Microsoft's COFEE forensics tool leaks online

By Tom Warren on November 9, 2009, 9:12 AM
Microsoft's secret Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor (COFEE) has leaked online, and is now available to all. COFEE is quick an easy to use tool, approximately 15MB in size that fits on a USB drive for law enforcement officials to use in PC forensics. It can be used to locate parts of a computer's hard drive used by criminals to commit identity theft, online fraud, child pornography and other such crimes.

The small program contains 150 commands which simplify and speed up the process of data retrieval. According to a Microsoft spokesperson "an officer with even minimal computer experience can be tutored—in less than 10 minutes—to use a pre-configured COFEE device."

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