Digital forensics is the practice of recovering and investigating digital information involving a cybercrime. Digital analysts (those who perform digital forensics) collect email addresses, domains or IP addresses, malicious files, and other digital evidence to identify and prove the guilt of suspects. It’s a tedious but essential process in persecuting cybercriminals.

Digital forensics is the cyber equivalent of a full-scale criminal investigation. Criminal investigators unearth a wealth of physical evidence from a crime scene. Likewise, digital analysts can reveal patterns and irregularities in computer activities that can establish that a crime was committed and may point to who the criminals are.

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