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Town Refuses to Pay Crypto Ransom for Police Computers

June 10, 2014
The town manager of a hamlet in south eastern New Hampshire has defied demands that he pay a ransom to recover police department computer files taken hostage by Cryptowall, a newer piece of malware that encrypts hard drive contents of infected machines until victims pay for them to be decrypted.

Feds Helping Local Police Fight Cybercrime

April 21, 2014
Most police agencies lack resources to investigate cyber-crimes so they are turning to federal task forces to help.

"Anonymous" Hackers Threaten Albuquerque Police

March 27, 2014
The loosely organized group known as Anonymous released a cryptic video Wednesday strongly denouncing the March 16 police shooting of a homeless man in the Sandia foothills. The group urged the people of Albuquerque to “occupy” Albuquerque Police headquarters on Sunday.

Calif. Now Top Target for Cybercrime

March 21, 2014
Along with trafficking in drugs, guns and people, criminals are also turning to cybercrime to target wealthy, innovative businesses and financial institutions in the state, California Attorney General Kamala Harris said in the report.

Veterans Trained to Hunt Online Child Predators

January 6, 2014
Zepeda, 29, is part of a 17-member class of veterans trained in computer forensics and sent to Immigration and Customs Enforcement field offices.

Digital Forensics: What's to Come?

November 25, 2013
Mobile devices have opened Pandora's Box, making digital forensics a much more volatile technology as cyber criminals find new avenues to carry out attacks. And law enforcement needs to keep up.

Calif. Launches eCrime Enforcement Unit

December 15, 2011
California has created a task force to identify and prosecute identity theft, cyber crimes and other crimes involving the use of technology. The eCrime Unit will be staffed with Department of Justice attorneys and investigators.

Hacker Group Targets Pepper-Spraying Cop

November 23, 2011
The Internet hacking group Anonymous has launched its latest attack on the UC Davis police officer accused of pepper-spraying student by posting a video online that lists his personal contact information.

Hacker Group Attacks Texas Cops' E-mail

September 2, 2011
The group known as Anonymous claims to have hacked into the email accounts of more than two dozen Texas law enforcement agencies or officials in retaliation for arrests of its supporters and what it sees as harassment of immigrants by authorities in the state, the Associated Press is reporting.

Hackers Post BART Officers' Personal Data

August 18, 2011
Hackers launched a second cyber-attack on Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police, posting the personal information of more than 100 transit officers on the BART Police Officers' Association Website.

Hackers Breach 70 Law Enforcement Websites, Leak Sensitive Data

August 8, 2011
Hackers from the group Anonymous breached some 70 mostly rural law enforcement Web sites on Saturday, posting sensitive, investigative materials on public Web sites.

ATC-NY Releases Dropbox Reader Forensics Tool

July 8, 2011
Dropbox Reader, which is used to analyze files on a hard drive, can run on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux systems. With Dropbox Reader, you can acquire information about the registered Dropbox account, shared directories, and synchronized files.

Arizona LE Accounts Hacked by Anti-SB1070 Internet Pirates

June 24, 2011
At least eight e-mail accounts of officers were hacked, and leaked documents included gang intelligence briefings, cartel surveillance information, a draft report on racial profiling, and reports on militias and "right-wing extremists."

Report: 25% of Hackers are FBI Informants

June 9, 2011
The Guardian is citing the publisher of hacker quarterly 2600, who told the publication hackers are "susceptible to intimidation" and are usually willing to work for the feds rather than face long prison terms.

Hackers Stole IDs of 2,000 Retired California Officers

May 2, 2011
In a Sunday evening e-mail, PORAC informed its members that its data server was breached earlier this month. The hackers stole application files of retired associate members going back to 2008.

Dell Introduces Digital Forensic System for Field Officers

March 24, 2011
The new solution lets officers in the field quickly and securely identify evidence on a wide variety of digital devices, including Windows, Linux, and Macintosh computers, and cell phones. The system also reads memory cards.

Could Your Patrol Car Be Hacked?

November 15, 2010
A hacker could manipulate a police vehicle's fuel level gauge, falsify the speedometer reading, display arbitrary dashboard messages, dial-up the heat or A/C, lock passengers in the car, continuously blare the horn, pop the trunk, turn off the lights, activate the windshield wipers, disable the brakes, selectively brake individual wheels on demand, and stop the engine.

ForensicSoft Releases Updated SAFE Computer Forensic Software

November 12, 2009
SAFE is a write-blocked Windows forensic boot platform that helps computer forensic experts "confidently acquire, preview and analyze digital evidence to be presented in a court of law," according to the company.

Miami Prosecutors Argue Man Wanted to Drown Young Girls Because of Sex Fetish

September 1, 2009
To satisfy his sexual perversion, Jeffrey Doland flew to Miami to meet Kathy, a woman he met online who agreed to let him forcibly dunk her two young girls in a pool or bathtub ``until the bubbles stop rising,'' prosecutors say.

Turn Their Gadgets Against Them

February 1, 2009

"I love Facebook!" came the shout from the cubicle next to mine. One of my fellow detectives here at the Boulder (Colo.) Police Department—through a simple Internet search—had just discovered the identity of a sex assault suspect.

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