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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 | 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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The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the practice, current and former intelligence officials say, because some officials bel

NSA Weighed Ending Phone Surveillance Program Before Leak

March 31, 2015 11:18 am | by Ken Dilanian, Associated Press | Comments

The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the practice, current and former intelligence officials say, because some officials believed the costs outweighed the meager counterterrorism benefits.

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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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King Richard III's Facial Features Reconstructed

March 31, 2015 10:47 am | by Rhian Lubin, The Liverpool Echo | Comments

Originally the king was thought to have dark hair and black eyes, but the new tests reveal he most likely had mousey-brown hair and blue eyes.

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DNA Cracks 30-year-old Cold Case Murder

March 31, 2015 10:34 am | by Alex LeFriec, KXLY.com | Comments

The last time Jeffrey Vargos's family saw their son alive he was riding his bike in an Anaheim, California neighborhood in July of 1981. The next day his body was found at a construction site more than 20 miles away in Pomona. Vargos had been strangled to death.

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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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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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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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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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The United States is losing an information war to Russia, Islamic State and other rivals, says a new report that calls for a strengthening in U.S. counter-propaganda efforts and an overhaul of the government's international broadcasting arm.

US Losing 'Information War' to Russia, Others

March 27, 2015 12:00 pm | by Warren Strobel, Reuters | Comments

The United States is losing an information war to Russia, Islamic State and other rivals, says a new report that calls for a strengthening in U.S. counter-propaganda efforts and an overhaul of the government's international broadcasting arm.

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The military has had its hands full combating ISIS on the battlefield in both Iraq and Syria, attempting to use air power to push the group back from territorial gains. Aside from the difficulties of engaging in another gritty urban combat environment, wi

ISIS Proves Savvy in Social Media, Cyber Domain

March 27, 2015 11:52 am | by Mark Pomerleau, Defense Systems | Comments

The military has had its hands full combating ISIS on the battlefield in both Iraq and Syria, attempting to use air power to push the group back from territorial gains. Aside from the difficulties of engaging in another gritty urban combat environment, with the help of 60 nations participating in the U.S.-led coalition, ISIS has also proven themselves adept in the cyber realm – a scary prospect.

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