As the world becomes increasingly mobile, forensics experts are capitalizing on the complex digital growth. For this reason, the past practice of finger-on-ink is becoming rapidly replaced by the digital fingerprint. Each time a mobile user accesses the internet, cloud, or internal applications, they leave a trail of breadcrumbs in their wake. By accessing this data tactfully, digital forensics and mobile forensics investigators are able to gather important information for data recovery. Here are a few ways in which IT forensics can help crack the case:
Figuring out personal connections is a crucial aspect of investigations. With this in mind, digital investigators can access a phone’s database of previous phone calls, contact lists, and text messages. Consequently, they are able to spin together a web of interlinking connections, bringing them one step closer to clarity.
Additionally, specific web addresses give an unmatched look into how a user gathers information and what information they gather. By combing through search histories, online transaction histories, and social sites, IT forensics experts map out an informational view of a phone’s use.
Narrowing down a pinpoint precise location of a user at a time in the past is tricky. However, network forensics experts can use cell towers and location pings to trace a rough outline of where a device was at a specific time.
To determine if mobile forensics is relevant to your case or to decide if your mobile device is recoverable, call an E-Investigations professional today.