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For the third time in less than six months, a North Carolina inmate was exonerated by DNA evidence and freed after spending decades in prison for a wrongful murder conviction.

Man Wrongly Convicted 4 Decades Ago Freed from Prison

January 26, 2015 9:50 am | by Jonathan Drew, Associated Press | Comments

For the third time in less than six months, a North Carolina inmate was exonerated by DNA evidence and freed after spending decades in prison for a wrongful murder conviction.                     

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Security researchers at anti-virus vendor Kaspersky Lab have released more information about two of the modules associated with the Regin malware, which many believe to be a surveillance tool designed to conduct espionage.

Regin Espionage Malware: A Closer Look

January 26, 2015 8:19 am | by Mathew J. Schwartz, Gov Info Security | Comments

Security researchers at anti-virus vendor Kaspersky Lab have released more information about two of the modules associated with the Regin malware, which many believe to be a surveillance tool designed to conduct espionage.       

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Authorities say they have completed their analysis of more than 460 pieces of evidence in the case of a woman whose partial remains were found three years after her disappearance, possibly bringing defense attorneys a step closer to seeing how prosecutors

State Agency: Analysis of Evidence in Bobo Case Finished

January 23, 2015 1:56 pm | by Adrian Sainz, Associated Press | Comments

Authorities say they have completed their analysis of more than 460 pieces of evidence in the case of a woman whose partial remains were found three years after her disappearance, possibly bringing defense attorneys a step closer to seeing how prosecutors have linked their clients to her.

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Arkansas Crime Laboratory officials and the Pulaski County coroner's office have removed about 30 bodies from a suburban Little Rock funeral home after its license was temporarily suspended by the state Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.

About 30 Bodies Removed from Suspended Arkansas Mortuary

January 23, 2015 1:24 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Arkansas Crime Laboratory officials and the Pulaski County coroner's office have removed about 30 bodies from a suburban Little Rock funeral home after its license was temporarily suspended by the state Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.

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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.

China Hits Back at MITM Outlook Claims

January 23, 2015 12:51 pm | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

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.       

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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.

Barrett Brown Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison in Connection to Stratfor Hack

January 23, 2015 10:42 am | by Kim Zetter, Wired | Comments

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.         

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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.

Seattle Police to Begin DNA Testing on All Stored Rape Kits

January 23, 2015 10:27 am | by Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times | Comments

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.                     

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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

Did feds mount a sustained attack on Tor to decloak crime suspects?

January 23, 2015 8:13 am | by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica | Comments

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.

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A Bellevue, 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 Sil

FBI Arrests Key Player in Silk Road 2.0

January 22, 2015 12:30 pm | by FBI | Comments

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.

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Police in a Mexican border city said Wednesday that a drone overloaded with illicit methamphetamine crashed into a supermarket parking lot.

Drug-filled Drone Crashes Near US-Mexico Border

January 22, 2015 11:57 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Police in a Mexican border city said Wednesday that a drone overloaded with illicit methamphetamine crashed into a supermarket parking lot.                               

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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.

Mitochondrial DNA Research Could Bolster Forensic Investigations

January 22, 2015 11:43 am | by Penn State | Comments

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.                     

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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.

New Insects Revealed in Entomological Decomposition

January 22, 2015 11:26 am | by Entomological Society of America | Comments

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.

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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

DC Department of Forensic Sciences to Appear on South Korean Television Show

January 22, 2015 9:28 am | by D.C. Department of Forensic Sciences | Comments

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.

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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.

Queen's University Belfast Leads Pioneering Research into Cybersecurity

January 22, 2015 9:13 am | by Queen's University Belfast | Comments

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.               

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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.

'123456' Maintains the Top Spot on Annual 'Worst Passwords' List

January 21, 2015 1:53 pm | Comments

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.           

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