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Trail of evidence leads Secret Service to computer forensics

Wednesday, November 09, 2005 (11:19:59)
The reason the Secret Service puts so much emphasis on computer forensics is fairly simple: Computers are where the clues are. “Today, just about every crime scene has some form of digital evidence,” said Dale Pupillo, deputy special agent in charge of the agency’s Criminal Investigative Division. And the types of crime that most commonly involve computer use are often right up the Secret Service’s alley...

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Making a case for computer forensics

Tuesday, November 08, 2005 (12:42:35)
A commitment to establishing a computer forensics operation is an expensive proposition, and it’s not a one-time purchase decision. Computers and software have to be upgraded frequently. New technologies, such as cell phones and personal digital assistants, require new tools and training. Analysts need to constantly refresh their skills...

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Digital clues help police land high-tech pirates

Monday, November 07, 2005 (11:21:54)
Last month, the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force, along with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Secret Service, busted what they described as a massive DVD pirate ring. When the case goes to court, the prosecuting attorneys should have some strong evidence, thanks to both the cybersleuthing prowess of the detectives and additional information provided by optical-disk forensic software. This software can read information embedded on DVDs and CDs that can’t be viewed by normal means...

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Phishing attackers and their mules sent down

Friday, November 04, 2005 (13:23:31)
Three men who sent thousands of emails purporting to come from eBay, and four others who acted as so-called money mules, were sent to prison by Preston Crown Court yesterday, marking the first convictions for a UK-run phishing operation...

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Denial of Service prosecution fails

Friday, November 04, 2005 (13:20:53)
A British teenager has been cleared of launching a denial-of-service attack against his former employer, in a ruling that delivers another blow to the U.K's Computer Misuse Act. At Wimbledon Magistrates Court in London, District Judge Kenneth Grant ruled Wednesday that the teenager had not broken the CMA, under which he was charged. The defendant, who can't be named for legal reasons, was accused of sending 5 million e-mail messages to his ex-employer that caused the company's e-mail server to crash...

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