Digital Forensics Round-Up, November 23 2023

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


Europol and Eurojust support Czech and Ukrainian police in taking down multi-million euro voice phishing gang

The Czech and Ukrainian police have disrupted, with the support of Europol and Eurojust, a prolific phishing gang believed to have defrauded victims across Europe of tens of millions of euros…

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How to Choose a Perfect Target Drive

Welcome back to Plug, Image, Repeat, the monthly newsletter where we share practical tips and tricks to improve your image acquisition experience…

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Event Recap: The CyberWomen Conference 2023

On the 25th of October, CyberWomen@Warwick hosted the second, now annual, CyberWomen Conference. Completely student led and organised, the conference explored the changing face of cyber…

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FBI struggled to disrupt casino hacking gang, cybersecurity experts say

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has struggled to stop a hyper-aggressive cybercrime gang that’s been tormenting corporate America over the last two years, according to nine cybersecurity responders, digital crime experts and victims…

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DFSP # 405 – Werfault Attacks

Werfault is an interesting artifact in that there is not a lot of documentation on it but yet it may affect an investigation in different ways.  Its appearance in logs sometimes adds a bit of confusion to an investigation because it could mean different things…

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iOS 15 Image Forensics Analysis and Tools Comparison – Communication and Social Networking Apps

The fourth episode is dedicated to the most analyzed family of applications: communication and social networking apps…

Read More (Zena Forensics)


Seven Use Cases Where AI can be a Hero to Digital Forensics

AI is capable of doing so many things in the legal tech world, not least of which are its uses in digital forensics. Sharon Nelson and John Simek welcome Shashi Angadi to discuss AI’s current applications in cybersecurity—including threat detection, analysis, evidence gathering, and more…

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Connecticut Police Use Cell Data to Tie Officer to Burglaries

Investigators probing a string of late-night burglaries identified a former Connecticut police officer as the culprit after obtaining cell data linking his wife’s Jeep to the crime, according to a warrant…

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Court expert sent for Schembri’s phone says he did not check evidence bag seals

A court expert summoned to explain where and how he found a phone belonging to Keith Schembri within the law courts’ exhibit rooms emphasized on Monday that he did not check whether individual evidence bags were sealed…

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Chatting without Penalty: The Evolving Role of Instant Messaging in Legal Matters

From basic platforms like IRC and AIM to globally dominant apps such as WhatsApp and Telegram, instant messaging (IM) has witnessed a radical transformation, becoming an indispensable part of global communication…

Read More (JD Supra)


India: 3,000 police officers get training in blockchain forensics

With the country seeing an increasing number of digital currency-related crime, India is ramping up efforts to equip its law enforcement with new skill sets to monitor the industry…

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Digital Forensics News Round-Up, February 21 2024 #digitalforensics #dfir

Forensic Focus 21st February 2024 6:19 pm

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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