Digital Forensics Round-Up, September 07 2023

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

Linux Web Server Forensics: Dr. Ali Hadi’s Web Server Case

Most of the millions of web servers that make up the Internet run Linux as their operating system. This means that many web server-related problems will require analysis of Linux-based systems…

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Unmasking Trickbot, One of the World’s Top Cybercrime Gangs

A WIRED investigation into a cache of documents posted by an unknown figure lays bare the Trickbot ransomware gang’s secrets, including the identity of a central member…

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‘The complexity of data has amplified the importance of digital forensics’

Deloitte’s Arushi Doshi discusses her work in cybersecurity and digital forensics and how AI is improving the field. For Arushi Doshi, every day working in cybersecurity and forensics brings a fresh challenge or a new perspective…

Read More (Silicon Republic)

Leveraging the cloud to uplevel your digital forensics practice

In modern digital forensic laboratories, the intake of devices as evidence to be processed and the evolution of technology in consumer-grade electronics are table stakes…

Read More (Police 1)

6 Ways AI Can Revolutionize Digital Forensics

Artificial intelligence tools can automate the analysis of logs, video, and other important but tedious aspects of investigations…

Read More (Dark Reading)

HTML Smuggling Leads to Domain Wide Ransomware

We’ve previously reported on a Nokoyawa ransomware case in which the initial access was via an Excel macro and IcedID malware…

Read More (The DFIR Report)

Podcast: Teaching Digital Forensics With Professor Sarah Morris

Welcome friends and enemies to the Forensic Focus Podcast. Today with us, we have a genuine rockstar of the digital forensics scene in the UK…

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Qakbot Malware Disrupted in International Cyber Takedown

The Justice Department today announced a multinational operation involving actions in the United States, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Romania, and Latvia to disrupt the botnet and malware known as Qakbot and take down its infrastructure…

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The Allegheny County district attorney’s office will use AI to streamline digital evidence management

The DA’s office says the NICE Justice tool will prevent cases from being perpetually delayed by long evidence processing times…

Read More (Public Source)

Chainalysis, The Theranos Of Blockchain Forensics?

After Chainalysis Head of Investigations Elizabeth Bisbee had to admit to the lack of scientific evidence for the accuracy of Chainalysis’ Reactor software, experts of blockchain surveillance firm CipherTrace lay bare flaws in Chainalysis’ analysis…

Read More (Bitcoin Magazine)

Forensic Aspects of Microsoft Remote Access VPN

As remote work surges, VPNs gain significance. With employees using their devices in uncontrolled networks, VPNs are certainly now a serious option for attackers to gain an initial foothold on the corporate network…

Read More (Syn Aktiv)

The Cyber Helpline – a lifeline for victims of cybercrime in all its many forms

It is knowledge instilled into UK citizens from a young age – to phone 999 for life-threatening emergencies, 111 for medical help and advice, or 101 for non-emergency inquiries…

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Ransomware comic looks to bring detective noir to the computer age

Thus begins the new saga of Johnny Dollar, a fictional private detective turned insurance investigator whose old school, noir-ish, crime-fighting escapades are being reset decades into the future to tackle one of the most pressing and disruptive crimes of the digital age: digital extortion…

Read More (SC Media)

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