Computer Forensics

Datarecovery.com Computer Forensics

As computer forensics experts, Datarecovery.com Forensics has the advantage of dozens of years of combined experience, excellent qualifications and the backing of our top-tier data recovery lab. Our team is ready to go to work on your case providing superior electronic discovery, analysis, expert testimony and guiding you through every step of the computer forensic process from initial incident response toward courtroom success.

Please use the menu at the left to learn more about our forensic services.

  • About

    About Datarecovery.com Computer Forensics

    Datarecovery.com Computer Forensics provides forensic data recovery, imaging, and electronic discovery services for hundreds of clients worldwide.

    A computer forensic investigation involves the collection, preservation, and examination of various forms of digital media. This type of service involves an in-depth understanding of computer file systems, communication standards, along with thorough knowledge of proper procedure in handling sensitive information in order to hold up in a court of law if necessary.

    Because we have the capability of using techniques used in the field of data recovery, we can better serve individuals, businesses, law firms and government agencies in the recovery of digital data used for evidence in civil and criminal litigation.

    Our Primary Objective to Our Clients:
    The primary objectives of our computer forensics division is to help serve our clients in obtaining electronic data from all forms of digital media regarding a specific object or activity. Our strict chain of custody policy ensures that every step is well documented. Our computer forensics specialists have the experience, knowledge and integrity needed to perform this type of investigation and to keep all findings secure and confidential at all times.

  • FAQ

    Computer Forensics FAQ

    Below are some frequently asked questions about computer forensics. If you can’t find the answer you need here, please feel free to contact us by phone or ask a question with the online form.

    Q: What is computer forensics?
    A: There are many different “definitions” of computer forensics. Basically, computer forensics is the collection, preservation, and examination of all forms of digital media. Computer forensics is a specialized service that provides and documents digital evidence for use in litigation. A computer forensic investigation is highly disciplined and the results can be repeated and proven to be accurate, which is crucial for any digital evidence to be admissible in court.

    Q: How does computer forensics differ from data recovery?
    A: The goal of our data recovery procedures is solely to recover the files and folders lost due to a computer failure, unintentional deletion, or other unexpected circumstance, without monitoring the usage of the computer. Generally, data recovery could be considered the first step in gathering evidence in a computer forensics investigation. When digital media is imaged (an exact replica of the original), all files and folders are recovered along with deleted data. Also, the ability to view any hidden or unpartitioned space is gained as well.

    Computer Forensics is a service that is concerned with providing evidence (or proving a lack of evidence) regarding how a computer was used, what files were accessed and at what time, and who had accessed them. Computer Forensics investigators are able to find, assemble, analyze, and explain large amounts of digital information that would not be particularly helpful for data recovery services, but are invaluable in a court of law.

    Q: What is eDiscovery?
    A: eDiscovery, also known as electronic discovery or e-discovery, is the process of searching for, locating, and documenting digital evidence from digital media such as computer hard drives, servers, flash drives, etc. e-Discovery differs from simply recovering hard documents because there is information that may be of importance that one does not see looking at the document itself.

    Q: What can you discover?
    A: Deleted emails, deleted chat logs, deleted pictures, hacking evidence, viewed web pages, login times, file MAC (modified, access, created/changed) times, various passwords and hundreds of other forensically relevant items. Because modern computers keep extensive records of nearly everything they’re used for, the possibilities are effectively limitless, which is why a trained computer forensic expert is necessary to narrow a search down to only what is pertinent to the investigation at hand.

    Q: What costs are implicit in hiring a computer forensic expert?
    A: Every case is different. Call us at 1.800.237.4200, option #6 to speak with an expert and discuss your specific situation.

  • Cell Phone Data Recovery

    Cell Phone Data Recovery Services

    What Is Cell Phone Data Recovery?

    Cell phones are used in everyday life for a constantly increasing variety of functions, and the need for data recovery on cell phones is growing.

    cell-phone-recoveryIn plain terms, cell phone data recovery is a professional service in which an engineer accesses lost data on a cell phone via a variety of means. It can be something as simple as quickly accessing a cell phone with a broken screen to remove SIM card information, or something as complex as the recovery of corrupted or deleted text messages, phone records, and even data files on newer phones.Cell Phone Data Recovery No two cell phone data recovery cases are exactly alike, and a flexible, educated approach is necessary for high recovery rates.

    Because cell phones use a variety of operating systems and unique file systems, standard consumer level software is usually not a viable option. Many damaged cell phones can’t even be accessed by standard USB connections, and dedicated computers must be used to read flash data for recovery. It’s important to choose a data recovery provider with sufficient technology and experience.

    Datarecovery.com Forensic Cell Phone DR Engineering.

    Datarecovery.com is a leader in the field of forensic cell phone data recovery technology, and we have offered recovery services for all brands of cell phones since 1998.

    New technology has made data recovery more difficult than ever, and it’s vital to have expertise in different cell phone programming languages, operating systems, and proven techniques that work on certain brands.

    Our engineering teams have decades of experience with cell phone data recovery, and we annually invest tens of thousands of dollars to access new cell phone interfaces and develop new recovery methods. Supported cell phone manufacturers include Apple, HP, Motorola, Palm, Google, Sonim, Dell, Garmin, Samsung, Asus, Sony Ericcson, Alcatel, Sierra Wireless, SAGEM, Fujitsu, Kyocera Wireless, Mitsubishi Electric, NEC, Panasonic, Sanyo, Sharp, Phillips, BenQ, LG, and hundreds more.

    Our engineers have performed data recovery from phones with thousands of different failure scenarios, such as::

    • Data corruption
    • Unintentional and intentional deletion
    • Crushed cell phones
    • Water and fire damaged cell phones
    • Accidental formatting
    • SIM card deletion
    • Computer viruses
    • Various bugs and glitches in cell phone operating systems
    • Hundreds of other failures

    What Can Be Recovered From A Cell Phone?

    Datarecovery.com cell phone DR engineers are capable of recovering data from thousands of potential scenarios. If the data still exists on the cell phone, it can be recovered at one of our laboratories.

    Some of the more common types of data that we recover include::

    Deleted Text Messages - SMS messages that have been intentionally or accidentally deleted are still stored on a cell phone’s SIM card, or occasionally on the phone’s flash memory (depending on the phone model and user settings). Deleted data is not actually destroyed, it’s simply marked as available space. If a cell phone is treated early enough by a knowledgeable engineer who can work with the data at a bit level, it’s often possible to fully recover SMS messages from a cell phone.

    Pictures - Many cell phones have built in cameras, and when they crash or break, those pictures are completely inaccessible. Pictures can be quite large and complex, and data corruption can be a serious problem. Our engineers use new proprietary data recovery techniques to completely reconstruct each picture, providing our clients with a full, perfect copy of each digital image.

    Phone Call Information - Some clients need cell phone logs and information, and this is usually 100% recoverable, as phone logs are kept together in a small area on most cell phone operating systems. If phone call information is needed for any type of court case, please specify this when setting up a case so that proper logged forensic procedures can be used.

    Other Types of Stored Data - Modern smart phones are capable of holding gigabytes of information, everything from documents to video and music. All of this information is recoverable, even after formatting and even when the cell phone itself will not power on or recognize when plugged into a computer.

    If you need cell phone data recovery, you need an engineering team that can handle the challenges of modern phones and their data systems. Datarecovery.com can retrieve any missing or inaccessible information from any cell phone manufacturer, sometimes in a matter of days or even hours. For more information, contact an engineer today at 1.800.237.4200.

  • Contact

    Contact

    f you need immediate assistance, you can contact one of our computer forensics examiners by calling the number below.

    1.800.237.4200, option #6

    Otherwise, you may send a message to one of our experts using the following form. We will respond within one business day.

  • Our Process

    Our Process

    Our process follows these well-documented stages…

    Consulting:
    A computer forensics consultant will be assigned to your case from your initial call. This person will then take the necessary steps to begin the process of developing an effective strategy for your case by approaching and implementing our available technologies and methods to suit your individual case.

    Our computer forensic specialists are trained to identify where key evidence is most likely to be located on the computer hard drive (or other digital medium). This is often possible even when the files have been “deleted” or the medium has been “formatted”. Files cannot be recovered once they are strictly “overwritten”, but there are often fragments of the files or other clues that may contain relevant information to the case at hand, which, without computer forensics would be lost forever.

    After the initial phone consultation, you will receive a detailed quote, outlining the cost of the proposed services. This proposal will be tailored to meet your needs and budget.

    Data Collection:
    The data collection and documentation phase of our computer forensic/e-Discovery services begin once you send the digital media to our laboratory via FedEx overnight services. Datarecovery.com engineers can often determine whether computer evidence was tampered with, altered, damaged or removed. In many cases, dates of deletion or tampering can also be recovered or accurately estimated.

    Reporting:
    Depending on the requirements of our client, we can produce reports exhibiting our findings. Because every case has different requirements, the written report length and nature vary greatly.

    Expert Testimony:
    Once the computer forensic investigation is complete, our specialists can support your case by providing expert witness testimony.

    Please call 1.800.237.4200, option #6 for more details.

  • We can Find

    What We Can Find

    Our electronic discovery and computer forensic services can recover data that was treated maliciously (deleted files, intentional virus infection, intentional infliction of physical damage) as well as digital clues that provide vital information about how certain files or file types were treated and used. Data can be discovered based on key relevant phrases or evidence of a certain user’s habits can be found, depending on the usage circumstances of a certain computer, cell phone, flash drive, or other digital medium.

    Simply put: we can find anything that is stored on the digital media you send us. In most cases we can find and uncover deleted data, password protected data, hidden data, pictures, emails, and all other available data that is stored on a digital media in a fraction of the time it would take to manually look through. The tools Datarecovery.com has at its disposal are the latest in the computer forensic field, and are proven to be effective in court.

    All that you, the client, need to do is guide us in the direction you want our investigation to go and we will find supporting evidence to your case should it exist on the media you provide.

    The best way to determine whether computer forensic data services are appropriate in your case is to speak with one of our computer forensic engineers. Describe the situation in as much detail as possible by calling 1.800.237.4200, option #6.

  • eDiscovery

    eDiscovery

    The process of electronic discovery, or eDiscovery, is a critical and intensive process and requires a trained computer forensic professional to carry out safely without risking data or records stored on a computer (or the validity of a trial). Our engineers have dozens of years of combined experience dealing with electronic discovery on actual hard drives, not through simulations. To discuss an electronic discovery case, contact a computer forensic engineer at 1.800.237.4200, option #6.

  • Chain Of Custody

    Chain Of Custody

    A chain of custody is chronological documentation for evidence in a particular case, and is especially important with electronic evidence due to the possibility of fraudulent data alteration, deletion, or creation. A fully detailed chain of custody report is necessary to prove the physical custody of a piece of evidence and show all parties that had access to said evidence at any given time.

    Chain of custody reports are available for all computer forensic cases, and their use is strongly encouraged. If you have questions about chain of custody reports, contact 1.800.237.4200, option #6.

About Datarecovery.com Computer Forensics

Datarecovery.com Computer Forensics provides forensic data recovery, imaging, and electronic discovery services for hundreds of clients worldwide.

A computer forensic investigation involves the collection, preservation, and examination of various forms of digital media. This type of service involves an in-depth understanding of computer file systems, communication standards, along with thorough knowledge of proper procedure in handling sensitive information in order to hold up in a court of law if necessary.

Because we have the capability of using techniques used in the field of data recovery, we can better serve individuals, businesses, law firms and government agencies in the recovery of digital data used for evidence in civil and criminal litigation.

Our Primary Objective to Our Clients:
The primary objectives of our computer forensics division is to help serve our clients in obtaining electronic data from all forms of digital media regarding a specific object or activity. Our strict chain of custody policy ensures that every step is well documented. Our computer forensics specialists have the experience, knowledge and integrity needed to perform this type of investigation and to keep all findings secure and confidential at all times.