Advisories

Jury returns guilty verdict for “front-running” Anthony Balzanto, a partner at the Chicago-based computer forensics firm, 4Discovery, provided critical testimony last week in the SEC v. Yang[1] Insider trading case, resulting in the jury returning a guilty verdict for front running and...
Photos from Social Media & Websites Play Prominent Role in Ex-Cops, Firefighter’s Disability Fraud Case in New York [1] In our business, we often witness people engaged in the most stupid, repulsive, and often illegal activity.  Rarely has this fact...
Tips from the Trenches:  A Computer Forensics Perspective 73% of small to mid-sized companies suffered a data breach last year Here’s an overview of the most notable data breaches from the last few weeks… Snapchat, the online photo sharing site...
Mobile Device Forensics Uncovers 513 Deleted Messages Related to Gulf Spill “I would have presented those to the Grand Jury”        -FBI Special Agent Kelly Bryson on the deleted text messages       The Background The grainy...
Investigators on the scene issued a drug & alcohol test on the engineer…and grabbed his mobile phone for forensic analysis[1] The New York Metro-North Railroad commuter train raced into the tight 30 MPH curve at an astonishing 82 MPH, according...
4Discovery’s Own Josh Fazio Interviewed in “Security Management” Magazine When authorities arrested the two-time convicted child molester, they knew images on his mobile phone would be critical in proving their case.  What they didn’t expect was how the accused would...
Court Orders Mobile Device Computer Forensics and Social Media ESI Production    The Background When members of a class brought suit against Original HoneyBaked Ham Co. (“HBH”)  for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation,  HBH attorneys had already determined that Electronically Stored...
Important Mobile Device Cases 1.  Regas Cristou vs. Beatport.  (ESI on Mobile Devices is Covered by Litigation Holds) Court ruled that ESI stored on mobile devices is subject to Litigation Holds just like any other ESI.  CEO of Beatport was...
4Discovery’s Jeffrey Hartman featured in debate article in the October issue of SC Magazine Intellectual property theft and cyber breaches have a significant impact on our fragile economy, causing $250 billion in damages to countless artists, technology developers and companies...
Social Media eDiscovery Cannot be Overlooked An attorney, believing that photographs on his client’s Facebook page could be damaging to a pending wrongful death verdict, advises his client to delete the photos.  The outcome?  $542,000 in sanctions and a five-year...