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cybercopdude
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:55 am    Post subject: Scenario question? Reply with quote

A forensic investigator approaches an employee and tells him that his boss is involved in some fraud and asks for his help by providing him a copy of the boss's hard disk? Can this evidence be held in court?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you sure you copied the question from your homework correctly? The forensic investigator asks the employee to make a "copy" of the HDD?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My only comment to this is, you need to think about chain of custody which is, I am sure, what the assignment is about.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am a newbie here but I'd say it's not allowed. How was the chain of evidence established? Who's to say in court that all that information came from the boss's computer. Was the transfer media fresh and not contaminated by other information prior to use? There are many questions here.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There can also be privacy issues here. If the boss' hard drive has medical information for example, it may need to be handled a certain way. I know PII is handled very carefully for legal reasons.

I think what we're all saying here is we need more information than what you've just given us cybercopdude.
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