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Investigators shut down an online marketplace where cybercriminals bought and sold hacked databases, malicious software and other products that could cripple or steal information from computer systems, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.

Feds Shut Down Darkode Malware Marketplace

July 15, 2015 12:40 pm | by Joe Mandak, Associated Press | Comments

Investigators shut down an online marketplace where cyber criminals bought and sold hacked databases, malicious software and other products that could cripple or steal information from computer systems, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.

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Autopsies are once again being performed in Montana. Bodies needing autopsies had been sent to either Seattle or Rapid City, South Dakota since about July 1.

Autopsies Once Again Being Performed in Montana

July 15, 2015 11:51 am | by Sanjay Talwani, KRTV | Comments

Autopsies are once again being performed in Montana. Bodies needing autopsies had been sent to either Seattle or Rapid City, South Dakota since about July 1. 

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A Chicago man has been arrested in a 2012 burglary when fingerprint analysis came back from the state crime lab three years after the crime, Evanston, Illinois police said.

Fingerprints Come Back 3 Years After Burglary, Lead to Arrest

July 15, 2015 11:30 am | by Bob Seidenberg, Chicago Tribune | Comments

A Chicago man has been arrested in a 2012 burglary when fingerprint analysis came back from the state crime lab three years after the crime, Evanston, Illinois police said.

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Witnesses will give new testimony in the fraud trial of a lottery worker accused of orchestrating the largest lotto scam ever. Eddie Tipton was one of only four people who had security clearance to the lottery's so-called drawing room. It is there that in

Ex-Lotto Worker May Have Ticket Out of Scam Allegations

July 15, 2015 10:51 am | by CBS News | Comments

Witnesses will give new testimony in the fraud trial of a lottery worker accused of orchestrating the largest lotto scam ever. Eddie Tipton was one of only four people who had security clearance to the lottery's so-called drawing room. It is there that investigators say he hacked into computers and installed sophisticated malware that was designed to vanish without a trace.

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If you want to drop off the grid, don't forget to cancel your streaming services.   That's the lesson from a new case reported in The Coloradoan, which saw one couple's   Spotify and Netflix accounts used to track them after they fled to Mexico.

Police Used Spotify to Find Two Fugitives in Mexico

July 15, 2015 10:21 am | by Russell Brandom, The Verge | Comments

If you want to drop off the grid, don't forget to cancel your streaming services. That's the lesson from a new case, which saw one couple's Spotify and Netflix accounts used to track them after they fled to Mexico.

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It could be weeks before the federal government notifies the 21.5 million people whose personal information was exposed by a breach in the government’s security clearance database.

OPM Hack Notifications Could Take Weeks

July 15, 2015 9:49 am | by Cory Bennett, The Hill | Comments

It could be weeks before the federal government notifies the 21.5 million people whose personal information was exposed by a breach in the government’s security clearance database.

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The debate over encryption and backdoors for law enforcement has long had a surplus of opinions and a deficit of data. However, New York district attorney Cyrus Vance offered one actual number into the mix: The Manhattan DA’s office has encountered 74 iPh

Manhattan DA: iPhone Crypto Locked Out Cops 74 Times

July 15, 2015 8:58 am | by Andy Greenberg, Wired | Comments

The debate over encryption and backdoors for law enforcement has long had a surplus of opinions and a deficit of data. However, New York district attorney Cyrus Vance offered one actual number into the mix: The Manhattan DA’s office has encountered 74 iPhones whose full-disk encryption locked out a law enforcement investigation.  

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In light of technological advancements, a man convicted of attempted sexual act nine years ago is entitled to new DNA testing, the Ninth Circuit ruled.

New Tech Threatens Conviction Without DNA

July 14, 2015 4:26 pm | by Rose Bouboushian, Courthouse News Service | Comments

In light of technological advancements, a man convicted of attempted sexual act nine years ago is entitled to new DNA testing, the Ninth Circuit ruled.

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A Pulaski County, Virginia judge ordered Friday that the results of specific tests on a cell phone be turned over to Ashley Jennifer White’s defense team, but that order is on hold pending the prosecution’s appeal to circuit court.

Judge Orders Specific Cell Phone Tests

July 14, 2015 12:03 pm | by Melinda Williams, The Southwest Times | Comments

A Pulaski County, Virginia judge ordered Friday that the results of specific tests on a cell phone be turned over to Ashley Jennifer White’s defense team, but that order is on hold pending the prosecution’s appeal to circuit court.

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Child Molestation Suspect Arrested After Girl Flees Motel, Detectives Say

July 14, 2015 11:28 am | by Wayne K. Roustan, The Sun Sentinel | Comments

The alleged victim, who is under the age of 13, said she knew Drain and met him at a motel at 32 S.E. Second Ave. on Saturday. She told detectives he drank half a bottle of gin and had been smoking marijuana throughout the day and night, the report stated.

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FBI Software Sped Up Identifying Factory Fire Victims

July 14, 2015 11:15 am | by Rima Granali, Philippine Daily Inquirer | Comments

What was initially thought to be a task that would require up to two months to complete took only days, cutting short the wait for families who lost loved ones in the May 13 footwear factory inferno in Valenzuela City.

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Security experts have discovered a new attack as part of the long-running state-  sponsored "Pawn Storm" campaign using the first Java zero-day threat spotted since   2013.

First Java Zero-Day in Two Years Shows Pawn Storm is Back

July 14, 2015 11:13 am | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

Security experts have discovered a new attack as part of the long-running state-sponsored "Pawn Storm" campaign using the first Java zero-day threat spotted since 2013.

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Vitaly Kamluk was born 31 years ago in Belarus. About a third of his life, more than 10 years, he has been employed as a security researcher at Kaspersky Lab. And for the last 7 months, he’s been working in Singapore, home to the recently opened INTERPOL

Working in the INTERPOL Digital Crime Center

July 14, 2015 10:59 am | by Ivan Shadrin, Kaspersky Business | Comments

Vitaly Kamluk was born 31 years ago in Belarus. For more than 10 years, he has been employed as a security researcher at Kaspersky Lab. And for the last seven months, he’s been working in Singapore, home to the recently opened INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation. In this huge futuristic building on Napier Road, Kamluk is helping policemen from all over the world investigate and prevent cyber crime on a daily basis.

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Turns out, going after someone’s Bitcoin transactions is much easier than you might think. After all, as the saying goes, once you’re pwned, you’re pwned.

Hacking Team Broke Bitcoin Secrecy by Targeting Crucial Wallet File

July 14, 2015 9:52 am | by Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica | Comments

Turns out, going after someone’s Bitcoin transactions is much easier than you might think. After all, as the saying goes, once you’re pwned, you’re pwned.

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Pathologist With Problematic Record 'Un-appointed' as Associate State Medical Examiner

July 13, 2015 1:53 pm | by Keila Szpaller, Missoulian | Comments

Thomas Bennett served as associate medical examiner in Montana since 1998, and appears to be a factor in the resignations of the state's chief medical examiners. Gary Dale resigned in April; Walter Kemp left on July 1, and mentioned Bennett's "un-appointment" in his letter of resignation.

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