Digital Forensics Round-Up, May 15 2024

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


The REPORT Act Is Now Federal Law – Here’s What It Means for Child Safety

In the current Congressional session (2023-2024), we have seen many bills introduced that relate to the online sexual exploitation and abuse of children (OSEAC) or to child safety more broadly…

Read More (Thorn)


Identifying Deepfake Images from a Forensic Lens

When law enforcement locates an explicit image as part of an investigation, there is no longer a guarantee the image is real. There’s a real and growing possibility it is an AI-generated deepfake image and we are in the very beginning stages as a society for how this will all play out…

Read More (Forensic Mag)


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Huyton Firm: Brutal organised crime group brought down by its own text messages

More than 30 serious criminals have been jailed after police cracked their encrypted text messages and uncovered a violent feud over stolen drugs…

Read More (BBC News)


“I come from the world of technology where there are very few women”

I grew up in Honduras, where I lived through the coup d’état, which took place in 2009. It was a difficult time where rights were non-existent, and people were constantly afraid…

Read More (Amnesty International)


Cybersec chiefs team up with insurers to say ‘no’ to ransomware bullies

The latest effort to reduce the number of ransom payments sent to cybercriminals in the UK involves the country’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) locking arms with insurance associations…

Read More (The Register)


Italian State Police and Engineering Group Sign Agreement to Prevent and Combat Cybercrime.

An agreement was signed in Rome on May 7 between the Italian State Police and the Engineering Group to enhance the protection of networks and information systems essential to the institutional functions of companies…

Read More (Army Recognition Group)


Investigating Video: The Vital First Steps

In this webinar, David Spreadborough, Forensic Analyst at Amped Software, provides a closer look at those important early stages in investigations involving video evidence. Starting with establishing the integrity of the digital data and evaluating the authenticity of the produced visual image…

Read More (Forensic Focus)


DoT issues directions for blocking 28,200 mobile handsets over cybercrime menace

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has issued directions to telecom service providers for pan India blocking of 28,200 mobile handsets for misuse in cybercrimes, the Ministry of Communications said on Friday…

Read More (Microsoft Start)


Invest in digital forensics to fight corruption – Bawumia advises anti-graft institutions

Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa have been advised to invest in digital forensics and tools to assist them to track, trace and distract corruption networks…

Read More (Microsoft Start)


Lawmakers urged to introduce cybercrime law oversight

A concerned citizen on Monday pleaded with lawmakers to place safeguards in the Cybercrime Bill to prevent its abuse through selective prosecution…

Read More (Barbados Today)

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