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This paper examines a set of common features to compare and contrast five popular open source email forensic tools. The study finds that all email forensic tools are not similar, offer diverse types of facility. By combining analysis tools, it may be poss

A Comparative Study of Email Forensic Tools

April 13, 2015 8:29 am | by V. Devendran, H. Shahriar and V. Clincy, SCIRP | Comments

This paper examines a set of common features to compare and contrast five popular open source email forensic tools. The study finds that all email forensic tools are not similar, offer diverse types of facility. By combining analysis tools, it may be possible to gain detailed information in the area of email forensic.

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In Contra Costa County, California, two cold cases dating back more than two decades are now believed solved thanks to new DNA technology.

New DNA Technology Helps Solve Two Decades-Old Murder Cases

April 10, 2015 2:56 pm | by Janet O, ABC 7 Chicago | Comments

In Contra Costa County, California, two cold cases dating back more than two decades are now believed solved thanks to new DNA technology.

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It wasn't messrs Clooney, Pitt and their nine accomplices who sailed down an elevator shaft and cracked open dozens of safety deposit boxes at a London vault during the Easter weekend. But last weekend's raid in the heart of the city's jewelry district fe

How a Heist is Masterminded

April 10, 2015 2:09 pm | by Roy Ramm, CNN | Comments

It wasn't messrs Clooney, Pitt and their nine accomplices who sailed down an elevator shaft and cracked open dozens of safety deposit boxes at a London vault during the Easter weekend. But last weekend's raid in the heart of the city's jewelry district feels like it has been taken from a movie like "Ocean 11" given its daring and planning.

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Cartoonishly tiny arms? Check. Massive, bone-crunching jaws? Huge check. How about bloodthirsty cannibalistic impulses? For certain enormous Tyrannosaurs dinosaurs—including T. rex—apparently that's a big check, too.

Fossil Forensics Reveal Tyrannosaur Cannibalism

April 10, 2015 12:26 pm | by William Herkewitz, Popular Mechanics | Comments

Cartoonishly tiny arms? Check. Massive, bone-crunching jaws? Huge check. How about bloodthirsty cannibalistic impulses? For certain enormous Tyrannosaurs dinosaurs — including T. rex — apparently that's a big check, too.

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USA TODAY has reported that the U.S. government started keeping secret records of Americans' international telephone calls nearly a decade before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, harvesting billions of calls in a program that provided a blueprint for the f

DEA Collected American Call Data for Years

April 10, 2015 11:42 am | by Brad Heath, USA TODAY | Comments

USA TODAY has reported that the U.S. government started keeping secret records of Americans' international telephone calls nearly a decade before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, harvesting billions of calls in a program that provided a blueprint for the far broader National Security Agency surveillance that followed.

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French TV broadcaster TV5Monde has suffered a major cyber-attack on its systems by pro-ISIS hackers which caused a broadcasting blackout for several hours and hijacked its social media pages and website.

French TV Network TV5Monde Shunted Off Air by Pro-ISIS Hackers

April 10, 2015 10:27 am | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

French TV broadcaster TV5Monde has suffered a major cyber-attack on its systems by pro-ISIS hackers which caused a broadcasting blackout for several hours and hijacked its social media pages and website.

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A new strain of ransomware has been broken, allowing for victims to circumvent payment and access their locked data.

Ransomware Strain Breaks, Victims Avoid Payment

April 10, 2015 9:42 am | by Charlie Osborne, ZD Net | Comments

A new strain of ransomware has been broken, allowing for victims to circumvent payment and access their locked data.

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Lawyers hired by the family of a black man who was found hanging in Mississippi said Wednesday that they are hiring independent experts, including a high-profile forensic pathologist, to conduct an investigation separate from the one pursued by state and

Family of Man Found Hanging in Mississippi Hiring Forensic Experts

April 9, 2015 1:59 pm | by Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press | Comments

Lawyers hired by the family of a black man who was found hanging in Mississippi said Wednesday that they are hiring independent experts, including a high-profile forensic pathologist, to conduct an investigation separate from the one pursued by state and federal authorities.

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The intent of this study was to measure consensus, not whether the analysts were actually correct in their conclusions. This reflects an ugly reality about the pattern-matching fields of forensics: Because they’re so subjective, it isn’t difficult for att

Bite Mark Matching Advocacy Group Conducted a Study That Discredits Bite Mark Evidence

April 9, 2015 12:36 pm | by Radley Balko, The Washington Post | Comments

The intent of this study was to measure consensus, not whether the analysts were actually correct in their conclusions. This reflects an ugly reality about the pattern-matching fields of forensics: Because they’re so subjective, it isn’t difficult for attorneys on either side of a case to find an expert who will testify to the conclusion they’re looking for.

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The FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division took biometric identification to the next level when the Next Generation Identification (NGI) System — now the FBI’s largest information technology system — became fully operational.

FBI's Next Generation Identification is Fully Operational

April 9, 2015 12:00 pm | by C. Michael Riley, FBI | Comments

The FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division took biometric identification to the next level when the Next Generation Identification (NGI) System — now the FBI’s largest information technology system — became fully operational.

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Russian Hackers used a phishing email sent to the State Department as a jumping off point to infiltrate White House systems. Non-classified, but sensitive, data was taken. The hackers have also been able to reenter the State Department's system, despite e

Russians Still Hacking the White House

April 9, 2015 11:25 am | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor | Comments

Russian Hackers used a phishing email sent to the State Department as a jumping off point to infiltrate White House systems. Non-classified, but sensitive, data was taken. The hackers have also been able to reenter the State Department's system, despite efforts to keep them out.

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Last December, Police in Massachusetts confronted a new, and growing, frontier in cyber terrorism when the CryptoLocker ransomware virus infected the department’s network, encrypting essential department files until the town paid a $500 bitcoin ransom.

Police Pay Ransom After Network Cyber Attack

April 9, 2015 11:02 am | by Jayne W. Miller. Tewksbury Town Crier | Comments

Last December, Police in Massachusetts confronted a new, and growing, frontier in cyber terrorism when the CryptoLocker ransomware virus infected the department’s network, encrypting essential department files until the town paid a $500 bitcoin ransom.

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A new group of international cybercrime fighters claimed one of its first kills Thursday, pulling the plug on malicious servers that hijacked at least 12,000 machines, most of them in the United States.

Cybercrime Fighting Group Takes Down Beebone Botnet

April 9, 2015 10:44 am | by Raphael Satter, Associated Press | Comments

A new group of international cybercrime fighters claimed one of its first kills Thursday, pulling the plug on malicious servers that hijacked at least 12,000 machines, most of them in the United States.

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Malware-as-a-service trend has effectively democratized the means for hackers of all skill levels to launch damaging attacks, with cyber criminals blending cutting edge tools with tried-and-tested techniques.

Attackers Blend New With Old to Foil Corporate Defenses

April 9, 2015 10:28 am | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

Malware-as-a-service trend has effectively democratized the means for hackers of all skill levels to launch damaging attacks, with cyber criminals blending cutting edge tools with tried-and-tested techniques.

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Ransomware is one of the fastest-growing forms of hacking, cybersecurity experts say. Anyone from a home computer user to a Fortune 500 company can be infected. It can also attack smartphones. The smaller the users, the more vulnerable they are to losing

Computer Users Face Ransomware's Choice

April 9, 2015 8:40 am | by Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press | Comments

Ransomware is one of the fastest-growing forms of hacking, cybersecurity experts say. Anyone from a home computer user to a Fortune 500 company can be infected. It can also attack smartphones. The smaller the users, the more vulnerable they are to losing their files — unless they have a secure backup for their system or go through the complicated process of paying cyber criminals.

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