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Hackers Steal, Publish Personal Data on FBI NA Attendees

The hackers then put the data up for download on their own website. The spreadsheets contained about 4,000 unique records after duplicates were removed, including member names, a mix of personal and government email addresses, job titles, phone numbers and postal addresses.

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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. 

Man Charged with Stealing ID of Fallen NY Trooper

Just days after New York State Trooper Timothy Pratt was killed in a Wilton collision on Oct. 26, a Bronx man stole his identity and bought $5,000-worth of goods, State Police said Wednesday.

Coroner Officially Releases Identity of Homeless Man Shot by LAPD

Coroner’s officials on Thursday released the identity of a homeless man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers Sunday on skid row after an altercation that included a gun grab.

Homeless Man Killed by LAPD was Wanted by U.S. Marshals

The federal warrant was issued Jan. 9 for Charley Saturmin Robinet after he didn’t provide monthly reports to a probation officer in November, December and January, Deputy U.S. Marshal Matthew Cordova said.

Minnesota Officer Faces Sentencing on ID Theft Conviction

The 38-year-old female school resource officer was convicted last year of using someone else's identity to funnel money to her boyfriend, who authorities say is a gang member in prison.

California Woman Charged With Using "Spy Software" on Police Officer's Phone

A woman recently sentenced to state prison for identity theft was charged Friday in U.S. District Court in San Jose in the wiretapping of a police officer's phone and possessing illegal spyware, the U.S. Attorney's Office reported.

Strong Leather Introduces RFID-Shielding Line

Strong Leather, a leather goods manufacturer since 1932, is introducing a new line of RFID shielding leather badge cases, wallets, credit card sleeves, and ID holder to hang around the neck that protect against unauthorized RF scanning of personal and departmental information.

Investigating Identity Theft and Car Rental

Loyalty rewards programs offered by certain rental car companies are designed with convenience in mind—in one case, all too convenient for a car thief. By using fake credit cards and stolen drivers' licenses, a woman in Orange County, Calif., engineered the theft of 42 rental vehicles in 2012 from a major rental car company.

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Fla. Sgt.'s Killing Probe Focuses on Dead Man

Newly uncovered evidence in the investigation of the killing of a Broward Sheriff's Office sergeant in 2007 points to a suspect who died in a shootout with police a month later, authorities said.