computer forensics

Strange things were happening to the BlackBerry that belonged to the CEO of a very large company.

by ( - January 2012)


Strange things were happening to the BlackBerry that belonged to the CEO of a very large company.
Unwisely, this CEO was having an extra-marital affair with a much younger woman.
And emails were sent to the CEO's wife, from the CEO's BlackBerry about this affair along the of lines: "I'm working hard at this conference...." Some emails included photos of the CEO and the young lady at dinner.
Email messages were being sent on his behalf, but obviously he hadn't sent them.
"Someone got access to the CEO's BlackBerry password," says Gene McLean, who is Managing Director - Alliances, at Digital Wyzdom. The password is like a key to a lock. If you have the password, you can break into the system without any problem.
Digital Wyzdom recommended that the CEO replace his BlackBerry and get new security codes. Digital Wyzdom also checked the CEO's laptop for any malware; they found none. They did a bug sweep of his office; they found nothing.
"Once we started to investigate what was going on, the perpetrator completely backed off. He probably got scared," adds McLean.
McLean speculates: "If we hadn't started investigating, maybe the perpetrator would have started blackmailing the CEO. That's typically how these things go."
For more information, or for reporters on deadline, please contact Jana Schilder, partner at First Principles Communication, at: Jana@JanaSchilder.com, mobile (416) 831-9154 and landline (905) 469-0869.