Force Majeure specializes in digital forensics, digital evidence analysis & cyber Investigations involving computers, servers, networks, websites and mobile phones. The company provides advanced consultation and investigation services based on its years of experience and its use of the state of the art technologies.
Over the past few years, cyber crimes have become a major problem for western society. Cyberspace provides an environment suitable for all types of computer and cyber crimes including fraud, theft, and distribution of false and malicious information as well as a host of other illegal activities.
Unscrupulous elements take advantage of online and interactive communications for their own malicious purposes. The widespread use of computers and mobile phones that are a part of all we do during our lives also document much digital evidence that can be used in many cases to prove innocence. Much of this digital evidence is collected “behind the scenes” when using a device. Through the use of advanced technologies, it is possible to gather this evidence and use it as scientifically acceptable evidence.
Thanks to Force Majeure’s professional skills, even malicious and illegal activities that have been “covered up” can be dealt with and reconstructed. In most cases, we can even turn the clock back and trace the offence at the level required for proof before the courts.
The company’s cyber and computer investigators use their finely honed, ever evolving skills daily in order to locate and analyze digital evidence that can act as proof of an offence or prove innocence. The team’s work includes:
– Locating and documenting digital evidence indicating illegal activity, fraud, or neglect
– Detecting sniffers & spyware on computers, networks and cellular devices
– Restoration and analysis of cyber and system events
– Cellphone and computer data recovery
– Identifying, documenting and prevention of fraud and information leakage
– Locating slanderers on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)
– Identifying anonymous elements on the internet using advanced and legal investigation techniques
– Password recovery in files, mobile phones and operating systems for investigative purposes
– Malware analysis and reverse engineering
– Provision of cyber & digital forensics expert opinion
Types of Cyber & Computer Crimes
Undisputed cyber crimes where the offence is committed against digital resources such as hacking, data theft, unauthorized access to user accounts and illegal access to bank accounts. Another type includes crimes where, during the perpetration of the crime, use is made of a digital device as in cases such as pedophilia; character impersonation and denigrating organizations, brands and people on Facebook or other social networks.
The science of forensics has developed a great deal over the past few years and now involves far more than fingerprinting or identifying biological evidence. Today we can identify computer and cellular crimes carried out by sophisticated criminals, failed businessmen and corrupt employees.
Cyber & Digital Forensics Expert Opinion
An expert is someone who knows a great deal about very little
A credible opinion from an expert can transform a case and lead to arrests, investigations and a definitive court decision. In many cases, a direct approach to the Police regarding cyber crimes will be rejected until the police are provided an expert’s report by the complainant. Only when such a report is presented will the police begin an investigation in an attempt to uncover evidence.
Dealing with digital evidence and computer investigation demands professionalism, expertise, knowledge and training that is intrinsically different from that needed to deal with regular computer maintenance. Regardless of how well train computer or cellular technicians are, they are not trained in computer forensics. When they attempt to deal with computer crimes, information theft, fraud and embezzlement they could unintentionally harm the evidence and possibly, even destroy the case.
Immediately upon discovery of an offense, we arrive to begin investigations and identify evidence relating to the offenses. After documenting all the evidence using the technological resources at our command, we produce a detailed computer experts report that presents the evidence and proof of the alleged offense’s perpetration.
Our experience in the preparation of an expert opinion for the courts and police allows us present all the information collected in a clear and detailed manner, even to those who are not computer or technology orientated.
Investigative Reconstruction of Computer and Cellphones
Just as forensic investigators can collect, analyze and present evidence from a crime scene; we at Force Majeure, can isolate evidence in the server, cloud, computer and cellular devices and effectively analyze it. We can investigate communications networks, personal computers, storage devices, servers, backup tapes, cellular devices and many other systems.
The aim of Investigative Reconstruction (Forensics)is to retrieve existing data and to reconstruct erased data even if it was deliberately or accidentally erased. We are able to generate a time line that shows when activities such as file erasure, information theft, fraud or unauthorized installation of spy software took place.
Prevention of Industrial Espionage
With over 10 years of experience in computer and cyberspace investigations we have developed the ability to identify spy and tracking programs installed for the purposes of industrial espionage, information theft and infringement of intellectual property rights.
In many cases we are able to identify hacking into computers and malicious software installed to facilitate industrial espionage by accessing the computer’s system. We are able to identify and locate the agent collecting the data and expose them through the use of our investigatory techniques and technologies and, at the same time, “plug the leak” to prevent any further access once the investigation has been completed.
Locating Slanderers On Facebook, Identity Thieves and Impersonators
The illusion of anonymity that the internet gives us can (in many cases) lead to the malicious use of the internet for slander, libel and defamation of character both on the individual basis and the organizational – business level. With the growth of social networks where, on one hand, users identify themselves by name and with a picture while on the other, the service providers are not required or take any measures to verify the authenticity of the user profile. As a result, more and more users hide behind a fictitious profile. instances where malicious and anonymous users using fictitious identities or impersonating others to slander, cyber bully or participate in “face to face” virtual meetings in the name of other individuals, organizations or companies are growing.
The meteoric growth of technologies places many new challenges before us when dealing with these problems; Force Majeure has developed tool kits for the investigation, discovery and identification of incidents involving impersonation, slander, identity theft and internet bullying on Facebook, other social networks and across the internet.
If an anonymous agent uses your name and/or photograph without authorization, if any agent slanders you or those close to you on Facebook or if you’ve discovered a case of identity theft on Facebook or other social networks, we are here to help.
Today, in many advanced western countries, the process of identifying and locating digital documents is playing an ever more dominant role in the preliminary stages of legal action.
It is important to note that dealing with digital evidence in general, and e-Discovery in particular, requires significant expertise in order to avoid a situation where digital evidence and its admissibility in court is compromised. We are proud of the immense experience and expertise we have accumulated in the location and identification of digital documents, both in Israel and abroad.
– Computerized analysis and indexing
– Locating search strings and compiling results
– Classifying information resulting from search string results
– Analysis of the relevant data and removal of personal or secret information
– Preparation of a file in the required format for transfer to the other party
– Making the information available in a format suitable for attorneys
– Data storage – storing digital media in a fire proof safe