Collection of digital evidence
In 80% of cases, the incident victims decide to pursue the offender by law later on, when the post-incident stress has subsided. So gathering the digital evidence is a priority even if you do not plan to find and prosecute the attacker at first.
The correctly collected and documented evidence base is a foundation for all the subsequent investigation stages. Group-IB digital forensics have experience of 1000+ investigations and know what data the law enforcement agencies need to open the case, what are the court requirements regarding digital evidence and can provide the necessary support in court.
Group-IB services include:
- Providing preliminary consultation
- Organizing the prompt visit of the incident location
- Determining the evidence information sources
- Collecting and documenting the evidence in compliance with the law requirements
- Preparing the documentation to present the evidence correctly
- Consulting with authorized representatives about measures needed to stop the incident and reduce the damage
Three reasons to entrust the evidence collection to specialists
20% of in-house investigations face challenges at the stage of interaction with law enforcement agencies due to mistakes in digital evidence gathering and documentation.
In 15% of cases, it is impossible to obtain biased conclusions as the fragments of evidence are omitted. That leads to misleading conclusions and case rejection in court.
In 25% of cases, "do-it-yourself" analytics used in evidence collection are deemed to be "insufficient", which gives the upper hand to defendants' counsels.
Incomplete or incorrectly collected evidence results in:
- No compensation for damage as the evidence is documented improperly
- Financial and time losses caused by unqualified actions while conducting investigations by in-house specialists
- Lacking the protection algorithm and incident reoccurrence
Gather evidence that works. Request forensics and malware analysis that turns investigation into a success story