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The secret war against hackers

Monday, February 07, 2005 (07:36:21)
Gavin Hyde-Blake, the manager of IT forensics at Carratu International, the corporate investigation company, offers a crumb of comfort to besieged corporates. "Most hackers are lazy," he says. "Make their life difficult and most will walk away."

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Seize the data

Friday, February 04, 2005 (07:07:43)
You can dust for fingerprints after a robbery, but you wouldn't dust a hard drive after a cybercrime. That's where computer forensics comes in. It helps law enforcement agents copy and analyze information stored on hard drives and devices such as cell phones and BlackBerrys. One of the newest computer forensics systems on the market is the portable RoadMASSter II from Intelligent Computer Solutions. It looks like a thick metal briefcase on wheels and opens to reveal a keyboard, 15-inch thin-film transistor color LCD display and data-copying devices...

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Real-life CSI vastly different than what's on TV

Thursday, February 03, 2005 (05:45:14)
Crime scene investigators for the Warner Robins Police Department (US) have a lot of the crime-fighting gadgets that actors do on the popular CSI television shows. And there are other similarities between what real-life CSI investigators do and what's portrayed on TV. But there also are some key differences. Lt. John Lanneau, who heads the CSI division for the Warner Robins Police Department, said his team, like TV, employs the use of expensive tools to gather evidence - he has $10,000 worth of computer forensics equipment and a specialized CSI investigator trained to find evidence hidden in a computer hard drive...

More (Macon Telegraph)

Computer based crime linked to international crime syndicates

Wednesday, February 02, 2005 (11:25:07)
Andrew Clark, director and co-founder of Inforenz, spends much of his time as an expert forensics witness for the UK government, banks, and MNCs. He notes that there are signs that computer-based crimes are becoming the province of international organised crime syndicates. He cautions if that spiralled out of control, the effect of computer based crime could seriously damage the critical infrastructure and trading situation of nation states.

More (Network Computing Asia)

Digital evidence: Today's fingerprints

Tuesday, February 01, 2005 (09:08:08)
Police and prosecutors are fashioning a new weapon in their arsenal against criminals: digital evidence. The sight of hard drives, Internet files and e-mails as courtroom evidence is increasingly common. "Digital evidence is becoming a feature of most criminal cases," said Susan Brenner, professor of law and technology at the University of Dayton School of Law, in an e-mail response for this article. "Everything is moving in this direction." Digital evidence may play a significant role in the trial of pop superstar Michael Jackson on charges of child molestation...

More (CNN)