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Nov132009

Microsoft confirms ‘COFEE’ tool leaked on BitTorrent trackers and warez websites

Microsoft officially confirmed that their forensics investigators tool, labeled Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor (COFEE) has been leaked and is available for download on BitTorrent trackers and warez websites: “We have confirmed that unauthorized and modified versions of Microsoft’s COFEE tool have been improperly posted to bit torrent networks for public download. We strongly recommend against downloading any technology purporting to be COFEE outside of authorized channels – both because any unauthorized technology may not be what it claims to be and because Microsoft has only granted legal usage rights for our COFEE technology for law enforcement purposes for which the tool was designed,” says Richard Boscovich.

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