Advertisement
 
News
Subscribe to Forensic Magazine

The Lead

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 | 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.

TOPICS:
View Sample

SUBSCRIBE TO FREE
Forensic Magazine
EMAIL NEWSLETTER

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.

TOPICS:
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.

TOPICS:
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.

TOPICS:
Advertisement
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.

TOPICS:
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.

TOPICS:
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.

TOPICS:
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.

TOPICS:
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.

TOPICS:
Advertisement
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.

TOPICS:
Austrian police on Thursday discovered the decomposing bodies of at least 20 — and possibly up to 50 — migrants stacked in a truck parked on the shoulder of the main highway from Budapest to Vienna.

Austria Finds 20, Maybe Up to 50, Migrants Dead in Truck

August 27, 2015 2:42 pm | by Ronald Zak, Associated Press | Comments

Austrian police on Thursday discovered the decomposing bodies of at least 20 — and possibly up to 50 — migrants stacked in a truck parked on the shoulder of the main highway from Budapest to Vienna.

TOPICS:
In mere seconds, a system developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory can identify and characterize a solid or liquid sample.

Chemical Sampling Interface Features Simplicity, Speed

August 27, 2015 12:16 pm | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Comments

In mere seconds, a system developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory can identify and characterize a solid or liquid sample.

TOPICS:
Belittled by the judge and jeered by spectators, James Holmes was sent to prison for the rest of his life, while the survivors of his murderous attack on a Colorado movie theater wondered aloud how they would spend the rest of their days.

Colorado Shooter Sentenced to Life Plus 3,318

August 27, 2015 11:52 am | by Sadie Gurman, Associated Press | Comments

Belittled by the judge and jeered by spectators, James Holmes was sent to prison for the rest of his life, while the survivors of his murderous attack on a Colorado movie theater wondered aloud how they would spend the rest of their days.

TOPICS:
When hacker group Impact Team released the Ashley Madison data, they asserted that “thousands” of the women’s profiles were fake. Later, this number got blown up in news stories that asserted “90-95%” of them were fake, though nobody put forth any evidenc

Almost None of the Women in the Ashley Madison Database Ever Used the Site

August 27, 2015 11:27 am | by Annalee Newitz, Gizmodo | Comments

When hacker group Impact Team released the Ashley Madison data, they asserted that “thousands” of the women’s profiles were fake. Later, this number got blown up in news stories that asserted “90-95%” of them were fake, though nobody put forth any evidence for such an enormous number. So I downloaded the data and analyzed it to find out how many actual women were using Ashley Madison, and who they were. 

TOPICS:
The Defense Department’s information technology arm has unveiled a guide for IT shops in the defense and military space planning a move to the cloud.

The US Military Gets a Guidebook to the Cloud

August 27, 2015 10:07 am | by Frank Konkel, Defense One | Comments

The Defense Department’s information technology arm has unveiled a guide for IT shops in the defense and military space planning a move to the cloud.  

TOPICS:
Recent high-profile child-porn arrests in Louisville and Indiana momentarily focus a spotlight on a crime that Kentucky police and courts have seen steadily grow — climbing over 10 years from 250 charges to 2,400 last year.

Child Porn Arrests Up in Kentucky as State Police Beefs Up Forces

August 27, 2015 9:45 am | by Matthew Glowicki, The Courier-Journal | Comments

Recent high-profile child-porn arrests in Louisville and Indiana momentarily focus a spotlight on a crime that Kentucky police and courts have seen steadily grow — climbing over 10 years from 250 charges to 2,400 last year.

TOPICS:

Pages

Advertisement
X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading