We are a digital forensic company. Our Digital Forensics Analysts investigate a wide range of crimes, including hacking, identity thefts, sextortion, and stalking. The process typically involves collecting data from the device or media, analyzing it to identify relevant evidence, and presenting the findings in a clear and concise manner.
We offer digital forensics services to our clients to bring them relief by fighting against cybercrime as it is often the only way to identify and prosecute cyber criminals. Through our findings, many cyber criminals have been stopped and punished in court.
We also use digital forensics as a preventative measure by analyzing the digital trail left by cyber criminals so we can weaken their future efforts. This is especially useful within our crypto investigations, where we identify the fraudsters, fake profiles, websites, etc. so we can disrupt those networks.
Digital Forensics Analysis & Investigations
Rexxfield offers assistance in resolving online libel issues through both out-of-court solutions and litigation efforts. Our team includes Certified Digital Forensic Examiners, Computer Forensics, and Electronic Discovery experts, who are among the foremost authorities on these subjects. In fact, some of our team members have authored books on the curriculum and examinations used worldwide by government, military, NGO, and corporate clients. We can provide valuable support to plaintiffs seeking equitable and injunctive relief, as well as to defendants seeking a strong defense.
We have many tools and techniques to analyze digital data, some are our proprietary tools that nobody in the world has access to, making our investigations so successful, leading to headlines in the media.
Here are some of the key steps that our digital forensics analyst and cyber crime investigators follow in order to identify a cyber criminal:
The first step in any digital forensics investigation is to preserve the evidence. This means taking steps to ensure that the data associated with the crime is not altered or destroyed in any way. The deletion of IP address log files by ISPs within six months of creation can result in the loss of important evidence that should have been preserved or obtained early in a case. This can be particularly challenging as the owners of these log files may not be identified until after the initial round of subpoenas is issued to front-facing ISPs. However, we are often able to bypass these delays by identifying the individuals responsible for the issue outside of court. This can save up to 60 to 120 days in delays caused by non-compliance with subpoenas from front-facing websites and ISPs.
Analysis of Digital Data:
Once the evidence has been preserved, our digital forensics analyst uses specialized software to analyze the data. This involves searching for files, associated email addresses, accounts, and other igital artifacts that may be relevant to the investigation.
Linking Digital Evidence to a Suspect:
After identifying relevant digital evidence, investigators use various techniques to link the evidence to a suspect. This may involve tracing the source of an email message or tracking the location of an IP address associated with the crime.
Building a Case:
Once a suspect has been identified, our digital forensics analyst uses the digital evidence collected to build a case against them. This may involve preparing a forensic report that details the evidence collected and how it supports the case against the suspect. We also testify in court if needed.
How our Digital Forensics Analyst Identifies Anonymous Online Users
Our investigators specialize in identifying online anonymous users. We use digital forensics to identify someone anonymous on the internet by analyzing digital data associated with the anonymous user, such as IP addresses, email addresses, and other identifying information.
Here are some of the ways we use digital forensics to identify an anonymous user on the internet:
IP Address Tracking:
One of the most common ways to identify an anonymous user is by tracking their IP address. An IP address is a unique identifier assigned to every device connected to the internet. By analyzing web server logs, investigators can determine the IP address associated with a particular user, which can then be used to identify the user’s internet service provider (ISP) and approximate location.
Almost always, online users involved in malicious activities are very careful to cover their trails and hide behind VPNs and proxies. However, due to our proprietary tools, we have ways to defeat VPN and any other cloaking tools.
Email Header Analysis:
Email messages sometimes contain header information that can be used to identify the sender. This information includes the sender’s email address, as well as information about the mail server used to send the message. By analyzing this information, we can sometimes identify the anonymous user who sent the email. Most email providers hide IP addresses, but sometimes we can find an originating IP address.
Social Media Analysis:
Social media platforms often collect a wide range of user data, including IP addresses and other identifying information. By analyzing social media activity associated with the anonymous user, we may be able to identify the user’s real identity.
Digital files such as photos and documents often contain metadata, which is information about the file that is stored within the file itself. This metadata may include the date and time the file was created, as well as information about the device used to create the file. By analyzing this metadata, we may be able to identify the anonymous user who created the file.
Digital forensic investigations can be complex and require specialized skills and tools. We also must adhere to strict legal and ethical guidelines when conducting these investigations, including obtaining the necessary permissions and warrants before collecting and analyzing digital data.
Everything we do is completely legal, admissible and very compelling in court.
Rexxfield utilizes proprietary investigative techniques and carefully crafted subpoenas and orders to positively identify offenders in most Doe cases (cases involving unidentified defendants). Subpoenas and court orders for the production of evidence often contain deficient wording, allowing ISPs too much “wiggle” room to avoid compliance. However, we can promptly and cost-effectively prepare documents that effectively mitigate the risk of dismissals due to poor evidence.
Some judges may be hesitant to issue production orders for ISPs, fearing potential violations of the first amendment. Rexxfield can alleviate these concerns by preparing detailed subpoena addendums that provide a plain language description of the requested records and a clear justification, satisfying even the most cautious of judges. Our success in obtaining ex parte orders against Google for record production, which others have struggled with for months or without success, is a testament to our effective approach. We also ensure that technical language in production requests is precise, preventing ISPs from withholding crucial information due to deficient or ambiguous subpoena preparation.