Forensic Update

Reflections on information management within the legal and regulatory arena

Webinar: Modern Complexities of Mobile Device Preservation…

Posted by Johnny Lee on August 11, 2020

I’m excited to join Lea Dearing and Greg Freemyer to discuss the subject topic…if you’re interested, please join us!

Registration Information is here.

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Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on June 24, 2020

Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update: The United States Attorneys’​ Offices recently seized a website promoting #sextrafficking and indicted its owner.

The #indictment was announced by United States Attorney Erin Nealy Cox last week. The announcement details an action by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Secret Service, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security that shuttered the successor to the Backpage website, which similarly made the owners “millions [by] facilitating the online exploitation of women and children.”

#childexploitation #humantrafficking #cybercrime #RICO #racketeering #moneylaundering #fraudinvestigations #forensicinvestigations #abuse #childpredators

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Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on June 3, 2020

I will admit that I needed to read this headline twice, as my brain initially recorded “investigators” (rather than 𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙜𝙖𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙨). Now that my breathing has returned to normal, I’m able to better understand the import of this U.S. Department of Justice update.

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#GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on May 29, 2020

28YO man arrested this week at JFK airport, with hundreds of thousands of stolen payment card numbers. This individual, believed to be part of a criminal gang using #SQLInjection campaigns, has been charged with #conspiracy related to #hacking computers, #trafficking in stolen card information, and #moneylaundering (via #cryptocurrency)…if convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison.

#fraud #cybercrime #dataprivacy #financialcrimes #fraudinvestigations #cyberattack #cybersecurity #pii #databreach

Story is here

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Webinar: Define & Respond to Fraud Risk during COVID-19

Posted by Johnny Lee on April 20, 2020

Bad actors the world over capitalize on crises to commit #fraud#covid19 and its attendant economic stimulus bill (the largest in American history) present tempting opportunities for these bad actors. Organizations in the private and public sector alike must be equipped with the proper tools and techniques to mitigate against these new and growing fraud risks.

This Thursday, please join me and my Partner Linda Miller, as well as my Grant Thornton LLP colleagues James D. Ruotolo, Sara Carver, and Sophia Carlton, as we explore the risks posed by recent events and focus on how organizations can minimize #FraudRisk and help their organizations to keep going strong.

Details and registration information can be found here.

#fraudawareness #forensics #cybersecurityawareness #dataanalytics #investigation #digitalforensics #identitytheft

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Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on April 2, 2020

If you’re besieged by news of the worst of humanity victimizing others during a #pandemic, this might just provide an antidote. This week, a group of about 400 international volunteers formed a cohort to combat coronavirus-related #fraud and #hacking schemes. #InItTogether

#cyberattacks #phishing #cybersecurityawareness #privacy #infosec #legalizeprivacy #cyberattack #identitytheft #investigation #forensics #cybersecurity #cybercrime #fraudawareness #digitalforensics #malware

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Today's #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on March 22, 2020

INTERPOL operation nets 121 arrests in 90 countries and the seizure of potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals (worth more than $14 million) and fake medical products related to #covid19.

#investigation #lawenforcement #pandemic #cybercrime #fraud #forensics

https://lnkd.in/e-MTnFf

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Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on March 14, 2020

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) this week arrested a Russian national believed to be the animating force behind the Deer[.]io criminal marketplace. The site is believed to have operated over 24,000 “shops” that sell hacked accounts and stolen user credentials. This is a blow to the criminal underworld, and it should be lauded accordingly. Kudos on the diligent investigative work the led to this arrest!

#hacking #digitalforensics #cybersecurity #fbi #fraud #cybercrime #fraudawareness #privacy #legalizeprivacy

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Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on March 5, 2020

The U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) charge two Chinese nationals with the laundering of over $100 Million in #cryptocurrency stolen from exchanges by North Korean actors seeking to evade international sanctions.

This is a remarkable case, involving tremendous cooperation among international law enforcement, sophisticated digital forensics, and a resolute pursuit of actors determined to compromise global financial systems and harm the United States.  Kudos to all involved!

#cryptocurrency #fbi #investigation #fraud #digitalforensics #crypto #blockchain #cybercrime

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Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on February 27, 2020

Today’s update is admittedly a geeky one. The good folks at the Mozilla project have embedded a non-trivial improvement into the #Firefox browser. Users of this browser will now have their “name resolutions” (i.e., the on-the-fly correlation of human-friendly website addresses to computer-friendly numeric machine addresses) performed via encrypted channels.

Yes, I recognize how dorky I sound, but this is a big deal. Why? Because this will establish a trend that will be incorporated into all web #browsers over time, thereby removing a decades-old attack vector for bad actors and improving the security of end users across the globe. Kudos Mozilla!

#privacy #mozilla #fraud #fraudawareness #encryption #innovation #legalizeprivacy

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