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Avatar as evidence?

Computer forensics discussion. Please ensure that your post is not better suited to one of the forums below (if it is, please post it there instead!)
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zikmik
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Avatar as evidence?

Post Posted: Oct 27, 09 12:06

Hi, short story goes:

One of government sites was defaced and I was asked to find the hacker.
Hacker left his alias and his avatar on main page, but the rest of
site stays intact.

Via google I find one hacker forum where someone with same alias and
same avatar claim that he defaced that particular site (dates are the same).

On his profile page I find his day of birth (minor), his first name
(partly from his emale address) and from his topics find a name of
his high school and home town (he ask for help to defaced it).

Alias and his day of birth I find on some online gaming site too.


Since this is new for our legislature I looking for experience from
other countries. Is this enough evidence for legal actions?

Cheers  
 
  

douglasbrush
Senior Member
 

Re: Avatar as evidence?

Post Posted: Oct 27, 09 17:14

Is this a criminal investigation? What are the search and seizure laws in your country?  
 
  

zikmik
Member
 

Re: Avatar as evidence?

Post Posted: Oct 29, 09 13:26

Not completely, but lets say that I have fully co-operation.
I just looking for your experience. Can legal measurement be taken beased on those kind of data?  
 
  

csericks
Senior Member
 

Re: Avatar as evidence?

Post Posted: Oct 29, 09 16:07

If you are looking for legal foundation for a case, you should seek legal counsel from an attorney that understands Czech law. I am not sure you will find such, here.

If you seek assistance with forensic methods in gathering the evidence for the case, many on this site will be able to help you.

Best of luck to you.  
 
  

douglasbrush
Senior Member
 

Re: Avatar as evidence?

Post Posted: Oct 29, 09 17:11

- zikmik
Not completely, but lets say that I have fully co-operation.
I just looking for your experience. Can legal measurement be taken based on those kind of data?


These are kind of broad brush strokes. There are intricacies for every case that warrants the procedure based upon the incident and the initial circumstantial evidence.

Remember computer forensics offers a non-partisan approach to the evidence; it is what it is. Now is what you found in the hands of those who enforce the law worthwhile? Can questions of intent or impact be sorted out?
That's the gray area left up to law enforcement, prosecutors and the legal system.

Unless you have a video of the person doing the act, signed statement and/or an eye witness - computer forensics evidence is still just circumstantial evidence for all practical purposes.

Use the scientific method:

www.sciencebuddies.org...ethod2.gif  
 
  

zikmik
Member
 

Re: Avatar as evidence?

Post Posted: Nov 02, 09 14:13

With so far gather evidence, we find hacker address and further investigation lead
us to his internet provider. Provider was very co-operative and agree to monitor
hacker activity in next period. His log files will be strong evidence for solid case.
Since this become police investigation, my job is finished...


Thanky all  
 

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