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UK tech police: Cash-strapped and ineffective

Thursday, January 27, 2005 (10:42:53)
A senior UK high-tech crime buster has warned that his investigations are being severely hampered by a lack of money and has said funding could still be pared down further to the point that police units such as his become untenable. Speaking at the Computer and Internet Crime Conference in London, DC Tony Noble from Surrey Police Computer Crime Unit said many reported incidents of cybercrime, such as hacking or data theft from within a company, don't get investigated due to "an accountancy culture" in the police force.

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Web police to fight paedophiles

Wednesday, January 26, 2005 (13:02:26)
Police and major internet companies around the world have launched a website on which children can report their suspicions about the activities of possible paedophiles. Microsoft and AOL will put a link on their websites to the Virtual Global Task Force (VGTF), which is run by international law enforcement agencies and where police officers will be able to gather evidence. Vodafone and BT have joined the UK's National Crime Squad (NCS) as partner agencies.

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Ontario schools enlist CyberCops to protect students

Tuesday, January 25, 2005 (13:14:58)
A video game endorsed by the Ontario government and its provincial police will turn elementary school students into computer forensics experts in order to teach them about the dangers of the Internet. The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Attorney General late last week launched CyberCops, a software program that will be deployed in Ontario Grade 7 and Grade 8 classrooms this fall. Students will play the games in groups and will be directed by teachers trained in its use, officials said.

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ManTech Donates NetWitness Software to ''SEARCH''

Monday, January 24, 2005 (15:10:57)
ManTech International Corporation, a provider of technologies and solutions focused on mission-critical national security programs for the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, the Department of State, the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security and other U.S. federal government customers has announced that it has donated 40 perpetual licenses of its NetWitness(R) network forensics analysis software to SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information Statistics. SEARCH is a highly regarded, nonprofit organization that helps state and local justice agencies with their information and identification technology needs through effective planning, high tech crimes investigation training and criminal history policy. SEARCH will provide the software licenses to their students, state and local law enforcement personnel, who will use the software to simulate a field environment and test their ability to trace Internet protocols and connections to individual computers.

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Learn to retrieve data in Modesto CA

Friday, January 21, 2005 (11:17:27)
Kirk Stockham, a retired computer forensics investigator, will show members of the Modesto PC Users Group how to find hidden data on a hard drive. He will also explain how to recover data that may have been accidentally erased and talk about identity theft. The presentation will be at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Destiny Christian Center, 1161 Carver Road. At 6:30 p.m., the club will host a question and answer period. The public is welcome.

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High-tech sleuths set up shop in Manhattan

Thursday, January 20, 2005 (11:27:21)
A Gresham-based computer forensics consulting group has launched a cross-country expansion, opening an office in Manhattan last month. NTI Breakwater, a division of Seattle-based Breakwater Security Associates, hopes to keep a central laboratory in the Portland area while opening offices in key corporate and legal markets such as Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta.

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"Forensic Discovery" by Dan Farmer and Wietse Venema

Wednesday, January 19, 2005 (13:10:11)
Just a quick note to let everyone know that a new book, "Forensic Discovery", by Dan Farmer and Wietse Venema is now available from Amazon.com (ISBN 020163497X). For some reason it appears to be listed under the title "Internet Security" at Amazon.co.uk, not sure if that's a mistake or not...

NZ computer expert aids US murder case

Tuesday, January 18, 2005 (17:13:35)
A New Zealand computer forensics expert is helping American investigators gather evidence against the woman accused of murdering a pregnant Missouri woman and kidnapping her unborn child. Daniel Ayers, of McCallum Petterson in Auckland, was approached by an FBI-sponsored forensic laboratory in Kansas City to help unravel key evidence in the case against Lisa Montgomery.

More (The New Zealand Herald)

DOD cyber sleuths swap secrets in Florida

Friday, January 14, 2005 (16:20:04)
The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is making changes to streamline its response to online threats across the various branches of the military, and deal with a steady stream of new online woes, from hacking attempts to child pornography and threats posed by powerful portable storage devices such as iPods, according to senior DOD officials. The DOD blocked and traced 60,000 intrusion attempts on its unclassified networks in 2004, and wrestles with spam, illicit pornography and other common Internet threats. If left to fester the threats could hamper the massive defense agency, which relies on global, unclassified networks for critical business operations, said Lieutenant General Harry Raduege, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency.

Raduege was speaking at the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Conference in Palm Harbor, Florida, an annual gathering of some of the government's top IT, computer forensic and research and development talent.

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Hard drives, hard facts

Monday, January 10, 2005 (13:16:36)
In Montgomery County's (US) computer forensic department, Det. Ray Kuter's workload has grown steadily during the past four years. Kuter heads the forensic laboratory. Computer forensic analysis has come of age in recent years and is now routinely performed to gather evidence on suspects in all types of criminal cases. In the past two years, Kuter's forensic exams showed a defendant had used instant messaging to intimidate a witness set to testify in her trial, uncovered another woman's fraudulent online purchases of prescription drugs, and revealed some online habits of a man convicted of murdering an East Norriton woman...

More (The Times Herald)