Advertisement
 
News
Subscribe to Forensic Magazine

The Lead

A woman who reported she was raped by an intruder was criminally charged after police said her fitness watch told a different story.

Fitness Watch Data Disproves Rape Accusation

July 2, 2015 | by Myles Snyder, ABC27 News | Comments

A woman who reported she was raped by an intruder was criminally charged after police said her fitness watch told a different story.

 

TOPICS:
View Sample

SUBSCRIBE TO FREE
Forensic Magazine
EMAIL NEWSLETTER

How Skulls Fracture Could Impact Child Abuse Cases

July 6, 2015 11:05 am | by Matt Mencarini, Lansing State Journal | Comments

What they found was that multiple skull fractures and fractures that aren't connected can come from a single impact. The greater the impact force the more fractures there were, and that the direction — or line of the actual fracture — pointed back to the location of impact.

TOPICS:
The FBI's updated Cyber Most Wanted List now includes 15 men (no women). The Bureau is still not offering monetary rewards for information leading to the arrests of five members of the People's Republic of China's People's Liberation Army who remain on th

FBI Offering $4.3M for Help Finding Cyber Most-Wanted

July 6, 2015 10:40 am | by Sara Peters, Dark Reading | Comments

The FBI's updated Cyber Most Wanted List now includes 15 men (no women). The Bureau is still not offering monetary rewards for information leading to the arrests of five members of the People's Republic of China's People's Liberation Army who remain on the list. However, they are offering bounties for most others, which add up to over $4.3 million.

TOPICS:
Hacking Team, the (in)famous Italian company that provides offensive intrusion and surveillance software to governments, intelligence and law enforcement agencies around the world, has been hacked.

Hacking Team Hacked, 400GB+ of Company Documents and Emails Leaked

July 6, 2015 10:17 am | by Zeljka Zorz, Help Net Security | Comments

Hacking Team, the (in)famous Italian company that provides offensive intrusion and surveillance software to governments, intelligence and law enforcement agencies around the world, has been hacked.

TOPICS:
Advertisement
China on Monday downplayed an accusation by U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that Beijing had tried to "hack into everything that doesn't move in America."

China Downplays Hillary Clinton Claim It Hacked US Information

July 6, 2015 9:55 am | by Reuters | Comments

China on Monday downplayed an accusation by U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that Beijing had tried to "hack into everything that doesn't move in America."

TOPICS:
The Animal Farm, an espionage group believed to be part of a French intelligence agency, has added to its zoo of tools with Dino, a backdoor espionage Trojan that uses complex methods to execute commands in a stealthy fashion.

Animal Farm Adds Dino Trojan to Menagerie

July 6, 2015 9:27 am | by Tara Seals, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

The Animal Farm, an espionage group believed to be part of a French intelligence agency, has added to its zoo of tools with Dino, a backdoor espionage Trojan that uses complex methods to execute commands in a stealthy fashion.

TOPICS:
In June 2014, a Russian soldier  posted on a social-media site a photo of himself standing in front of a military convoy against a nondescript background of hills, fields and scattered houses. It probably never occurred to him that such an innocuous image

Digital Investigators Try to Disperse Fog of War in Ukraine

July 2, 2015 4:15 pm | by Dmitry Volchek, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty | Comments

In June 2014, a Russian soldier  posted on a social-media site a photo of himself standing in front of a military convoy against a nondescript background of hills, fields and scattered houses. It probably never occurred to him that such an innocuous image could become part of an increasingly detailed case being assembled in a bid to prove the Russian government has been lying when it denies militarily involvement in eastern Ukraine.

TOPICS:
Investigators found no evidence of a shooting after the Washington Navy Yard went on lockdown Thursday because someone reported shots fired in the same building where a gunman killed 12 workers in a rampage two years ago.

Police: No Evidence of Shooting at Washington Navy Yard

July 2, 2015 3:44 pm | by Lolita C. Baldor and Ben Nuckols, Associated Press | Comments

Investigators found no evidence of a shooting after the Washington Navy Yard went on lockdown Thursday because someone reported shots fired in the same building where a gunman killed 12 workers in a rampage two years ago.

TOPICS:
A seventeenth-century university has become the victim of a twenty-first-century crime. Harvard University has announced that on June 19, it discovered a breach in the IT systems of its Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Central Administration, currently im

Harvard Reveals It Had an IT Breach

July 2, 2015 2:37 pm | by Ingrid Lunden, Tech Crunch | Comments

A seventeenth-century university has become the victim of a twenty-first-century crime. Harvard University has announced that on June 19, it discovered a breach in the IT systems of its Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Central Administration, currently impacting eight different schools and administrative organizations at the university.

TOPICS:
Advertisement
Recent estimates indicate that as many as 15 of every 100 incarcerated offenders where DNA was an element in their trial may be wrongfully convicted because of misused DNA evidence matching techniques. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability

Examining Ways to Reduce Error in Expert Forensic Testimony

July 2, 2015 12:27 pm | by Carolyn Wong, Eyal Aharoni, Gursel Rafig oglu Aliyev and Jacqueline Du Bois, NIJ | Comments

Recent estimates indicate that as many as 15 of every 100 incarcerated offenders where DNA was an element in their trial may be wrongfully convicted because of misused DNA evidence matching techniques. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of expert blinding and consensus feedback to improve the validity of expert testimony, specifically in the context of forensic science.

TOPICS:
Carl Mark Force, the head of a Baltimore-based team of law enforcement that investigated the Silk Road drug trafficking website, has pled guilty to extortion, money laundering, and obstruction of justice.

Corrupt Silk Road Investigator Pleads Guilty, Admits to $240K Movie Deal

July 2, 2015 12:09 pm | by Joe Mullin, Ars Technica | Comments

Carl Mark Force, the head of a Baltimore-based team of law enforcement that investigated the Silk Road drug trafficking website, has pled guilty to extortion, money laundering, and obstruction of justice.

TOPICS:
What if finding DNA was all the police needed to know what a suspect looked like? This could become reality. Irish geneticist Dr Susan Walsh has received more than €900,000 from the US Department of Justice to develop tests to get a picture of physical ap

In the Future, DNA Could Put a Face to the Crime

July 2, 2015 11:13 am | by Anthony King, Irish Times | Comments

What if finding DNA was all the police needed to know what a suspect looked like? This could become reality. Irish geneticist Dr. Susan Walsh has received funding from the U.S. Department of Justice to develop tests to get a picture of physical appearance from DNA.

TOPICS:
A Virginia man serving 10 years for possessing child pornography says the images found on computer hard drives at the family home were not his and instead belonged to his father, whom he lived with.

Computer Forensics to Examine Son’s Claims That It was Dad’s Child Porn, Not His

July 2, 2015 8:11 am | by David Kravets, Ars Technica | Comments

A Virginia man serving 10 years for possessing child pornography says the images found on computer hard drives at the family home were not his and instead belonged to his father, whom he lived with.  

TOPICS:
Cyberspace is being accepted throughout the U.S. Army as a warfighting domain. However, many soldiers outside of the U.S. Army Signal Corps do not grasp the concept of cyberspace as an operational realm. Empowering them with that understanding is essentia

Understanding Digital and Cyber Topography is Critical to Successful Military Operations

July 2, 2015 8:10 am | by Capt. Ryan Robinson, SIGNAL | Comments

Cyberspace is being accepted throughout the U.S. Army as a warfighting domain. However, many soldiers outside of the U.S. Army Signal Corps do not grasp the concept of cyberspace as an operational realm. Empowering them with that understanding is essential to operational success.

TOPICS:
The number of untested rape kits throughout Kentucky could number in the thousands, state Auditor Adam Edelen said Tuesday. The delay means a a backlog of up to a year for many victims and prosecutors around the commonwealth.

Auditor Says Rape Kit Backlog Means Criminals Go Free

July 1, 2015 1:16 pm | by James Pilcher, The Enquirer | Comments

The number of untested rape kits throughout Kentucky could number in the thousands, state Auditor Adam Edelen said Tuesday. The delay means a a backlog of up to a year for many victims and prosecutors around the commonwealth.

TOPICS:
A contractor is being sued by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana who claims criminal prosecutions and convictions may be in jeopardy after a wall in its forensics lab allegedly failed due to damage from Hurricane Isaac in 2012.

Forensic Lab Damage May Lead to Overturned Convictions

July 1, 2015 12:33 pm | by Kyle Barnett, Louisiana Record | Comments

A contractor is being sued by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana who claims criminal prosecutions and convictions may be in jeopardy after a wall in its forensics lab allegedly failed due to damage from Hurricane Isaac in 2012.

TOPICS:

Pages

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