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In the nationwide talent grab for cybersecurity experts, new research shows federal agencies can't compete with the perks offered by top-tier companies.

When Cyber Talent Isn't Drawn to Government, Hackers Run Amok

April 15, 2015 10:06 am | by Jory Heckman, Federal News Radio | Comments

In the nationwide talent grab for cybersecurity experts, new research shows federal agencies can't compete with the perks offered by top-tier companies.

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Police Bust Mobile Meth Lab in Stolen Car

April 14, 2015 1:17 pm | by Courtney Astolfi, The Sandusky Register | Comments

Perkins police learned about a possible intoxicated driver around 8:30 a.m. Monday, and soon found Simcox stepping out of a 2011 Ford Fusion that was parked in front of Ohio Business College on Milan Road.

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Gascon Defends DA Task Force, Says Must Ensure Prosecutions are Fair in SF

April 14, 2015 1:05 pm | by Jonah Owen Lamb, The San Francisco Examiner | Comments

The first and most important reason for the task force, which was launched March 30, is to ensure cases tried by Gascon’s office have used evidence legally obtained and untainted by bias.

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Virginia's DNA Data Bank Tallies 10,000th Hit

April 14, 2015 12:28 pm | by Joe Dashiell, WDBJ7 | Comments

Governor Terry McAuliffe and Senator Mark Warner toured the department Monday, as they highlighted the 10,000th cold hit linking a DNA profile in the data bank with evidence from a criminal case.

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The Simda botnet, known for spreading banking malware and dropping a backdoor on hundreds of thousands of machines worldwide, was taken down in a collaborative effort between international law enforcement bodies and private security and technology compani

Coordinated Takedown Puts End to Simda Botnet

April 14, 2015 12:02 pm | by Michael Mimoso, Threatpost | Comments

The Simda botnet, known for spreading banking malware and dropping a backdoor on hundreds of thousands of machines worldwide, was taken down in a collaborative effort between international law enforcement bodies and private security and technology companies.

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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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