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SYTECH - Sony Xperia SK17i - Chip-Off Examination

Sony Xperia SK17i – Chip-Off Examination – Used to provide essential case data for an ongoing investigation

Sony Xperia SK17i – SYTECH Chip-Off Examination – Used to provide essential case data for an ongoing investigation

Without this Advanced Digital Forensic technique (Chip-Off), essential case data may have been missed due to the Damaged, Inoperable and Irreparable condition of this handset.

Various JTAG (Joint Test Action Group) methods were carried out prior to this examination by SYTECH, however these met with negative results.

SYTECH - Sony Xperia SK17i - Chip-Off Examination
SYTECH – Sony Xperia SK17i – Chip-Off Examination


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Damaged, Inoperable and Irreparable Samsung Galaxy SII (i9100) Chip-Off Forensic Examination at the SYTECH Laboratory

Damaged, Inoperable and Irreparable Samsung Galaxy SII (i9100) Chip-Off Forensic Examination at the SYTECH Laboratory

Another Successfully completed Digital Forensic Chip-Off Examination with data of interest extracted and presented in a clear and easily understandable format.

This crucial evidence subsequently assisted with an ongoing criminal investigation.


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SYTECH-Samsung-Galaxy-SII-i9100-Chip-Off- eMMC Chip




SYTECH Assisted Case – Utilising Advanced Phone Forensics – Alfie Sullock: Babysitter boyfriend guilty of manslaughter

Alfie Sullock: Babysitter boyfriend guilty of manslaughter


A man who killed his girlfriend’s six-week-old baby by battering him with a shoe and plastic bottle has been found guilty of manslaughter.

Michael Pearce, 33, was looking after Alfie Sullock, from Cardiff, for two hours while the baby’s mother had her first night out following the birth.

Magistrate’s son Pearce, of Nelson, Caerphilly county, was cleared of murder at Newport Crown Court.

Mother Donna Sullock said she was “disappointed” with the verdict.

Alfie had extensive brain damage after the attack and died four days later.

As she wept on the steps of the court after the verdict, the 29-year-old said: “We are disappointed at today’s verdict but satisfied that he will still go to prison for what he’s done.

“Whatever sentence he will get, it will never be long enough for taking Alfie’s life away.

“We have been through a year of absolute hell.”

Donna Sullock said she had been through a year of ‘absolute hell’

Judge Mr Justice Baker thanked the jury, and added: “It is never easy in a case like this.”

Throughout his three-week trial, father-of-one Pearce denied murder and manslaughter.

He said he did not do anything to hurt Alfie, who he killed at his home in August 2013.

Ms Sullock had left Alfie, born on 6 July 2013, with Pearce, who she was in a relationship with at the time, to enjoy her first night out since giving birth.

The pair had become friends while she was six months pregnant, and later became a couple.

Although the court was told Pearce began to display “obsessive behaviour” towards Ms Sullock – and even asked her to give him a child just weeks into their relationship.

Pearce claimed he did not hurt Alfie and gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

‘Trust me’

On 16 August, Ms Sullock travelled from her home in Cardiff to Pearce’s house in Nelson, Caerphilly county, to stay the weekend. Pearce suggested she go out with his friend’s girlfriend for a “girly night out”.

That night Pearce had drunk five pints of beer – four of them in 45 minutes.

He then returned home and looked after Alfie while Ms Sullock got ready.

She told the court her baby was fine when she left Pearce’s house.

But less than half-an-hour into her night out, the pair exchanged a series of text messages.

Pearce maintained Alfie was fine but shortly after he sent a text saying, “you can trust me” he dialled 999 and called Ms Sullock to say Alfie had stopped breathing and was being taken to Prince Charles Hospital.

Alfie was transferred to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, where four days later – on 20 August – life support was withdrawn and he died.

A post mortem examination showed Alfie died of blunt trauma injury and extensive bleeding into the brain.

After deliberating for 35 hours and 56 minutes, the jury decided by a majority verdict of 10-2 that Pearce was guilty of manslaughter but cleared him of murder.

Donna Sullock was enjoying her first night out since Alfie’s birth when he was battered by Pearce

Following the verdict Gwent Police’s Ch Insp Leanne Brustad said: “Innocent baby Alfie Sullock was killed at just six weeks old.

“His mother Donna, and Alfie’s extended family, have sat throughout this trial listening to shocking evidence about the nature of his death.

“During an extremely emotional and upsetting time they have handled themselves with great dignity and composure and our thoughts remain with them.”

Pearce will be sentenced on Wednesday.


BBC News – Alfie Sullock: Babysitter boyfriend guilty of manslaughter.

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

SYTECH Case – “Memogate” Pakistani probe concludes ex-US envoy Husain Haqqani drafted memo

Judges investigating whether a Pakistani diplomat asked for American help in removing two senior military commanders has concluded that the former ambassador to Washington drafted a controversial memo which sparked months of intrigue.

ISLAMABAD, May 18: The memo commission completed on Friday its formal proceedings during which it exhibited the electronic evidence produced by American businessman Mansoor Ijaz in support of his claim of drafting and delivering a memorandum to former US military chief Admiral Mike Mullen at the behest of former ambassador Husain Haqqani.

At its last hearing, the commission headed by Balochistan High Court Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa recorded the statement of its secretary District and Sessions Judge Islamabad East Raja Jawad Abbas Hassan who had submitted the forensic report of electronic evidence – BlackBerry messengers and email exchanges of Mr Ijaz and Mr Haqqani.

The secretary was crossexamined by Mr Ijaz`s counsel Akram Sheikh and the deputy attorney general.

Mr Haqqani`s lawyers did not attend the hearing because the former ambassador had boycotted the commission`s proceedings.

Advocate Akram said the forensic report proved that Mr Haqqani had engaged his client for drafting and delivering the memorandum to Admiral Mullen. He said expenses of forensic analysis should be recovered from Mr Haqqani because the commission had sent its secretary abroad after his denial to the electronic evidence.He accused Mr Haqqani of paying $30,000 per month to American lobbyists Harlen Ullman and David Frum from his $7 million discretionary fund for damage control after the memogate scandal came into limelight.

The commission`s secretary said he had asked the parties to submit their proposals for protocol for the forensic test of electronic evidence on March 19. Mr Haqqani and Mr Ijaz sent their proposals through emails the following day.

`I proceeded to London on May 5 for the forensic test of electronic evidence contained in laptop and BlackBerry handsets of Mr Ijaz and offered him and Mr Haqqani to send any suggestion or witness the forensic test at the Pakistan`s High Commission in England.

`I selected a British company, System Technology Consultants Limited (Sytech), for the forensic test because of its reputation, accreditation, cost-effectiveness and their promise for expeditious processing,` the secretary added.

He said the company had deputed two experts -Simon R Lang, a forensic analyst, and Mark Wilshaw, an internet crime specialist for the analysis of Mr Ijaz`s handsets and laptop. The experts started their work on May 11 and submitted reports, along with their affidavits, on May 14.

The deputy attorney gener-al asked the secretary under which criteria he had selected Sytech and how did he know that its experts were the best among others. The secretary said he had got information from the parties in the memo case and also checked through internet. Their selection was based on the cases they had solved in a certain period of time, he added.

Raja Jawad said he had informed Mr Ijaz and Mr Haqqani about the forensic test and also served notices on them prior to the forensic analysis.

The commission also took up an application of Barrister Zafarullah Khan who requested it to treat the evidence as completed and placed them before the Supreme Court for further proceedings.

He said Mr Haqqani had been found guilty after the forensic test and this was the reason he did not appear before the commission despite issuance of several summons.

The commission had summoned the foreign secretary, along with details of secret funds used by Mr Haqqani during his ambassadorship, but he did not appear because of his engagements abroad.

The commission decided to convene another in-camera meeting with the foreign secretary and announced the completion of formal proceedings of the memo investigation. 

In-camera session with foreign secretary soon Memo commission proceedings end | ePaper | DAWN.COM.


The memogate controversy (also Mullen memo controversy)[1] revolves around a memorandum (addressed to Admiral Mike Mullen) ostensibly seeking help of the Obama administration in the wake of the Osama bin Laden raid to avert a military takeover of the civilian government in Pakistan, as well as assisting in a Washington insider takeover of the government and military apparatus. The timeline of events indicate that the memo, delivered in May, was still being acted on behind the scenes in October 2011; when Mansoor Ijaz wrote a Financial Times article bringing initial public attention to the affair. The memo, which at first was questioned to even exist, was published in November, leading to the resignation of Ambassador Haqqani and the continuing Pakistani Supreme Court investigation.[2][3][4]

Central actors in the plot include Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, who alleged that long-time friend and former Pakistan Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani asked him to deliver a confidential memo[5] asking for US assistance. The memo is alleged to have been drafted by Haqqani at the behest of President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari.[6] The memo was delivered to Mike Mullen by personal friend of Mansoor Ijaz and then National Security Advisor James L. Jones.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has opened a broader inquiry into the origins, credibility and purpose of the memo and as of March 30, 2012 has extended their inquiry at least another 6 weeks.[2][7] On April 19, 2012 a petition was submitted in the Supreme Court to arrest former Pakistan ambassador to US Husain Haqqani through Interpol for his refusal to return to Pakistan. On June 12 the supreme court commission released its findings and found that after testimony by all parties and verifying the forensic results of Ijaz’s BlackBerry conversations with Haqqani it was “incontrovertibly established” that Husain Haqqani had written the memo and was being called back to Pakistan to face likely charges of treason.



Husain Haqqani was forced to resign from the post in November after details of the unsigned letter came to light.

However, his supporters insist he is the victim of a smear campaign and a pawn in a three-way power struggle between the country’s judges, the military and the civilian government.

The idea that a Pakistani diplomat could enlist US help against a powerful military establishment is hugely sensitive at a time when American drones are pounding the country’s north-western fringes, and the controversy at one time threatened to bring down the government.

On Tuesday, a judicial commission concluded that Mr Haqqani had written a memo delivered to Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, in May 2011, days after the US raid to kill Osama bin Laden amid fears of a military coup in Pakistan.

Part of the report, read in court, said: “Mr Haqqani sought American Help; he also wanted to create a niche for himself making himself forever indispensable to the Americans.

“He lost sight of the fact that he is a Pakistani citizen and Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States of America, and therefore his loyalty could only be to Pakistan.”

The court adjourned for two weeks and ordered Mr Haqqani, along with a witness, Mansoor Ijaz, an American businessman who revealed the existence of the memo, to appear when the hearing resumes.

However, Mr Haqqani, who now lives in the US, dismissed the report as “political and one-sided”.

“In any case, the commission was created as a fact-finding body and not as a trial court so it has no right to pronounce anyone guilty or innocent of any crime,” he said in a statement.