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ISP heavyweights join forces to fight CP

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 (14:57:12)
Five of the largest American ISPs are partnering up to fight CP. AOL, Earthlink, Microsoft, United Online (Netzero/Juno) and Yahoo will help the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) by developing a database of CP pictures and donating $1 million dollars. The database will contain mathematical signatures, known as "hash" values, for known CP images...

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PivX Solutions Secures Jason Coombs as New Chairman and CEO

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (15:23:50)
PivX Solutions, Inc., a vendor of Windows intrusion prevention software, today named digital forensics expert Jason Coombs as the company's new Chairman and CEO. Mr. Coombs assumes control of PivX Solutions at a time of significant change in the security marketplace. Additional intellectual property assets acquired from Mr. Coombs will help reposition the company to adapt to these market changes...
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New computer forensics course in Canada

Monday, June 26, 2006 (15:27:08)
The Canadian Institute of Learning in Brampton, a private career college, is now offering a course in computer forensics, the first of its kind to be offered in Canada. Computer forensics is common in the United States, and it is from south of the border that certification must come, according to Samuel Amoah, a certified computer examiner and president of the Canadian Institute of Learning...

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Forensics Expert Attempts To Link UBS Attack And Defendant

Friday, June 23, 2006 (12:26:38)
In the ongoing UBS computer sabotage trial, the government's forensics expert testified that he connected defendant Roger Duronio's user name and home computer directly to the logic bomb that took down the company network...

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First public release of open computer forensics architecture

Thursday, June 22, 2006 (22:50:47)
Today the Dutch national police, with version 2.0.2, re-releases their open computer forensics architecture as a completely open source product. Propriatary code and library usage has been stripped and where essential has been replaced. The open computer forensics architecture switched to the open source indexer clucene and is thus now released as a fully usable open source product.

For more information consult http://ocfa.sourceforge.net/

Acquire ewf (EnCase) images with ewfacquire on MacOSX/Freebsd/OpenBSD/Linux

Thursday, June 22, 2006 (15:19:39)
The new libewf release now supports writing EWF files using an acquire tool called, ewfacquire. This tool supports reading devices in Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, MacOS-X/Darwin. On other platforms it can convert a raw (dd) image into a EWF file. With the tool you can acquire diskimages just like in Encase or FTK and save the same metadata and hash value within the ewf file.

usage:
./ewfacquire /dev/hda

You can download the sourcecode on the project website:

https://www.uitwisselplatform.nl/projects/libewf/
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Cyber crime 'costs UK plc 270,000GBP an hour'

Thursday, June 22, 2006 (14:25:59)
Cyber crime is costing UK companies up to 270,000GBP every 60 minutes - but many are unaware of the sheer scale of the outbreak, independent risk consultants have warned...

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New infrastructure to fight cybercrime in the Netherlands

Thursday, June 22, 2006 (05:10:17)
For those who understand Dutch:

"Om meer samenhang te creëren in de bestrijding van cybercrime wil het kabinet alle activiteiten onderbrengen in een Nationale Infrastructuur Bestrijding Cybercrime. Daarnaast komt er voor de daadwerkelijke opsporing en vervolging een speciaal centrum bij het KLPD...(more here)"

And for those who need a little help my (very rough!) translation runs something like:

"To create more consistency in the fight against cybercrime the Dutch government wants to bring all activities together in a 'National Infrastructure for Fighting Cybercrime'. Furthermore there will be a special centre at the KLPD (the national, as opposed to regional, Dutch police force) for effective detection and prosecution..."

Apologies to all Dutch members and visitors for the poor translation!
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Computer crime experts gathered at Europol

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 (16:14:11)
This week computer experts from the EU Member States have been exchanging their views on how to stop the increasing number of crimes which are carried out in cyber space...

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