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Feline Fame in Cyberspace Gives Species a Boost

December 24, 2014 9:55 am | by Terrence Petty, Associated Press | Comments

Modern-day cats aren't associated with deities like they were in ancient Egypt, but the Internet has gotten them a little closer. For feline fans, it's a sea change. In the affections of Americans, cats often get short shrift compared with dogs. Some see cats as aloof, poor companions and indifferent to attention that dogs enjoy.

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South Korea Seeks China's Cooperation in Probe into Cyber Attack on Nuclear Operator

December 24, 2014 9:37 am | by Meeyoung Cho, Reuters | Comments

South Korea is seeking the cooperation of Chinese authorities in a probe into a cyber attack on its nuclear power plant operator after tracing multiple Internet addresses involved to a northeastern Chinese city near North Korea, a prosecution official said on Wednesday.

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Thunderstrike Mac Attack Achieves Persistence

December 24, 2014 9:33 am | by Tara Seals, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

An attack on MacBooks, called Thunderstrike, has been uncovered that makes use of the laptops’ physical Thunderbolt interface to achieve persistent boot rootkits.                         

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Coroner: Suspect in 6 Killings Committed Suicide

December 24, 2014 9:06 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A man believed to have killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives earlier this month in the Philadelphia suburbs killed himself with a combination of drugs after the slayings, authorities said.                

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Of all the moments to chase a dream, May Aye Nwe chose the morning of Dec. 26, 2004. A child of rural Myanmar, she boarded a small boat seeking a better life in Thailand, just as the Indian Ocean tsunami raced in. Ten days later, her mother got a phone ca

10 Years after Tsunami, Victim's Mom Learns Body Wasn't Lost

December 24, 2014 8:33 am | by Jerry Harmer and Jocelyn, Associated Press | Comments

Of all the moments to chase a dream, May Aye Nwe chose the morning of Dec. 26, 2004. A child of rural Myanmar, she boarded a small boat seeking a better life in Thailand, just as the Indian Ocean tsunami raced in. Ten days later, her mother got a phone call that her 20-year-old daughter had died, and apparently vanished at sea in one of modern history's worst natural disasters.

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Detectives Hope DNA Will Solve 52-year-old Child Homicide

December 24, 2014 8:33 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Authorities hope DNA can solve the slaying of a 12-year-old girl more than five decades ago in northeast Ohio.                                       

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NIST Announces Initial Members of Forensic Science Digital Evidence Subcommittee

December 24, 2014 8:31 am | by NIST | Comments

Digital evidence plays a growing role in a wide variety of crimes as cell phones, computers, GPS and other digital devices carry increasing amounts of information about our everyday lives. To support development of standards and guidance for digital forensics, NIST and the U.S. Department of Justice have named 20 experts to the Digital Evidence Subcommittee of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC).

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Following the November 24 wiper malware attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, and weeks of the company's data being leaked by attackers, the FBI has attributed the attacks to North Korea. Many security experts have called for the FBI to release prec

Sony Hack Breaks 'Nation-State' Mold

December 23, 2014 3:37 pm | by Mathew J. Schwartz, Gov Info Security | Comments

Following the November 24 wiper malware attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, and weeks of the company's data being leaked by attackers, the FBI has attributed the attacks to North Korea. Many security experts have called for the FBI to release precise technical details of the attack, saying that anything less leaves room for speculation.

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Police Release Sketch of Woman whose Embalmed Head was Found in Woods

December 23, 2014 11:50 am | by Bill Vidonic, Trib Live | Comments

She's white, believed to be at least 50 with soft, whitish-gray hair, and with a full set of teeth. Beyond that, investigators cannot say who she is or who apparently left her well-preserved, embalmed head lying alongside a road, making no attempt to hide the remains.

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Who killed Marion Brubaker? For five decades, it’s been an elusive mystery. Marion was a studious 12-year-old, a preacher’s daughter, riding her bike home in at the end of summer in 1962 when she was violently attacked in a patch of woods in Coventry Town

Detectives Hope DNA Tests Will Determine who Killed Girl in 1962

December 23, 2014 11:42 am | by Phil Trexler, Columbia Daily Herald | Comments

Who killed Marion Brubaker? For five decades, it’s been an elusive mystery. Marion was a studious 12-year-old, a preacher’s daughter, riding her bike home in at the end of summer in 1962 when she was violently attacked in a patch of woods in Coventry Township, Ohio.

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With the bodies of almost 400 victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami still unidentified a decade on, Thai police were holding out little hope of gleaning any new information from opening a cargo container packed with unclaimed personal items.

Thai Police See Little Hope of Putting Names to Tsunami Victims

December 23, 2014 11:33 am | by Prapan Chankaew and Damir Sagolj, Reuters | Comments

With the bodies of almost 400 victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami still unidentified a decade on, Thai police were holding out little hope of gleaning any new information from opening a cargo container packed with unclaimed personal items.   

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County Forensic Center Director Seeks Program Expansion

December 23, 2014 11:22 am | by Brandon K. Scott, The Courier | Comments

The forensic pathologist best known for conducting autopsies in Montgomery County, Texas is making the transition next year to an administrative role that will oversee special projects.                   

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After recording aerial video, Kele Stanley was arrested earlier this year for “obstructing official business” and disorderly conduct and misconduct at an emergency. While the charge of obstructing official business was summarily dismissed, Stanley’s video

Charges Dismissed Against Man Flying Drone Over Crime Scene

December 23, 2014 11:13 am | by Andrew Meyer, PINAC News | Comments

After recording aerial video, Kele Stanley was arrested earlier this year for “obstructing official business” and disorderly conduct and misconduct at an emergency. While the charge of obstructing official business was summarily dismissed, Stanley’s video evidence was not enough to have the other charges dismissed immediately.

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Tor Servers Taken Down in Unexplained Outage

December 23, 2014 10:39 am | by Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica | Comments

On Friday, a warning of a possible effort to hijack significant portions of the anonymizing Tor network was leaked to the Tor Project. And over the weekend, a cluster of servers in a Netherlands' data center that were used as Tor “exit nodes” and as mirrors for two Tor Project services were taken offline. However, it’s not clear who took the servers down or if law enforcement was involved.

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North Korean Websites Back Online after Internet Attack

December 23, 2014 9:17 am | by Foster Klug and Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press | Comments

Key North Korean websites were back online Tuesday after a nearly 10-hour shutdown that followed a U.S. vow to respond to a crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures that Washington blames on Pyongyang. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the Internet stoppage in one of the least-wired and poorest countries in the world, but outside experts said it could be anything from a cyber attack to a simple power failure.

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