HOW CAN A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR HELP WITH CYBER CRIME?
Any crime that is committed utilizing computers or the internet is also known as “cyber crime”. This type of crime is more prevalent today than ever before. As the world becomes more wireless and everything moves quickly towards the cloud, computers are quickly becomimg a criminal’s most powerful tool of choice. Many of us have heard of viruses, spyware, malware, and hacking; but what does it really mean in our everyday life? Just consider the amount of private information that you submit, view, or save on your computer on a monthly basis. Hackers can steal anything from intellectual property from corporations to your personal information right off your computer at home even if you think you have deleted it.
There are several preventative measures a computer forensics investigator can start with to assess the computer’s risk and develop a strong security policy. If you believe your computer has already been compromised, investigators can perform a variety of tests to determine the root of the problem. These tests allow investigators to detect and fix any weaknesses in your computer system. Investigators can also suggest countermeasures you can take to protect your system in the future.
If you think that you or your company’s computers or servers have been compromised it would be wise to contact a private investigator as soon as possible to try to mitigate the damage. It is always better to be safe than sorry but no more so than when dealing with cyber crime.