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RCFL network plans expansion in 2005

Sunday, April 03, 2005 (07:13:47)
WASHINGTON, D.C.- The FBI is poised to expand the country's premier computer forensics laboratory network starting in May, according to Assistant Director Kerry E. Haynes, Operational Technology Division. Additional Regional Computer Forensic Laboratories (RCFLs) are scheduled to open in Portland, Oregon; Salt Lake City, Utah; Buffalo, New York, and; Denver, Colorado by early summer. Two additional RCFLs are preparing to start operations by year's end in the cities of Dayton, Ohio and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Currently, seven RCFLs are available to over 1,000 law enforcement agencies across six states. RCFLs assist any law enforcement agency in their region in cases involving digital evidence, including: terrorism; cyber crime; white collar crime; identity theft; and violent crimes...

More (FBI Press Room)

UK centre to tackle net paedophiles planned

Friday, April 01, 2005 (16:10:48)
A unit to protect children in the UK from internet paedophiles is being set up by the Home Office. About 100 staff, including police and child welfare experts will join the Centre for Child Protection on the Internet next April. The centre will take on work being done by the National Crime Squad and will target those who distribute CP images or "groom" children for abuse. It will be open 24 hours a day so people can report suspicious activity. Government funding for the centre's work taken over from the hi-tech crime unit of the NCS will remain the same - about £6m a year. But a Home Office spokesman said industry partners were likely to provide an extra £1m in technological support and seconded workers' salaries...

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Court helps Ryanair trace staff pilots who criticised on-line

Friday, April 01, 2005 (10:55:51)
An Irish judge has awarded Ryanair an injunction to prevent the destruction of web site user data in a court battle over the identities of its pilots who criticised the airline's working practices in an on-line forum for Ryanair pilots, according to The Guardian...

More (Out-Law.com)

Microsoft fighting cybercrime

Friday, April 01, 2005 (07:55:46)
Microsoft is developing analytical tools to help international law enforcement agencies track and fight cybercrime. Microsoft unveiled the tools development program at the kickoff on Wednesday of three days of technical training for Australian law enforcement agencies. The Forensic Computing and Computer Investigations Workshops are designed to help investigators fight crimes such phishing, online child exploitation and money laundering...

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Aussie Feds target computer forensics

Thursday, March 31, 2005 (09:35:32)
Australia's hi-tech crime squad has vowed to change the perception of the internet as an anonymous haven to one where users are not as nameless as they might think. At a three-day computer forensics workshop in Canberra Federal Police Australian High Tech Crime Centre (AHTCC) chief Kevin Zuccato said as bank fraud, CP and identity theft became more sophisticated, law enforcement agencies were equally drawing on more sophisticated crime fighting tools...

More (Australian IT)