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After more than four years and two giant law enforcement busts, the Dark Web’s drug market is still just as robust as it was during the Silk Road’s heyday. In fact, according to a new study, it’s now moving well over $100 million of illegal substances a y

Crackdowns Haven't Stopped the Dark Web's $100M Yearly Drug Sales

August 17, 2015 10:00 am | by Andy Greenberg, Wired | Comments

After more than four years and two giant law enforcement busts, the Dark Web’s drug market is still just as robust as it was during the Silk Road’s heyday. In fact, according to a new study, it’s now moving well over $100 million of illegal substances a year, and it’s recovering from every new scam-induced setback and government crackdown faster than the last one.

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Russian and Chinese cyber spies are using similar — and surprisingly simple — methods to hack their top U.S. targets, according to new research.

Russian, Chinese Hackers Use Nearly Identical Tactics on US

August 17, 2015 9:39 am | by Cory Bennett, The Hill | Comments

Russian and Chinese cyber spies are using similar — and surprisingly simple — methods to hack their top U.S. targets, according to new research.

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The National Security Agency's ability to spy on vast quantities of Internet traffic passing through the United States has relied on its extraordinary, decades-long partnership with a single company: the telecom giant AT&T.

NSA Spying Relies on AT&T's 'Extreme Willingness to Help'

August 17, 2015 9:26 am | by Julia Angwin and Jeff Larson, ProPublica | Comments

The National Security Agency's ability to spy on vast quantities of Internet traffic passing through the United States has relied on its extraordinary, decades-long partnership with a single company: the telecom giant AT&T.

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Eugene Kaspersky has taken to the world wide web to strongly rebut allegations made in a Reuters story that his firm deliberately tried to tarnish the reputation of its rivals by tricking them into classifying legitimate files as malicious.

Kaspersky Hits Back at False Positives Story

August 17, 2015 9:14 am | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

Eugene Kaspersky has taken to the world wide web to strongly rebut allegations made in a Reuters story that his firm deliberately tried to tarnish the reputation of its rivals by tricking them into classifying legitimate files as malicious.

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Man Who Shot NYC Firefighter is Dead after Standoff

August 14, 2015 2:35 pm | by Jake Pearson, The Associated Press | Comments

A high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang who was to be arrested on parole violations when he shot a firefighter responding to a call of smoke coming from his girlfriend's home died Friday in a gunfight with police after a six-hour standoff, two police officials said.

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Cost of Hunt for Escaped NY Killers Topped $1 Million a Day

August 14, 2015 2:24 pm | by Michael Virtanen, The Associated Press | Comments

Payroll records suggest the hunt for two escaped killers in northern New York cost more than $1 million a day, with overtime alone for state troopers and corrections officers $22 million higher than last year.

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Cost of Hunt for Escaped NY Killers Topped $1 Million a Day

August 14, 2015 2:24 pm | by Michael Virtanen, The Associated Press | Comments

Payroll records suggest the hunt for two escaped killers in northern New York cost more than $1 million a day, with overtime alone for state troopers and corrections officers $22 million higher than last year.

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Businesses Face Malicious Attachment Threat As Spam Declines

August 14, 2015 1:25 pm | by Tom Jowitt, Tech Week | Comments

The good news is that the volume of unsolicited email has declined to levels not seen since since 2012. The EU incidentally is the largest generator (15 percent) of total unsolicited emails, followed by the USA, China, Russia and even Indonesia and Argentina.

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How to Overcome Digital Forensic Challenges in the Cloud

August 14, 2015 1:20 pm | by Hamid Jahankhani, Tech Week | Comments

Cloud computing services are also, a popular target for malicious activities, resulting in the exponential increase of cyber attacks. Digital evidence is the evidence that is collected from the suspect’s workstations or electronic medium that could be used to assist computer forensics investigations.

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Attackers are Hijacking Critical Networking Gear from Cisco, Company Warns

August 14, 2015 1:15 pm | by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica | Comments

Short for ROM Monitor, ROMMON is the means for booting Cisco's IOS operating system. Administrators use it to perform a variety of configuration tasks, including recovering lost passwords, downloading software, or in some cases running the router itself.

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Top Secret Clinton Emails Include Drone Talk

August 14, 2015 1:10 pm | by Bradley Klapper, The Associated Press | Comments

The two emails on Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server that an auditor deemed "top secret" include a discussion of a news article detailing a U.S. drone operation and a separate conversation that could point back to highly classified material.

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1982 Murder Conviction Thrown Out on New DNA Evidence

August 13, 2015 4:11 pm | by David DeKok, Reuters | Comments

DNA testing of sperm evidence in the case "excluded Fogle and pointed to an unidentified male" in the 1976 rape and murder of Deann "Kathy" Long, according to the Innocence Project, a group that works to exonerate wrongfully convicted people.

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Should Cops Get to Review the Video Before They Report?

August 13, 2015 11:34 am | by Kathy Pezdek, The Marshall Project | Comments

The question is whether prior to being questioned or even prior to writing a report, should the officer be permitted to view the recorded footage? 

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Samsung Unveils 2.5-inch 16TB SSD: The World’s Largest Hard Drive

August 13, 2015 10:47 am | by Sebastian Anthony, Ars Technica | Comments

The secret sauce behind Samsung's 16TB SSD is the company's new 256Gbit (32GB) NAND flash die; twice the capacity of 128Gbit NAND dies that were commercialised by various chip makers last year.

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Cyber Security Startup Tanium at $2.5 billion Valuation

August 13, 2015 10:42 am | by Leena Rao and Dan Primack, Fortune | Comments

What makes Tanium unique is its ability to detect and fix enterprise security threats quickly. The company’s technology works across traditional computing infrastructure and systems that make up the Internet of things.

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