Detectives Tainted Hard Drive, Expert Claims

BENTONVILLE, USA – Evidence on the hard drive of a murdered man’s computer was damaged after police seized the machine, a computer forensics expert testified Thursday. After Howard was murdered in September 1999, police used information from his hard drive … Read more

UK Police forced to turn away e-crime victims

UK Police are having to turn down requests to investigate computer crime from businesses due to a lack of resources, the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit said last week. Mick Deats, deputy head of the unit, said the complex, time-consuming nature … Read more

Ibas buys computer forensics rival Vogon

Data recovery and computer forensics firm Ibas announced plans Monday to buy its main European competitor, UK-based Vogon International. The deal is based on an “earn-out” model, which specifies a minimum price of £4m ($7.5m) and a maximum of £9m … Read more

The two-edged sword: Legal computer forensics and open source

Ryan Purita of Totally Connected Security is one of the leading computer forensic experts in private practice in Canada. A GNU/Linux enthusiast, Purita often prefers open source tools. However, he frequently uses proprietary ones as well. The proprietary tools, he … Read more

New, smarter generation of Internet crooks

“I work in the fraud dept. for a well known US company, and have access to hundreds of CCs (credit card numbers) on a daily basis. All I’m looking for is an easy way to make some money and stay … Read more

Police surf in search of criminals

Police and prosecutors are awaiting the results of a forensics shakedown of the computer used at work by Richard Salewicz of Noblesville, who was arrested April 1 for soliciting sex over the Internet from an undercover officer. Noblesville (US) Police … Read more

New versions of TSK and Autopsy now available

New versions of both tools are available. Both have minor bug fixes from the new 2.00 TSK features. There is one bug that impacts split image users, so everyone should upgrade TSK. Autopsy also has a new feature that shows … Read more