Smartphone shoppers: watch for online tricks
Attention smartphone shoppers: watch for cybercriminals using phony apps or messages in an effort to hijack your device or steal your data.
Gabon to suspend new Megaupload site
Gabon's government said Tuesday it was suspending the website www.me.ga, which Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom had planned to use to launch a new version of his defunct Megaupload file-sharing site.
Man arrested over British government cyber-attack
British police on Tuesday arrested a man over an alleged cyber-attack on the websites of Home Secretary Theresa May and her interior ministry.
Loser-pays-all rule in criminal cases could work for wealthy defendants
Adopting a loser-pays-all rule for criminal litigation would likely be feasible only if the rule applied to defendants who are wealthy, says a study from a University of Illinois law professor.
China busts $11 bln online gambling ring
Chinese authorities have busted what is reportedly the country's biggest online gambling ring, which allegedly handled bets of more than 70 billion yuan ($11 billion), according to state media.
Footwear forensics: CSI needs to tread carefully
A new computer algorithm can analyze the footwear marks left at a crime scene according to clusters of footwear types, makes and tread patterns even if the imprint recorded by crime scene investigators is distorted or only ...
Japan police chief climbs down over cyber arrests
Japan's most senior policeman began an embarrassing climbdown Thursday after his officers arrested four people over cyber threats issued when their computers were apparently hacked.
Doctors specializing in skin and scars could be valuable resources for police sketch artists
(Phys.org)—Dermatologists and forensic sketch artists share an obsession with skin that could make them ideal partners in crime investigations, according to a published essay by a well-known forensic art instructor at the ...
News Corp. shareholder protest votes defeated (Update)
(AP)—News Corp. managed to avoid rowdy protests at its annual shareholders meeting Tuesday, but that didn't stop stockholders from voicing complaints about the grip on the company held by founder and CEO ...
WikiLeaks fundraising stunt draws Anonymous ire
(AP)—A fundraising campaign by secret-busting website WikiLeaks drew the ire of many within the Anonymous movement Friday, sparking an online spat which suggests a rift between WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange and some of ...
California's three-strikes law not successful as crime deterrent, study finds
(Phys.org)—Contrary to what police, politicians and the public believe about the effectiveness of California's three-strikes law, research by a University of California, Riverside criminologist has found ...
Swedish government to crack down on hackers
The Swedish government said on Thursday it planned to crack down on hackers, at a time when the sex assault allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has made the country a target of repeated cyber ...
Brazil sets up special security force to protect Amazon
Brazil said Wednesday it was setting up a special environmental security force to combat soaring illegal deforestation in the Amazon region.
Free app successfully flaggs 97 percent of spam and malware posts on Facebook
(Phys.org)—Cyber-crime is expanding to the fertile grounds of social networks and University of California, Riverside engineers are fighting it.