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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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DNA Tests Find No Link Between Baby Doe, Missing Michigan Infant

July 13, 2015 1:47 pm | by Samantha Tata, Pix 11 | Comments

When computer-generated photos of Boston’s “Baby Doe” were released earlier this month, many remarked on a resemblance between the 4-year-old and Katherine Phillips. Law enforcement in Michigan told FOX17 last week they planned to discuss their ongoing investigation with police in Massachusetts to explore any connection between the two girls.

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Accused malware kingpin Vladimir Tsastsin has pleaded guilty to charges relating to a   massive click fraud scheme that the FBI dubbed Operation Ghost Click. The scheme,   which also involved money laundering, affected more than 4 million victims in 100

Malware Kingpin Pleads Guilty

July 13, 2015 1:04 pm | by Mathew J. Schwartz, infoRisk Today | Comments

Accused malware kingpin Vladimir Tsastsin has pleaded guilty to charges relating to a massive click fraud scheme that the FBI dubbed Operation Ghost Click. The scheme, which also involved money laundering, affected more than 4 million victims in 100 countries.

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Individual attacks, once believed to be unconnected, now appear to be part of a coordinated campaign by Chinese hackers to collect sensitive details on key people that went on far longer - and burrowed far deeper - than initially thought.

Hacked in the USA: China's Not-So-Hidden Infiltration Op

July 13, 2015 12:47 pm | by Chris Strohm, Michael Riley and Jordan Robertson, Bloomberg | Comments

Individual attacks, once believed to be unconnected, now appear to be part of a coordinated campaign by Chinese hackers to collect sensitive details on key people that went on far longer - and burrowed far deeper - than initially thought.

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Spyware service provider Hacking Team orchestrated the hijacking of IP addresses it didn't own to help Italian police regain control over several computers that were being monitored in an investigation, email sent among company employees showed.

Hacking Team Orchestrated Brazen BGP Hack to Hijack IPs It Didn't Own

July 13, 2015 11:56 am | by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica | Comments

Spyware service provider Hacking Team orchestrated the hijacking of IP addresses it didn't own to help Italian police regain control over several computers that were being monitored in an investigation, email sent among company employees showed.

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DNA evidence led investigators to a suspect accused of killing two men found with gunshot wounds to the head in a burned-out Tallahassee, Florida apartment.

DNA Evidence Leads to Double-Murder Suspect

July 10, 2015 2:58 pm | by Karl Etters, Tallahassee Democrat | Comments

DNA evidence led investigators to a suspect accused of killing two men found with gunshot wounds to the head in a burned-out Tallahassee, Florida apartment.  

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Authorities have possession of crucial DNA evidence in the murder trial of two Burmese migrants accused of killing two young British tourists on a Thai resort island, the national police chief insisted Friday, disputing reports that it might have been los

Thai Police Chief: Evidence in Tourist Murder Trial Not Lost

July 10, 2015 2:44 pm | by Thanyarat Doksone, Associated Press | Comments

Authorities have possession of crucial DNA evidence in the murder trial of two Burmese migrants accused of killing two young British tourists on a Thai resort island, the national police chief insisted Friday, disputing reports that it might have been lost.

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It takes more than a keen eye and an agile hand to give a semblance of life to the dead. But for former police forensic artist Shuichi Abe, it is a profession he aims to pass down through generations of police officers after his groundbreaking work in ide

Forensic Artist's Images Reunited Tsunami Dead

July 10, 2015 2:31 pm | by The Japan Times | Comments

It takes more than a keen eye and an agile hand to give a semblance of life to the dead. But for former police forensic artist Shuichi Abe, it is a profession he aims to pass down through generations of police officers after his groundbreaking work in identifying victims from the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami.

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The head of the U.S. government's personnel office resigned abruptly on Friday, bowing to pressure for her to step down following a massive government data breach on her watch.

US Personnel Chief Resigns in Wake of Massive Data Breach

July 10, 2015 1:43 pm | by Josh Lederman and Jack Gillum, Associated Press | Comments

The head of the U.S. government's personnel office resigned abruptly on Friday, bowing to pressure for her to step down following a massive government data breach on her watch.

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When a series of technical glitches hit companies that ranged from United to the New York Stock Exchange this week, suspicions immediately ran to a cyber attack. Was this just the beginning of something much worse? The irony that these worries were mostly

The Reality of Cyberwar

July 10, 2015 12:01 pm | by P.W. Singer and August Cole, Politico | Comments

When a series of technical glitches hit companies that ranged from United to the New York Stock Exchange this week, suspicions immediately ran to a cyber attack. Was this just the beginning of something much worse? The irony that these worries were mostly expressed online at places like Twitter was not lost on many, but it points to how deeply they have become woven into the narrative of threats that surround us.

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The latest bug in OpenSSL patched on Thursday is nowhere near as bad as Heartbleed and shows the open source community is getting better at spotting and addressing flaws, according to industry experts.

Latest OpenSSL Flaw Not a Heartbleed-Sized Bug

July 10, 2015 11:19 am | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

The latest bug in OpenSSL patched on Thursday is nowhere near as bad as Heartbleed and shows the open source community is getting better at spotting and addressing flaws, according to industry experts.

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The EWG Action Fund is calling for a ban on asbestos in consumer products after it found traces of the carcinogen in children's crayons and toy crime lab kits.

Group Finds Asbestos in Children's Crayons, Toy Crime Lab Kits

July 9, 2015 2:57 pm | by Liza Lucas, CNN | Comments

The EWG Action Fund is calling for a ban on asbestos in consumer products after it found traces of the carcinogen in children's crayons and toy crime lab kits.

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A forensic dentist from Australiais on a mission to help identify victims of fatal burn injuries, developing a new product that dramatically reduces the time it takes to identify burn victims.

Glue Spray Helps Identify Burn Victims

July 9, 2015 2:36 pm | by University of Adelaide | Comments

A forensic dentist from Australia is on a mission to help identify victims of fatal burn injuries, developing a new product that dramatically reduces the time it takes to identify burn victims.

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Massively parallel sequencing (MPS) is an exciting technology that could enhance the capabilities of forensic DNA analysts. But there are several challenges to implementing an MPS system in a crime laboratory.

NIJ Webinar: Using Bioinformatics in DNA Analysis

July 9, 2015 12:53 pm | by NIJ | Comments

Massively parallel sequencing (MPS) is an exciting technology that could enhance the capabilities of forensic DNA analysts. But there are several challenges to implementing an MPS system in a crime laboratory.

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