Researchers have uncovered new malware that takes extraordinary measures to evade detection and analysis, including deleting all hard drive data and rendering a computer inoperable.
Despite six grand juries convening since his arrest, 45-year-old Eban Siler has not yet been served an indictment and can’t pay his $100,000 bond. He has been in Rankin County Jail since May 28 of last year.
Rutgers University will allow professors to cancel final exams and is urging flexibility in grading so that students don’t suffer because of a cyber attack that hit the university last Monday and crippled Internet service for most of the week.
While California’s Silicon Valley is the technology capital of America, cities and states across the country are now vying to dominate the next big economic frontier – the booming market for securing what actually lies within the nation’s electronic networks.
The image of a cyber criminal might be of a geeky teenager drawn into the murky world of the Internet’s dark side while spending hours surfing online in the bedroom of his family home. But a new study has discovered that in fact most online crooks already have a background in more traditional offending.
They found a hand first, in a gritty inlet at the mouth of Coney Island Creek. Other body parts were found nearby, none of any use in identifying the person. A break in the case came in recent weeks. It started with a closer look at a patch of skin on part of a leg — leading to the first bona fide clue that, upon further description, is not for the faint of heart.
An effort before the Maine Legislature to set a blood limit standard for marijuana-impaired drivers was criticized by pot advocates on Thursday who said science doesn’t support it.
UC Berkeley officials have announced that they are sending alert notices to current students and other individuals regarding a computer data breach that may have resulted in unauthorized access to their Social Security numbers or other personal information.
On Thursday, it was reported that a new service that warns when Google account users' passwords are phished had been bypassed by a drop-dead simple exploit, just 24 hours after Google had rolled out the Chrome plugin. Within hours of publication, Google issued an update that blocked the exploit. Now the same researcher has figured out a way to block the new version, too.
The only thing worse than a data breach is not knowing how it happened. In order to prevent system failure, minimize the loss and prevent similar breaches, agencies need an incident response plan that includes forensic investigation.
This paper examines the history, types and culture of Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs). It is intended to provide a short history and overview of the culture of CSIRTs in order to help build a common understanding.
A former National Security Agency official turned whistleblower has spent almost a decade and a half in civilian life. And he says he's still "pissed" by what he's seen leak in the past two years.
Forensic document examiners (FDEs) are trained to look not only for substantial similarities or differences among writing samples, but also for repeated small characteristics which may be sufficient to establish the source of the writing. However, several court cases have challenged the admissibility of forensic document examination and brought some important issues — including potential confirmation bias among FDEs — into focus.
German authorities foiled what they believe may have been an imminent Boston Marathon-style attack on a professional cycling race planned for Friday, seizing a cache of weapons, including a pipe bomb, and chemicals that can be used to make explosives in a raid on a suspected Islamic extremist's home outside Frankfurt.
Cook County Circuit Judge Thomas Lipscomb warned jurors that images of 20-year-old Jessica Mejia's body that were about to be projected on a screen were "graphic" and "not the kind generally seen by the public." Minutes later, Mejia's family sat in the corner of the courtroom, wiping tears from their cheeks as they listened to testimony from Maria Lopez, the evidence technician for the Cook County sheriff's department who took the photos.