Digital Forensics Round-Up, March 23 2023

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


One of the darkweb’s largest cryptocurrency laundromats washed out

German and US authorities, supported by Europol, have targeted ChipMixer, a cryptocurrency mixer well-known in the cybercriminal underworld…

Read More (Europol)


The camera never lies? Our research found CCTV isn’t always dependable when it comes to murder investigations

As a victim or suspect of a crime, or witness to an offence, you may find your actions, behaviour and character scrutinised by the police or a barrister using CCTV footage…

Read More (The Conversation)


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FBI Detains Owner Of Notorious Cybercrime Forum, BreachForums

Conor Brian Fitzpatrick, a 26-year-old native of New York, has been detained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for running BreachForums…

Read More (Information Security Buzz)


Cambridgeshire Police’s digi vans on BBC’s Crimewatch

Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s new digital forensic vans have been highlighted on TV this week after publicity about them was picked up by the BBC…

Read More (The Hunts Post)


How do blockchain forensics and asset tracking work?

A subset of digital forensics called blockchain forensics uses blockchain data analysis to look into illegal transactions, fraud and other types of criminal conduct…

Read More (Coin Telegraph)


Fake audio falsely claims to reveal private Biden comments

CLAIM: An audio clip features President Joe Biden speaking in private about the recent turmoil in the banking system…

Read More (AP News)


Meta Security Exec Hacked and Tracked for a Year by ‘Predator’ Spyware

A former executive on Meta’s security policy team was hacked by the Greek government using sophisticated spyware known as “Predator,” which tracked her for a whole year…

Read More (Gizmodo)


Move, Patch, Get Out the Way: 2022 Zero-Day Exploitation Continues at an Elevated Pace

Mandiant tracked 55 zero-day vulnerabilities that we judge were exploited in 2022. Although this count is lower than the record-breaking 81 zero-days exploited in 2021, it still represents almost triple the number from 2020…

Read More (Mandiant)


AI: Everything’s an Exception in eDiscovery

Many service providers will tell you that leveraging AI in eDiscovery is the equivalent of using an easy button. Too many repetitive tasks? AI will automate them…

Read More (ACEDS)


Face or Filter? If you have to ask, you’re thinking about it wrong.

Bold Glamour—the name sounds like a coinage for an eyeshadow palette or a particularly flashy font. In actuality, it’s a TikTok filter, and despite the generic name, it may mark a watershed moment in the war for digital representation of our faces…

Read More (Slate)

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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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