What do the University of Newcastle in the UK and German company BWFuhrparkService have in common? Both have fallen victim to cyber criminals
In many cases, including the university hack, attackers are driven by their desire to get their hands on money, but there are also those who want to sell the data they steal on the black market. When an attack does happen, its crucial for businesses, authorities and organisations alike to find out where the damage is, where their vulnerabilities are and, of course, who was responsible. A whole new discipline in the field of forensics has been established to help resolve cases such as these. Find out more in our whitepaper.
on the subject of "IT forensics - on the trail of the perpetrators.
IT forensics analyses attacks on IT systems with the aim of determining what the attacker has been able to do and who is responsible for the damage. Specialists collect evidence to be used in court cases and give insights into how the attack was able to happen in the first place.
An inventory of the incident will be made
and the status quo determined.
Secured data are analysed and the entire
sequence of events reconstructed.
Conclusions and recommendations for
next steps are collated in a report.