PC Pro reveals false claims of CP investigation

The UK’s biggest ever crackdown on Internet CP has been driven by misleading intelligence, causing dozens of innocent people to be falsely accused, according to PC Pro magazine. Writing exclusively in the new August issue, Duncan Campbell (an expert witness… Read more

Crime gang suspect in credit-card breach

The huge security breach that exposed more than 40 million credit cards to potential fraud appears to be the work of organized criminals, experts said Monday. The breach represents a high-tech version of “skimming,” in which criminals used a small… Read more

Policing the Internet

The offices couldn’t be more generic. The building is nondescript. There’s a sign outside the door, but they’re planning to take it down. But inside the Cyber Crimes Center in Fairfax, Va., investigators are cracking the most sensational, gut-wrenching criminal… Read more

Forensic Science: Will It Help in the War on Terror?

In January 2003, the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors – Laboratory Accreditation Board – board of delegates voted to adopt Digital Evidence as an accreditable discipline. The Investigative Technology Division conducts forensic examinations in the discipline of Digital Evidence… Read more

Investigators win award for computer forensics

A trio of investigators in Kansas, US, has won an award for a computer-based investigation. Cpl. Jeff Owen of the Missouri Highway Patrol, Mark Johnson of the U.S. attorney’s office and Curtis Howard of the St. Joseph police won the… Read more

Techno Security/CEIC 2005 conference

The Techno Security/CEIC 2005 conference (http://www.ceic2005.com) to be held June 12-15, is the proving grounds for tomorrow’s cybersecurity technology. Now in its seventh year, this conference promises to address some of the latest issues in enterprise security including incident response,… Read more

Backlog mires US crime lab

SBI agent Eric R. Hicks spent last week scouring more than half a million files on one computer hard drive for evidence against a man accused of sending p**n to kids. Because he always works two cases at once, Hicks… Read more

Rise in UK public sector PC misuse

Computer fraud and abuse is on the rise in the public sector, a report by the public watchdog, the Audit Commission, has found. The number of computer fraud cases has doubled, up from 8% of cases in 2001 to 16%… Read more

Course boosts computer forensics capability in Hong Kong

To enhance officers’ computer forensics capability, the Hong Kong Police organised a two-week “Computer Forensics Certification Course” last month that 18 computer forensics examiners attended. The first part covered file system level analysis which underpins all computer forensics theories. The… Read more

PGP use ruled relevant in Minnesota

A Minnesota appeal court has ruled that a trial judge was within his rights to allow police evidence about the presence of an encryption program on a defendant’s computer to be admitted in a child abuse case. The ruling came… Read more

LanpherWilson Acquires Computer Forensic Group, Inc.

LanpherWilson Corporation today announced that it has acquired Computer Forensic Group, Inc. of Germantown, MD to form a new company called Turiss, a digital investigations and information protection firm with target markets in the corporate, legal and government arenas… More… Read more

Fletcher aides leave plentiful trail of e-mail

Comfortable with high-tech gadgets, Gov. Ernie Fletcher’s aides use state-issued computers and BlackBerries to send e-mail that details their deeds, plans, turf battles, even their moods, sometimes on an hourly basis. Now, that e-mail is a trail of bread crumbs… Read more