The Forensicon Blotter is a collection of events, videos and news summaries of interest ranging from Cybercrime, Corporate Fraud, Hacker Investigations, eDiscovery to Computer Forensics.

Hacking Happens from Within – Protect Your Trade Secrets

The recent US elections made us all aware of a range of cyber security issues, from the vulnerability of our email systems to hacking as a form of attack by foreign governments. Hacking, the motives behind it, the consequences of it and the prevalence of it could not have been made more clear. But what[…Read More]

Cruz Photo of Rubio and Obama is a Sham

Sham photo doctored up featuring Rubio and Obama Shaking Hands – Photo Forensics Reveals Forgery Forensicon performed forensic analysis on the photo used on the https://www.therealrubiorecord.com/images/dems.jpg website. Forensicon performed both EXIF metadata analysis and ELA photo analysis, both which reveals the photo is a forgery. Therealrubiorecord.com features doctored up photo. Marco Rubio allegedly shaking hands[…Read More]

FBI Uses Digital Forensics to Investigate Attacks

Recent Killings of Navy Sailor and Four Marines Demands Digital Forensics The recent killings of four Marines and a Navy sailor in Tennessee has FBI investigators following the gunman’s electronic trail in a search for the motive behind the shootings. Federal agents flew the computer, cellphone and other electronic devices belonging to Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez[…Read More]

Ashley Madison Website Hack Exposes Cheaters

Adulterers and cheaters may have yet another reason to be nervous. An adultery website, Ashley Madison, confirmed it was the victim of a “criminal intrusion,” into its computer systems. This breach could potentially expose the extremely private details of as many as 37 million members. Avid Life Media, the company who owns Ashley Madison—as well[…Read More]

Detroit Zoo Latest Victim of Cyber Attack

Detroit Zoo Gift Shop Payment Processing Terminals Hacked The Detroit Zoo disclosed this week that their gift shop checkout terminals fell prey to hackers.  The impacted parties are believed to be limited to those individuals who made purchases from the gift shop using their credit cards. SSA Data Security Breach Service Systems Associates, a third-party[…Read More]

US Government Hacked – 4 Million Federal Employees PII at Risk

Recent news reports indicated that the U.S. Government suffered a major data breach that potentially impacted the employees of every federal agency.  The Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which handles security clearances and employee background checks, suffered a data breach potentially affecting more than 4 million individuals. The cyber footprints of the attack resemble that of[…Read More]

What Should My Organization Do To Prepare For a Data Breach?

Forensicon Blog Interview: Attorney Jena M. Valdetero Forensicon interviews privacy and data breach response attorney, Jena Valdetero, a partner with Bryan Cave LLP, on the topic of Data Breach Preparedness.  Valdetero provides further details on what organizations should do in order to be prepared for the eventual future data breach of their organization. About Jena[…Read More]

Bradley University Employee Data Breached

Bradley University recently announced that it suffered a data breach affecting approximately 4,700 current and former employees and their families. The University stated that malware had been detected on two University computers that contained personally identifiable information including Social Security numbers. Reports show that fraudulent tax return filings have been discovered for a number of employees. The[…Read More]

Home Depot Hack Could Lead To Millions In Fake Charges

The most recent attack against home improvement giant Home Depot may perhaps be the biggest credit card breach by a retailer yet, even surpassing the unprecedented attack against Target late last year. The 2,200 store chain confirmed recently that the attack may have gone as far back as April, and affected consumers who used their credit[…Read More]

Tor Browser Attacked

Tor Browser, an online service used to cloak the identity of Internet users, was attacked early last year when hackers tried to learn the identity of some of its users. Tor isn’t exactly sure when the attack was launched, but they speculate that it began around January 30, 2014 and Tor believed to have removed[…Read More]