Daily Archives: August 21, 2019

UK Police Investigations Still Affected by Ransomware Attack

The June ransomware attack against one of the largest forensic labs in the U.K. continues to delay police investigations in Britain while authorities await test results.
At one point, authorities were confronted with a backlog of 20,000 forensic samples – including DNA and blood-samples – that were awaiting analysis for criminal cases, according to a report by the BBC.

RCMP unveil new, state-of-the-art forensics lab in Surrey

A new police laboratory in North Surrey is expected to handle thousands of forensic services from across the country each year.
RCMP took ownership of its new lab on July 15, located at E-Division headquarters in North Surrey at 14200 Green Timbers Way.

DNA Analysis Just Made The Eerie Mystery of Himalayan ‘Skeleton Lake’ Even Stranger

High in the Himalayas of India, amid the snow-capped peaks, nestles a mystery. Roopkund Lake is a shallow body of water filled with human bones – the skeletons of hundreds of individuals. It’s these that give the lake its other name, Skeleton Lake, and no one knows how the remains came to be there.