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Cellebrite launches first standalone UFED User Lock Code Recovery Tool

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 (07:37:55)
Locked devices have been a longstanding issue for mobile examiners since the evolution of smartphone devices. More than 50% of devices seized by police are locked.*

UFED User Lock Code Recovery Tool provides you with another solution to unlock the device and reveal the password on both iOS and Android operating systems, when no other extraction methods work. Using a forensically sound brute force method, this standalone tool reveals the device’s user lock code on screen, and allows users to enter the password and access the evidence on the device, while ensuring that existing data remains intact.

Europol Dismantles Spanish Cybercrime Group

Monday, July 13, 2015 (16:46:16)
EU law enforcement agency Europol has supported the Spanish police force in an effort to take down a cyber-crime group operating with a ‘sophisticated' illegal call centre from Barcelona.

Under a joint operation codenamed ‘Walker', raids and arrests took place on 6 July in the Catalan capital.

The telecommunications-based cyber-crime in this case is classified as International Revenue Share Fraud (IRSF).

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Magnet IEF Wins Two Forensic 4cast Awards

Thursday, July 09, 2015 (17:04:00)
Magnet IEF was named Computer Forensic Software of the Year, and Phone Forensic Software of the Year at the 2015 Forensic 4cast Awards. The awards were presented last night at the SANS DFIR Summit in Austin, TX.

This is the third consecutive year that Magnet IEF has taken home the award for Computer Forensic Software of the Year, and the first time the product has been named Phone Forensic Software of the Year.

“To be recognized for our efforts in both computer and mobile forensics is humbling. We want to create tools that make your job as a forensic investigator easier, and receiving these awards lets us know that we are heading in the right direction. Thank you to all our customers who voted for us!” – Jad Saliba, Founder & CTO

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MSAB Introducing the Kiosk MK2

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 (08:06:12)
There are now more mobile devices than people in the world. When it comes to criminal investigations, they have become one of the most important pieces of evidence for investigators to help prove communications, associations and locations. As criminals find new and innovative ways to use technology to commit crime, law enforcement needs to be just as forward-looking in their efforts to combat it. Policing in the digital age requires an effort to bring digital forensic investigations into the mainstream. The Kiosk from MSAB is our route to mainstream digital forensics and help all levels gather evidence to prevent and detect crime.

Forensic Browser for SQLite - Creating a Custom Report

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 (17:03:43)
In this article I will take you step by step through the process of creating a custom, but simple, report on a Kik messenger database using the Forensic Browser for SQLite.

As we work through the process we will chose which columns we think will be useful in our report and modify our report by creating simple visual SQL joins on different tables displaying numerics as timezone adjusted dates and importing pictures saved in external binary PLists.

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Guidance Software EnCase® Wins 2015 SC Awards Europe for Best Computer Forensics

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 (14:03:43)
Guidance Software, Inc. (GUID) has had its EnCase® software named "Best Computer Forensics Solution" at the 2015 SC Awards Europe Awards. Each year, hundreds of products are entered in the Excellence Awards: Threat Solutions categories. Each product is judged by a panel representing a cross-section of SC Magazine readership, which is comprised of large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets including financial services, healthcare, government, retail, education and other sectors. This recognition was the latest in a series of awards that Guidance Software has recently earned.

Guidance Software’s EnCase® software solution is a powerful, judicially accepted platform that provides the foundation for corporations, government agencies and law enforcement to conduct thorough and effective digital investigations of any kind, including intellectual property theft, incident response and compliance—all while maintaining the forensic integrity of the data.

Solution for the Jammed Motor on Hard Drives

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 (09:12:35)
Introduction of the fluid bearings hasn't completely eliminated all possibilities for the motor failures during HDD operation. Currently, the biggest problem in this area is the jammed spindle in the bearing housing.

This defect occurs mostly due to shocks or falls of HDD during the operation. Hard drives from Seagate 7200.11 and 7200.10 families are especially prone to this type of malfunction.

HddSurgery, as a company which develops tools and "know-how" solutions in data recovery, worked on solving the HDD spindle motor problem for almost two years.

Webinar: Analyzing Evidence From Mobile Devices, Including Hidden/Deleted Data

Friday, June 26, 2015 (09:18:50)
A recording of the webinar "Analyzing Evidence From Mobile Devices, Including Hidden and Deleted Data" is now online and available to view here.

Join the forum discussion here.
View the webinar on YouTube here.
Read a full transcript here.
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Major Cybercrime Ring Dismantled By Joint Investigation Team

Thursday, June 25, 2015 (14:13:24)
A joint investigation team consisting of investigators and judicial authorities from six different European countries, supported by Europol and Eurojust, has taken down a major cybercriminal group during a coordinated action in Ukraine. With on-the-spot support from Europol, Austrian and Belgian law enforcement and judicial authorities, the action in Ukraine on 18 and 19 June resulted in the arrest of five suspects, eight house searches in four different cities, and the seizure of computer equipment and other devices for further forensic examination.

The aim of this JIT was to target high-level cybercriminals and their accomplices who are suspected of developing, exploiting and distributing Zeus and SpyEye malware - two well-known banking Trojans - as well as channelling and cashing-out the proceeds of their crimes.

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Computer Ransom Hacker Jailed In New York

Thursday, June 25, 2015 (09:59:33)
A Swedish man who created malware which infected half a million computers around the world has been jailed in New York.

Alex Yucel, 25, owned the Blackshade organisation which sold sophisticated software to thousands of hackers in more than 100 countries. The program allowed hackers to access private photographs, passwords, and spy on victims through webcams. Data could also be locked, with victims then sent "ransom notes" to extort money.

In some cases, hackers obtained access to webcams to spy inside private homes, and victims could also be harassed using messages which computers would read aloud.

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