What is Cyber Investigation?
Cyber crimes and attacks have significantly increased over the last 10 years. These issues include stealing sensitive private information about individuals and enterprises, disrupting business operations, a new era of digital financial fraud, and the manipulation of electronic records.
The consequences are manifold. First and foremost, cyber crimes impose additional costs on the victim and the economy at large. Furthermore, reputation damage and stress cause both psychological and physiological harm to the people affected.
Cyber investigations can solve these challenges. Blue Ocean Global Technology provides digital assistance that will support how you mitigate an existing challenge while also protecting you against future defamatory attacks. As part of this process, we identify and locate seemingly anonymous webmasters and perpetrators. While every cyber investigation case is sensitive and must be handled with care, it’s hard to communicate on the web without leaving an electronic fingerprint. The first step in our process after understanding the nuances of the case is to use every tool possible to locate and analyze critical evidence. This may include DNS/WHOIS lookups, metadata tracing, and Internet Protocol (IP) traps.
How It Works
Every piece of data on the internet is transmitted with an associated IP address attached to it. This address contains specific information about, but not limited to, its owner, web domain, computer name, and geolocation.
Because there is a limited time frame in which internet service providers store data from their subscribers, a cyber investigation team must act swiftly to first assess the situation and then explore all options. An embedded challenge is that there is no legal obligation for an internet service provider to comply with a formal request from a victim seeking identification or data preservation.
For this reason, a critical step in the cyber investigation process is retrieving the IP addresses of the parties in question. Internet service providers retain this information, and they can provide us with these IP addresses and other crucial data—often reluctantly after receiving a subpoena, warrant, or court order from our team.
Cyber Investigations Address?
Cyber breaches are another serious and increasingly common issue. These incidents can range from attackers stealing customer financial information from websites to culprits that infiltrate networks and gain access to confidential corporate information. For severe cyber breaches, a thorough investigation process is required to understand what has caused the breach, identify the most effective way to fix the leak, and implement protective measures to ensure security in the future.
When a cyber breach does occur, we collect forensic data across networks and apply endpoint sensors to detect any malicious activities. We also use reverse engineering to highlight weak spots and determine the best course of action.
Cyber bullying is a form of technology-related harassment that occurs digitally, often via a mobile phone or the internet. Cyber bullying, or online bullying, includes any kind of threatening behavior or harassment communicated electronically. Internet bullies publish or threaten to post defamatory content, internet trolls, vicious rumors, photographs, or videos of sensitive nature. The explicit goal of sharing such content is to cause harm to or shame the victim. This is often accomplished through online channels, including social media platforms, online chat rooms, and fake email accounts and iMessages.
Fraud & Financial Crimes
Fraud and financial crimes include account manipulation, bribery, corruption, and identity theft. To provide clear evidence of fraudulent activities and allow for financial recovery, again, a forensic approach to cyber investigation is mandatory.
Information theft is a common problem that our cyber investigation team addresses. Examples include:
- Targets of experienced cyber criminals and hackers
- Misbehavior by contractors such as suppliers
- Personal resentments
- Ex-employees that got hired by a competitor
To identify who has stolen the information in question, we review private email accounts, cloud services, and portable storage devices. A forensic investigation approach is most important. Blue Ocean Global Technology ensures that all sources of evidence are properly identified and secured.
Providing Expert Evidence
We provide expert evidence for case assessments, prepare technical witness reports for legal submission, and educate the legal community through our continuing legal education (CLE) programs.
Cyber Investigation Experience: Cases & Solutions
Our global team of internet forensics, security experts, computer analysts, and cyber detectives offer services that include:
- Acting as subject matter expert witnesses in court
- Identifying malware and its decryption
- Identifying IPs and tracking
- Identifying emails, phone calls and messages, and anonymous websites
- Identifying trademark infringements
- Identifying copyright infringements
- Email tracing
- Conducting forensic analysis of hard drives (including deleted and hidden files), mobile devices, and hacker attacks
- Analyzing internet timelines
- Recovering internet history
- Conducting general internet forensics
- Executing general plan development for cyber investigation cases
- Estimating costs that result from cases of internet defamation
Please note that the list above provides examples of some of the types of cyber investigation services that we offer. Your situation may include several of the aforementioned service deliverables. Our cyber defamation expertise affords us an understanding of current laws and methods required to successfully manage a comprehensive cyber investigation.
Please reach out to us so that we can discuss your case in greater detail.
How Can We Help You?
BLUE OCEAN GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY
New York, NY 10005
4251 Lynn Circle
Doylestown, PA 18902