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US police department to designate cybercrime officer

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 (10:08:39)
The Neenah Police Department in the US will convert one of its patrol officers to a forensic computer investigator to combat the proliferation of cybercrime. Capt. Tom Long said computer-related crimes have increased significantly in recent years. “It’s growing every single week,” he said...

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AnyTech introduces new forensic hard-drive system

Monday, July 18, 2005 (14:33:51)
The new Logicube Forensic MD5 is engineered to the world’s top law enforcement agencies’ exacting standards. Junaid Sharaf, Managing Director and Strategic Advisor, AnyTech General Trading LLC, Dubai said, "This new generation of forensic hard-drive acquisition systems is specifically designed for the requirements of law enforcement, military, MIS/IT, corporate security, investigators, and auditors". This high-speed, hardware-based, data acquisition system runs at 3 GB/min., simultaneously capturing, imaging, verifying, and keyword searching the data at full speed. The MD5 represents a new era in data acquisition, ensuring that court validated processes are followed each and every time...

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Cyber crime rates, losses fall: survey

Friday, July 15, 2005 (09:37:30)
A downward turn in overall cyber crime has hit its fourth year, said the 10th-annual survey on computer crime released this week, and average financial losses have tumbled by more than half. The yearly survey, which is conducted by the Computer Security Institute (CSI) in coordination with the FBI, found that the average dollar amount pegged to a security breach fell by a whopping 61 percent compared to 2004, when the loss per polled company or government agency was estimated at US$526,000. In 2005, the amount per respondent was only US$203,000...

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UK MP wants convicted hackers to face up to ten years behind bars

Thursday, July 14, 2005 (09:16:36)
A Labour MP is attempting to raise the maximum sentences that can be handed down on UK citizens who are convicted of hacking and DoS attacks. Tom Harris, MP for Glasgow South, introduced a bill on Tuesday to update the Computer Misuse Act. Harris wants the maximum sentence for accessing data without authorisation increase from six months to two years, and the maximum sentence for modifying data without authorisation lifted to 10 years from five at present...

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5th Annual Digital Forensic Research Workshop

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 (16:34:45)
Early registration for the 5th Annual Digital Forensic Research Workshop ends this Friday, July 15, 2005.

This year the workshop is in New Orleans, August 17-19. The workshop is designed to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners with interests in digital forensics to share results, knowledge, and experience. This year's program is now available online at:

http://www.dfrws.org/2005/program.html

For more information about DFRWS05 and to register, go to:

http://www.dfrws.org/2005/index.html
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Computer Forensics Explained: A Primer for Physical Security Professionals

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 (09:58:29)
This article introduces computer risk and more specifically computer incident response and forensics to an audience who is traditionally accustomed to implementing physical controls such as camera surveillance, physical access, and alarm systems throughout their facility. We'll look at the methodology used during a computer incident, as well as the steps taken during a computer forensics investigation subsequent to an incident. Finally, a real case study will be introduced to fortify the points and demonstrate incident response in practice...

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Version 2.02 of The Sleuth Kit now available

Monday, July 11, 2005 (10:49:33)
Bug Fixes
- fls could crash if FAT short name did not exist
- Linux header file problem with some distros.
- Missing UFS / Ext2/3 file names (if deleted file claimed it used that data).
- Missing FAT directory entries with ils (if initial entries in cluster were invalid).
- Missing NTFS file if no $DATA or $IDX_* attributes existed (which meant the file had no content).

Updates
- Support for OS X Tiger.
- Internal design improvements and memory leak fix.
- 'ils -o' was readded as 'ils -O'.
- 'mactime -m' was added so that month is printed as number instead of name.

MD5: d8f53a69069369ee20a4ce623eb640b5

http://www.sleuthkit.org/sleuthkit/
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UK computer forensics firm plays key role in investigation

Friday, July 08, 2005 (08:06:32)
A computer forensics firm from Sawbridgeworth has played a key role in a criminal investigation. Crucial evidence from company DataSec led to the convictions of Terry Butler and David Weightman, whose computer equipment contained tens of thousands of CP images. The specialist business was employed by Essex Police to examine computers and disks seized at their addresses in South Woodham Ferrers and Peckham.

New High Tech Crime Lab Opens in Salt Lake City, US

Thursday, July 07, 2005 (09:10:03)
A new high-tech crime lab (one of the FBI's Regional Computer Forensics Labs) opened yesterday in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA...

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PCMCIA write-blocking pod from Vogon announced

Thursday, July 07, 2005 (09:06:35)
Vogon International has launched a ‘PCMCIA write-blocking pod’ as an addition to its investigation hardware product portfolio. Developed in Vogon's laboratories, this is claimed to be the only commercially available product of its kind, and aimed at forensic investigators involved in examining electronic equipment.

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