The Internet, data systems and growing computer networks provide many opportunities for computer crimes. Computers are increasingly used to commit, enable or support crimes perpetrated against business, people and property. Computers can be used to commit the crime, may contain evidence from a crime and could be targets of crime. Understanding the role and nature of evidence that might be found, how to process a crime scene containing potential forensic evidence, and how an agency might respond to such experiences of the law enforcement community, the public sector, and the private sector in the recognition, collection and preservation of computer forensic evidence in a variety of crime scenes will be defined in the following paragraphs.
A phrase often heard in computer technology is “computer forensics”. Computer forensics is process of collecting, analyzing and preserving computer related data. I am going to examine computer forensics for law enforcement. I will provide the reader with a better understanding of computer forensics, I will reference specific laws dealing with cybercrime. Finally, I will discuss the tools and techniques to gather evidence from a cybercrime.
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