Digital Forensics Round-Up, February 23 2023

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

Forensic 4:cast Awards 2023 – Nominations are now open!

Listen up, ’cause nominations are officially open, and we need your help to recognize the best in the digital forensics and incident response game…

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Is It Time to Rethink the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act?

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act aims to prevent malicious hacking but has long been accused of being overly broad and vague…

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A practical guide for analyzing manipulated audio files

The working group on Forensic Speech and Audio Analysis at the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) has released a practical guide for forensic laboratories and forensic scientists involved in the analysis of manipulated audio files…

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Computer Crime: Britain Plans to Overhaul 32-Year-Old Law

The British government is proposing to give itself more law enforcement powers against hackers in a public consultation critics say is marred by a lack of concrete proposals to shield security researchers acting in good faith…

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Magnet Forensics Survey Shows Evolving Cyber Threat Landscape Is Leading to Widespread Burnout

Respondents say automation would be a valuable addition at a time they’re struggling with surge of incidents, talent shortages…

Read More (Business Wire)

Nonconsensual deepfake porn puts AI in spotlight

In its annual “worldwide threat assessment,” top US intelligence officials have warned in recent years of the threat posed by so-called deepfakes – convincing fake videos made using artificial intelligence.

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Child sexual abuse material is on the rise online. Will lawmakers and big tech finally act?

In just one year, reports of suspected child sexual abuse material online jumped by 35%. A big spike in an ongoing trend…

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Retrieving smartphone data from ‘Luffy’ suspects no easy task, experts say

Investigators are scrambling to retrieve erased data from more than a dozen smartphones confiscated from the suspected ringleaders of a series of burglaries across Japan…

Read More (The Japan Times)

App to block child abuse images gets £1.8m EU funding

The development of a new app designed to reduce online viewing of child sexual abuse material has received £1.8m of funding from the EU…

Read More (BBC)

Porsche South Africa victim of ransomware attack

Over the weekend, a ransomware assault disrupted Porsche South Africa’s Johannesburg headquarters, bringing down some of the company’s systems and at least some backups…

Read More (Business Tech Africa)

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