Author Archives: ForensicsVirginia

Vulnerabilities For Which Exploits Are Available – November 2013

RECENT VULNERABILITIES FOR WHICH EXPLOITS ARE AVAILABLE (COMPILED BY THE QUALYS VULNERABILITY RESEARCH TEAM) Cyber Security: This is a list of recent vulnerabilities for which exploits are available. System administrators can use this list to help in prioritization of their … Continue reading

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Most Prevalent Malware Files – November 2013

MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES (COMPILED BY SOURCEFIRE) Cyber Security: This is a list of this month’s most prevalent malware files as seen “in the wild.”. The list provides the hash checkup values for each file as well as a link … Continue reading

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Ransomware – AVM Technology on NBC12 News

AVM Technology recently appeared on NBC12 News in Richmond Virginia to discuss ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malware. Its purpose is to extort money from users. After getting infected, the system may become unresponsive and display a screen asking … Continue reading

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Siri: AVM Technology and NBC12

Recently AVM Technology had the opportunity to discuss computer security and privacy concerns associated with Apple’s digital assistant Siri. The video, as seen on NBC12 can be seen below:

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FINMECCANICA S.P.A v. General Motors

2007 WL 4143074 Only the Westlaw citation is currently available. United States District Court, E.D. Virginia, Alexandria Division. FINMECCANICA S.P.A., et al., Plaintiffs, v. GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION, Defendant. Opinion MEMORANDUM OPINION JAMES C. CACHERIS, District Judge. *1 This matter is … Continue reading

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Virginia E-Discovery Rules

The past few years have witnessed a dramatic change in the way discovery is conducted in Virginia.  Both the federal courts and the Supreme Court of Virginia have amended the discovery rules to accommodate the ever-growing use of Electronically Stored … Continue reading

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Analysis of Android Malware: AVM and NBC12

Due to our recognized expertise in computer forensics and cyber security, we were recently approached by NBC News on the topic of smart phone malware, specifically Android devices.  Android is the most widely used mobile operating software.  However, it is … Continue reading

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AVM In the News: Pacemaker Hacking

For convenience purposes, modern pacemakers are programmed to receive commands wirelessly.  The commands are sent from medical staff through  a computer that is 30-50 feet from the pacemaker’s location.  Domingo Rivera of AVM Technology, LLC, appearing on NBC News 12 … Continue reading

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Virginia Court Appointed Attorneys and Computer Forensics

At AVM Technology, we are familiar with civil and criminal cases involving computer crimes.  Sometimes, we assist enterprises in investigating incidents, sometimes we assist criminal defense attorneys representing clients accused of computer crimes.  However, many individuals accused of computer crimes … Continue reading

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Computer Forensics for Criminal Defense Attorneys in Virginia

At AVM Technology, we frequently investigate suspected computer crimes for private organizations.  As such, we have seen first-hand how computer crimes are on the rise and carry serious penalties.  On the Federal side, prosecutions under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, … Continue reading

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Algorithm To Track Malware: AVM Technology In The News

Recently Domingo J. Rivera of AVM Technology appeared on NBC 12 to discuss a new algorithm to track computer malware.  The algorithm appears to be an adaptation of the method use to triangulate a caller’s location using cell phone towers. … Continue reading

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AVM Technology In The News Twitter Malware

Hackers are now spreading malware through Twitter. It makes perfect sense, many Twitter users are “click happy” and the platform is somewhat more “trustworthy” than links on emails that many now recognize as spam.  There are at least two variations … Continue reading

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AVM Technology In The News: BotNets

There are a large number of Internet schemes and scams trying to get legitimate users to click on certain links. Many believe that the creators of these scams are after private information stored in your computer. While that may be … Continue reading

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AVM Technology In The News: “Pizza Order” Malware Scam

Installing malware in your system is as easy as clicking in an untrusted link.  Hackers can use malware kits to create links that could give them control over your system.  In turn, they may use your computer for criminal activity. … Continue reading

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Computer Forensics in Alleged Child Pornography Cases in Virginia

Criminal Cases Alleging Child Pornography in Virginia – Computer Forensics Expert Criminal cases involving accusations of child pornography present unique challenges, not only for the defense attorneys, but also for the computer forensics expert. Access to the alleged child porn … Continue reading

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Spoliation and Intent to Destroy Evidence

Computer forensics involves the recovery and analysis of digital evidence.  As such, a computer forensics expert frequently encounters cases involving the concealment or destruction of evidence.  We previously discussed issues related to the destruction of evidence and spoliation  and used as example the Virginia … Continue reading

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Computer Forensics in Civil Cases – Tax Collections

A computer forensics expert can make a difference in civil or criminal cases.  Sometimes a computer forensics expert may be called upon to testify as to whether there is evidence that a party destroyed digital evidence.  For example, in a … Continue reading

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Computer Forensics in Child Pornography Cases

A computer forensics expert plays an important role in cases involving computer crimes, in particular those cases involving possession of child pornography.  Both the government and the defense will probably rely on the testimony of the computer forensics expert in … Continue reading

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Cargill, Inc. v. C & P Towing Co., Inc.

United States District Court, E.D. Virginia, Norfolk Division. CARGILL, INC., Plaintiff, v. C & P TOWING CO., INC., and Northeast Towing, Inc., in personam, and TUG RANDY D., her engines, boilers, etc., in rem, Defendants. Civ. A. No. 89-378-N. Aug. … Continue reading

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Trigon Ins. v. U.S.

United States District Court, E.D. Virginia, Richmond Division. TRIGON INSURANCE COMPANY (Formerly Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia), Plaintiff, v. UNITED STATES of America, Defendant. Civ. No. 3:00CV365. Nov. 9, 2001. MEMORANDUM OPINION PAYNE, District Judge. Plaintiff, Trigon Insurance … Continue reading

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Physicians Interactive v. Lathian Systems, Inc.

United States District Court, E.D. Virginia. PHYSICIANS INTERACTIVE (a division of Allscripts, LLC) Plaintiff, v. LATHIAN SYSTEMS INC., Stephan Martinez and John Doe(s) 1-10, Defendants. No. CA 03-1193-A. Dec. 5, 2003. MEMORANDUM OPINION LEE, J. *1 THIS MATTER is before … Continue reading

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Galaxy Computer Services, Inc. v. Baker

United States District Court, E.D. Virginia, Alexandria Division. GALAXY COMPUTER SERVICES, INC., Plaintiff, v. Lara BAKER, et al., Defendants. No. 1:04CV1036 (JCC). May 27, 2005. MEMORANDUM OPINION CACHERIS, District Judge. This matter comes before the Court on: (1) Defendant Sullivan’s … Continue reading

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U.S. ex rel. DRC, Inc. v. Custer Battles, LLC

Example of a case where computer forensics played a part during a criminal case in Virginia: computer forensics expert Virginia criminal case. United States District Court, E.D. Virginia, Alexandria Division. UNITED STATES of America ex rel. DRC, Inc., et al., … Continue reading

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U.S. v. Ward

United States District Court, W.D. Virginia, Harrisonburg Division. UNITED STATES of America, v. Andrew Morgan WARD, Defendant. No. 5:06CR00019. Oct. 24, 2006. REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION WAUGH CRIGLER, Magistrate Judge. *1 In accordance with the provisions of Title 28 U.S.C. s … Continue reading

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U.S. v. Knellinger

United States District Court, E.D. Virginia, Richmond Division. UNITED STATES of America v. David Leroy KNELLINGER. Criminal No. 3:06cr126. Jan. 25, 2007. MEMORANDUM OPINION PAYNE, District Judge. This matter is before the Court on the Supplemental Brief in Support of … Continue reading

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