Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hackers block Microsoft Cofee law enforcement software

Hackers have released software designed to attack a Microsoft tool used by law enforcement agencies.

According to a report on The Register the hack known as Decaf automatically launches countermeasures to Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor (Cofee), which provides tools used in the collection of digital evidence.

Last month copies of Cofee appeared on file sharing websites.

Microsoft said last month it does not expect cyber criminals to be able to use the software to their advantage. It said Cofee is just a collection of digital forensic tools which are already available.

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