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Spokane computer forensics firm featured in ‘Divorce Wars’ tonight on CNBC

Spokane forensic computer analysis and research firm Global Compusearch will be featured in tonight's opening segment of the new CNBC series “Divorce Wars.”  To see a cheezy preview of the new show, CNBC has one here.

The Spokane company does a variety of work for lawyers and prosecutors across the country. Its researchers know how to find information contained on computer hard drives; they also know how to determine when and how some files ended up on the drive in the first place.

That skill was critical when the company was called upon a few years ago by a legal team helping a high-worth husband caught in a nasty divorce and child custody battle.

For information on GCS, this is its main website. The company has offices also in Portland and Palm Springs.

FDIC sponsors symposium on cyber crimes aimed at small business

Last Sunday The Spokesman-Review business section carried a story about the growing number of cyber crimes directed at small and midsized firms.

This week we find the FDIC (Federal Deposit and Insurance Corporation) is concerned about the same growing problem.

It’s hosting a day long symposium in Arlington, VA., on May 11, focusing on the increasing need by companies to work with law enforcement to contend with the threat.

The FDIC release said:  “Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection Director Sandra Thompson says the program is intended to raise awareness to the potential threats to commercial payments and explore best practices and technologies available to mitigate this risk.”

FDIC analysis of Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN) Suspicious Activity Reports indicates that bank losses related to computer intrusion or wire transfer have increased “significantly” as of last fall.

These schemes—also known as “corporate account takeovers”—typically involve compromised access credentials to online business banking software that are used to make fraudulent electronic funds transfers (EFTs) through the automated clearinghouse (ACH) and wire payment systems.

The illicit proceeds from these activities are often funneled through some type of fraudulent work-at-home scheme involving individuals who knowingly, or unknowingly, serve as “money mules” by forwarding funds to criminals outside the United States.


 

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