Digital Forensics Round-Up, May 11 2023

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


Ransomware payments nearly double in one year

Ransomware payments have nearly doubled to $1.5m (£1.2m) over the past year, with the highest-earning organisations the most likely to pay attackers, according to a survey…

Read More (The Guardian)


Closed-Box CCTV Acquisition Using Storage Media

It’s time for the latest installment in our CCTV Acquisition series. This week we are moving on and finally acquiring some CCTV footage and preserving it onto a temporary storage device through a closed-box CCTV acquisition…

Read More (Amped Software)


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Trashed: Defendant sanctioned for spoliation of evidence

A federal court granted a motion for sanctions against a defendant truck driver who deleted data on a personal tablet that was mounted on his windshield when an accident occurred…

Read More (Virginia Lawyers Weekly)


The Internet of Things: Fire Sleuth, Fire Starter

Fires are difficult to investigate since they often destroy the evidence of their cause. Now scientists demonstrate how Internet of Things (IoT) gadgets can reveal key clues—but also potentially help arsonists start fires in the first place…

Read More (IEEE Spectrum)


How to hack a smart fridge – Your smart home devices know more about you than you might think

Do you know how many internet-connected devices there are inside your home? I certainly don’t. These days, it could be almost anything: a thermostat, a TV, a lightbulb, an air conditioner, or a refrigerator…

Read More (MIT Technology Review)


DFIR with KAPE and Cado Community Edition

Below we’ve outlined how you can use KAPE with Cado Community Edition, using a canonical example of WannaCry infecting a Windows Server install…

Read More (Cado)


Ransomware watchers are finding creative ways to track attacks

It’s difficult to fix a problem when you can’t measure it. That maxim has dominated most conversations around ransomware over the past decade…

Read More (SC Magazine)


Modern Digital Forensic Tools: How New Tools Cut through The Noise To Find Evidence

Magnet AXIOM is one of Detective Gish’s go-to tools and it’s part of what allows him to create the story of what has happened based on the data collected from digital devices…

Read More (Forensic Focus)


Justice Department Announces Court-Authorized Disruption of Snake Malware Network Controlled by Russia’s Federal Security Service

The Justice Department today announced the completion of a court-authorized operation, code-named MEDUSA, to disrupt a global peer-to-peer network of computers compromised by sophisticated malware, called “Snake”…

Read More (US Department of Justice)


‘We Will Nab Financial Criminals through Deployment of Digital Forensics’

The Chairman, Board of Diplomats for Digital Forensics, Chartered Institute of Forensics and Certified Fraud Investigators of Nigeria (CIFCFIN), Prof. Adesina Sodiya, has stated that digital forensics is about the acquisition of digital evidence and analysis of digital evidence and the scientific approach to investigation and prosecution…

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Internal investigations and eDiscovery face rising challenges in the data collection landscape. There is an urgent need to preserve and analyze data; rising costs for server infrastructure and overhead and the increasing complexity and volume of data from emerging sources is overwhelming. Laptops, computers, phones, tablets, cloud sources, and messaging applications – data is stored anywhere and everywhere with employee communications being the riskiest data sources.

The scope and specific challenges of data collection affect organizations and law firms differently, presenting a need for a variety of solutions to best fit their needs. With Cellebrite’s suite of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) cloud-based collection solutions, corporate investigators and eDiscovery practitioners can close investigations and get to review faster.

Cellebrite's market-leading SaaS based solutions minimize business disruption and save organizations money by:

- Eliminating the need for large upfront costs and maintenance expenses
- Minimizing overhead costs without hosting the solution, no hardware shipping, and no technical calls for assistance
- Minimal and predictable data collection costs, allowing you to scale your usage according to your specific needs and budgetary considerations
- Stay up to date with continuous updates to data sources with updates pushed to the Cellebrite cloud
- Close investigations and review discovery faster with cloud-based innovation
- Manage customer requests and provide transparency throughout your organization across the globe

Watch Cellebrite's webinar where Monica Harris, Product Business Manager, showcases how Cellebrite’s range of SaaS-based solutions have you covered whether you need remote collection across all devices, including computers, cloud sources, chat applications, and mobile devices or full-file system advanced collection capabilities across the widest range of mobile devices and applications.

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