Digital Forensics Round-Up, March 16 2023

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

How Magnet Forensics catches the worst kind of criminals

On Jamaica’s beaches, Stanley Saunders didn’t exactly stand out. He looked like a lot of other Canadian tourists: middle-aged, pale and paunchy, with a full grey beard and matching long hair…

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Why Does the Global Spyware Industry Continue to Thrive? Trends, Explanations, and Responses

The global spyware and digital forensics industry continues to grow despite public backlash following an array of surveillance scandals, many linked to NSO Group’s Pegasus program…

Read More (Carnegie)

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Security researchers targeted with new malware via job offers on LinkedIn

A suspected North Korean hacking group is targeting security researchers and media organizations in the U.S. and Europe with fake job offers that lead to the deployment of three new, custom malware families…

Read More (BleepingComputer)

Germany and Ukraine hit two high-value ransomware targets

Forensic analysis of the seized equipment is still ongoing to determine the exact role of the suspects and their links to other accomplices…

Read More (Europol)

Meet the team of five investigators involved in almost every Johnson County criminal case

Computer forensics is a relatively new field in law enforcement, but it’s quickly become one of the most necessary, according to investigators on the Joint Forensic Analysis Cyber Team, or J-FACT, of Johnson County…

Read More (The Gazette)

Performing Cloud Forensics Under Cloud Computing Security 

Digital forensic investigators need to understand how cloud computing security works to assess evidence properly. When data is stored in the cloud, certain compliance and security measures must be considered…

Read More (EC-Council Cybersecurity Exchange)

Group-IB to open Digital Crime Resistance Center in Thailand, signs partnership with leading Thai cybersecurity distributor nForce

Group-IB, a global cybersecurity leader headquartered in Singapore, has announced its plans to open a Digital Crime Resistance Center in Thailand…

Read More (Group-IB)

Fake, combative dialogue added to Bill Gates interview

CLAIM: Video of an interview between an Australian journalist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates shows the two sparred over what he has contributed to the world, and whether he has a behavioral pattern of stealing complex technology and profiting from it…

Read More (AP News)

Security Professionals Battle Burnout as Threat Landscape Evolves

A surge of cybersecurity incidents and a general feeling of work overload is leading to widespread burnout among IT security professionals, two surveys indicated…

Read More (Security Boulevard)

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