Targeted attack from Signal forces Cellebrite to remove functionality

By: Dr Tristan Jenkinson and Alex Harrison Introduction Together with many other people in our industry, we have both spoken anecdotally about the arms race between the creators of new technology, and the development of processes that allow the data from that technology to be analysed. As new user devices, software and applications are developed, … Continue reading Targeted attack from Signal forces Cellebrite to remove functionality

Craig Wright Satoshi Claims to Hit UK Courts

By: Dr Tristan Jenkinson Introduction I have written numerous times in the past about Craig Wright, most notably on his ongoing court case with Ira Kleiman. Wright is now taking action in the courts of England and Wales which could see a legal decision on Wright’s claim he is Satoshi Nakamoto – the pseudonymous creator … Continue reading Craig Wright Satoshi Claims to Hit UK Courts

Nothing’s DKIMpossible – Manually Verifying DKIM, a CTF Solution, and Implications

By: Dr Tristan Jenkinson Introduction I have recently been taking part in a capture the flag challenge focused on email forensics – see for example an article that I put out on LinkedIn here. The competition completed last week and I am very happy to have finished in third place. One of the challenges involved … Continue reading Nothing’s DKIMpossible – Manually Verifying DKIM, a CTF Solution, and Implications

EU/UK Data Flows – An Update

By: Dr Tristan Jenkinson Following on from my previous article, the Financial Times are reporting that they have seen a draft decision from the European Commission which finds that the UK does have adequate data privacy protections in place. The decision, which the FT suggest is expected to be approved some time this week, would … Continue reading EU/UK Data Flows – An Update

EU/UK Data Flows – The Brexit Deal Implications

By: Dr Tristan Jenkinson Introduction With a Brexit Trade and Cooperation deal now announced, topics such as fishing, free trade and the level playing field have dominated the headlines. There has been little coverage of the agreements and implications for data flows between the UK and EU. An interim agreement on data has been reached, … Continue reading EU/UK Data Flows – The Brexit Deal Implications

The $10 Billion Bitcoin Battle (Part 2)

Part Two – The Kleiman Case By: Dr Tristan Jenkinson Introduction In part one (which you can read here) I discussed some of the background to the development of Bitcoin and Craig Wright’s claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto. I will now focus on the claims of the Kleiman estate against Wright. The claim against Wright … Continue reading The $10 Billion Bitcoin Battle (Part 2)

Invictus Obi and the $11m Caterpillar Fraud

Details of an investigation into an email compromise fraud By: Dr Tristan Jenkinson Fall from Grace A Nigerian entrepreneur, who has previously appeared on the front cover of Forbes Africa, pleaded guilty to wire fraud in the United States District Court for Eastern Virginia earlier this week. Obinwanne Okeke was the founder of the Invictus … Continue reading Invictus Obi and the $11m Caterpillar Fraud

The $10 Billion Bitcoin Battle

Part One - Some background on the development of Bitcoin by Satoshi Nakamoto and the claims made by Craig Wright. By: Dr Tristan Jenkinson Introduction I have followed the Kleiman v Wright case for some time – it is a perfect combination of several topics which interest me: digital forensics, cryptocurrencies and the law. Prior … Continue reading The $10 Billion Bitcoin Battle

Supreme Court to hear Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Case

By Tristan Jenkinson The United States Supreme Court has indicated that it will hear a case that should clarify how the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) should be interpreted. The result could affect how companies can pursue ex-employees for intellectual property theft and employee misuse of company data. The clarification relates to the specific … Continue reading Supreme Court to hear Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Case

Deepfaked Evidence?

By: Tristan Jenkinson Further warnings that audio and video evidence are now subject to manipulation. Misuse of Machine Learning An article in Legal Cheek today (which can be read here) discusses a case where deepfake technology was allegedly used to generate an audio recording of an individual issuing threats to another party over the phone. … Continue reading Deepfaked Evidence?