Ever since the news of the massive data breach of Target Corporation, people across the country have been watching the details unfurl. Consumers want to know if their accounts are affected, IT and security professionals are waiting to learn precisely how the breach happened, and law enforcement agencies are hoping to get enough evidence to prosecute and convict someone.
With this being such a large case involving the integrity of electronic payments, both the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service are involved in the criminal investigation. Both agencies have experts with extensive training in digital forensics and how to gather evidence that can be used in legal courts to support a conviction. But what about smaller, lower profile criminal cases that don’t warrant the resources of the FBI and Secret Service?