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Detailed View of a Memory Chip

Advanced Forensic Chip-Off Examinations – BlackBerry 9900, 9320, Samsung Galaxy, Moto G, BlackBerry Models & Android and many more – Examined on a daily basis to extract hidden and protected evidential case data

Data from some phones cannot be extracted by ‘regular’ means such as PIN/Password protected BlackBerry’s, Pattern protected Android devices, broken & damaged or smashed mobile phones.

Chip-off is a process we have perfected over the years which uses a number of tools and techniques to access and decode the data that is essential to a lot of criminal cases.

This is particularly useful when it comes to recovering case evidence from pin-locked or password protected BlackBerry devices (including the 9320 and 9900 models to recover deleted data) and damaged SSD (Solid State Hard-Drives) & USB Flash drives.

Android eMMC Chip-Off

Android Chip-Off

 

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SYTECH is one of the longest serving providers performing Forensic Chip-Off for numerous Police Forces across the Country on a regular basis with an extremely high ongoing success rate.

 

As mobile devices continue to bring new challenges Chip Off examination warrants close attention, as it offers deeper data access, the ability to bypass lock codes, and a way to recover data from damaged devices.

 

The process involves the removal of the memory chip from the handsets circuit board, data is then extracted using specialist equipment.

 

From the memory chip data, both the live and deleted contents are carved out and extracted, including but not limited to:

 

Contacts, call data, SMS, MMS, BBM (BlackBerry Messaging) conversations, IM (Instant Messaging) Chat, multimedia (images, videos & audio), emails, web history,  applications (all data), locational data and associated SIM data.

 

 

 

If you have any queries or require further assistance please give SYTECH a call on – 01782 286 300 or email enquiries@sytech-consultants.com for FREE advice.

SYTECH gain 7th place for Digital Forensics in – Tweeting Forensic Science: 100 Great Accounts Worth Investigating

 

The field of forensic science depends heavily on technology, and is subject to rapid innovation. This is especially true of digital forensics. There is a constant arms race to come up with new programs to more effectively protect and analyze data to reinforce computer security. Many top experts in forensic science, including digital forensics, crime scene investigation, and even forensic archaeology and entomology, are using Twitter to share their views and discuss innovations in the industry. Twitter is an excellent venue for newcomers and old hands in forensic science to keep up with industry news, learn about new developments, and network both socially and professionally.

 

These are some of the most informative Twitter accounts in the Forensic Science space. Following any and all of these individuals, companies, and publications is a great way to delve into the rich and ever growing field of forensic science. The accounts are classified by general subject matter, and listed in no specific order.

 

Digital Forensic Investigation Info

Digital forensic investigation is one of the most rapidly developing branches of the forensic science field. Crimes involving identity theft, financial fraud, and other digital evidence require the technical expertise of a digital forensic scientist or cybersecurity specialist. Many companies and publications have popped up specifically to cover digital forensics, and they often share their insights on Twitter.

 

@SytechForensics

@SytechForensics

Sytech Digital Forensics brings together leading-edge specialists in all areas of Digital Forensics to provide a comprehensive one-stop analysis service. They work with all sectors and have over the years been involved in thousands of cases, including several very high profile cases. Their tweets touch on such topics as criminal justice, civil litigation, corporate and individual digital forensics.

Tweeting Forensic Science: 100 Great Accounts Worth Investigating » Forensic Science Degree.

World’s First Stolen Bitcoin Tracing Service And Bitcoin Data Recovery – High Profile Digital Forensic Services Company SYTECH Embraces Bitcoin

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High profile UK based Digital Forensic Services Company SYTECH – (Systems Technology Consultants Ltd.) has been in business since 1978 – working with International Governments, Law Enforcement, Corporate and Private sectors and is known worldwide for its upstanding reputation, accreditation, cost-effectiveness and speedy processing of assignments. SYTECH’s Digital Forensics services’ have been integral to many high profile Court Cases and investigations across the globe including ‘Memogate’, and the recent conviction of UK serial murderer Dale Cregan. In August 2013 SYTECH announced its move into Bitcoin: offering data recovery services to salvage coins from damaged hard drives, mobile phones and other storage mediums. SYTECH is accepting Bitcoin as a payment method for its services, and offering a 5% discount to any client who pays in Bitcoin. In a world first, SYTECH has announced a stolen Bitcoin tracing and recovery service; turning its decades of digital forensics expertise to tracing online Bitcoin criminals and recovering stolen Bitcoin for their clients.

The company is offering a Bitcoin retrieval service to individuals, companies and businesses around the globe who may need Bitcoin recovered from damaged hard drives, memory cards and mobile phones. With its professional standing, years of experience and fast turnaround SYTECH is poised to become the service Bitcoin companies, businesses and enthusiasts will utilise to urgently recover Bitcoin from damaged or compromised storage devices.

Although not yet advertised on the SYTECH website, the company is now accepting Bitcoin as a payment method for any and all services rendered. Clients who pay in Bitcoin will receive a 5 percent discount: the forward thinking Digital Forensics Company is seeking to hold Bitcoin and embrace the numerous benefits of accepting Bitcoin over traditional payment methods.

SYTECH is registered with the UK Register of Expert Witnesses, is Bond Solon Courtroom Trained and Sweet & Maxwell checked. The company will work with clients in both the Corporate and Private sectors to trace and recover stolen Bitcoin and identify the perpetrator(s). If anyone has the proven track record and digital forensic skills to bring Bitcoin cyber criminals to justice it is SYTECH.

As the diversity of offerings and liquidity of the global Bitcoin ecosystem continues to grow, it is not surprising to see a well-established, reputable and professional company such as SYTECH aggressively target the Bitcoin space. SYTECH’s world class stolen Bitcoin recovery service is a world first; a major contribution to the professionalism and stability of the Bitcoin space. With evermore professional Bitcoin companies commencing operations worldwide demand for enterprise level Bitcoin recovery services is projected to rise and forward thinking SYTECH is well positioned to dominate this emerging and important niche of the global Bitcoin ecosystem.

To see the full range of services offered by SYTECH please go to: http://www.sytech-consultants.com/services.htm

To learn more about SYTECH’s move into the Bitcoin space please contact:

Name: Simon Lang – Digital Forensics Manager

Email: simon.lang@sytech-consultants.com

Phone: +44 (0) 1782 286300

Digital Forensic Services provided by SYTECH to Greater Manchester Police – Assist in the Convictions of Dale Cregan & Others

Digital Forensic Services provided by SYTECH Assist in the Convictions of Dale Cregan & Others

 

On Thursday 13th June 2013 at Preston Crown Court, Dale CREGAN, Anthony WILKINSON, Luke LIVESY, Damien GORMAN and Jermaine WARD were all found guilty of their respective involvement in the brutal murders of father and son Dave and Mark Short during separate incidents in the Manchester area in 2012.  A further offender, Mohammad Ali was also convicted for his part in assisting CREGAN and others.

 

The scale of the investigation against Dale CREGAN, who also claimed the lives of serving Manchester Police Officers Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes, was both voluminous and complex. The investigations involved a much larger number of other suspects and witnesses that added to the overall enormity of the task

 

Throughout, SYTECH assisted Greater Manchester Police with Telecommunications (Cell-Site Analysis & ‘Chip-off’ handset examinations) and Digital Data (Sat-Nav and Computer) investigations, analytics and ultimately the presentation of vital evidence during the trial proceedings. Sytech’s specialist consultants (Simon Lang and Daren Greener) provided courtroom testimony on four separate occasions during the 18 week trial at Preston Crown Court

 

In respect of the individual murders of David (Snr) and Mark (Jnr) Short, CREGAN had recruited differing associates to assist in each staged attack.  This again extended the complexity of the required communications analysis and data management that would ultimately determine those involved and their level of co-operation either in assisting CREGAN directly in each murder or in his protracted attempts to evade capture.

 

SYTECH assisted GMP with several lines of enquiry including the following items:

  • Affirming the attribution of mobile phones to suspects/defendants and identifying the transfer of particular mobile phone devices between those individuals.
  • Using mobile phone evidence to prove the level of association between suspects and defendants.
  • Comprehensive application of Cell-Site-Analysis for the historic tracking and assessment of movement, location and convergence of individuals over several months.
  • Discovering the movement of other family member’s pre and post incidents fearing retribution, which demonstrated the premeditated and organised nature of the killings of Mark and David Short.
  • Demonstrating the relevance and uniqueness in the periods of radio silence around the time of incidents.
  • Extensive recovery and detailed analysis of GPS data to show precise movements of individuals who assisted CREGAN

 

The jury at Preston Crown Court heard hours of evidence over several days relating to the collated telecommunications traffic, which prosecutors say proved the links between CREGAN and others who assisted in the pub shooting of Mark Short, and the shooting and grenade attack of David Short in his home.

 

The evidence aired in court, was only a fraction of the data painstakingly collected, analysed and managed by SYTECH in close partnership with Greater Manchester Police.