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It worked on Hurricane Panda. Can APT30 and other organized cyberespionage groups   also be convinced that an attack campaign isn't worth the trouble?

Chinese Nation-State Hackers Give Up Attack Campaign

April 14, 2015 11:24 am | by Sara Peters, Dark Reading | Comments

It worked on Hurricane Panda. Can APT30 and other organized cyberespionage groups also be convinced that an attack campaign isn't worth the trouble?

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According to the IT and security professionals surveyed by ESG, better detection tools, better analysis tools, and more training on how to deal with incident response issues are the top ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the information s

Key Challenges to Timely Incident Response

April 14, 2015 10:55 am | by Help Net Security | Comments

According to the IT and security professionals surveyed by ESG, better detection tools, better analysis tools, and more training on how to deal with incident response issues are the top ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the information security staff.

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For months, federal law enforcement agencies and industry have been deadlocked on a highly contentious issue: Should tech companies be obliged to guarantee government access to encrypted data on smartphones and other digital devices, and is that even poss

NSA Proposes Encryption Fix

April 13, 2015 12:25 pm | by Ellen Nakashima and Barton Gellman, The Washington Post | Comments

For months, federal law enforcement agencies and industry have been deadlocked on a highly contentious issue: Should tech companies be obliged to guarantee government access to encrypted data on smartphones and other digital devices, and is that even possible without compromising the security of law-abiding customers? Recently, the head of the NSA provided a rare hint of what some U.S. officials think might be a technical solution.

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Life in the Crime Lab is Not Like it is on TV

April 13, 2015 12:10 pm | by Jeff Bahr, The Grand Island Independent | Comments

Because of the TV shows, Pam Zilly believes “there is more of an expectation, particularly from juries, that there will be forensic evidence in every case,” and that the evidence will be presented to them.

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Even in the smallest police departments, today’s gumshoes are finding crime-solving clues in computer chips as criminals take a more technological approach to break the law.

Secret Service Trains Local Cyber Sleuths

April 13, 2015 12:05 pm | by Deborah Highland, Bowling Green Daily News | Comments

Even in the smallest police departments, today’s gumshoes are finding crime-solving clues in computer chips as criminals take a more technological approach to break the law.

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Cold Case Detectives Buoyed by Arrest in Beck Murder

April 13, 2015 11:58 am | by Andy Thompson, Post-Crescent Media | Comments

Ehnert is the aunt and godmother of Amber Wilde, who was 19 and pregnant when she disappeared in Green Bay on Sept. 23, 1998. Seeing news reports about the recent arrest of a suspect in Beck's slaying reminded Ehnert how much she wants Wilde's case to be solved.

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A member of the identity theft and credit card fraud ring known as “Carder.su” was sentenced recently to 150 months in federal prison for selling stolen and counterfeit credit cards over the Internet.  He was further ordered to pay $50.8 million in restit

Member of Credit Card Cybercrime Ring Sentenced to 150 Months in Prison

April 13, 2015 11:49 am | by DoJ | Comments

A member of the identity theft and credit card fraud ring known as “Carder.su” was sentenced recently to 150 months in federal prison for selling stolen and counterfeit credit cards over the Internet. He was further ordered to pay $50.8 million in restitution.

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Husband, 83, Knew of Murder Scene Secrets, Court Told

April 13, 2015 11:24 am | by Pia Akerman, The Australian | Comments

The long-running investigation into the slaying of Margaret Penny and her hairdresser Claire Acocks reached a milestone yesterday as police charged Robert Penny, 83, over the 1991 murders.

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Hackers, most likely from China, have been spying on governments and businesses in Southeast Asia and India uninterrupted for a decade, researchers at internet security company FireEye Inc said.

Researchers Attribute Hacking in Southeast Asia, India to China

April 13, 2015 11:24 am | by Jeremy Wagstaff, Reuters | Comments

Hackers, most likely from China, have been spying on governments and businesses in Southeast Asia and India uninterrupted for a decade, researchers at internet security company FireEye Inc said.

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An Inspector General audit found potential for abuse of the FBI's forensic kiosks that could violate the Fourth Amendment and also mentioned the FBI’s Training Registration System was hacked in 2014.

Information Extracting Kiosks Tempt Police to Go Rogue

April 13, 2015 10:57 am | by Ms. Smith, Network World | Comments

An Inspector General audit found potential for abuse of the FBI's forensic kiosks that could violate the Fourth Amendment and also mentioned the FBI’s Training Registration System was hacked in 2014.  

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This paper examines a set of common features to compare and contrast five popular open source email forensic tools. The study finds that all email forensic tools are not similar, offer diverse types of facility. By combining analysis tools, it may be poss

A Comparative Study of Email Forensic Tools

April 13, 2015 8:29 am | by V. Devendran, H. Shahriar and V. Clincy, SCIRP | Comments

This paper examines a set of common features to compare and contrast five popular open source email forensic tools. The study finds that all email forensic tools are not similar, offer diverse types of facility. By combining analysis tools, it may be possible to gain detailed information in the area of email forensic.

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In Contra Costa County, California, two cold cases dating back more than two decades are now believed solved thanks to new DNA technology.

New DNA Technology Helps Solve Two Decades-Old Murder Cases

April 10, 2015 2:56 pm | by Janet O, ABC 7 Chicago | Comments

In Contra Costa County, California, two cold cases dating back more than two decades are now believed solved thanks to new DNA technology.

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It wasn't messrs Clooney, Pitt and their nine accomplices who sailed down an elevator shaft and cracked open dozens of safety deposit boxes at a London vault during the Easter weekend. But last weekend's raid in the heart of the city's jewelry district fe

How a Heist is Masterminded

April 10, 2015 2:09 pm | by Roy Ramm, CNN | Comments

It wasn't messrs Clooney, Pitt and their nine accomplices who sailed down an elevator shaft and cracked open dozens of safety deposit boxes at a London vault during the Easter weekend. But last weekend's raid in the heart of the city's jewelry district feels like it has been taken from a movie like "Ocean 11" given its daring and planning.

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Cartoonishly tiny arms? Check. Massive, bone-crunching jaws? Huge check. How about bloodthirsty cannibalistic impulses? For certain enormous Tyrannosaurs dinosaurs—including T. rex—apparently that's a big check, too.

Fossil Forensics Reveal Tyrannosaur Cannibalism

April 10, 2015 12:26 pm | by William Herkewitz, Popular Mechanics | Comments

Cartoonishly tiny arms? Check. Massive, bone-crunching jaws? Huge check. How about bloodthirsty cannibalistic impulses? For certain enormous Tyrannosaurs dinosaurs — including T. rex — apparently that's a big check, too.

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USA TODAY has reported that the U.S. government started keeping secret records of Americans' international telephone calls nearly a decade before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, harvesting billions of calls in a program that provided a blueprint for the f

DEA Collected American Call Data for Years

April 10, 2015 11:42 am | by Brad Heath, USA TODAY | Comments

USA TODAY has reported that the U.S. government started keeping secret records of Americans' international telephone calls nearly a decade before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, harvesting billions of calls in a program that provided a blueprint for the far broader National Security Agency surveillance that followed.

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