Guidance Software sells one of the best computer forensics tools on the market. Their largest client base is law enforcement and other types who perform investigations.

According to Security Fix, they were hacked and the FTC found them negligent. Something about not taking basic security precautions, and keeping data they shouldn’t have. I don’t know, I get lost in details.

Customers should now feel confident, since Guidance has to undergo two years of mandatory security audits.

Oops. Too bad, it’s a cool product.

At least, once they detected the breach a few weeks after it happened, they had trained investigators and appropriate tools to realize they were screwed.