Digital devices have provided law enforcement agencies investigating child abuse and exploitation with an embarrassment of riches. The devices can hold thousands of images that can be used as evidence and as clues to help identify and find missing children. But the sheer volume of data being reviewed can slow an investigation to a crawl.
As the acting cybersecurity chief of a federal agency, Timothy DeFoggi should have been well...
Alleged Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht (aka, Dread Pirate Roberts), has been indicted on...
Tennessee prosecutors want to move the way search warrants are issued out of the 20th century. At issue is a bill that would allow a magistrate or judge to issue a search warrant by telephone or “other reliable electronic means.”
The prospect that classified capabilities could be revealed in a criminal case has meant that the most sophisticated surveillance technologies are not always available to law enforcement because they are classified, current and former.
Today we’ll discuss the challenges of testifying as an expert witness. As you work a case you must assume that you will be called to testify at trial.
Some of the hottest tickets in town — to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game — were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts to make big money by fraudulently buying tickets and reselling them, prosecutors said Wednesday.
A New York court opened up our entire Gmail accounts to feds or cops with warrants, in spite of two recent decisions that went against similar requests.
New York regulators have proposed establishing rules for firms involved in receiving, transmitting and storing virtual currency, as well as retail conversions. The proposal by the Department of Financial Services would establish a so-called BitLicense.
In the wake of Microsoft's seizure of No-IP servers and domains, private and public sector representatives met to discuss what can be done to address the problem of botnets.
U.S. Secret Service is advising the hospitality industry to inspect computers made available to guests in hotel business centers, warning that crooks have been compromising hotel business center PCs with keystroke-logging malware in a bid to steal personal and financial data from guests.
J. Keith Mularski's world has expanded greatly since he stopped selling discount furniture to join the FBI in 1998. Especially since he transferred from Washington, D.C., in 2005 to fill a vacancy in the Pittsburgh field office's cyber squad — which he now heads.
Russia accused the United States on Tuesday of violating a bilateral treaty and "kidnapping" a Russian accused of hacking into U.S. retailers' computer systems to steal credit card data.
The Supreme Court released a landmark unanimous ruling last Wednesday limiting the ability of police officers to search a suspect's cellphone. But don't expect the Supreme Court's limitations to impact all law enforcement, because, as Aaron Sankin detailed on the Daily Dot, the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) still don't need to consult with a judge before browsing through your smartphone.
Matthew Coniglio's Georgia home held a trove of child pornography, more than 50,000 images and videos stored on laptops, external hard drives and thumb drives.
The physical location of data still matters, but will become increasingly irrelevant and will be replaced by a combination of legal location, political location and logical location in most organizations by 2020, according to a report from Gartner, Inc.
In considering the question of cell phone searches by police without a warrant, the Supreme Court ruling in Riley v California had to mesh established policy on search warrants together with an understanding of cell phone technology. To help with that challenge, the justices turned to a variety of sources, among them the NIST Guidelines on Mobile Device Forensics.
In his mind and online persona, Gilberto Valle left little doubt about the depths of his depravation: In communications over the Internet, he imagined subjecting women he knew to sex-related torture and, in some cases, murder and cannibalism. However, the judge concluded that Mr. Valle’s Internet plotting had been “fantasy role play” and was not evidence of an actual crime.
After detecting more than 7.4 million infections among its customers by the Jenxcus and Bladabindi worms, Microsoft kicked off legal action to disrupt these pervasive malware threats.
In an emphatic defense of privacy in the digital age, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police generally may not search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.
Of nine expert witnesses approached, only one refused to get involved in spinning expert reports according to a report from BBC News. It is downright depressing. Most of the time, we find that lawyers understand integrity and they are careful to make sure we are comfortable with the language in our reports and with how we will testify. But there are clearly "experts for hire" who are interested primarily in the money.
A Tennessee man was arrested and charged with federal computer hacking for allegedly conspiring to launch cyber attacks on two universities and three companies since last summer, federal law enforcement officials have announced. The defendant is allegedly associated with a group of individuals, known as “NullCrew."
Smartphones contain a wealth of information that can translate into evidence in civil and criminal court cases, and law enforcement agencies increasingly are mining this data in their investigations. Which raises the question, how much access should police have to the personal data contained on smartphones?
The UK government has said it wants to hand out life sentences to anyone found guilty of a cyber attack that has a catastrophic effect, under plans announced in the Queen's speech.
A routine request in Florida for public records regarding the use of a surveillance tool known as stingray took an extraordinary turn recently when federal authorities seized the documents before police could release them.
Hector Monsegur spent the last three years as a model law enforcement informant, quietly drawing out his fellow hackers and directly aiding in the arrest of members of the LulzSec hacking crew and Anonymous hacker Jeremy Hammond. His hard work was rewarded Tuesday, when a judge sentenced him to time served and released him.
An Iranian prosecutor Wednesday denied reports that a local judge ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy.
A prolific computer hacker who infiltrated the servers of major corporations later switched sides and helped the U.S. government disrupt hundreds of cyber attacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets, according to federal prosecutors.
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