Mobile Phone Forensics
Mobile Phone & Tablet Forensics
A Digital Forensics expert can assist you with a mobile device investigation, whether it’s needed for a court hearing or simply for peace of mind. When examining a phone or a tablet, only ever use a forensic expert to ensure you uncover all available data and ensure the evidence can be used in court if necessary.
An expert can recover or detect:
- Deleted data (photos, emails, videos, audio, internet search history, etc)
- Spyware or malware
- Social media data
- Location history
Recover Data From Mobile Devices
Mobile phones have become a fixture of everyday life for the vast majority of people in our society, and it is rare that a person is separated from his or her phone for any period of time. As technology has developed, phones have become more sophisticated and are now capable of many of the tasks previously performed by desktop computers. In a world where seamless and efficient data transmission is now standard, we rely on our phones to be able to instantly connect and communicate with others.
While smartphones may be great tools, mobile phone activity leaves behind a digital record that can reveal a detailed portrait of the user. In the hands of the wrong person, data stored on a phone can be very dangerous so it’s important that you secure your device and the online accounts you access through your mobile device. If you believe your phone or your accounts have been compromised or if you feel you need to examine your device for evidence or data recovery purposes then you may need the assistance of a forensic expert.
A digital forensic expert is a person who is accepted in a court as an expert in the analysis of digital evidence, including the analysis of mobile phones and mobile devices (like tablets). In the hands of such an expert, it may be possible to uncover a wealth of crucial evidence from a mobile device. This evidence can include text messages, emails, browsing history, and even the GPS location of the phone historically. Often, deleted data can be recovered. Many factors impact on what can be recovered during a forensic phone examination. A forensic expert can also advise you whether there is a sign that you have been compromised or hacked.
If you intend to provide a phone for a forensic analysis, it is necessary for you to have lawful possession of the phone. This means it needs to be your phone or you need to have the permission of the owner of the phone to handle the phone.
Evidence from mobile phones can be used for court or just for your peace of mind. Such evidence might be relevant in family law disputes, to exonerate one from guilt in a criminal trial, to prove or disprove allegations made in civil disputes or disputes over estates (such as family provision disputes). Improper use of mobiles by employees may result in the need for a business to preserve data. Perhaps you just want to retrieve data like photos or SMSs to resolve a dispute with a partner or loved one. Maybe you’ve noticed unusual activity and you suspect you have been hacked. If you want a definitive answer as to whether you can achieve your objective, the best person to consult is a mobile forensic expert who won’t take shortcuts and will get you best chance at recovering what you seek.
Laws vary from state to state, and there are certain state and Commonwealth laws that impact on accessing data so ensure you engage an experienced investigator with a proven track record of acting lawfully. As is the case with computers, when it comes to phones and mobile devices it’s important that if there is going to be any dispute over the evidence down the track that it is not accessed by an amateur. Don’t try to extract or examine the data from a device yourself and don’t use a regular IT contractor. Taking such a course of action has the potential to corrupt the evidence and affect metadata. Consult an expert and then make a decision as to how you would like to proceed. It costs nothing to contact an experienced digital forensics firm and seek advice. Digital forensics experts can make the difference between a weak accusation and a watertight case that’s backed up by irrefutable digital evidence.
The time, resources and costs involved in a forensic examination vary depending on the nature of the matter at hand. The best way to understand how your particular problem can be solved is to carefully explain the nature of your concern and the model of your phone to an expert and await further advice.
-Media like videos and photos
Why choose Lyonswood Investigations and Forensics for your data recovery?
Lyonswood Investigations and Forensics is a government licensed private investigations firm with over 3 decades of experience. As a broad-based investigations firm, we possess an unrivalled base of knowledge in an array of investigative disciplines, and our master license under the Commercial and Private Investigation Act (CAPI) ensures that our evidence is lawfully obtained.
Lyonswood has provided mobile phone forensics for over ten years and was an early adopter of digital investigation techniques in Australia. Our technicians utilise sophisticated hardware and software and undertake ongoing training to stay at the forefront of the industry. Our digital forensics experts have worked on various cases involving insurance claims, murders, suicides, family disputes, intellectual property and workplace disputes, where the extraction of important digital data has proven vital. If certainty is what you’re after, it’s likely that the digital contents of a mobile phone can assist in your matter.
Contact Lyonswod Investigations and Forensics to discuss your matter free of charge and in strict confidence.