• Cyber-Crime and Examples of Computer Forensics and Computer Investigations


    In working with attorneys around the world, we have found that the number one resource we have in our favour is a strong understanding of the legal system, and how our investigation will be used or viewed. This helps our attorney clients understand how the evidence we have found will help them or potentially hurt them. By assisting attorneys in understanding what is technically important and what is not, we can greatly reduce the costs of an investigation by focusing on the areas that matter most.

    The following table contains examples of Cyber-Crimes and how Computer Forensics can help you:
    Age Discrimination Asset Location Breach of Contract Breach of Fiduciary Duty Cases
    Class Action Suits Conspiracy Contract and Commission Claims Copyright Infringement
    Data Misappropriation Data Recovery Data Theft Embezzlement
    Expert Consultation Expert Testimony Forensic Computer Analysis Fraud
    Implied Employment Contract Claims Negligence and Negligent Retention Claims Non-Compete Clauses Possession of Child Pornography
    Sexual Harassment Slander and Libel Claims Software Infringement Trade Secret Misappropriation
    Trademark Infringement Whistle-blower Claims Wrongful Discharge Cases Wrongful Termination
    Hidden Assets and Money Files Cellular Forensics Digital Storage Devices  


    Without the assistance of a computer forensics professional, you may be seeing only a small portion of the ultimate picture. Do not shortchange yourself, your case, or your client. Enlist the help of a computer forensics professional to find the information essential to your case.

    Successfully arguing a case means having the required information. In today’s digital world, this information is often stored on a computer or electronic media. Retrieving, analyzing and presenting this information is the realm of the computer forensics professional.

    To maintain an advantage, the modern attorney must seek and retrieve all of the information, whether electronic or paper, relating to their case. However, without specific knowledge of computer systems and data storage, attorneys are at a serious disadvantage. A computer forensics professional can help you identify potential sources of evidence and ultimately obtain, analyze and present this data. This could make a difference in your case.

    Computer forensics can be used to uncover potential evidence in many types of cases including, for example:
    • Copyright infringement
    • Industrial espionage
    • Money laundering
    • Piracy
    • Sexual harassment
    • Theft of intellectual property
    • Unauthorized access to confidential information
    • Blackmail
    • Corruption
    • Decryption
    • Destruction of information
    • Fraud
    • Illegal duplication of software
    • Unauthorized use of a computer
    • Child pornography

    Computer forensics combines specialized techniques with the use of sophisticated software to view and analyze information that cannot be accessed by the ordinary user. This information may have been "deleted" by the user months or even years prior to the investigation, or may never have been saved, to begin with - but it may still exist in whole or in part on the computer's drive.

    It is always in the best interest of the attorney, the client, and the matter to locate a forensics specialist who can assist in all stages of building a case, including:

    • Ascertaining whether the computer(s) in question may contain information relevant to the matter.
    • Assisting in preparing and responding to interrogatories.
    • Retrieving and examining information that is accessible only through the use of forensics programs and methods.
    • Developing court reports.
    • Planning and providing expert testimony


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