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Computer forensics and email discovery

Monday, April 24, 2006 (17:32:25)
On March 1, 2005, the giant US bank Morgan Stanley learned that it had effectively lost a $US1.45 billion fraud case. It lost, not because there was evidence that it had conspired to mis-state the value of assets and stock of one of its clients, as was the substance of the case against it, but rather because it had simply failed to produce evidence. It had forgotten (or deliberately failed) to discontinue its practice of overwriting emails...

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Vontu and Guidance Software Announce Agreement to Automate Investigations

Friday, April 21, 2006 (17:46:18)
Vontu, Inc., the leader in data loss prevention solutions, and Guidance Software, the world leader in computer investigations, today announced a partnership to deliver an integrated solution for automating data security investigations. The combined solution enables customers to detect the transmission of confidential data such as customer records or intellectual property in violation of data security policies and automatically trigger digital investigations.

QuickStudy: Computer forensics

Thursday, April 20, 2006 (15:45:23)
Computer forensics is the application of specialized investigative and analytic techniques to identify, collect, examine and preserve data from computer systems or networks so that it may serve as evidence in a court of law. More narrowly, the term applies to the process of finding digital evidence after a computer security incident has occurred...

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Hard-driving police agents monitor computer crime

Monday, April 17, 2006 (17:08:46)
Confiscated computers line shelves at Bay City's FBI office, waiting for detectives to check them for CP. A storeroom bursts with piles of pirated music, software, movies and video games. It's hard evidence that ''cyber crime'' is thriving in the Bay County region...

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Cheat Sheet: The (UK) Computer Misuse Act

Friday, April 14, 2006 (14:33:16)
Key recommendations are an increase in the sentences handed down to hackers - or anybody illegally accessing somebody else's computer while up to no good. This will be increased from six months to two years. This will be seen as a very positive move by most and is by far the most effective of all the recommendations made...

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LE in the Philippines to request digital forensics budget

Thursday, April 13, 2006 (15:27:27)
The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) are teaming up to request for additional budget to build both agencies’ digital forensics infrastructure. NBI Anti-Fraud and Computer Crimes Division (AFCCD) Director Atty. Elfren Meneses told INQ7.NET that both agencies would be meeting within two weeks to discuss a memorandum of agreement (MOA) wherein the NBI and PNP would coordinate to build their digital forensics infrastructure...

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Guidance Software and Sybex Release EnCE(TM) Certification Study Guide

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 (14:10:48)
Guidance Software has partnered with Sybex, a John Wiley imprint, to release the industry's first in-depth study guide for EnCE(TM), one of the most widely-held forensic examiners certifications...

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Alabama prosecutors hiring cyber sleuths in digital forensics

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 (14:24:56)
When a computer, cell phone, e-mail or other high-tech device holds the key to a crime, cyber sleuths are called to dissect the digital evidence. In south Alabama, it's Gus Dimitrelos, who is based in a Spanish Fort police office at a sprawling new retail district off Interstate 10. Besides a Secret Service lab in Birmingham for prosecutors' use, two more regional computer forensic evidence labs will open in Montgomery and Huntsville - an expanding project, with federal funds, to move the state's investigative operations into the cyber age...

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Philadelphia School to Offer Computer Forensics

Monday, April 10, 2006 (17:27:18)
To meet the growing demand for people to investigate computer crime, Bloomsburg University is adding a major in computer forensics. Bloomsburg this fall will become the first school in the State System of Higher Education to offer the degree...

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Deleting May Be Easy, but Your Hard Drive Still Tells All

Sunday, April 09, 2006 (13:40:27)
It was only a single digit in a 20-page Microsoft Word contract between two partners, but Scott Cooper earned his fee several years ago when he found it. Mr. Cooper, a computer forensics expert, learned that the numeral "1" had been scrubbed in some later versions of this digital document. This gave his client, a partner in a software firm that had recently been sold, just a 5 percent rather than a 15 percent share in the company...

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