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UK computer forensics firm plays key role in investigation

Friday, July 08, 2005 (08:06:32)
A computer forensics firm from Sawbridgeworth has played a key role in a criminal investigation. Crucial evidence from company DataSec led to the convictions of Terry Butler and David Weightman, whose computer equipment contained tens of thousands of CP images. The specialist business was employed by Essex Police to examine computers and disks seized at their addresses in South Woodham Ferrers and Peckham.

New High Tech Crime Lab Opens in Salt Lake City, US

Thursday, July 07, 2005 (09:10:03)
A new high-tech crime lab (one of the FBI's Regional Computer Forensics Labs) opened yesterday in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA...

More (KSL News)

PCMCIA write-blocking pod from Vogon announced

Thursday, July 07, 2005 (09:06:35)
Vogon International has launched a ‘PCMCIA write-blocking pod’ as an addition to its investigation hardware product portfolio. Developed in Vogon's laboratories, this is claimed to be the only commercially available product of its kind, and aimed at forensic investigators involved in examining electronic equipment.

More (press release)

Apple's iPod a useful tool for criminals

Tuesday, July 05, 2005 (07:01:50)
"Similar to the way the personal computer became common in the home in the '80s and '90s, the iPod is becoming common today," Dr. Marcus Rogers, a cybercrime expert at Purdue University's Center for Education and Research in Information and Security, in West Lafayette, Ind., wrote in a recent report, "iPod Forensics." This growing popularity, Rogers continued, "has allowed a criminal element to find 'alternative' uses for a seemingly harmless device, and the Apple iPod is finding its way into the criminal's bag of tricks."

More (PhysOrg.com)

De Montfort to train cyber sleuths in UK

Monday, July 04, 2005 (10:26:18)
A British university is to offer a four-year sandwich degree course in computer forensics. Leicester's De Montfort University is hoping to recruit 20 students for the course, which begins in September and is one of only five of its kind in the UK...

More (silicon.com)