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One of our clients recently had a break-in at their corporate office.  But lucky for them, The Wolfe Group had installed a surveillance system which had cameras both inside and outside of the office.

At 9 AM on Monday morning we received a call that there was a break-in over the weekend.  By noon we had installed a new dead bolt on the front door, downloaded the surveillance video, and checked every computer in the office for evidence of a security breach or file download.

The Wolfe Group’s computer forensic investigators were able to extract the video and produce enhanced still photographs and video of the men.  The surveillance was given to the Police within 48 hours of the break-in and should prove to be very helpful in possibly catching the men responsible.

The Wolfe Group is not only involved in investigating what people have done in the past, we are experts in preventative measures as well, including:

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The Wolfe Group’s Computer Forensic Specialists were called on recently to investigate a case involving alleged corporate espionage.  An ex-employee of a Dallas-based company was suspected of stealing corporate documents including client lists, price lists, project notes, and more in order to forward them to competitors and secure a better job for himself.  The Dallas company could show that the ex-employee had forwarded corporate documents to his personal email account by examining his corporate email, but they were unable to prove what the man had done with the documents from that point.

By examining the ex-employee’s personal laptop, given up through discovery of the case, the Wolfe Group’s investigators were able to find screen shots of the man’s personal Yahoo email account.  The screen shots showed the emails coming in from the man’s business email account and then being forwarded on to corporate executives of competing companies.

The investigation of the computer also turned up a previously unknown trip that the ex-employee had taken to a competitor’s business while still employed with the Dallas company.  The competing company’s executive sent an email to the ex-employee with an airplane itinerary attached and detailed instructions of the planned meeting.

For information regarding The Wolfe Group’s computer forensics team, private investigators, or security professionals visit http://wolfegroup.us, or call 214-335-3210.

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Philadelphia Housing Authority chief Carl R. Greene has admitted to hiring private investigators for a surveillance case on Kafi Lindsay, an aide for Board Chairman John F. Street. Greene notes that he wanted to determine work attendance for the aide and was able to conclude that the aide appeared for work sporadically and may have violated PHA residency requirements as well as other policies. Investigators also allegedly found that Lindsay may have been doing private legal work while being paid by the PHA. Street claims that the investigation, which included copying Lindsay’s hard drive and videotaping her, may have been illegal. continue reading…

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The U.S. Secret Service and Justice Department announced Wednesday that a founder of one of the world’s most sophisticated Internet sites for trafficking stolen credit card information has been arrested by French police.

Vladislav Anatolieviech Horohorin, 27, was seized at the Nice airport Saturday en route from the Mediterranean principality of Monaco to Moscow, where he resides, authorities said. Horohorin, a citizen of Israel and Ukraine, where he was born, was indicted in November by a federal grand jury in the District on charges of credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft. continue reading…

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When registered sex offenders move into an area, neighbors are supposed to be alerted and given the name and photo of the offender. However, sex offender Pearly Wilson claims that in his case, he was able to get detailed information about his neighbors from a prosecutor – including names and Social Security numbers. continue reading…

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A U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday ruled that it’s not a criminal act to violate the Terms of Service of a Web site, a decision hailed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

The case, Facebook v. Power Ventures, arose because Power offered software that allowed users to aggregate Facebook friends and other data with similar sets of data from other social networking sites. continue reading…

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Are photocopiers the newest threat to identity theft?  Newer models of photocopiers have been equipped with hard drives to record what’s been duplicated and may make confidential information easily available to criminals. continue reading…

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In these financially difficult times New Zealanders are turning to arson to solve their problems says a new study by www.stuff.co.nz.  Statistics New Zealand figures show that the number of arsons has increased by 20 percent over the past two years to 2768, while the number of cases solved has decreased by 12 percent. continue reading…

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Parents today are more likely to hire private investigators or monitor their children using software, phone surveillance, or drug testing than ever before. But does this type of monitoring prevent children from engaging in questionable activities? continue reading…

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