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Police struggle to cope with increase in cyber crime - report

Thursday, January 25, 2007 (17:20:53)
Computer-enabled crime in Britain is growing at such an unprecedented scale that police admit that not all allegations can be investigated. A report by the Metropolitan Police says the rise in computer viruses, fraud and the online grooming of children is stretching its e-crime units to breaking point. The report, obtained by The Independent, confirms warnings from IT security experts that hacking during 2007 will be less for fun or reputation, and all for financial gain...

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Teacher case draws world's ear

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 (20:05:57)
Lounsbury collected the evidence with a program called ComputerCop Professional, an automated tool for forensic examination of computers. David Jacobs, a former police officer and sales representative for the ComputerCop, which is based in Bohemia, N.Y., said Amero's case establishes a legal precedent for subsequent court cases. "To my knowledge, this is the first conviction using ComputerCop software as an acceptable tool for police officers to conduct a computer forensic examination that is acceptable to the court," Jacobs said...

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High-tech forensics lab opens in Brattleboro

Monday, January 22, 2007 (19:25:28)
C.E. Cantwell and Associates Inc., a Brattleboro-based computer forensics and electronic discovery firm, said that it has established the Southern Vermont Digital Forensics Laboratory, which will be available to law firms and law enforcement in the area. Instead of many devices working with DNA evidence, the work at C.E. Cantwell is done on computers specifically set up for forensic work...

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How Safe Is Saudi Arabia From Cyber Crime?

Monday, January 22, 2007 (19:23:14)
No one would deny that the Internet is one of the most revolutionary developments of the 20th century. The world we live in has indeed become a global village. Despite its many benefits and conveniences, the question still remains: How accessible is too accessible? Tragically nowadays the fact is that with every log-on, web users could be risking their family’s safety, finances or job. Even a person’s identity is up for grabs in a new kind of crime — cyber crime...

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Cary considers cyber-crime police unit

Monday, January 22, 2007 (19:20:18)
In a bow to the ugly reality of digital technology, Cary leaders took the first step Thursday night toward creating a cyber-crime police unit. The Cary Town Council voted unanimously to study the idea, underscoring how drastically computer crimes are increasing throughout the Triangle...

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In CP Case, Technology Entraps the Innocent

Friday, January 19, 2007 (16:58:04)
The cautionary tale of Matthew Bandy is burning up the Internet, especially tech sites. Until recently, the 16-year-old Arizona boy faced life imprisonment for possessing CP; each of the nine images on his computer carried a possible 10-year sentence...Clearly, the detectives investigating Matt’s case had little training or interest in computer forensics. For example, they refused to examine the hard drive for evidence of infection...

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Champlain College and Law Enforcement Team Up on Digital Investigations

Thursday, January 18, 2007 (17:33:18)
A ground-breaking new partnership between a college and law enforcement agencies is helping police process more digital evidence and fight cybercrime in Vermont. The Champlain College Center for Digital Investigation (http://www.champlain.edu/news/), which received a $650,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance, is enabling two new Champlain faculty members to work with federal, state and local law enforcement investigators, performing digital investigations and adding capacity to law enforcement agencies in Vermont. Based at the Burlington Police Department, these investigators sift through digital evidence found on computers, cell phones, iPods and other digital devices so that crucial pieces of evidence can be applied to criminal investigations...

Hi-tech 'forensic' jobs for city

Wednesday, January 17, 2007 (19:19:07)
A US computer forensics company is setting up its European headquarters on the outskirts of Cardiff, UK. eMag Solutions is involved in recovering electronic data for businesses, helping reduce e-crime and compiling evidence for court cases...

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Computer forensics expert lauds Fiji police

Monday, January 15, 2007 (17:49:20)
A leading forensic expert in the Pacific has lauded the grit and determination of police officers in uncovering electronic crime despite them being new to the field of high tech forensic work and having limited resources to work with. John Thakaray, who is the principal investigative computer forensic director for Thakaray Forensics Ltd in England, said he was impressed with the level of drive shown by local policemen despite resource constraints...

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Silicon Valley Computer Forensic Lab Earns Elite Status

Friday, January 12, 2007 (14:25:19)
Silicon Valley high tech crime fighters are helping maintain the valley's reputation by earning an accreditation as one of the country's elite computer forensic laboratories. The FBI announced today that the Silicon Valley Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory in Menlo Park has been accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board...

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