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Virtual CSI: Crime-Scene Investigations Go Digital

Saturday, May 14, 2005 (06:09:18)
For crime-scene investigators around the world, information technology is becoming an invaluable tool for cracking tough cases. Whether these crime scenes are virtual or physical, law enforcement is learning to use data-replication devices, specialized search tools, and virtualization software to get the drop on the perpetrators. On the virtual side, it's all about following the trail of "digital breadcrumbs" left behind by hackers, spammers, and other cybertroublemakers, says Mark Pollitt, president of Digital Evidence Professional Services Inc. and a former chief of the FBI Laboratory's Computer Analysis Response Team...

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Web Browser Forensics, Part 2

Friday, May 13, 2005 (06:23:55)
Welcome to part two of the Web Browser Forensics series. In part one, we began investigating the intrusion of the Docustodian document management server hosting a law firm's data. The server appeared to have been compromised by a group of hackers who were using it as a repository for their MP3s, MPEGs, and pirated software...

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New Article: Steganography - Implications for Prosecutors and Forensic Examiners

Thursday, May 12, 2005 (06:16:13)
An article by Gary Kessler entitled "Steganography: Implications for the Prosecutor and Computer Forensics Examiner" is now online.

The article can be read here.

Digital highwaymen

Thursday, May 12, 2005 (05:48:10)
Technology hit the headlines for the wrong reasons again last week, as a gang of British software pirates who characterised themselves as latter-day Robin Hoods found themselves in jail. The convictions underlined the perception that cybercrime is on the up, a feeling exacerbated by a recent attempted £220-million (about R2,5-million) hacking raid on the Sumitomo Mitsui bank in London, which garnered Mission Impossible headlines. But despite the Hollywood-style imagery generated by such crimes, and the fact that these offences are on the increase, not all of it is as hi-tech as it might appear...

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New Article: Learning from Other's Mistakes - Issues Arising from E-Discovery

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 (15:44:01)
A new article by Setec Investigations entitled "Learning from Other's Mistakes: Issues Arising from Electronic Discovery" is now online.

The article can be read here.