The digital investigation community is well aware of how technology has influenced traditional policing. As the digital age engulfs us, policing is having to react to a fast and ever-changing world where digital and cyber can be both an enemy and a friend. Thursday 24 August 2017 saw a 46 page report released (not including
In last month’s blog we talked about the basics of Bitcoin, and how its simultaneous transparency and anonymity make it a unique opportunity for investigators. This month we’re continuing the cryptocurrency theme, taking a deeper look at Bitcoin itself, but firstly we are looking at the diverse world of alternative cryptocurrencies… Please note, if you
In last month’s blog, we talked about ransomware and how lucrative it can be for its developers and distributors. We briefly touched on the method of payment often demanded by ransomware attacks – Bitcoin – and, following this, a number of you asked us to provide a simple and concise guide to this leading cryptocurrency.
2017 has been the year that the cyber attack has finally become mainstream news and discussed in the public… with 6 in 10 attacks being RANSOMWARE This year, one of the largest and most publicised ransomware outbreaks ever was seen, affecting nearly 200,000 individual accounts and changing the public’s view on how vulnerable their own systems