Family members bolt, take the IT department, the product design; sabotage the originals and go into competition.

A family-owned product manufacturer and designer on the verge of being bought for many millions of dollars found most of its designs missing after the departure of key managers and designers. A program used for deep file destruction had been implemented to destroy both product designs, and evidence of the procedure itself. An outside consultant is brought in to recover designs and overwrites evidence instead. Burgess Forensics is brought in and discovers remnants of file destruction utility, and data patterns consistent with sabotage by same utility. Suspects admit to use of utility.

Read the whole story (in gumshoe style) here:
CSI # 11 – The Case of the Unheard Evidence

 

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