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Monday, August 07, 2006 (17:00:13)Globally, Nigeria has become associated with what is known as "advance fee" or 419 fraud. Virtually anyone with an email account will be familiar with this crime, which involves sending emails or faxes to potential victims around the world, sucking them into a highly attractive but utterly false financial deal. Back in Nigeria, the rewards are potentially highly lucrative - but now, owing to a crackdown and much-improved co-operation between police forces globally, it has become more risky for the perpetrators...
Friday, August 04, 2006 (20:28:37)Prosoft Engineering, Inc. announces the availability of RecoverSoft Data Rescue PC Version 2.0. "Data Rescue PC is the best solution for recovering files from a crashed or virus-corrupted hard drive. It comes with a bootable CD so there is no need to install additional software to recover your data. Since Data Rescue PC works from a bootable CD, it can therefore work when Windows wonâ€™t boot, or in the case where a virus has taken over your computer and wonâ€™t let you install or run any application,â€ says Greg Brewer, CEO of Prosoft Engineering...
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Friday, August 04, 2006 (15:08:09)Within a week of discovering computer equipment in the bombed-out safehouse of slain terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, U.S. and Iraqi forces carried out more than 450 raids targeting followers of al-Qaidaâ€™s leader in Iraq. The vital information that led to the military action came from the Defense Departmentâ€™s growing ability to uncover and comprehend information stored on everything from disk drives and cell phones to personal digital assistants and Global Positioning System equipment...
Monday, July 31, 2006 (14:27:12)Law enforcement in Georgia is behind in getting the training needed to keep pace with a rise in computer-related crimes, causing delays in cases, some Georgia law enforcement officials said. "We just need more of a commitment from law enforcement, and the bottom line is they need more resources. I don't know of any agency that has more people than they need," said GBI Special Agent Rusty Grant, who supervises the GBI's computer investigation unit...
Friday, July 28, 2006 (16:53:29)The Philippine National Police (PNP) Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (cidg) received on Friday eight-million pesosâ€™ worth of computer forensic hardware and software from the United States Department of State Anti-terrorism Assistance Program...
Monday, July 24, 2006 (14:37:49)MANDIANT has announced an upgrade to their popular MANDIANT Web Historian software. Web Historian assists users in reviewing websites (URLs) that are stored in the history files of the most commonly used browsers including: Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firefox, Netscape, Opera and Safari. MANDIANT Web Historian is designed primarily as a tool for computer forensic examiners; however, it is simple, intuitive and quite useful for any person who simply wants to review the browser history files on any given system. The latest release, version 1.3, adds support for Firefox versions 1.5 and 2.0, and Internet Explorer version 7...
Friday, July 21, 2006 (16:59:15)The government's forensics investigator spent more than three years pouring over UBS' records and analyzing its network. in preparation for the computer sabotage trial. Here are his top five lists for what the company did right after the attack, and what they could have done better before...
Thursday, July 20, 2006 (16:23:21)Mobile phones are changing the lives of both criminals and the investigators that hunt them, mobile phone security experts said at the Infosecurity conference held in New York on Wednesday. With constantly improving storage and processing power, a mobile phone is probably a much more powerful device than many realize, said James Steele, a computer forensics investigator with T-Mobile USA Inc...
Wednesday, July 19, 2006 (15:46:36)New Zealand Police plan to set up a high-tech crime reporting centre, in partnership with other government agencies, such as CCIP (Centre for Critical Infrastructure Protection) and DIA (Department of Internal Affairs), says Maarten Kleintjes, head of the New Zealand Police Electronic Crime Laboratory...
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 (20:59:45)Australian Forensic Services (AFS) has recently obtained the exclusive rights to provide CCE training in Australia. The CCE certification is rapidly growing in size and recognition with over 400 Certified Computer Examiners worldwide and an additional 200 applicants currently in the CCE examination process...