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Purdue professors train police officers to use e-mail in solving crimes

Thursday, October 28, 2004 (09:27:02)
Today at the Holiday Inn Select in Indianapolis, Purdue professors and staff will team up with the National White Collar Crime Center to teach 110 Indiana police officers about e-mail forensics. The training session is part two of a previous session that taught officers about examining hard drives on computers, said Marcus Rogers, associate professor of computer technology and one of the trainers of the class. The session will focus on using e-mail as evidence to help law enforcement solve crimes faster and more efficiently.

More (The Exponent)

Easy to defeat computer forensics

Wednesday, October 27, 2004 (08:24:30)
Breaking into computer networks and remaining untraceable after the breach has been detected is apparently easier than anyone would like it to be, said The Grugq, a Britain-based hacker. The Grugq, who refused to reveal his true identity, said remaining undetectable, even from computer forensics experts, is achievable with freely available tools that can be downloaded from the Internet. “The scary thing is that it’s very easy to do. Law enforcement officers rely on expensive commercial tools rather than knowledge,” he said.

More (The Star)

Data recovery, Australian style

Wednesday, October 27, 2004 (08:20:59)
A couple of Australian coppers have used their forensic expertise to create a software company that has chalked up success in Europe and Japan. And by Christmas they will be showing the Yanks how as well. The two "dumped-data detectives" once helped authorities with the One.Tel, HIH and Rene Rivkin investigations, and are now helping businesses find lost data and files.

More (Australian IT)

FBI agents use computer forensics to arrest sexual predators

Sunday, October 24, 2004 (11:28:46)
It's not surprising that FBI Special Agent Tom Veivia considers himself an overprotective parent. In a cramped room equipped with eight computers, Veivia works with undercover agents and police officers in the Innocent Images National Initiative. Working late evening and early morning hours at FBI headquarters on State Street, these undercover agents and officers have made 11 arrests since September 2003.

More (ctnow.com)

Jackson Local Law Enforcement Learns to Fight Cyber Crime

Sunday, October 24, 2004 (11:19:35)
In the world of cyber crimes, law enforcement officials need the same computer skills as criminals to fight back. This week, metro area law enforcement is getting the ammunition to fight the growing number of computer crime suspects.

More (WLBT)