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More than 50% of companies suffered from cybercrime

Monday, October 03, 2005 (16:10:03)
More than half of European companies polled in a survey on global network risk admitted that they have suffered significant financial damage as a result of IT system failure in the last 12 months. The survey, conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by ACE European Group (NYSE:ACE), polled senior risk managers and business leaders throughout Europe. The research also showed that close to 40% of those surveyed had experienced losses as a result of damage or misuse of systems or data by staff or contractors and that nearly 25% had suffered as a result of computer crime, including 'phishing' - using forged emails or website pages to obtain data - and hacking...

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Can Digital Photos Be Trusted?

Sunday, October 02, 2005 (04:36:58)
In this new fast paced digital age, anyone can use inexpensive software to doctor up photos, and their handiwork is becoming increasingly difficult to spot. "Everyone is buying low-cost, high-quality digital cameras, everyone has a Web site, everyone has e-mail, Photoshop is easier to use; 2004 was the first year sales of digital cameras outpaced traditional film cameras," says Hany Farid, a Dartmouth College computer scientist and a leading researcher in the nascent realm of digital forensics. "Consequently, there are more and more cases of high-profile digital tampering. Seeing is no longer believing. Actually, what you see is largely irrelevant."

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Boom times for hi-tech fraudsters

Thursday, September 29, 2005 (14:01:52)
In the real world it's a fair bet that burglars live in the same town or city where they commit their crimes. Not so on the net where hi-tech criminals can be a continent away from their victims and often route control commands through a chain of computers to hide their tracks...

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More detectives specializing in electronic media

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 (16:57:35)
Detectives specializing in computer forensics and other electronic media are no longer the exception to the rule. Gone are the days when only identify theft and white-collar crime prompted the use of high-tech detectives. Now, dollops of technology can be found in just about any crime...

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New paper: Digital forensics of the physical memory

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 (04:20:12)
A new paper entitled "Digital forensics of the physical memory", authored by Mariusz Burdach, is now online and can be viewed here.

A list of all papers and articles at Forensic Focus can be found here. Further contributions are encouraged and always welcome.
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UK.biz urged to swot up on computer forensics

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 (16:38:09)
Businesses are failing to capture essential evidence from their computer systems, according to a UK industry group which has published a new set of guidelines designed to help firms gen up on computer forensics. The Directors and Corporate Advisors’ Guide to Digital Investigations and Evidence from the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC) is designed to plug a knowledge gap it reckons is leaving business at risk. The absence of properly preserved computer evidence not only makes criminal prosecutions against hackers more difficult but leads to firms failing to get proper redress in the civil courts or unable to make proper insurance claims, IAAC argues...

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[OK, this is basically a repeat of an earlier news article but it's worth repating IMHO - Jamie]
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Virtual Cooperation

Monday, September 26, 2005 (15:31:19)
When a Colorado woman telephoned the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department this summer and complained that a Waukesha man ripped her off in an Internet auction sale, she wasn't sure she was going to find a willing ear. But a Sheriff's Department detective with computer expertise, Robert Grall, decided to see what he could do...

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Directors & Corporate Advisors' Guide to Digital Investigations and Evidence

Sunday, September 25, 2005 (18:42:45)
If your organisation was asked to produce reliable evidence of what has happened within its computers, perhaps after a suspected crime or attack, or to resolve a legal dispute – how well would it respond?

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Guidance Software and Vericept Corporation Announce Partnership

Friday, September 23, 2005 (15:10:11)
Guidance Software Corporation, the leader in computer forensics and incident response solutions and Vericept Corporation, the leading provider of comprehensive compliance and content control solutions, today announced a strategic partnership to provide customers with a dynamic and adaptive incident management system. As a result of this alliance, Vericept and Guidance will provide customers with an integrated incident management solution that will dramatically reduce the time delay between incident and response times allowing organizations to quickly react to high-risk incidents that occur from the inside. Additionally, the integration will greatly reduce the effort involved in collecting information required for further investigation...

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Organisations need a digital evidence plan

Thursday, September 22, 2005 (14:05:58)
Businesses could lose legal disputes and miss out on insurance claims because of their inability to collect and preserve computer and internet-based evidence, experts have warned. While firms are investing heavily in disaster recovery plans for low-probability events such as fire or terrorism, many are failing to identify and preserve important digital evidence required to tackle more frequent incidents, such as payment disputes, employment tribunals and fraud...

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