Digital Forensics Round-Up, August 17 2023

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

GMP’s award-winning Digital Forensic Investigation Unit (DFIU) are breaking new ground in the field of digital forensics relating to CSE and child sexual abuse images

The DFIU were selected to take part in a Home Office initiative to improve digital forensic processes in relation to evidence in child sexual exploitation (CSE) and child sexual abuse image cases – through the use of automation and artificial intelligence (AI)…

Read More (Greater Manchester Police)

Forensic analysts can be wrong about the USB Drives attached to a computer in evidence

My friend and colleague, Kevin Ripa of the Grayson Group of Companies, has published some astonishing research that shows Microsoft Windows can inaccurately report the serial numbers of the drives attached to the computer system and may even report the same incorrect serial number for multiple drives…

Read More (LinkedIn)

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Digitize It: Digital Evidence At The ICC

The International Criminal Court (ICC, or the Court) first accepted digital evidence in a legal proceeding in 2013 during the prosecution of Al Faqi Al Mahdi…

Read More (Lieber Institute West Point)

Lawrence Snyder, Associate Professor of Mathematical and Digital Sciences, Bloomsburg University

I have been teaching for 19 years; I started at a Herkimer County Community College in NY, where I taught for nine years, then went to teach at Bay Path University, where I helped launch a graduate program in Cybersecurity Management and eventually their undergraduate cybersecurity program…

Read More (Forensic Focus)

A LNK To The Past: Utilizing LNK Files For Your Investigations

We’ve all heard of “Link” or “LNK” files, right? You want a faster way to open your favorite game, document or application without need to navigate to it’s directory each time, so you create a shortcut file…

Read More (The DFIR Spot)

Viewing CCTV after Acquisition

The first stage comes before any acquisition is conducted and we looked at this in the Search and Trawl post. Let us look further at this now and consider options for when there is no footage to acquire…

Read More (Amped Software)

CID says Bengaluru Crime Branch officers tampered with devices seized in Bitcoin-for-drugs case

A forensic analysis has found that the devices were tampered with on the CCB premises between November 9 and December 12, 2020, the CID says in its complaint to the Bengaluru police…

Read More (The Indian Express)

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