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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.

Aequitas Expert Witness Services Ltd 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

To find out more or ask advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us. There’s no obligation to proceed with our services – just tell us what you need and we’ll do our very best to advise you.