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The 2008 Australian Study of Remnant Data Contained on 2nd Hand Hard Disks: The Saga Continues
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  • Craig Valli, Edith Cowan University
  • Andrew Woodward, Edith Cowan University
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publisher
SECAU Security Research Centre ECU
Faculty
Computing, Health and Science
School
Computer and Information Science, Centre for Security Research
RAS ID
5874
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This article was originally published as: Valli, C. , & Woodward, A. J. (2008). The 2008 Australian Study of Remnant Data Contained on 2nd Hand Hard Disks: The Saga Continues. Proceedings of Australian Digital Forensics Conference. (pp. 211-214). Edith Cowan University Mount Lawley Campus WA. SECAU Security Research Centre ECU. Original article available here

Abstract
This study looked for remnant data on enterprise level hard drives that were purchased through auctions. The drives were analysed for information, be it topical or formatted. In the event that drives were formatted, forensic tools were used to recover this data. This years study revealed a high level of not simply un-erased drives, but drives which contained information that related to critical infrastructure providers. That such a small sample size yielded such a high rate of un-erased drives is of considerable concern, and it may be necessary for the government to become involved.
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DOI
10.4225/75/57b27f6840cc7
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Citation Information
Craig Valli and Andrew Woodward. "The 2008 Australian Study of Remnant Data Contained on 2nd Hand Hard Disks: The Saga Continues" (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/craig_valli/59/