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Here at Geek Forensics we get regular calls from worried businesses and individuals who think they might have been hacked or infected with Malware.  These are some of the questions we ask in relation to desktops and laptops:

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Following Geek Forensics' Dr Nick Sharples recent presention at 33 Bedford Row Chambers, on the prosecution and defence of cases involving child-abuse images; it has become increasing clear that many counsel  assume that 'accessible images' are immediately available to view on their client's computer, tablet or mobile phone.  This simply is not the case...

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Please note that emails sent to/from the domain geekforensics.co.uk are currently not working.  If you are trying to contact us via email, please use the old accounts: 
sam.type@geek.ltd.uk
nick.sharples@geek.ltd.uk
We are working with our service provider to resolve this situation and will post an update as soon as possible - our apologies for any inconvenience.

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Dr Nick Sharples has been following the rise of Bitcoin for several years, and was lucky enough to work on a secret Bitcoin-related investigation earlier this year.  We are delighted that he has now been invited to speak that the Brighton Chamber of Commerce Pop-up Breakfast on the Darkweb and its implications for business, along with Robert Schifreen.  He'll be giving an introduction to Bitcoin, anonymous transactions, the public ledger and mining. Tickets have just gone on sale

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It's been a busy summer here at Geek Forensics. Technical Director, Dr Nick Sharples, has travelled to Qatar to assist in an Incident Response investigation, and spent several weeks preparing-for and giving testimony in a very high value fraud civil trial and is currently working on a second very high value fraud for a criminal trial. Operations Director, Dr Sam Type, enjoyed giving evidence in one of the last trials to take place at Dorchester Crown Court

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Geek Forensics Operations Director, Dr Sam Type is pleased to giving a key note speech on 'I've been hacked, now what?!' as part of today's South East Cyber Security Cluster...

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Now the conversion works are finished, telephone and broadband are installed and the sun is out - the Geek Forensics team are delighted to have moved to our new offices in the woods!  

The following NEW POSTAL ADDRESS DETAILS are listed on our Contact page.  Please update your records accordingly:

Geek Forensics
PO Box 451
Uckfield
TN22 9FS

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Geek Forensics are back online!  Our apologies to our clients and colleagues that have had difficulty getting in touch with us recently.  We have been let down by our service providers but are now fully operational and we can't wait to take your callsemails or website contact....

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Sorry the Geek Forenscis team have been quiet for a while; it's for the best of reasons! We're in the process of custom-building a new office in the middle of Sussex, and we'll be moving our expert witness, forensics and incident response operation there.  If you're a regular client, look out for our new address information in your mailbox.

In the meantime, we've been restructuring the team...

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Director Dr Nick Sharples and one of our computer forensics specilists have just returned from a large data-collection for a corporation based in Namibia. They managed to understand the company's network infrastructure and manual and digital processes, and then collect over 21TB of data, from multiple custodians in less than 1 week, and without any disruption to the company's systems and no downtime.  Congratulations to the team!

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As a self-proclaimed Geek Girl, I was delighted to be invited to speak at TechInTen for SheCodes Brighton last night.I gave just one of a series of 10 minute talks from women working in Tech in Brighton.  The women who presented were engaging and darn clever, and I've come back to the Office envigorated and proud to be part of this industry. If the talent in the room was anything to go by, Geek Girls are the best! 

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As digital forensics consultants with too many years of experience to mention, we are delighted that Dr Sam Type has been invited to give a keynote speech at the Sussex Cyber Security Cluster meeting on Cybercrime and Digital Forensics tomorrow.  It will give Sam a chance to talk about the development of computer forensics, and digital forensics in general....

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To continue with our exciting start to the year, here at Geek Forensics, we are delighted to be updating some of our incident-response, on-site analysis and forensic-imaging kit.  Most of it is much too good to dispose of, so we are offering it for sale.  Today, I am able to offer our 18-month old Logicube F-Talon-E, touch-screen, high-speed forensic-imager for sale.

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Happy new year - we are delighted to be back at work and excited about 2015.  This week we'll be meeting with potential a new Police collaborator, working on 2 talks - look out for Dr Sam Type giving her keynote speech at the Sussex Cyber Security Cluster later this month, starting on a new Police contract, and planning a trip to advise on cyber security for a major bank in the Middle-East. What on earth will week 2 of 2015 bring?

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The team at Geek Forensics are delighted to be featured not once, but twice in the Gatwick Diamond Business Newsletter this month.

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We are delighted to announce that Geek Forensics is now a trademark.  We will be rolling out the ® over the next few weeks.  Our thanks to the Intellectual Property Team at Gaby Hardwicke...

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As computer forensics experts based here in sunny Sussex, we're delighted that we've been able to provide our expertise to help Paul Maynard, Employment Law Solicitor at Gaby Hardwicke in a High Court Claim...

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Computer forensics experts Geek Forensics have hit the press again.  We are delighted that the excellent local newspaper have decided to report on our recent expansion and business growth.  

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As Computer Forensics Experts, we have to view some seriously harrowing material.  There are few things as difficult to see as the video of James Foley being beheaded.  Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues. 

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It's an exciting time for the Directors of Geek Forensics... As well as the launch of our new branding and website, we're going to be appearing on terrestrial TV!

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We are delighted to announce that we’ve expanded! And we’ve made some exciting improvements to Geek Forensics...

If you're lucky enough to be an existing client or supplier, you should already have received our notification email.  If not, here's what we've been up to...

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We’re often asked to analyse phishing or spam emails. The useful data is in the full email headers, but only From:, To:, Subject: and Date: are displayed by default.  Here’s how to access the full-headers in the most-popular email clients (do this before forwarding them to us please!):

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I've just completed a Meeting of Experts for one of my ongoing civil cases and was struck by how efficient this simple exercise can be. Of course I’ve attended a stack of expert meetings in the past, but I never fail to come away thinking .........

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