The United States must beef up cyber security against Chinese hackers targeting a broad range of U.S. interests to raise the cost to China of engaging in such activities, America's top intelligence official said on Thursday.
Officials announced Thursday that an estimated 70,000 unexamined rape kits sitting in laboratories and evidence collection rooms across the country will be tested with a combined $79 million in federal and New York City funds. The grants, secured with $41 million in federal funds and $38 million from the Manhattan district attorney's office, will go to 43 jurisdictions in 27 states.
The use of police body cameras is spreading to keep officers honest about using force against citizens. But how and when the public gets to see the footage is up for debate.
FBI Errors Lead to Discovery That DNA Evidence May be Far Less Foolproof When It Includes More Than One PersonSeptember 10, 2015 12:15 pm | by Noel Brinkerhoff and Steve Straehley, AllGov | Comments
Relying on DNA evidence for criminal cases is great when the evidence being tested is from only one subject. But mix in samples from multiple people and it turns out that the results are a lot more fuzzy.
But now, almost $80 million is being earmarked to help clear the massive backlog and hopefully get justice for sexual assault survivors.
Upstate New York health insurer Excellus BlueCross BlueShield on Wednesday said its computer systems and those at affiliates had been breached, exposing data from more than 10 million members, in the latest case to show the industry is still struggling to ward off hackers.
One congressional committee subpoenaed him. Two others are dangling the promise of immunity to get him to dish about Hillary Rodham Clinton's email setup. Lo, the IT guy, international man of mystery. The swirling interest around Bryan Pagliano, the former State Department employee hired to maintain Clinton's email server, is fresh confirmation — if anyone needed it — that "the IT guys" have arrived.
The UK was the most attacked nation in the world in Q2 when it came to online fraud, with businesses there hit 50 percent more frequently than their US counterparts, according to the latest stats from ThreatMetrix.
It is an inevitability that cryptographers dread: the arrival of powerful quantum computers that can break the security of the Internet. Although these devices are thought to be a decade or more away, researchers are adamant that preparations must begin now.
A cybercriminal group going by the name “DD4BC” is blackmailing financial institutions, threatening to take down their customer websites unless they pay a hefty bitcoin ransom.
Tuesday, Attorney General Roy cooper and State Crime Laboratory Director John Byrd, broke ground on a new facility which is expected to open in 2017.
Due to an internal miscommunication error, an advertisement appeared in the September 7th edition of Forensic News Daily for QIAGEN 24plex QS and 24plex GO! Kits.
Forensic biomedical scientists have developed a test to predict individuals’ age on the basis of blood or teeth samples. This test may be particularly useful for the police, as it can help track down criminals or identify human remains.
Computer whizzes at the National Security Agency were called in only after the Office of Personnel Management detected its network had been penetrated, NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers said Tuesday night. Ultimately, hackers made off with personal information on millions of national security personnel.
As President Xi Jinping of China prepares for his first state visit to the United States this month, Washington has warned that it could hit Chinese companies with sanctions over digital attacks for trade secrets. Beijing is now pushing back in an unorthodox way: by organizing a technology forum to demonstrate its own sway over the American tech industry.