Forensic Computer Analysis

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Forensic Computer Analysis

The computer is the primary hub of communication and information in both domestic and professional situations, making it the most potentially evidence-rich exhibit in any given case.

How is forensic computer analysis used?

Computer evidence is usually associated with cases involving child pornography or hacking, but is also becoming increasingly useful in cases which have no obvious relevance to technology.

Evidential has used forensic computer analysis to assist in cases involving drugs, fraud, asset recovery, corporate investigation, kidnap, murder, rape, insolvency litigation, harassment, assault, robbery, intellectual property theft, dispute resolution, divorce, child abuse and grooming.

In such cases, computer-based evidence has been used not only to incriminate, but also to effectively support alibis.

What can be investigated?

Depending on the nature of the case in question, one or more of the following may reveal useful evidence:

Internet activity – both live and deleted, on various browsers, including keyword searches

Email activity – including Outlook, Outlook Express, Hotmail, Gmail

Detailed user activity – such as behaviour timelines

Social networking activity and chat logs – including Facebook, Bebo, MSN Messenger

Peer-to-peer activity – including torrent sites, Limewire

Pictures and videos – stored media, including partial data if deleted

Smartphone back-up files – SMS, pictures and call logs for iPhone, BlackBerry and more

Windows registry analysis

Document analysis (metadata)

Virus infections and Trojan invasions

A word from the team

Computers are relied on day to day in both domestic and professional situations to hold vast amounts of data, much of which can and has often proved vital evidence in many cases.

Gyles Denn, Head of Organisational Development

Get the most from this valuable evidence source

Contact us to us to find out how this inexpensive analysis can be highly valuable to your case.

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