Daily Blog #42: Sunday Funday 8/4/13 - Manually Triaging Challenge

Manually Triaging Challenge  by David Cowen - Hacking Exposed Computer Forensics Blog

Hello Reader,
           It's that time again, Sunday Funday time! For those not familiar every Sunday I throw down the forensic gauntlet by asking a tough question. To the winner go the accolades of their peers and prizes hopefully worth the time they put into their answer. This week we have quite the prize from our friends at AccessData. 

The Prize:

A year license of Accessdata Triage

The Rules:

  • You must post your answer before Midnight PST (GMT -7)
  • The most complete answer wins.

  • You are allowed to edit your answer after posting.

  • If two answers are too similar for one to win, the one with the earlier posting time wins.

  • Be specific and be thoughtful .

  • Anonymous entries are allowed, please email them to dcowen@g-cpartners.com.

  • In order for an anonymous winner to receive a prize they must give their name to me, but i will not release it in a blog post

The Challenge:

     Since we are giving away a copy of Triage, lets have a question related to manually triaging a system.

For a Windows XP system:

You have arrived onsite to a third party company that is producing a product for your company. It is believed that one of the employees of the company has ex-filtrated the database of your customers information your provided for mailing and processing sometime in the last 30 days, While the third party company is cooperating with the investigation they will not allow you image every system and take the images back to your lab. 

However, they will allow you to extract forensic artifacts to determine if there is evidence of ex-filtration present and will then allow a forensic image to be created and taken offsite. 

With only forensic artifacts available and a 32gb thumbdrive what artifacts would you target to gather the information you would need to prove ex-filtration?

Good luck! I look forward to your answers. 

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