and   related offenses for stealing digital currency during their investigation of the   Silk Road, an underground black market that allowed users to conduct illegal   transacti

Federal Computer Forensics Expert Turns to the Dark Web

March 31, 2015 | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor | Comments

Two former federal agents have been charged with wire fraud, money laundering and related offenses for stealing digital currency during their investigation of the Silk Road, an underground black market that allowed users to conduct illegal transactions over the Internet, the Department of Justice has announced.

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Visual Artist Creates 3-D Portraits From Pieces of Chewed Gum

March 31, 2015 11:05 am | by Andy Roesgen, DNAinfo | Comments

You lose your wallet on a busy Michigan Avenue. Or you forget your phone in a crowded restaurant — and all your private information just sits there, waiting to be found. As gut-wrenching as it may feel, a Chicago "bio-artist" wonders if some day you might feel the same dread from your discarded coffee cup, or chewed-up piece of gum, or a single strand of hair left in public.

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A multi-staged, targeted campaign is striking the international energy sector in order to spy on companies and steal sensitive information.

Reconnaissance Malware Wave Strikes Energy Sector

March 31, 2015 10:47 am | by Charlie Osborne, ZD Net | Comments

A multi-staged, targeted campaign is striking the international energy sector in order to spy on companies and steal sensitive information.

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The recent large-scale DDoS attacks against GitHub and anti-censorship group Greatfire.org are likely to signal the start of a major new attack campaign by China against foreign internet sites, according to Greatfire.

Beijing May Target Foreign Websites in New DDoS Campaign

March 31, 2015 10:23 am | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

The recent large-scale DDoS attacks against GitHub and anti-censorship group Greatfire.org are likely to signal the start of a major new attack campaign by China against foreign internet sites, according to Greatfire.

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Nanotech-Supercarbon, Graphene, Could Significantly Speed Up Sequencing

March 31, 2015 10:22 am | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

Using a two-dimensional, hexagonal lattice of carbon atoms, called graphene, researchers say they have observed small structural changes to the material in a “measurably different way” that can be used to detect the four nucleobases, according to a report from the University of Melbourne. A unique combination of these nucleobases – adenine, cytosine, guanine and thymine – create the individual genetic DNA sequence.

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Saudi hackers from Team Bad Dream have hacked and defaced the official website of  U.S. Army Picatinny Arsenal.

US Army Picatinny Arsenal Website Defaced by Saudi Hackers

March 30, 2015 1:34 pm | by Hack Read | Comments

Saudi hackers from Team Bad Dream have hacked and defaced the official website of  U.S. Army Picatinny Arsenal. 

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Taiwan wants to join a major anti-hacking drill conducted by the United States to strengthen cyber security ties with its staunchest ally, its vice premier said on Monday, a move which would help safeguard against constant targeting by hackers in rival Ch

Taiwan Wants Stronger Cyber Ties with US to Counter China Threat

March 30, 2015 1:17 pm | by Michael Gold and J.R. Wu, Reuters | Comments

Taiwan wants to join a major anti-hacking drill conducted by the United States to strengthen cyber security ties with its staunchest ally, its vice premier said on Monday, a move which would help safeguard against constant targeting by hackers in rival China.  

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On Friday, GitHub, the open-source software code collaboration site, said they were experiencing the largest DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack in github.com's history, according to their blogpost.

DDoS Attack Targets GitHub Anti-Censorship

March 30, 2015 12:31 pm | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor | Comments

On Friday, GitHub, the open-source software code collaboration site, said they were experiencing the largest DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack in github.com's history, according to their blogpost.

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Ex-AAFS Pres Barry Fisher on Admissable Evidence

March 30, 2015 11:55 am | by Barry Fisher | Comments

Fingerprint examinations, firearms testing, shoe print and tire impression evidence are suspect. Bite mark evidence is especially singled out as unsound. Handwriting comparison has come under scrutiny. Can absolute assertions about such evidence be made?

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7 Shot, Injured at Florida Spring Break House Party

March 30, 2015 11:46 am | by Melissa Nelson, Associated Press | Comments

Multiple 911 calls flooded in just before 1 a.m., reporting the shootings at the house party in Panama City Beach, and deputies found a sprawling crime scene with victims inside the home, outside and across the street from it, and in the street's median, the Bay County Sheriff's Office said.

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DNA Evidence Used to Prevent Costly Medical Errors

March 30, 2015 11:31 am | by Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star | Comments

Indianapolis-based Strand Analytical Laboratories, which was started a decade ago to run DNA tests on crime scene evidence, now spends most of its time helping solve false positives on cancer biopsies.

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In the young, billion-dollar growth sector of threat intel, vendors are falling over themselves to offer a confusingly diverse array of threat intelligence products. That's because right now, organizations know they need to 'do' threat intelligence - yet

New Threat Intelligence Report Skewers Industry Confusion, Charlatans

March 30, 2015 11:27 am | by Violet Blue, ZD Net | Comments

In the young, billion-dollar growth sector of threat intel, vendors are falling over themselves to offer a confusingly diverse array of threat intelligence products. That's because right now, organizations know they need to 'do' threat intelligence - yet few understand, or can agree on what that means.

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SFPD Crime Lab Might Have Put 'Hundreds' Of Cases in Jeopardy Over Faulty DNA Evidence

March 30, 2015 11:22 am | by Carman Tse, SFist | Comments

On Friday, the SFPD announced that a lab technician and her supervisor were put on leave while they investigated violations of testing standards

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Germanwings Crash: Forensic Teams Identify 78 DNA Strands From Remains

March 30, 2015 11:10 am | by Luke Harding and Angelique Chrisafis, The Guardian | Comments

Rescuers are still, however, to locate the plane’s second black box — its flight data recorder — six days after the Barcelona to Düsseldorf flight crashed into a rocky ravine at 435 miles (700km) per hour.

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University researchers have developed a new way of identifying substances in fingermarks left at crime scenes, which has the potential to be a key weapon for detectives attempting to bring criminals to justice.

Researchers Leaving Their Own Marks on Crime Solving

March 27, 2015 2:13 pm | by The Independent | Comments

University researchers have developed a new way of identifying substances in fingermarks left at crime scenes, which has the potential to be a key weapon for detectives attempting to bring criminals to justice.

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In a ravine in the French Alps strewn with thousands of pieces of the crashed Germanwings plane, police painstakingly search for body parts, airlifting them to a base for their identification.

Police Sort Crash Victims' Remains

March 27, 2015 1:36 pm | by Mark Deen, Bloomberg | Comments

In a ravine in the French Alps strewn with thousands of pieces of the crashed Germanwings plane, police painstakingly search for body parts, airlifting them to a base for their identification.

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