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Aussie Feds target computer forensics

Thursday, March 31, 2005 (08:35:32)
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...

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Net fingerprints combat attacks

Wednesday, March 30, 2005 (05:59:03)
Eighty large net service firms have switched on software to spot and stop net attacks automatically. The system creates digital fingerprints of ongoing incidents that are sent to every network affected. Firms involved in the smart sensing system believe it will help trace attacks back to their source. Data gathered will be passed to police to help build up intelligence about who is behind worm outbreaks and denial of service attacks...

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Jeff Weise's e-mail trail led authorities to Jourdain

Wednesday, March 30, 2005 (05:44:25)
It's hard to cover your tracks on your computer. Deleted files aren't immediately deleted. And software programs on most PCs keep all sorts of data trails, recording the Web sites you visit, the pictures you look at, the e-mails you exchange, and much more. That is why probing the computers of suspects has become a routine part of criminal investigations, whether they deal with corporate misdeeds or mass murder. It's believed e-mails recovered from a computer used by Jeff Weise, who fatally shot nine people before killing himself March 21, led authorities to arrest Louis Jourdain, 16, on Sunday...

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Online CP investigation costs UK police £15m

Tuesday, March 29, 2005 (03:22:01)
The cost of forensically examining the computers seized during the UK police's Operation Ore investigation into online CP will total £15m, according to the National Crime Squad (NCS). Operation Ore was launched after the FBI smashed an illegal CP ring in the US. The FBI passed UK police a list containing the details of over 7,000 UK citizens who had given their credit card details to gain access to CP websites run by the gang...

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EnCase Forensic Version 5 now available

Monday, March 28, 2005 (16:17:18)
V5 resources from Guidance available at

http://www.guidancesoftware.com/v4tov5.shtm