Digital Forensics Round-Up, September 14 2023

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


Paedophiles using open source AI to create child sexual abuse content, says watchdog

Freely available artificial intelligence software is being used by paedophiles to create child sexual abuse material (CSAM), according to a safety watchdog, with offenders discussing how to manipulate photos of celebrity children or known victims to create new content…

Read More (The Guardian)


Microsoft Edge Forensics: Screenshot History

According to a recent article on Neowin, Microsoft Edge has a new feature that allows it to take screenshots of every web page a user visits…

Read More (Medium)


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‘Monster’: Powerful PSA from ChildFund Urges Big Tech to Step up Efforts Against Child Sex Predators

A new campaign has set its sights on Big Tech, challenging legislators to enact laws that require internet companies to more actively target and take down child sexual abuse material, which activists say is increasingly rampant on social media…

Read More (People)


Digital evidence – a step forward for South Africa

In one of the first cases of its kind, South Africa’s 2020 Cybercrimes Act has been put to the test to secure a conviction of incitement based on WhatsApp evidence…

Read More (ISS Africa)


Inside the world of the cops who dedicate their lives to catching paedophiles in South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire Police have given a glimpse into the world of their specialist paedophile catching team who operate ‘below the radar’ for operational reasons…

Read More (Yorkshire Live)


Multiple Foreign Nationals Charged in Connection with Trickbot Malware and Conti Ransomware Conspiracies

Three indictments in three different federal jurisdictions have been unsealed charging multiple Russian cybercrime actors involved in the Trickbot malware and Conti ransomware schemes…

Read More (US DOJ)


Interview: Benjamin Findlay, Senior Lecturer In Computer And Digital Forensics, Teesside University

Ben Findlay BSc (Hons) MSc PgCLTHE FHEA MBCS MCSFS MIScT MCIIS is Senior Lecturer in BSc (Hons) Computer and Digital Forensics and MSc Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation at Teesside University…

Read More (Forensic Focus)


Aspen police, city discuss tech that gleans phone, tablet, license data

Aspen City Council’s work session Monday pivoted between the urgent need for law enforcement to track a suspect and the 4th Amendment right to privacy…

Read More (The Aspen Times)


Tampering in Raniere Case: Retired Agent Kiper’s Email to FBI Director Wray Calls for Immediate Accountability

On July 10, 2023, retired FBI Agent J. Richard Kiper, a consultant for Keith Raniere’s legal team, emailed his former boss, the Director of the FBI Christopher Wray. It is not known if Diector Wray responded to Kiper…

Read More (Frank Report)


iOS WhatsApp Forensics with Belkasoft X

In the world of digital communication, WhatsApp takes the lead as the most popular messaging app, having a user base of over two billion people…

Read More (Belkasoft)


Correct the Perspective of a License Plate

In imagery, just as in life, clarity depends very much on the angle at which we look at things. Unfortunately for us though, unlike real life, images and videos are two dimensional representations of a three dimensional world…

Read More (Amped Software)

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