The M57 Patents realistic forensic data corpus. Production supported by NSF DUE-0919593.
This scenario involves a small company called M57 which was engaged in prior art searches for patents. The fictional company is contacted by the local police in November 2009 after a person purchases a computer from Craigslist and discovers "kitty porn" on the computer. The police trace the computer back to the M57 company.
The scenario actually involves three separate criminal activities:
This is an involved scenario which has the following information available to students trying to "solve" the case:
There are approximately 2-4 weeks of use on each computer.
For more information, see forensicswiki.org.