Goren and Eames investigate the death of a magazine publisher and a brilliant scam involving a sick child no one has seen.
Did You Know?
Towards the beginning of the story detectives enter the house of the murdered victim finding a laptop. The detective says the files are gone because the computer was "defragged". That is factually incorrect. Defragmenting a computer actually rearranges parts of computer files across the sectors of the hard drive making access to files faster. It does not wipe out files. Reformatting a hard drive removes the Windows directory telling Windows where the files are leaving the files intact but difficult to access and find. Performing a Gutman Pass, or "overwriting" files makes them unreadable. Encrypting the drive would make the files completely inaccessible. See more