Digital Forensics Round-Up, June 22 2023

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


UK National Crime Agency Head Calls for Hacking Law Updates

A British cyber law that criminalizes hacking and other intrusion activities is outdated, often hindering law enforcement action against cyber crooks, U.K. lawmakers heard during a parliamentary hearing on cybercrime…

Read More (Bank Info Security)


What Forensic Vendors Don’t Like To Tell Their Customers

Year after year, the field of digital forensics and incident response (DFIR) presents us with new challenges. Various vendors from around the world are tirelessly striving to simplify and enhance the work of experts in this field…

Read More (Elcomsoft)


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Dstl hosts drones digital forensics workshop

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has hosted a collaborative digital forensics workshop to help combat the illegal use of drones…

Read More (Gov.uk)


New Sources of Microsoft Office Metadata – Tool Release MetadataPlus

Open Source Intelligence Gathering (OSINT) can be an activity in itself and can also form a solid foundation for Full Spectrum Attack Simulations…

Read More (NCC Group)


Elevating digital forensics: The importance of best practices and standard operating procedures

I have watched the evolution of forensic science and the rise of digital forensics over the past 20 years in law enforcement…

Read More (Police1)


Amped Replay Explained: A Detective’s Review Of The Enhanced Video Player For Forensic Investigations

Steve Paxton, a former detective of the Forensic Investigations Unit at the Everett Police Department (WA, USA), reviews Amped Replay, the enhanced video player for police investigators…

Read More (Forensic Focus)


Ministry launches digital investigation support platform

With the digital investigation support platform, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) hopes to help organizations and businesses to strengthen their information security tasks…

Read More (Vietnamnet Global)


Russian National Arrested and Charged with Conspiring to Commit LockBit Ransomware Attacks Against U.S. and Foreign Businesses

The Justice Department today announced charges against a Russian national for his involvement in deploying numerous LockBit ransomware and other cyberattacks against victim computer systems in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Africa…

Read More (US Office of Public Affairs)


Reality wars: Deepfakes and national security

A prominent Kremlin critic says the Russian government invited him to a Zoom call that turned out to be a deepfake…

Read More (WBUR)

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