Kirk Odom was convicted of a 1981 rape and robbery after a woman identified him as her attacker and an FBI specialist testified that hair on her nightgown was similar to hair on Odom's head. But DNA testing some 30 years later affirmed what Odom long had maintained: The hair wasn't his.
APTs are designed to gain access to a network, acquire data, and secretly monitor the targeted computer systems over long periods. Many researchers agree that the term “Advanced Persistent Threat” was first coined by the U.S. Government during 2005 by security analysts to describe complex cyber attacks against specific targets for financial or informational gains by a well-funded group of individuals.
Despite the importance of tool mark analysis in the forensic sciences, the imaging and comparison of tool marks remains a difficult and time-consuming endeavor. The ability to certify two cases as highly similar is therefore a function of both the ability to capture a high-resolution measurement of each case and the ability to identify and match relevant structural features.
A Russian hacking group was poised to launch a cyber assault on U.S. banks, but may have withdrawn those plans after being discovered.
The Sally Beauty chain confirmed Thursday that it has suffered its second data breach in just over two years. The beauty products seller had notified customers earlier this month that it was investigating reports of unusual activity on payment cards used at some of its U.S. locations.
Top-level domains are becoming a favorite tool of cyber criminals looking to promote unwanted, fraudulent advertising and phishing campaigns.
Their current test firing range was crafted in a hallway and cold storage for evidence is a collection assembled from the local Sears. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says a $55 million crime lab taking shape on the east side of the Washburn University campus is long overdue.
The regional medical examiner office that performed the autopsies of the high-profile death investigation of John and Joyce Sheridan, whose deaths were ruled a murder-suicide, failed its re-accreditation two years ago. But the accreditation process is voluntary, and most medical examiner offices throughout the country operate without accreditation.
Ukraine is turning to an unlikely partner in its struggle to defend itself against Russian cyber warfare: Romania. The eastern European country known more for economic disarray than technological prowess has become one of the leading nations in Europe in the fight against hacking.
Critical vulnerability in the open-source QEMU hypervisor lets attackers break out of a virtual machine, execute code on a host machine and access all the other VMs on the host.
Forget notions that physical crime today somehow operates in a separate sphere from cybercrime. That's because many criminals have become experts at embracing online attack techniques, thanks in part to a thriving cybercrime ecosystem that enables criminals to hire specialists with skills or acquire attack tools on an as-needed basis.
A massive DDoS botnet made up of a slave network of hijacked home and office routers has been revealed.
Scammers are actively targeting Starbucks customers and syphoning money from the credit or debit card they have tied to their Starbucks accounts.
The Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation division has created a cybercrime unit to combat the growing trend of identity theft-related tax fraud as the problem morphs into data breaches and becomes more international in scope.