Digital Forensics Round-Up, March 09 2023

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

How blockchain can improve digital evidence collection and collaboration

Blockchain offers an immutable chain of custody that guarantees data integrity, prevents fraud and provides a transparent, auditable system of record for digital assets related to investigations…

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The state of stalkerware in 2022

The State of Stalkerware is an annual report by Kaspersky which contributes to a better understanding of how many people in the world are affected by digital stalking…

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Pasadena police banking on phone-hacking tool to solve cold case murder

For years, a locked cellphone belonging to the suspect in a Pasadena homicide sat in an evidence room as investigators sought a way to get around the device’s security measures…

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An Overview of iOS Extraction Methods

Mobile forensics is a complex subject. Many forensic vendors are completely foggy about which devices and which OS versions they support, what acquisition methods are available, what kinds of data can be extracted with each, and what the consequences are…

Read More (eForensics Magazine)

U.S. Special Forces Want To Use Deepfakes For Psy-Ops

U.S. Special Operations Command, responsible for some of the country’s most secretive military endeavors, is gearing up to conduct internet propaganda and deception campaigns online using deepfake videos, according to federal contracting documents reviewed by The Intercept…

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Scammers are using artificial intelligence to sound more like family members in distress

The man calling Ruth Card sounded just like her grandson Brandon. So when he said he was in jail, with no wallet or cellphone, and needed cash for bail, Card scrambled to do whatever she could to help.

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Getting the most out of the Wayback Machine

Roughly a year ago, the Wayback Machine Chrome extension got a major update. The new version has useful customization features and the ability to connect it to your personal Wayback Machine account, making it an even more essential tool for journalists and investigators…

Read More (Digital Investigations)

Judge weighs evidence of digital forensics examiner

The testimony of a digital forensics examiner who was brought in to validate the call data from cellular phone recordings made by a former gang member and handed over to investigators probing the Klansman gang will be weighed to see if it added anything to the prosecution’s case…

Read More (Jamaica Observer)

Waging War on the Sextortion Epidemic

Digital Forensics Corporation is battling to protect and educate the public about a rapidly growing trend in cybercrime dubbed sextortion, where online predators target teens and young adults with threats to expose sensitive personal photos…

Read More (Tech News World)

6 Cyber Threat Trends to Watch This Year as Forecast by MS-ISAC

The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) anticipates the following in 2023 based on what we have observed over the past few years…

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San Diego neo-Nazi suspected in Anne Frank House incident

Police suspect that former Chula Vista resident Robert Wilson could be responsible for an incident that shocked the public on several continents in February, when an antisemitic message was displayed on the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam…

Read More (KPBS)

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