Interview: Criminal Justice and Ferguson

This week, a grand jury decided not to press charges against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teen. The incident and ruling surrounding Ferguson have sparked racial tensions and a nationwide debate on the role that police practices have on the criminal…

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Alleged hacker goes silent

OTTAWA — The person or persons who claimed responsibility for hacks and hack attempts against several municipal websites has had their Twitter account suspended for the third time in as many days and appears to have been either taken offline or gone “silent.” The site Ottawapolice.ca remained unresponsive Tuesday, but…

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Sul Ross Symposium addresses cyber-security

ALPINE – Sul Ross State University’s CSI – Computer Science Initiative – addressed cyber-security during a Nov. 13 symposium at the Gallego Center. The symposium, which featured experts from Washington, D.C. and California, addressed the “Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education” designation that the National Security Agency (NSA)…

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DOJ scores two cyber crime wins

The Justice Department scored several more punches blows against cyber criminals this week. In separate cases, a judge imprisoned another member of a massive bank hacking ring and the government secured a guilty plea in its first ever conviction for selling smartphone stalking software. Federal authorities are working to show…

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Hacking happens at all cyber levels

Headlines about security breaches occurring at many retail stores like Target, Home Depot, and other outlets are certainly showing that cyber attacks are front and center. Obviously, these types of data breaches are upsetting for large retailers, but do not think they could only happen to the “big guys.” Hacking…

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Canadian government computers hacked

OTTAWA, Nov. 25 (UPI) — Government websites in Toronto and the Canadian capital of Ottawa have been disrupted by a string of cyber attacks. The websites of Canada’s Parliament and Supreme Court, the city of Ottawa, and the Ottawa and Toronto police have occasionally, this week, been overtaken by the…

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