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Scammers are actively targeting Starbucks customers and syphoning money from the credit or debit card they have tied to their Starbucks accounts.

Scammers Draining Payment Cards Linked to Starbucks Card Accounts

May 13, 2015 12:51 pm | by Zeljka Zorz, Help Net Security | Comments

Scammers are actively targeting Starbucks customers and syphoning money from the credit or debit card they have tied to their Starbucks accounts.

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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.

IRS Creates Cybercrime Unit to Battle Identity Theft

May 12, 2015 1:48 pm | by Michael Cohn, Accounting Today | Comments

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.

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Automating the process of excising personally identifiable information when sharing data is a challenge that the Defense Department hopes to overcome.

Employing Technology to Ensure Privacy

May 12, 2015 1:27 pm | by Eric Chabrow, Gov Info Security | Comments

Automating the process of excising personally identifiable information when sharing data is a challenge that the Defense Department hopes to overcome.

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Hedge funds are increasingly targeted by cyber extortionists, John Carlin, US Assistant Attorney General for National Security, has warned the audience at the SALT hedge fund conference held last week in Las Vegas.

Cyber Extortionists are Hitting Hedge Funds

May 12, 2015 1:13 pm | by Zeljka Zorz, Help Net Security | Comments

Hedge funds are increasingly targeted by cyber extortionists, John Carlin, US Assistant Attorney General for National Security, has warned the audience at the SALT hedge fund conference held last week in Las Vegas.

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As fighters surged into Syria last summer, a video surfaced online with the grisly imagery and sneering tone of a propaganda release from the Islamic State. The clip was assembled by a special unit at the State Department charged with finding ways to cont

US Imitates Enemy in Social Media Propaganda War Against ISIS

May 12, 2015 1:02 pm | by Greg Miller and Scott Higham, The Washington Post | Comments

As fighters surged into Syria last summer, a video surfaced online with the grisly imagery and sneering tone of a propaganda release from the Islamic State. The clip was assembled by a special unit at the State Department charged with finding ways to contain the spread of militant Islamist ideology, The Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications.

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M-Vac is Sucking Up DNA Evidence Needed to Catch Criminals

May 12, 2015 12:30 pm | by Sandra Olney, KSL | Comments

Like a mini carpet cleaner, the M-Vac system sucks up DNA evidence from a variety of broad porous surfaces like a cotton shirt.

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British spy agency GCHQ is for the first time openly hiring hackers.

UK Spy Agency Openly Hiring Hackers

May 12, 2015 12:27 pm | by Zack Whittaker, ZDNet | Comments

British spy agency GCHQ is for the first time openly hiring hackers.

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Atlanta Police Get New Crime Lab

May 12, 2015 12:03 pm | by Morse Diggs, Fox 5 | Comments

A murder at a popular Atlanta bar stymied investigators for months. Using crime scene investigative tools, detectives quickly got the ballistics information they needed and were able to make an arrest.

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Thousands of Untested Rape Kits Discovered in Police Evidence Rooms, Hospital

May 12, 2015 11:57 am | by Jeff Chirico, CBS46 | Comments

Athens-Clarke County and Cobb County police departments recently uncovered hundreds of rape kits that hadn't been sent to a crime lab for processing. ACCPD found 159 untested kits dating back to 1993, while Cobb police identified 365 untested kits dating back to the 1970's.

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In addition to building a very long railroad line, China and Russia have agreed to   cyber cooperation. The two countries have entered into an information security   agreement heralded as a “nonaggression pact” between the countries in cyberspace,   accor

Russia and China are Not Going to Cyber Attack Each Other

May 11, 2015 1:13 pm | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor | Comments

In addition to building a very long railroad line, China and Russia have agreed to cyber cooperation. The two countries have entered into an information security agreement heralded as a “nonaggression pact” between the countries in cyberspace, according to The New York Times.

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The cryptography used in the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP), one of the most widely used smart meter and smart grid device networking standards, can be easily cracked, researchers have found.

Flawed Crypto Endangers Millions of Smart Grid Devices

May 11, 2015 12:43 pm | by Zeljka Zorz, Help Net Security | Comments

The cryptography used in the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP), one of the most widely used smart meter and smart grid device networking standards, can be easily cracked, researchers have found.

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Las Vegas’ Firekeepers Casino Hotel is in the process of investigating a possible data security incident involving its point of sale systems that may have impacted its payment processing system for the casino, hotel, restaurants and shops.

Breach at FireKeepers Vegas Continues Casino Attacks

May 11, 2015 12:24 pm | by Tara Seals, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

Las Vegas’ Firekeepers Casino Hotel is in the process of investigating a possible data security incident involving its point of sale systems that may have impacted its payment processing system for the casino, hotel, restaurants and shops.

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A Decade after Katrina, New Orleans Eyes New DNA Crime Lab

May 11, 2015 10:48 am | by Jim Mustian, The Advocate | Comments

The $19 million project, tentatively slated for completion in early 2017, is expected to restore a DNA testing division crippled by the storm, ending an arrangement in which the city has employed its own analysts to work on DNA from local cases at the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab in Baton Rouge.

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Why Flies May Be the Future of Forensic Science

May 11, 2015 10:32 am | Comments

Insects colonise a cadaver in successive waves, and each has its own unique life cycle. They can therefore provide information that is useful for estimating time of death and for learning about the circumstances of death. This has led to the emerging field of forensic entomology.

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Teen Challenges Results of Blood-alcohol Test

May 11, 2015 10:21 am | by James A. Kimble, Union Leader | Comments

The lab, which analyzes scores of blood-alcohol results each year, was undergoing accreditation when it was testing a blood sample for 17-year-old Remi Gross-Santos.

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