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Computer forensic and investigation has been a professional field for many years. The growth of the internet and the proliferation of computers worldwide over recent years increase the need for conducting computer investigation. Computer can be used to commit crimes and these crimes can be recorded on computer.

This well includes:

  • Violations of company policies
  • Employee internet abuse
  • Records of embezzlement or fraudulent appropriation of funds or property
  • Leak of proprietary information
  • Slandering and defamation
  • E-mail harassment
  • More extreme crime like murder
  • Terrorism

The skill and professionalism of computer forensic experts will be needed to assist and investigate in these criminal and civil cases

What is exactly computer forensic?

Computer forensic involves obtaining and analyzing digital information and scientifically examined so that the data can be used as evidence in civil, criminal or administrative cases. In simpler term, investigating computer typically includes securely collecting computer data, examining the suspect data to determine details such as origin and content, presenting computer based information to courts and applying laws to computer practice.

Computer forensic investigates data that could be retrieved from the hard disk of a computer. This is tantamount to an archaeologist excavating a site, computer investigator retrieve information from a computer or its component parts. The information retrieved may already be on the disk, but it may not be easy to find or decipher.

With the operating system, computer hardware and computer forensic software that are changing more quickly now than in the past, ADRC’s forensic investigators are constantly adaptive to such changing environment by continuously updating both the knowledge and forensic investigating tools.

Data Recovery VS Computer forensic

Computer forensic is different from data recovery, which involves recovering information from a computer that the user deleted by mistake or accidentally reformat the partition or data lost during a power surge, for instance. Computer forensics tries to recover data that users have hidden or deleted in a way that allows it to be used as evidence. The evidence could be incriminating or exculpatory (clearing of guilt). Investigators often examine a computer disk not knowing whether it contains evidence.

They will search storage media and if they find data, they piece it together to produce evidence. Investigator may also use sophisticated equipments devices to retrieve information from machines that have been damaged or deliberately reformatted.

There is a prevailing misconception in the minds of many that retrieving deleted data for forensic purposes involves no more that restoring what is in the recycle bin or trash can. Analysis through computer forensics is far more than just copying files and folders from targeted computers or devices. Data from computers needs to be specially imaged to produce an exact copy showing the data stored within.

There are essentially four important critical steps or phases while recovering digital evidence from a computer system or storage media:

  • identify and acquire sources of digital evidence
  • preservation of the evidence acquired
  • analysis and filtering
  • presentation of the findings

Strict procedure and steps should be followed when doing forensic investigation as evidences so gathered might not be admissible in a court of law if flaw was discovered as a result of negligence or human error during such investigation. For instance it is important to avoid changing date/time stamps (of files for example) or changing data itself. The same applies to the overwriting of unallocated space (which can happen on re-boot for example). 'Study doesn’t change' is a useful catch-phrase as far as forensic investigation is concerned.

 

ADRC’ s advantage—Data recovery cum computer forensic expert

A data recovery company will not be in anyway equates to a computer forensic investigator. In reality, most data recovery companies will not understand the correct approach and the proper procedure involved in computer forensics. Forensic data investigation is rather different from general data recovery.

Having said that, forensic investigator might only familiar with routine forensic investigation if the media or hard disk under study is in proper working conditions. Should any abnormality or unforeseen circumstances arise be it read-write head damage, bad sectors or spindle motor failure, for instance, these investigators will be in a fix and subsequently an outsourcing will have to be done if forensics investigation is to be successfully completed.

ADRC, with over a decade of experience and know-how in the field of data recovery, both logical damage and hardware related failure recovery, has an un-excelled advantage and capability over her competitors when come to computer forensic investigation. We have thorough understanding on the architecture design and electronics circuits of various digital storage media where electronic data is being stored. This is a definite plus point which serve as an enhancement and added advantage to the overall result when come to computer forensic investigation by ADRC.


 

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