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Police body cam footage of man tased in back prompts $110K...

However, police board said tasing was “reasonable, appropriate, and within policy.”

Greek police arrest chap accused of laundering $4bn of Bitcoin

Russian Alexander Vinnik thought to be handling proceeds of Mt Gox bust Police in Greece have arrested a Russian national they accuse of running the BTC-e Bitcoin exchange to launder more than US$4bn worth of the cryptocurrency.…

Reminder: Spies, cops don’t need to crack WhatsApp. They’ll just hack...

Need to snoop on chatter? Forget math, just exploit a bug Police in Germany will forego seeking decryption keys for secure messaging apps, like WhatsApp, and instead simply hack devices to snoop on suspects.…

Revealed: 779 cases of data misuse across 34 British police forces

Probe finds widespread abuse of cop IT systems by personnel A Freedom of Information (FoI) request by Huntsman Security has discovered that UK police forces detected and investigated at least 779 cases of potential data misuse by personnel between January 2016 and April 2017.…

Officials arrest suspect in $4 billion Bitcoin money laundering scheme

Bitcoin's decentralized architecture makes it popular with criminal groups.

Beijing police quench scum allegedly behind ‘Fireball’ fraudware

Eleven arrested over malicious browser plug-in that netted nearly US$12 million Chinese police have moved on the developers of the Fireball adware that infected millions of computers earlier this year.…

South Australia reportedly drafting laws to force passwords out of suspects

Suspected criminals will have to reveal their computer passwords to police under proposed new child protection laws in South Australia.

Another Queensland police officer charged with computer hacking

A 39-year-old senior constable is due to appear in court on August 14 on charges of computer hacking and unauthorised use of information.

China crams spyware on phones in Muslim-majority province

On-the-spot checks by cops to ensure creepy mass surveillance tool is installed The Chinese government is requiring citizens in Xinjiang province to install spyware on their mobile phones and is enforcing the policy with police spot-checks, according to several online reports.…

How to get free US military weapons—build fake website and DOD...

The “internal control processes for this program were really broken,” GAO says.

AlphaBay and Hansa: About those dark web marketplaces takedowns

Sellers using AlphaBay vendor 'trust' ratings on new dodgy agoras Analysis  A US Federal Bureau of Investigation veteran has spoken out on the international police ops that led to the takedown of dark web drug souks AlphaBay and Hansa, giving an insider's look at the process.…

Cops harpoon two dark net whales in megabust: AlphaBay and Hansa

Tor won't shield you, warn Feds Two of the largest dark net marketplaces - AlphaBay and Hansa - have been shut down following an international police operation.…