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An All-in-One Cyber Toolkit for Criminal Investigations


Tracking cybercriminals digital fingerprints.

Purdue University researchers have developed the Toolkit for Selective Analysis and Reconstruction of Files, an all-in-one platform to help investigators solve cybersecurity crimes.

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Researchers at Purdue University have developed an all-in-one platform to help investigators solve cybersecurity crimes.

The Toolkit for Selective Analysis and Reconstruction of Files (FileTSAR) brings together in one complete package the top open source investigative tools used by digital forensic law enforcement teams at the local, state, national, and global levels.

The toolkit allows investigators to retrieve network traffic, maintain its integrity throughout the investigation, and store the evidence for future use.

The system captures data flows and provides a mechanism to selectively reconstruct multiple data types, including documents, images, email, and VoIP sessions for large-scale computer networks.

Said Purdue University researcher Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar, "We aimed to create a tool that addressed the challenges faced by digital forensic examiners when investigating cases involving large-scale computer networks."

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