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.
Automating the process of excising personally identifiable information when sharing data is a challenge that the Defense Department hopes to overcome.
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.
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.
Like a mini carpet cleaner, the M-Vac system sucks up DNA evidence from a variety of broad porous surfaces like a cotton shirt.
British spy agency GCHQ is for the first time openly hiring hackers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.