In this modern world of technology, we are all surrounded by digital gadgets such as mobile phones, Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), tablets, handheld PC as well as GPS devices, etc. From cities to village, there is hardly anyone who doesn’t acquire a mobile phone these days. With the usage of these devices becoming extensive among people, the exploitation of them to commit a crime or to contain evidences or crucial information in a case investigation has also increased in recent days. This led to the emergence of the branch of Digital Forensic Science, that is Mobile Forensics.
Mobile Forensics deals with acquisition of data for investigation purposes from mobile phones or various other similar electronic devices such as Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), tablets, etc., as well as from SIM cards or Memory cards.
The forensic analysis includes forensic data extraction, forensic analysis of suspected information by exploring Phonebook, Call Logs, Text Messages, MMS, Multimedia Messages, Emails, Subscriber & equipment identifiers, Location Information, Picture Gallery, Audio Files, Video Files, Documents, User-created Files or Folders, Spreadsheets and Presentation Files, Web Browsing Activities, etc., as well as recovery of deleted data from mobile phones and other similar devices caused by logical or physical damage in such devices and other.
Apart from this, mobile forensics also deals with mobile phone number forensic analysis which is helpful for following purposes:
1. The ability to generate a thorough report of calling patterns that provides insight into the target person’s behaviour.
2. A spot that is frequently visited and a night out location.
3. Locate the contact information for family members and close friends.
4. Follow the progress of the vehicle on a Google map.
5. Find out whether you have any mutual friends or frequent destinations.
Another, forensic aspect with respect to mobile forensics includes IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identification) analysis, that is helpful because nowadays, people change their cell phones regularly, and crooks take advantage of this trend to mislead police officials.
The IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) is an identification number unique to each handset. The International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) is a 15-digit number that contains information on the device’s origin, model, and serial number. With knowledge of the IMEI, the officer can quickly track down the culprit by studying single and multiple IMEI CDRs.
At Connectel‘s (Forensic Division), examination related to mobile forensics are done with highest credibility and impartiality. Being the first and Only Forensic Science laboratory in private sector accredited by Government of India for ISO / IEC 17025 :2017 Standards acceptable worldwide by all Government and Regulatory bodies we only deliver quality forensic testing. By Virtue of this accreditation, we are at par with any other similarly accredited forensic science laboratory in government sector in 107 member countries of ISO and India for report generation capability.
We maintain proper chain of custody at the laboratory from the point of receiving/collection of evidence till the disposal of forensic examination report. The observation and results of the forensic examination of evidence are kept confidential.
Reports generated by our forensic laboratory are admissible in the Indian Court of Law in the same category followed by the Government FSL’s. Further, we provide 65B certificate for admissibility of electronic evidence under Indian Evidence Act, 1872.
Our forensic experts are skilled and can testify in Indian courts to provide Expert Opinion under Section 45 of Indian Evidence Act, 1872.