Know More about Computer Forensics

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In today's vast changing world, it demands us to cope with the latest technology that we have in order for us to take full advantage of the benefits that it brings.

One of the most demanding fields of technology that we have today is the automation technology since computers and machineries need to be monitored in order to ensure that they are really performing the tasks that were given to them.

In computers, there is what we call data loss. This event occurs when a file has been deleted either intentionally or unintentionally. In the case that an important file has been deleted unintentionally or intentionally, the assistance of a computer forensics specialist is needed in order to investigate how the data has been lost and will try to retrieve it.

Computer forensics experts focus more on cybercrimes since cybercrimes are the most common reasons for data loss. Computer forensics does not only cover the retrieval of data but also helps in determining the origin of the perpetrator. In this very sense, computer forensics experts also investigate viruses which cause damages to a computer system or network.

The main goal of computer forensics is to find the origin of the problem and evidences to support it. This way, in case of criminal offenses, the perpetrator will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law since there are evidences which will support the lawsuit.

Here are some of the cybercrimes on which computer forensics experts usually investigate:

  • Unauthorized access of a computer network or a computer system.
  • Unauthorized access of an online account which lead to identity theft or damages to a certain organization or entity.
  • Email scams such as phishing and pharming.
  • And the unauthorized access of a document.

It is true that the technology that we have today has become more and more complicated, but with the proper use, we will be able to make things more simple.

 

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This article was published on 2010/12/29