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November 16, 2017 | New York Daily News

Manhattan prosecutors have turned to private hackers to crack criminals' encrypted cellphones — and even used the tactic to nab a serial child molester, DA Cy Vance Jr. said Thursday. "It's just impossible to overstate the value of this kind of direct evidence," Vance said, addressing a crowd at the cybersecurity symposium...

November 16, 2017 | Law 360

Law enforcement's increased reliance on third-party hacking to get into encrypted smartphones gives wealthy cities an unfair edge in solving crimes, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance warned Thursday. Citing reports that the FBI spent more than $1 million to unlock the iPhone used by one of the shooters in the 2015 San Bernardino, California, killings, Vance...

November 14, 2017 | NBC New York

A global art capital, New York City is home to many collectors and investors -- but federal authorities have uncovered thousands of works that don’t legally belong here.

November 02, 2017 | Fox 5

DA Vance joins Good Day New York to discuss terrorism and the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, among other topics. 

October 26, 2017 | ABC 7

We hear about domestic violence on the news usually only when it ends tragically, but 12 million women and men in the U.S. suffer from physical violence by an intimate partner every year, many will do so in silence. As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Manhattan District Attorney's office partnered with community...

October 24, 2017 | NY1

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance announced a grant aimed at tearing down barriers for at-risk youth and people formerly incarcerated.

 

October 23, 2017 | New York Daily News

Programs that help at-risk youths and formerly incarcerated New Yorkers got a $7.1 million boost from Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s office. The money comes from criminal forfeitures through settlements with international banks that violated U.S. sanctions, Vance's office said Monday. "We are funding organizations that...

October 23, 2017 | SC Magazine

Research released just three days after the federal government said it would compel agencies to adopt the Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) shows the criticality of implementing the standard—nearly 82 percent of agency domains lack DMARC while 25 percent of email that purports to be from agencies is...

October 18, 2017 | New York Post

A Manhattan money manager convicted of stealing more than $2.4 million from investors to fund an extravagant lifestyle — including a penthouse apartment and a porn habit — was sentenced to up to 18 years in prison. Prosecutors ​Tuesday ​described Steven Canady as a huckster whose company, Alliance Warburg Capital,...

October 13, 2017 | New York Daily News

A Washington Heights computer repairman has been indicted for having a trove of child pornography — including bestiality — on his phone and laptop, prosecutors said Thursday. Luis Bonilla, 54, allegedly had graphic sexually explicit videos of children between ages three and 12-years-old and tried to hide his identity by using a cloned modem...