By Thea Alberto
The Philippine National Police (PNP) Criminal Investigation and Detection
Group (cidg) received on Friday eight-million pesos' worth of computer
forensic hardware and software from the United States Department of State
Anti-terrorism Assistance Program.
US Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kenney personally turned over the
"highly sophisticated" equipment to PNP Director General Oscar Calderon,
according to a press statement.
The donation consists of forensic towers, mobile forensic laptops, cell
and PDA seizure software, sim card seizure and image master software,
among others, said the statement.
The gadgets are designed to help investigators decipher, collect and
transport data from one computer to another, it added.
Director Jesus Verzosa, CIDG chief, said the donation is the second
initiative of the US State Department to help the PNP fight cyber
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