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Crime gang suspect in credit-card breach

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 (07:55:12)
The huge security breach that exposed more than 40 million credit cards to potential fraud appears to be the work of organized criminals, experts said Monday. The breach represents a high-tech version of "skimming," in which criminals used a small device to snatch information from the magnetic strips on the back of credit cards, said Tom Kelly, a senior investigator at the private investigations division of Stroz Friedberg, a computer forensics and technical services firm...

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Policing the Internet

Monday, June 20, 2005 (06:07:11)
The offices couldn't be more generic. The building is nondescript. There’s a sign outside the door, but they’re planning to take it down. But inside the Cyber Crimes Center in Fairfax, Va., investigators are cracking the most sensational, gut-wrenching criminal cases involving the Internet. As a result, thousands of people around the world are being arrested; many are going to prison. The center is a state-of-the-art forensic computer lab run by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to help investigate domestic and foreign crime conducted on or made possible by the Internet...

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Forensic Science: Will It Help in the War on Terror?

Friday, June 17, 2005 (04:07:22)
In January 2003, the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors -- Laboratory Accreditation Board -- board of delegates voted to adopt Digital Evidence as an accreditable discipline. The Investigative Technology Division conducts forensic examinations in the discipline of Digital Evidence as defined by the ASCLD/LAB. These examinations are performed at FBI Headquarters and field offices by certified forensic examiners...

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Investigators win award for computer forensics

Thursday, June 16, 2005 (05:29:27)
A trio of investigators in Kansas, US, has won an award for a computer-based investigation. Cpl. Jeff Owen of the Missouri Highway Patrol, Mark Johnson of the U.S. attorney's office and Curtis Howard of the St. Joseph police won the Timothy Fidel Memorial Award. This is the first year that Guidance Software, a forensic technology firm, has presented the award...

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New Article: Smart Anti-Forensics

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 (05:40:38)
Now online:

Smart Anti-Forensics

by Steven McLeod