Technology helping investigators

In some aspects, changing technology may be making the job tougher for computer forensics investigators, but it also has proven to be a valuable tool. In the past three or four years, detectives have found that computer forensics investigations can be beneficial in most major investigations. “Five years ago, if there was a vandalism at a high school, we wouldn’t even check the Internet,” Pfc. Mike Bazzell of the Alton Police Department said. “It provides us with stuff we never had before. When we have a lot of high-dollar damage at a school or a building, somebody will be bragging about it on their MySpace page.” Bazzell and Detective Dave Vucich of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department are computer forensics investigators on the FBI’s Cyber Crime Task Force in Fairview Heights…

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