Future in Crime Investigation
The future of cybercrime investigation is likely to be shaped by the continued evolution of technology and the changing nature of cybercrime itself. Here are a few trends that are expected to shape the future of cybercrime investigation:
- Increased use of artificial intelligence and machine learning: Cybercrime investigators are likely to increasingly rely on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to analyze large amounts of data and identify patterns that indicate criminal activity.
- Greater focus on cloud-based investigations: As more data is stored in the cloud, cybercrime investigators will need to develop new skills and tools to effectively investigate cloud-based systems and networks.
- Increased collaboration between law enforcement agencies: Cybercrime often crosses international borders, so there will be a need for greater collaboration and cooperation between law enforcement agencies around the world to effectively investigate and prosecute cybercriminals.
- Emergence of new forms of cybercrime: As technology continues to evolve, new forms of cybercrime will emerge, such as attacks on IoT devices, cars, medical devices and critical infrastructure.
- Rise of cybercrime-as-a-service: Cybercrime-as-a-service will become a prevalent trend, where criminals will offer hacking, phishing and other malicious services to other criminals on the dark web.
- Greater emphasis on the role of the private
Investigation of a Cybercrimes
Investigation of a Cybercrime is process consisting of investigating, analyzing, and recovering forensic data for digital evidence of a crime. A cybercrime is a crime that involves a computer and a network. The computer may have been used in the commission of a crime, or it may be the target. Cybercrime may harm someone's security and financial health. Cybercrime investigation is conducted to undercover the source of a cyber attack and to assess the damage and provide a rapid remediation. Digitpol's cybercrime investigations include the investigation of hacking incidents, data breaches, phishing attacks, email fraud, financial crimes, online scams and cyber attack and the need to collect and interpret digital evidence into a report. Cyber attacks on a business require a rapid incident response to prevent further damage, identify the source of the attack and start the recovery process.
Digitpol’s investigates digital and cyber enabled crimes such as hacking incidents, data breaches, phishing attacks, email fraud, financial crimes, online scams and cyber attacks. Our instant support to such cases, our reports and findings enable law enforcement to fast track their investigations.
When Digitpol is engaged, we ensure that no digital evidence is overlooked and assist at any stage of an investigation, regardless of the size or location of data sources. Claims of leaks, fraud, cyber espionage, financial tampering, computer crime, employee misconduct, and other illegal or wrongdoing actions require corporations, law firms, and government agencies to deploy digital forensic methods to piece together facts that lead to the truth.
We investigate and analyse unauthorised cyber access or hacking incidents such as when someone gains access to your cloud, server or physical device without your permission. Hackers may gain access to your computer or device through security weaknesses, malware or phishing. Once they have compromised your email, banking or social media accounts, they can change passwords preventing you from accessing your account. Scammers often send out messages impersonating and directing people to fake websites, or asking them to send money.
Modern attacks are very sophisticated the fake websites may seem to be genuine.
Malware Investigation Analysis
Cyber Criminals may use malicious software (or malware) to monitor your online activity and cause damage to the computer. Malware is often downloaded when people open an infected email attachment or click a suspicious link in an email. Malware can also be used to steal your usernames, passwords or other information, which is then forwarded to a third party. ‘Malware’ is a catch all term to describe different types of malware which include viruses, worms, spyware, trojans or bots.
Digitpol's specialised Malware and Virus analysis team trace malware, detect and remove threats and analyse the function and trace data transfer routes.
Sophisticated attacks Investigation
Sophisticated criminals are active daily to exploit vulnerabilities on computers and other devices. Some of the techniques they use include:
- Online Scams & Fraud - Digitpol's Cyber and Fraud Team are certified fraud and forensic examiners and can deploy to assist with all cases related to email fraud, email spear phishing attacks, email scams and on-line related fraud.
- Hacking – when someone gains access to your computer or device without permission,
- Malware – malicious software (such as viruses, trojans and spyware) which monitor your online activity and cause damage to the computer.
- Phishing Attack Investigation - Phishing attacks, email fraud, scams, online fraud happens in most cases when cyber criminals find ways to hack into the email servers or accounts of small and medium companies, often targeting those with business in Asia countries
Email Fraud Investigation
Digitpol's Cyber and Fraud Team are certified fraud and forensic examiners and can deploy to assist with all cases related to email fraud, email spear phishing attacks, email scams and on-line related fraud. Phishing attacks, email fraud, scams, online fraud happens in most cases when cyber criminals find ways to hack into the email servers or accounts of small and medium companies, often targeting those with business in Asia countries. Cyber criminals gain access to email accounts and search through email accounts looking for sensitive information such as outstanding, unpaid invoices or data relating to financial transactions and business between supplier, vendor and clients. When cyber criminals identify a sale or a due invoice, the fraudsters then send various fictitious emails from the hacked email account or an email address replicated to the original purporting to be in charge of the sale or due invoice to be paid, the fraudster is then asking for transfers of funds into a nominated bank account, usually giving an excuse that there is a problem at the bank and an alternative account needs to be used.