Computer Forensics Lab experts forensically analyse all types of data stored in computer hard drives, USB memory sticks, cloud spaces, social media, cameras and mobile phones to find relevant digital evidence. For example, by using cell site analysis, we can track where a phone owner has been. We have been commissioned by a number of UK police forces, retail business, insurance companies, public and private businesses to undertake computer forensics investigations. Another example: If a business has a suspicion that an employee may be involved in intellectual property theft or stealing company data, we can investigate that and find all the digital footprint for the client so that they can prosecute the offending employee using all the solid digital evidence we have found and analysed.
Some other examples where we can help may include the following:
- Was an electronic document altered or tampered with?
- Did a disgruntled employee disclose your trade secrets to a competitor?
- Did someone download, upload or handled illegal material using your company’s computer network?
- Are you or your children being cyberbullied or cyberstalked?
- Do you need corroborating crucial digital evidence proving that a senior employee is committing financial fraud?
- Can you find clues in texts, emails or social media exchanges as to why a loved one has secretive behaviour and might be up to something dangerous or illegal?
- Was important information delibertely wiped, deleted or tampered with and you need proof?
- Has your business IT system been compromised by a hacker and privileged information was stolen?
Public Sector Computer Forensics Services
We also work for a number of public service employers (such as NHS, who are want to identify employees misusing IT systems, downloading porn or spend their working hours on social media or personal projects). Our investigations can prove or disprove these suspicions.
Matrimonial Computer Forensics
Sometimes we are asked to investigate high-profile matrimonial cases where the husband had gone from an extremely high net worth to nil just before the divorce in an attempt to hide his assets to avoid losing his wealth to the divorced wife. By investigating all the digital devices such as computers, memory sticks and mobile phones we managed to find evidence that the husband had indeed hidden his net worth and stashed them in surrogate bank accounts.
Company Data Theft
On another occasion we discovered that one senior company sales manager had asked the IT department of his company to provide him with two memory sticks containing customer data. After investigating this case we found out that he had uploaded the all the data to a remote server and then resigned from the company and set up a rival company using the data he had stolen from his previous employer. With the digital evidence we uncovered from the company network, he was prosecuted and was heavily fined and banned from conducting any similar business.
Quite often, big or medium sized companies find themselves in situations where they have to provide specific data or documents for regulatory, compliance or legal purposes in short period of time and mostly with strict deadlines. Non-compliance with these requests can result in large fines or sanctions for the company and can have a detrimental effect in its business operations. As any typical company generates vast amounts of electronic data in the form of emails, documents, spreadsheets, presentations, contracts etc, there must be a system in place which constantly archives and indexes these electronic documents and tags them with specific keywords. Computer Forensics Lab can provide consultancy in implementing a cost-effective and high quality discovery system. Alternatively, we can help extract and verify relevant electronic data and prepare it for presentation to the requesting authorities such as the Board of Directors, a regulatory body, tribunal, court or a public inquiry body.