SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Blog: Author - Mark McKinnon

Digital Forensics Case Leads: Hacking into the New Year, and a Virus Causes a Man to Get a New Trial

Happy New Year from the Case Leads team! In this first Case Leads of the year several organizations have been hacked, a man gets a new trial because of a computer virus and Windows 8 will have a reset button. Several tools have been updated and introduced and some good reads along with a little … Continue reading Digital Forensics Case Leads: Hacking into the New Year, and a Virus Causes a Man to Get a New Trial


Digital Forensics Case Leads: Thefts, Breaches and Google talking about piracy

In this version we have several data thefts/breaches, and Google talking about piracy. Several tools have been updated and some good reads along with a little levity and training/conferences as well as call for papers. If you have an item you'd like to contribute to Digital Forensics Case Leads, please send it to caseleads@sans.org. Tools: … Continue reading Digital Forensics Case Leads: Thefts, Breaches and Google talking about piracy


Digital Forensics Case Leads: Passwords in Wills, Google Chrome a Virus, Cybercrime Unit Saving Money and Updates for Sleuthkit and SSDeep.

In this version we have Microsoft classifying Google Chrome as a virus, passwords being added to wills and the Metropolitan Police Cybercrime unit saving money for the citizens of the UK. Several tools have been updated and some good reads along with a little levity and training/conferences as well as call for papers. If you … Continue reading Digital Forensics Case Leads: Passwords in Wills, Google Chrome a Virus, Cybercrime Unit Saving Money and Updates for Sleuthkit and SSDeep.


Digital Forensics Case Leads: The Feds sue, Google users scammed, China and US tag team against porn sites

The Federal Government sues to block AT&T and T-Mobile, Google users in Iran arescammedand China and the US tag team on child porn sites. Check out the good reads on Jump Lists, Sticky Notes and Quicken. On the lighter side see what Dilbert is up to and also don't pick up any wooden iPads from … Continue reading Digital Forensics Case Leads: The Feds sue, Google users scammed, China and US tag team against porn sites


Digital Forensics Case Leads: Google+, LinkedIn and Hacking Vodafone's network

With LinkedIn scoring the number two spot in social networking and Google+ trying to get up to speed it will make it an interesting time for social networks. There are some good reads by Little Mac, Harlan Carvey and Chris Pogue. See what Dilbert and BOFH are up to as well as checking out the … Continue reading Digital Forensics Case Leads: Google+, LinkedIn and Hacking Vodafone's network