The fascinating world of digital investigations

Out of all the press coverage about the recent hacking of Google systems by Far Eastern hackers, the one that caught my attention was the description by Secure Works of the digital investigation of the code. What’s really interesting is not so much the facts of the case, but the fascinating insight it provides into the new science of digital investigations. Amongst other things it demonstrates that even skilled hackers taking the trouble to disguise their identity can leave tell-tale traces that an investigator can detect. Forget the exaggerated claims of CSI investigators, this is the real McCoy.  

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At least as interesting is this article on image forensics. (Also picked up by ISC2).
P.S. I wouldn't say the CRC forensics was exhaustive - as an old assembler programmer, using 4-bit lookup has been known for a long time. For example.