Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime. Third International ICST Conference, ICDF2C 2011, Dublin, Ireland, October 26-28, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

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Rescuing Digital Data from Submerged HDD

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-35515-8_19,
        author={Toshinobu Yasuhira and Kazuhiro Nishimura and Tomofumi Koida},
        title={Rescuing Digital Data from Submerged HDD},
        proceedings={Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime. Third International ICST Conference, ICDF2C 2011, Dublin, Ireland, October 26-28, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ICDF2C},
        year={2012},
        month={12},
        keywords={damaged hard disk drive lubricant film cleaning procedure single platter},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-35515-8_19}
    }
    
  • Toshinobu Yasuhira
    Kazuhiro Nishimura
    Tomofumi Koida
    Year: 2012
    Rescuing Digital Data from Submerged HDD
    ICDF2C
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35515-8_19
Toshinobu Yasuhira1,*, Kazuhiro Nishimura1,*, Tomofumi Koida1,*
  • 1: National Police Agency
*Contact email: yasuhira@post.cyberpolice.go.jp, k_nisimura@post.cyberpolice.go.jp, koida@post.cyberpolice.go.jp

Abstract

As the increasing number of personal computers is involved in various criminal cases, the importance of the capability of extracting crucial digital data from these electromagnetic devices is getting emphasized. There are criminal cases where digital devices happen to be found in mud, water, and fire. Because digital devices have the possibility of storing essential key information that might contribute to the solution of particular criminal cases, it is usually required to retrieve data contained in the electromagnetic storage installed in personal computers by any means however damaged they may appear to be. This study reports one of the best practices of our successful experimental result on the extraction of digital data from damaged hard disk drive. This result is expected to help digital forensic practitioners deal effectively with similar cases in difficult situations.