Digital Forensics Round-Up, January 04 2024

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


Police ‘investigate sexual abuse of young girl’s avatar in the metaverse’ – prompting NSPCC warning

The NSPCC has said companies “must act now” as police reportedly investigate a case where a girl’s digital persona was sexually attacked by a gang of adult men in an immersive video game…

Read More (Sky News)


India: Damning new forensic investigation reveals repeated use of Pegasus spyware to target high-profile journalists

Amnesty International, in partnership with The Washington Post, has unearthed shocking new details about the continued use of NSO Group’s highly invasive spyware Pegasus to target prominent journalists in India, including one who had previously been a victim of an attack using the same spyware…

Read More (Amnesty International)


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Joy for John in New Year Honours List

An innovative officer who’s played a leading role in enhancing digital forensics has been recognised with the King’s Police Medal (KPM)…

Read More (West Midlands Police)


Cell tower data police say linked ex-CT cop to series of burglaries a concern for rights advocates

Investigators this summer used a controversial technique to identify a suspect they labeled a “serial burglar” — who, authorities say, was a police officer when he broke into some 45 businesses in Connecticut and beyond…

Read More (CT Insider)


Decryptor developed for Black Basta ransomware, promptly patched by gang

Despite the criminals’ efforts, the program still allows victims to recover large files stolen between November 2022 and this month…

Read More (Tech Monitor)


Atola Technology – 20 Years Of Digital Forensics Hardware Expertise

Back in 2003, Atola began with an ambition to create revolutionary technology rather than business. Having worked in the data recovery industry for over a decade, I knew I could automate the otherwise mundane and cumbersome process and make data recovery accessible for anyone…

Read More (Forensic Focus)


iOS Unified Logs – Making a call

In previous articles, we explored certain iOS unified logs related to the unlock process as well as the WhatsApp application. In this current article, I aim to share the Unified Logs that you can analyze when a user makes a call with their iPhone…

Read More (iOS – Unified Logs)


The Admissibility And Challenges Of Digital Evidence In Court

This research explores the important topic of digital evidence and whether it can be used in court. The study looks into how important it is for digital forensic specialists to maintain the quality and admissibility of digital evidence in legal proceedings…

Read More (Legal Service India)

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Alan Platt, Professional Services Consultant at MSAB, discusses his experience as a former UK police officer working in digital forensics. He talks about the different levels of digital forensics capabilities within police forces and how MSAB products like XAMN and XEC Director are used by frontline officers versus lab analysts. 

The discussion covers how MSAB partners with law enforcement to develop custom workflows for mobile device acquisitions that facilitate ISO compliance. Alan explains MSAB's managed service offering, where approved MSAB staff can remotely access a customer's XEC Director server to assist with software updates and troubleshooting. He emphasizes the strict data segregation policies enforced by customers to prevent MSAB from accessing any sensitive case data.

Looking ahead, Alan mentions MSAB's new CEO and hints at some exciting developments coming down the pipeline. He spotlights recent enhancements to XEC Director's speed and database functionality for managing large estates of networked Kiosks. Alan also plugs the new XEC Director training he created to help users fully leverage the platform's capabilities.

00:00 – Introduction to Alan Platt
07:00 – Training
12:00 – Workflows
17:20 – Ensuring a secure environment
19:45 – Customer training
20:35 – Helping customers comply with ISO accreditation
25:00 – Validation and verification
27:30 – ISO standards
30:00 – MSAB’s pipeline plans
32:40 – XEC Director 
43:45 – Privacy of user data

Alan Platt, Professional Services Consultant at MSAB, discusses his experience as a former UK police officer working in digital forensics. He talks about the different levels of digital forensics capabilities within police forces and how MSAB products like XAMN and XEC Director are used by frontline officers versus lab analysts.

The discussion covers how MSAB partners with law enforcement to develop custom workflows for mobile device acquisitions that facilitate ISO compliance. Alan explains MSAB's managed service offering, where approved MSAB staff can remotely access a customer's XEC Director server to assist with software updates and troubleshooting. He emphasizes the strict data segregation policies enforced by customers to prevent MSAB from accessing any sensitive case data.

Looking ahead, Alan mentions MSAB's new CEO and hints at some exciting developments coming down the pipeline. He spotlights recent enhancements to XEC Director's speed and database functionality for managing large estates of networked Kiosks. Alan also plugs the new XEC Director training he created to help users fully leverage the platform's capabilities.

00:00 – Introduction to Alan Platt
07:00 – Training
12:00 – Workflows
17:20 – Ensuring a secure environment
19:45 – Customer training
20:35 – Helping customers comply with ISO accreditation
25:00 – Validation and verification
27:30 – ISO standards
30:00 – MSAB’s pipeline plans
32:40 – XEC Director
43:45 – Privacy of user data

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How MSAB Is Managing The Digital Forensics Challenges Of Frontline Policing

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