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RCFL network plans expansion in 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The FBI is poised to expand the country’s premier computer forensics laboratory network starting in May, according to Assistant Director Kerry E. Haynes, Operational Technology Division. Additional Regional Computer Forensic Laboratories (RCFLs) are scheduled to open in Portland, … Read more

UK centre to tackle net paedophiles planned

A unit to protect children in the UK from internet paedophiles is being set up by the Home Office. About 100 staff, including police and child welfare experts will join the Centre for Child Protection on the Internet next April. … Read more

Microsoft fighting cybercrime

Microsoft is developing analytical tools to help international law enforcement agencies track and fight cybercrime. Microsoft unveiled the tools development program at the kickoff on Wednesday of three days of technical training for Australian law enforcement agencies. The Forensic Computing … Read more

Aussie Feds target computer forensics

Australia’s hi-tech crime squad has vowed to change the perception of the internet as an anonymous haven to one where users are not as nameless as they might think. At a three-day computer forensics workshop in Canberra Federal Police Australian … Read more

Net fingerprints combat attacks

Eighty large net service firms have switched on software to spot and stop net attacks automatically. The system creates digital fingerprints of ongoing incidents that are sent to every network affected. Firms involved in the smart sensing system believe it … Read more

Jeff Weise’s e-mail trail led authorities to Jourdain

It’s hard to cover your tracks on your computer. Deleted files aren’t immediately deleted. And software programs on most PCs keep all sorts of data trails, recording the Web sites you visit, the pictures you look at, the e-mails you … Read more

Online CP investigation costs UK police £15m

The cost of forensically examining the computers seized during the UK police’s Operation Ore investigation into online CP will total £15m, according to the National Crime Squad (NCS). Operation Ore was launched after the FBI smashed an illegal CP ring … Read more

Expert rejects Lundy evidence

A computer forensics expert who has spent up to 400 hours examining evidence in the Mark Lundy murder case says he has ruled out police claims that Lundy manipulated a computer clock to give himself an alibi. The Crown at … Read more