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4Discovery’s Phil Knox to Present at the Illinois Association of School Business Officials Conference

Panel discussion will address school district risks and how to use digital forensics to respond and investigate incidents Fraud, misconduct, sexual harassment, cyberbullying, and data security breaches are just a few of the significant risks facing school districts in our current environment. School business officials have an important legal duty to respond to and investigate these events. 4Discovery, a prominent digital forensics firm, will lead a panel discussion on the use …Read More

Mobile Discovery: Outsmarting the Smartphone

Smartphones are ubiquitous Six billion smartphones will be in circulation by the year 2020. These phones and other mobile devices can leave behind an indisputable digital trail, and the electronically stored information (ESI) on them can often be relevant, unique, and discoverable. Many employees freely admit sending confidential company information with their mobile device. Is this important source of ESI part of your eDiscovery/investigative strategy? JOIN THE EXPERTS AT 4DISCOVERY FOR …Read More

4Discovery’s Phil Knox to Present at the Illinois Association of School Business Officials Conference

Panel discussion will address school district risks and how to use digital forensics to respond and investigate incidents Fraud, misconduct, sexual harassment, and data security breaches are just a few of the significant risks facing school districts in our current environment, and school business officials have an important legal duty to respond to and investigate these events. 4Discovery, a prominent digital forensics firm, will lead a panel discussion at the …Read More

School’s Failure to Preserve Snapchat Messages Can Result in Potential Spoliation Claim

Was School Counselor Deliberately Indifferent? BACKGROUND SCENARIO After weeks of receiving mean and threatening Snapchat messages from fellow students, a seventh-grader (we’ll call her Maggie) finally went to her school counselor for help. Maggie showed her counselor some of the messages on her iPhone and the counselor agreed to “look into it”. In addition, the counselor took photos of several of the bullying text messages from Maggie’s phone with her …Read More

Junior Forensic Investigator – Chicago

4Discovery is looking to add an individual to our digital forensic and incident response team in Chicago. Our ideal candidate for this position will have a basic understanding of digital forensic principles, incident response methodologies, and best practices. Knowledge of digital forensic lab practices, procedures, and evidence handling is a plus. Experience with industry digital forensic and investigative tools such as EnCase, X-Ways, FTK, Cellebrite, F-Response, and open source tools …Read More

Snapchat Selfies Show a Distracted Driver at the Time of His Fatal Car Crash

Think Snapchat photos disappear immediately? Not necessarily. A TRAGIC STORY FROM AN ACTUAL 4DISCOVERY CASE STUDY A young driver cruising down the highway apparently did not see a truck backing out of a driveway onto the roadway in front of him. The driver (we’ll call him Tom) violently collided with the truck and was killed instantly. Why didn’t Tom see the truck? Naturally, litigation ensues and a multi-million dollar payment …Read More

Join Us for a Very Special Webcast – Ransomware & Cyber Crime: Is Your Business Prepared for an Attack?

Join 4Discovery, Bellas & Wachowski, and Gasperini Insurance Agency, Inc. for a LIVE WEBCAST as they address the important and growing business risks of cyber crime and ransomware. RANSOMWARE AND CYBER CRIME: IS YOUR BUSINESS PREPARED FOR AN ATTACK? WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017, 12PM-1PM ATTENDEES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR ONE CLE CREDIT! CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! RANSOMWARE CONTINUES TO PERSIST AS A SIGNIFICANT BUSINESS RISK AND THE STAKES ARE …Read More

Mobile Phone Metadata Proves Insurance Claim for $32K Rolex was Fraud

An inconvenient truth: Photo of “stolen” Rolex was taken 8 days after the alleged theft   The background One of our recent mobile phone forensics cases illustrates how photo metadata can be an important source of evidence in a wide-array of matters, including insurance fraud cases. The fraudster (let’s call him “Jim”) filed a claim with his insurance company, alleging that his $32K Rolex was stolen from him when he …Read More

How Secure is the Data on Your Mobile Phone?

CBS Chicago News Reporter Dorothy Tucker Interviews 4Discovery’s Jared Sikorski to Find Out   A Startling Scenario You come home from a late night dinner to discover that your home has been burglarized. Fortunately, the police have arrested the suspects after observing them driving erratically with your wide-screen television in their back seat. A lucky break. While interrogating the criminals, police learn that the bad guys entered your home through your …Read More

Cyberbullying Tragedy: A School District’s Obligations for Capturing Digital Evidence

A Case Study A young student has had enough. After months of relentless and cruel cyberbullying and internet harassment, the girl, in a moment of despondency and depression, ends her life. In the unthinkably sad aftermath, parents, teachers, and loved ones wonder what could have been done to prevent this senseless nightmare. Teachers and middle school administrators are accused, in a lawsuit filed by the dead girl’s parents, of missing …Read More