Forensics involves the investigation and documentation of a given crime to provide evidence that is typically used for legal action. E-mail is extensively used in personal and business operations to communicate with individuals in a fast and cost-effective manner. However, more frequently than not, email is used as a platform for fraud, deceit, crime, identity theft, or even information phishing.
- What are some examples of e-mail scams (e.g., Nigerian scams, false credit or account alerts, dating scams, etc.)? What is the purpose of such an e-mail attack?
- What is the relevance of IP addresses in e-mail forensics?
- What challenges arise when attempting to identify the source of a given e-mail message?
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