Where is the evidence?
Recovering and analyzing data stored on mobile phones, SIM cards, PDAs and media attachments (e.g. SD Cards).

Mobile phones have been described as the "new fingerprints" and can contain crucial evidence. Mobile telephone devices give up secrets that until recently were never discovered. ACK-EVIDENCE use specialist forensic techniques to extract/preserve evidence.

There are two components that may contain critical information - the phone handset and the SIM card. ACK-EVIDENCE have the experience and expertise to extract the evidence from both elements and where necessary present it in court.

Our Research and Development (R&D) Department has been making great advances in examining phones without SIM cards or those that have been locked using PIN codes or passwords.

Our clients benefit from cutting edge forensic techniques to allow the safe extraction/reconstruction of address books, call registers and deleted texts.

Forensic Investigation & Exhibit Examination
Using special analytical tools our engineers can examine and recover optimum levels of evidence from all kinds of telecommunications equipment specialising in mobile (cell) phones, with or without SIM cards, including badly damaged phones and SIM cards (fire damaged, submersed etc).

Some of the most important information relating to the gathering and storage of evidence may be held within the memory a mobile phone, SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card or any other storage medium used by the present generation of sophisticated mobile phones.

ACK-EVIDENCE use the most up to date technology for forensically assessing the contents of mobile handsets and SIM cards.  Our facilities have specialist equipment for  securing data from PIN-code or otherwise protected mobile telephones and SIM cards.  Our analysts will data in a forensically safe format, consistent with the electronic evidence guidelines issued by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)

Some of the information that can be retrieved from mobile phones include:

  Identity and serial numbers for the handset ad/or SIM card;
  Serial numbers of SIM modules recently used within the handset device;
  Last numbers dialled, received and missed - including those that have been deleted
  Remote recording of voice and mail from digital answer phones, fixed lines and
    mobile telephones (cell phones) in accordance with current legislation
  List of stored directories and phonebook registers
  Websites accessed and online searches performed
  Bluetooth settings and recently 'paired' devices
  SMS (Short Messaging Service) Inbox, Outbox, Drafts and Sent items
  Data recovery studies to retrieve deleted or erased material (e.g. messages)
  References to telecommunication networks that can and cannot be utilised
  Code relating to recently used telecommunication masts (assist cell site analysis)
  Images and photographs sent and received via Multimedia Messaging (MMS)

This service is available for 2G, 2.5G and 3G handsets, SIM cards and 3G USIMs - which covers all telecommunication devices available within Europe.