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The First Criminal Trial That Used Fingerprints as Evidence

Just after 2 a.m. on the night of September 19, 1910, Clarence Hiller woke to the screams of his wife and daughter in their home at 1837 West 104th Street in Chicago. After a spate of robberies, residents of this South Side neighborhood were already on edge. Hiller, a railroad clerk, raced to confront the intruder. In the ensuing scuffle, the two men fell down the staircase. His daughter, Clarice, later recalled hearing three shots, followed by her mother screaming upstairs. Neighbors came running but the man had fled the home, leaving a dying Hiller by his front door.

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Malware charged for 13-year spying spree

You don’t need an elaborate crime ring (or a government agency) to write malware that spies on others — sometimes, just one person can be responsible. The US Department of Justice has charged Ohio resident Philip Durachinsky with 16 crimes for allegedly writing malware, nicknamed “Fruitfly,” that gave him unfettered access to the PCs of “thousands” of individuals and institutions between 2003 and January 2017. Reportedly, he not only stole sensitive data to use for fraud and blackmail (such as logins, embarrassing chats and medical records) but took screenshots, logged keystrokes and spied on people through their webcams.

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NYPD Officer Found Guilty of Acting as ‘Right-Hand Man’ to Bronx Cocaine Dealer

Police have long struggled to win the war on drugs, but one NYPDofficer took a unique approach to the drug war: he helped the other side. Now though, the officer has been busted, and faces a sentence of 15 years to life in prison.

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Italian Mafia Boss Busted After Years of Hiding in a Secret Room Behind His Wardrobe

A top mafia boss has been busted after Italian police found him hiding out in a secret room behind his wardrobe in his home in southern Italy.One of Italy’s most dangerous fugitives, 54-year-old Antonio Pelle was busted Wednesday after escaping in 2011, when he slipped out of a hospital in southern Italy, according to The Guardian. When he was first arrested in 2008, he had been serving a 20-year sentence for mafia association and arms and drug smuggling.

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