What Do the Statistics Say?
As the world is embracing novel concepts like using cryptocurrencies to pay for goods and services and operating inside a digital 3D metaverse world, criminals are taking notice. Indeed, the digital space is full of threats and pitfalls, and the numbers don’t lie.
Did you know that:
1. There were over 500 million attempted ransomware attacks in 2021? (source: Msspalert)
Ransomware is a type of computer virus that encrypts the files on the victim’s computer and demands a ransom in return for the decryption key. The problem is, you’re not guaranteed to receive the key even if you pay up, so your files may be lost forever.
2. Crypto scammers stole a whopping $14bn in 2021? (source: CNBC)
By hacking crypto wallets, exchange platforms, or otherwise tricking unsuspecting victims into sending over their crypto funds, hackers can net a small fortune. Worse yet, since cryptocurrency transactions are irreversible by design, these funds are next to impossible to recover.
3. Each year, 15 million American citizens experience some form of identity theft? (source: Fortunly)
If criminals manage to get their hands on your personal information, they can impersonate you to gain unauthorized access to one of your accounts and do other stuff in your name. Whether harvested through hacking or the art of social engineering, an impersonator can put a black mark on your good name.
4. Through 2020, in every 4200 emails on average was sent as part of a phishing campaign. (source: Tessian)
Phishing is the art of impersonating a legitimate-looking website that is, in reality, designed to harvest the victim’s login credentials. The hackers often resort to using a voice of authority by pretending to be your administrator or supervisor and cite some form of urgency to trick you into entering your sensitive information.
5. You can buy a stolen credit card number on the dark web for as little as $9? (source: Techjury)
Dark web marketplaces are a place where criminals buy and sell sensitive stolen information such as document scans, stolen credit card numbers, login credentials, and more. Later on, these can be used as part of large-scale crime.
These worrisome facts and statistics need no further explanation and are very much relevant to how digital forensics cases should be approached. Worse yet, they are on an upwards trend and increasing in severity. All of this begs the vital question: how do we go about the digital forensics in the modern era to fully utilize the capacity of modern technology and improve the effectiveness and accuracy of our investigative work?
Crime Never Sleeps
As you can see, crime never sleeps and is an unfortunate part of our day-to-day existence. But thanks to digital forensics, it’s possible to unmask criminals by analyzing digital footage and uncovering valuable clues that point to their whereabouts and identity. In fact, surveillance videos, mobile phones, computers, databases, etc., all contain a wealth of vital information that can be of great use when attempting to solve a case.
However, since there is so much data stored on the myriad of smart devices that people use on a daily basis, it’s next to impossible to process it one by one without introducing significant delays to the investigation. Hence, utilizing smart automation offered by digital forensic solutions is the only way to stay on top of things, with the help of modern digital forensic equipment that wields the power of AI, taking on big data like this is no longer an insurmountable challenge.
– Hit and run crimes
Many times, would-be criminals do not realize they are being recorded by CCTV cameras and other means.In video forensics, by analyzing the recorded footage, it’s possible to obtain a license plate number and trace the owner and even determine someone’s identity by analyzing their facial structure and running it against the database.
– Sex offenses
Possessing or even downloading adult movies involving minors is a punishable offense. If the local authorities suspect someone has committed this type of crime, they will attempt to unmask the real identity of the culprit by tracking down their IP address. If successful, a home raid may follow to secure the evidence of the crime.
– Threats, stalking and harassment
Those who make threats, stalk, or harass others through digital means will often attempt to hide their tracks by masking their IP and deleting any incriminating evidence on their device. But unless they know how to shred these files, a skilled digital forensic investigator can recover the data from their hard drive.
The Power of One-stop Digital Forensic Lab Solutions
In the complex and demanding field of digital forensics, one-stop solutions like Digital Forensic Lab from SalvationDATA are the way to go as they will give you far better results than resorting to using a combination of different software.
These are the benefits and advantages you will get with a one-stop digital forensic lab:
– Time efficiency
– Reduced labor costs
– Avoiding software incompatibility
– Dedicated IT support and training from the developer
– Case management / status updates under one umbrella
– The ability to connect the dots and solve more cases
– Analyze missive digital evidence with big data & AI
– Generate detailed reports with one click
– Optimized workflow
– No more separate processing with various different forensic solutions
– Organized workplace
– Systemized data processing
– Professional credibility and better public impression
– Cross-data visualization
– Spotless data recovery & extraction
– Cloud support
– Third-party forensic tool integration
– Digital evidence consolidation
– Integrated hardware
Time and money savings
Compared to conventional methods, the differences are enormous. The greatest one of all is the time and money savings a one-shop forensic solution will bring. With it, you will be able to solve complex cases faster and with a greater deal of accuracy, all without having to resort to third-party software (although with Digital Forensic Lab, you certainly have the ability to do so if needed).
Focus on solving crime rather than technicalities
Due to its user-friendly interface and intuitive nature, you will be able to spend less time and money on training employees on how to use it, allowing them to focus their effort on solving cases rather than learning the ropes. Never again will you have to worry about software incompatibilities, and if you get stuck along the way, a dedicated IT support team is only a call away.
Harness the power of AI
Digital Forensic Lab grants you a comprehensive view under one umbrella, enabling you to systematically connect the dots and draw conclusions by tying together multiple pieces of the puzzle. In the background, complex big data crunching AI-powered algorithms are running 24/7, deducing facts and alerting you of important details you might have otherwise missed.
Do the work that matters
When the work is done, you can generate detailed court-admissible reports with a single click, so you can spend your valuable time doing meaningful investigative work that, unlike bureaucratic procedures, actually contributes to society. Plus, with a professional solution like Digital Forensic Lab, you can count on credibility and a favorable impression in the professional circles as well as the public eye.
Overcome the Challenges in Digital Forensics with Digital Forensic Lab
How does Digital Forensic Lab help you solve the problems you may encounter in your professional work?
In the field of forensics, the wrong approach can lead to damaged or irrecoverable files, which is one of the most important things to avoid as it can potentially jeopardize the entire investigation. With Digital Forensic Lab, you essentially let AI take care of any IT technicalities and let it automate run-of-the-mill forensic and data analysis procedures while enabling you to focus on your investigative work.
Once ready, all the clues will be presented on the main screen and you will get to make decisions on a macro rather than a micro level, thus saving you time and giving you the capacity to solve complex cases like clockwork.
Why has Digital Forensic Lab earned the trust of reputable law enforcement agencies?
With over 20+ years in digital forensics, SalvationDATA have established themselves as leading industry experts, serving several high-profile customers with high expectations and demanding criteria. The dedicated team is devoted to closely monitoring the state-of-the-art of forensic technology and making constant improvements by pairing the latest industry innovations with powerful IT concepts.
The result is a market-leading product that any reputable law enforcement agency can rely on to tackle the hardest and most complex cases without setbacks and fear.
What is the core concept of its design?
Digital Forensic Lab is a set of digital forensic tools that utilizes the full capacity of AI and big data technology that gives you everything you need to solve a case under one umbrella. Through its efficient management system, you will no longer need to resort to using several separate pieces of software and hardware equipment, making it a convenient one-stop solution that covers everything you need to crack a case.
Since it comes with essential hardware for your crime-fighting needs, you will be able to deploy your entire forensic lab in only a few steps.
What do the customers gain?
As a law enforcement agency, you face constant scrutiny and pressure to perform at all times. In other words, the public perception of your work can either make or break you, and the evidence presented needs to be admissible in court.
With digital Forensic Lab, you will solve more cases with razor-sharp accuracy without wasting time on technicalities and obstacles like software incompatibility or damaging important pieces of evidence.
Given all the benefits discussed above, it’s truly a one-stop solution no digital forensics department can afford to go without.