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Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Cyber Crimes Center (C3) in Fairfax, Virginia unveiled a 5,000-square-foot forensic laboratory July 22 that has substantially more space for conducting cyber operations, including closer analysis of criminal hard driv

ICE Unveils Expanded Cyber Forensics Lab

July 23, 2015 10:33 am | by Mark Rockwell, FCW | Comments

Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Cyber Crimes Center (C3) in Fairfax, Virginia unveiled a 5,000-square-foot forensic laboratory July 22 that has substantially more space for conducting cyber operations, including closer analysis of criminal hard drives and video and audio forensic capabilities that rival anything seen on CSI.

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R&D Magazine today announced the Finalists for the 53rd annual R&D 100 Awards, which honor the 100 most innovative technologies and services of the past year. This year’s Winners will be presented with their honors at the annual black-tie awards dinner on

Finalists Announced for the 2015 R&D 100 Awards

July 23, 2015 10:23 am | Comments

R&D Magazine today announced the Finalists for the 53rd annual R&D 100 Awards, which honor the 100 most innovative technologies and services of the past year. This year’s Winners will be presented with their honors at the annual black-tie awards dinner on November 13, 2015 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Security vendor FireEye has shed light on a new group of 419 scammers using keyloggers and other malware to divert potentially millions of dollars in payments from over 2000 victims worldwide.

FireEye Uncovers Turbo Charged Nigerian 419 Group

July 23, 2015 10:08 am | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

Security vendor FireEye has shed light on a new group of 419 scammers using keyloggers and other malware to divert potentially millions of dollars in payments from over 2000 victims worldwide.

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Organic gunshot residue (OGSR) analysis may improve the reliability of determining whether a suspect has discharged a firearm because OGSR materials are less likely to be contaminated by the environment.

Detecting Organic Constituents of Gunshot Residue

July 22, 2015 12:38 pm | by NIJ | Comments

Organic gunshot residue (OGSR) analysis may improve the reliability of determining whether a suspect has discharged a firearm because OGSR materials are less likely to be contaminated by the environment.

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According to The New York Times and Bloomberg News, four men in Florida and Israel have been arrested in connection to the 2014 hack against JPMorgan Chase, which resulted in gigabytes of bank data being exfiltrated. The news outlets, citing anonymous sou

4 Men Reportedly Arrested in Connection to JPMorgan Chase Hack

July 22, 2015 12:07 pm | by Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica | Comments

According to The New York Times and Bloomberg News, four men in Florida and Israel have been arrested in connection to the 2014 hack against JPMorgan Chase, which resulted in gigabytes of bank data being exfiltrated. The news outlets, citing anonymous sources, did not fully explain how all the suspects were connected.

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A pair of veteran cybersecurity researchers have shown they can use the Internet to turn off a car's engine as it drives, sharply escalating the stakes in the debate about the safety of increasingly connected cars and trucks.

Security Experts Hack Into Moving Car and Seize Control

July 22, 2015 11:06 am | by Joseph Menn, Reuters | Comments

A pair of veteran cybersecurity researchers have shown they can use the Internet to turn off a car's engine as it drives, sharply escalating the stakes in the debate about the safety of increasingly connected cars and trucks.

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What are the real trends in cyber crime? Recent media coverage has been rife with stories of large-scale data breaches, hacks and online financial crime. IT security firms publish yearly reports that generally show the security of cyberspace to be poor an

Global Cyberspace is Safer Than You Think

July 21, 2015 1:41 pm | by Eric Jardine, The Global Commission on Internet Governance | Comments

What are the real trends in cyber crime? Recent media coverage has been rife with stories of large-scale data breaches, hacks and online financial crime. IT security firms publish yearly reports that generally show the security of cyberspace to be poor and often getting worse. But overall, global cyberspace is actually far safer than commonly thought.

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UCLA Health, the administrative structure which governs the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) hospitals, has suffered a data breach, and personal and medical information of over 4.5 million patients has likely been accessed and possibly stolen

Hackers Hit UCLA Health, Access Medical Files of 4.5M Patients

July 21, 2015 1:30 pm | by Zeljka Zorz, Help Net Security | Comments

UCLA Health, the administrative structure which governs the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) hospitals, has suffered a data breach, and personal and medical information of over 4.5 million patients has likely been accessed and possibly stolen by the attackers.

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Security firm Netragard has suspended its exploit acquisition program two weeks after it was found selling a potent piece of attackware to the Italian malware developer Hacking Team.

Firm Stops Selling Exploits After Delivering Flash 0-day to Hacking Team

July 21, 2015 1:20 pm | by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica | Comments

Security firm Netragard has suspended its exploit acquisition program two weeks after it was found selling a potent piece of attackware to the Italian malware developer Hacking Team.

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Expanded DNA Collection Bill Pits Public Safety Against Privacy

July 21, 2015 1:07 pm | by Andrew Staub, The Pennsylvania Independent | Comments

The Delaware County Republican is lobbying to expand the state’s DNA-collection law, arguing police could stop repeat offenders if the authorities didn’t have to wait for a conviction before swabbing a suspect, as current law requires.

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Costco Wholesale Corp, Sam's Club and a handful of other large retailers have disabled their online photo printing stores in recent days, on concerns about a possible data breach at PNI Digital Media, which manages and/or hosts photo services sites.

Costco, Sam's Club, Others Halt Photo Sites Over Possible Breach

July 21, 2015 12:54 pm | by Solarina Ho, Reuters | Comments

Costco Wholesale Corp, Sam's Club and a handful of other large retailers have disabled their online photo printing stores in recent days, on concerns about a possible data breach at PNI Digital Media, which manages and/or hosts photo services sites.

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New DNA Ruling Could Stretch State Resources Thin

July 20, 2015 3:12 pm | by Lindsay Brauner, Fox Montana | Comments

With the recent ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, defense attorneys like Missoula lawyer Colin Stephens celebrate the possibility of second-chances for clients.

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Keeping tabs on workers in contact with the federal government is high priority in an era that is not only post-Edward Snowden, but post-Fort Hood, post-Navy Yard and generally post-general-sense-of-security. The government's struggles to maintain thoroug

Can big data combat a Pentagon insider threat?

July 20, 2015 11:04 am | by Amber Corrin, C4ISR & Networks | Comments

Keeping tabs on workers in contact with the federal government is high priority in an era that is not only post-Edward Snowden, but post-Fort Hood, post-Navy Yard and generally post-general-sense-of-security. The government's struggles to maintain thorough backgrounds of its workers are well-documented, but now officials hope the use of big data will fix many of the problems.

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A string of weaponized attacks targeting Adobe's Flash media player has kept software engineers scrambling to fix the underlying vulnerabilities that make the exploits so dangerous. Fortunately, they have also been busy making structural changes to the wa

0-day Attacks Exploiting Flash Just Got Harder Thanks to New Defenses

July 20, 2015 10:51 am | by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica | Comments

A string of weaponized attacks targeting Adobe's Flash media player has kept software engineers scrambling to fix the underlying vulnerabilities that make the exploits so dangerous. Fortunately, they have also been busy making structural changes to the way the program interacts with computer operating systems to significantly reduce the damage that can result not only from those specific attacks but entire classes of similar ones.

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Airmen may soon take cybersecurity classes as part of a new school designed to bring the Air Force's digital abilities to the cutting edge.

New 'Cyber College' to Train Airmen on Cyber Challenges

July 20, 2015 10:30 am | by Phillip Swarts, AirForce Times | Comments

Airmen may soon take cybersecurity classes as part of a new school designed to bring the Air Force's digital abilities to the cutting edge.

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