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More than 50% of companies suffered from cybercrime

Monday, October 03, 2005 (11:10:03)
More than half of European companies polled in a survey on global network risk admitted that they have suffered significant financial damage as a result of IT system failure in the last 12 months. The survey, conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by ACE European Group (NYSE:ACE), polled senior risk managers and business leaders throughout Europe. The research also showed that close to 40% of those surveyed had experienced losses as a result of damage or misuse of systems or data by staff or contractors and that nearly 25% had suffered as a result of computer crime, including 'phishing' - using forged emails or website pages to obtain data - and hacking...

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Can Digital Photos Be Trusted?

Saturday, October 01, 2005 (23:36:58)
In this new fast paced digital age, anyone can use inexpensive software to doctor up photos, and their handiwork is becoming increasingly difficult to spot. "Everyone is buying low-cost, high-quality digital cameras, everyone has a Web site, everyone has e-mail, Photoshop is easier to use; 2004 was the first year sales of digital cameras outpaced traditional film cameras," says Hany Farid, a Dartmouth College computer scientist and a leading researcher in the nascent realm of digital forensics. "Consequently, there are more and more cases of high-profile digital tampering. Seeing is no longer believing. Actually, what you see is largely irrelevant."

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Boom times for hi-tech fraudsters

Thursday, September 29, 2005 (09:01:52)
In the real world it's a fair bet that burglars live in the same town or city where they commit their crimes. Not so on the net where hi-tech criminals can be a continent away from their victims and often route control commands through a chain of computers to hide their tracks...

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More detectives specializing in electronic media

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 (11:57:35)
Detectives specializing in computer forensics and other electronic media are no longer the exception to the rule. Gone are the days when only identify theft and white-collar crime prompted the use of high-tech detectives. Now, dollops of technology can be found in just about any crime...

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New paper: Digital forensics of the physical memory

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 (23:20:12)
A new paper entitled "Digital forensics of the physical memory", authored by Mariusz Burdach, is now online and can be viewed here.

A list of all papers and articles at Forensic Focus can be found here. Further contributions are encouraged and always welcome.