Chinese online censorship body the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has hit back at claims made by activists this week that the authorities allowed a Man in the Middle (MITM) attack against Outlook users in the country.
Barrett Brown, who became a cause célèbre after he was charged with crimes related to the 2011 Stratfor hack, will not go free as his supporters hoped. He was sentenced in Texas to five years and three months in prison.
Seattle police will begin DNA testing on all sexual-assault evidence kits and dig into the backlog of 1,276 stored kits that were never tested, the department has announced.
Last week's arrest of a man alleged to help run the Silk Road 2.0 online drug bazaar has touched off speculation he was identified using a controversial attack that for six months last year systematically worked to deanonymize users of the Tor privacy service.
A Washington resident who assisted in the management of the Silk Road 2.0 website was arrested late last week on a complaint charging him with conspiracy to distribute heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine. Using the moniker “DoctorClu” on the Silk Road site, he came to the attention of Homeland Security Investigations agents last July.
Police in a Mexican border city said Wednesday that a drone overloaded with illicit methamphetamine crashed into a supermarket parking lot.
A grant from the National Institute of Justice will help scientists delve deep into the world of mitochondrial DNA, or mtDNA, used to help solve crime in forensic investigations.
Forensic entomologists rely on certain insects that are typically found on corpses. But a new study shows that other insects not normally associated with human corpses also interact with dead bodies, which may provide more clues for forensic entomologists in the future.
The Korean Broadcasting System, similar to PBS in the U.S., decided to do a story on how forensic science really works and compare and contrast how it’s done in South Korea and the U.S. KBS chose the District of Columbia’s Department of Forensic Sciences and its state-of-the-art Consolidated Forensic Laboratory to illustrate the process in America.
A major new initiative to explore the growing area of cybersecurity and to examine the knock-on effects on society – legal, ethical and cultural – is to be established at Queen’s University Belfast.
SplashData has announced its annual list of the 25 most common passwords found on the Internet – thus making them the "Worst Passwords" that will expose anybody to being hacked or having their identities stolen.
USA Today’s revelation that the FBI, the US Marshals Service and as many as 50 other law enforcement agencies are using sophisticated radar to peer inside private homes is “deeply disturbing” to Indiana University Maurer School of Law Distinguished Prof. Fred Cate.
Forensic science standards risk slipping since work was transferred to in-house police labs and private firms, a British spending watchdog has warned.
In a weeklong workshop, fine art students tried to give faces to 11 unidentified crime victims found over the years who were now being handled by the city medical examiner’s office. The agency teamed up with the academy for this project.
In the latest NIJ Forensic Technology Center of Excellence training workshop, “Special Topics in Gunshot Residue,” two experts in the analysis of gunshot residue will answer these questions and more.