Digital Forensics Round-Up, April 20 2023

A round-up of this week’s digital forensics news and views:

March 2023 broke ransomware attack records with 459 incidents

March 2023 was the most prolific month recorded by cybersecurity analysts in recent years, measuring 459 attacks, an increase of 91% from the previous month and 62% compared to March 2022…

Read More (Bleeping Computer)

Standardized data collection methods can help fight cybercrime

Implementing standards similar to NERC CIP for the entire cybersecurity industry could make it easier for law enforcement to investigate and prosecute cyber attackers…

Read More (TechTarget)

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Forces across North West launch joint campaign to tackle online sexual exploitation

Figures show the number of people in the North West seeking support from a confidential helpline about online child sexual abuse has increased by 37 per cent during the past 12 months…

Read More (Police Professional)

Public Submissions of CCTV and Video Evidence

In this latest article, we shall be looking at the public submissions of CCTV and video evidence. CCTV and video are now covered under the umbrella of digital data…

Read More (Amped Software)

Endpoint Inspector From Cellebrite Enterprise Solutions

Device acquisition is an important topic, and as with cooking, results are only as good as the ingredients that you are using. Thus any tool that enables quick, efficient and accurate acquisition of devices for analysis to me is a really good thing…

Read More (Forensic Focus)

Deepfakes are being democratised — and getting harder to detect

Anyone can easily generate hyper-realistic deepfakes using generative AI. But sorting out what’s real from what’s fake is getting tougher…

Read More (Tech Monitor)

Ransomware in the cloud

Recently we were engaged by a company after they were targeted by a ransomware attack in their AWS environment. In this blog we want to show you what happened and how we were able to piece together the picture based on available logging…

Read More (Medium)

DFIR via XDR: How to expedite your investigations with a DFIRent approach

Rapid technological evolution requires security that is resilient, up to date and adaptable. In this article, we will cover the transformation in the field of DFIR (digital forensics and incident response) in the last couple years, focusing on the digital forensics’ aspect and how XDR fits into the picture…

Read More (The Hacker News)

Perfect Acquisition Part 4: The Practical Part

The Perfect HFS Acquisition procedure consists of three stages, which are creating a perfect dump, acquiring a complete set of decryption keys, and decrypting the dump…

Read More (Elcomsoft)

Westmoreland DA says forensics lab will speed investigations

A new in-house digital forensics laboratory may speed investigations and solve crimes more quickly, Westmoreland County District Attorney Nicole Ziccarelli said…

Read More (Yahoo! News)

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