I am sure a lot of you people know that I spend a lot of my on-line time on Twitter. (www.twitter.com/disklabsltd for my work account and www.twitter.com/disklabs for my personal account).
One of my 'followers', a great guy called Phil Stewart, (www.twitter.com/i15minutes) knows about our work here at Disklabs and posted the following Tweet:
Thanks to @disklabs for sending a device to ensure the data from my old hard drive is cleaned. http://yfrog.com/h0cyhygj
Ok then, for those of you that follow me on Twitter, you will probably of noticed some of my posts about the fake iPhone 4's we have just got in for analysis. I asked the kink forensic analysts in the lab to provide me with some photo's and here they are:
Just so you know, its a Chinese manufactured 'SciPhone', (clever that, isn' it?). It has a DUAL SIM slot, a memory card and removable battery. Some say that Apple could learn from this....
Any how, here are the photo's:
Its been an age since I last blogged, so apologies for that, but here we go again with a tale of how Disklabs ended up forensically examining a laptop for a company that had already 'forensically investigated' the said laptop:
Computer Forensics Investigation
DIGITAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
COMMISSIONED BY THE FOLLOWING PARTY:
COMPANY: ANON Ltd
FULL NAME: ANON
AUTHORISED BY: ANON
DATE OF COMMISSION:
Data Recovery may seem an easy practice to earn money by someone who knows their way around the inside of a computer, but it is much more than that. The consequences of using software that simply “plugs and plays” may cause unforeseen, catastrophic consequences for clients. Simon Steggles, of specialist forensic data recovery company, Disklabs, explains:
“I see lots of people making data recovery statements and increasingly, 'Forensic Data Recovery' claims. Because the subject is so easily
Thought I would let you know what we are doing here at Disklabs, in our Computer Forensics Department.
We seem to be spending more and more time conducting investigations for HR departments. This is what we call IP Theft, (Intellectual Property Theft). In essence, its when a member of staff leaves their company and uses data taken from the original company: stealing their Intellectual Property.
Our experience has shown that its generally Senior Managers, Directors