Digital Forensics Round-Up, July 06 2023

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

FBI digital sting against Hive cybercrime group shows the promise — and limits — of hacking hackers

When the FBI took down a notorious cybercrime gang known as Hive earlier this year, it did so without arresting a single person. It was a coup that reflects a notable change in the way the agency fights cybercrime — focusing on outwitting hackers and disrupting them from afar rather than detaining them…

Read More (POLITICO)

Remote Acquisition Using a Mobile Device

Welcome back to our series on CCTV Acquisition where in this post we will be looking at remote acquisition using a mobile device. We briefly looked at this in a previous post where we examined the challenges of CCTV and video evidence that are submitted to the police by the public….

Read More (Amped Software)

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The Threat of Cybercrime in Italy

In this feature, criminal lawyer Licia Dal Pozzo draws upon her experience in handling cybercrime cases to outline the threat cybercrime poses to Italy and the EU as a whole….

Read More (Lawyer Monthly)

How to Investigate Infostealer Malware

If you’re not familiar with infostealer malware—a type of malware specifically designed to locate and exfiltrate credentials—consider yourself lucky. And consider being prepared…

Read More (Magnet Forensics)

Low-level Extraction for iOS 16 with iPhone 14/14 Pro Support

Today, we are introducing a new, enhanced low-level extraction mechanism that enables full file system extraction for the iOS 16 through 16.3.1 on all devices based on Apple A12 Bionic and newer chips….

Read More (Elcomsoft)

European Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity Conference (EICC) 2023

Welcome to the Forensic Focus podcast. A live, outside broadcast. Not live. Well, it’s live for us. It’s not live for you; you get it pre-recorded. We’re still alive. An outside broadcast today coming from Stavanger in Norway where I’ve been at the European Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity Conference for the last two days…

Read More (Forensic Focus)

Google Workspace Log Extraction

In parts 1 and 2 of our series on cloud log extraction, we discussed how to retrieve high-value logs from Google Cloud and AWS. In this post, we are going to take a look at Google Workspace….

Read More (SANS)

Police arrest suspect linked to notorius OPERA1ER cybercrime gang

Law enforcement has detained a suspect believed to be a key member of the OPERA1ER cybercrime group, which has targeted mobile banking services and financial institutions in malware, phishing, and Business Email Compromise (BEC) campaigns….

Read More (Bleeping Computer)

UAE, Israel launch global initiative to fight cyberattacks

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have established a global platform to fight against ransomware hackers, according to an announcement made Wednesday by Israel’s government…

Read More (Al-Monitor)

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