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The Challenge of Cryptocurrencies

The Challenge of Cryptocurrencies

A decade ago cryptocurrencies were nothing more than curiosities for computer geeks. Now they are going legitimate, but despite all of the moves toward legitimacy, cryptocurrencies remain the favored money for criminal activity online.

September 4, 2018

New Challenges in Cyber Forensics

New Challenges in Cyber Forensics

Today's digital investigator must learn how to extract evidence from drones, encrypted portable devices, cryptocurrency trades, and a growing range of appliances and products defined as the Internet of Things (IoT).

July 13, 2018

Combating Fake Charities

Combating Fake Charities

Scammers come out of the woodwork after disasters, and it's our job to stop them.

November 6, 2017

Fighting Cybercrime at the Local Level

Fighting Cybercrime at the Local Level

Computer criminals can be anywhere in the world, but the victims are here, so American law enforcement has to investigate and respond. Unfortunately, most agencies don't have the tools or know-how to do so. 

November 3, 2017

Inside the Antifa Movement

Inside the Antifa Movement

The anti-fascist movement sounds like it only targets white supremacy hate groups like the Klan and neo-Nazis, but this anarchist group has and will attack law enforcement officers and people with opposing political ideologies.

September 5, 2017

Ransomware: Digital Extortion

Ransomware: Digital Extortion

In just the first quarter of this year ransomware attacks extorted more than $200 million from victims, including individuals, businesses, hospitals, government offices, and law enforcement.

September 1, 2016

Cyber Terrorism: Preventing Online Assault

Cyber Terrorism: Preventing Online Assault

Hackers constantly target law enforcement. Whatever the intent, with our dependence on technology it's more important than ever that police agencies protect themselves against cyber terrorist attacks.

September 19, 2014

Turn Their Gadgets Against Them

Turn Their Gadgets Against Them

"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.

February 1, 2009

How To Investigate Cybercrime

Today and every day, thousands of people worldwide are being victimized by computer crime. That’s why just about every major municipal or county law enforcement agency in the United States now has a new breed of detective: the computer crime or “cybercrime” investigator.

November 1, 2003

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