Role of Multimedia Information Retrieval in Providing a Credible Evidence for Digital Forensic Investigations: Open Source Intelligence Investigation Analysis


Amr Adel1 and Brian Cusack2, 1Whitecliffe College of Technology & Innovation, New Zealand, 2Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand


Enhancements in technologies and shifting trends in customer behaviour have resulted in an increase in the variety, volume, veracity and velocity of available data for conducting digital forensic analysis. In order to conduct intelligent forensic investigation, open source information and entity identification must be collected. Challenge of organised crimes are now involved in drug trafficking, murder, fraud, human trafficking, and high-tech crimes. Criminal Intelligence using Open Source Intelligence Forensic (OSINT) is established to perform data mining and link analysis to trace terrorist activities in critical. In this paper, we will investigate the activities done by a suspect employee. Data mining is to be performed and link analysis as well to confirm all participating parties and contacted persons used in the communications. The proposed solution was to identify the scope of the investigation to limit the results, ensure that expertise and correct tools are ready to be implemented for identifying and collecting potential evidences. This enhanced information and knowledge achieved are of advantage in research. This form of intelligence building can significantly support real world investigations with efficient tools. The major advantage of analysing data links in digital forensics is that there may be case-related information included within unrelated databases.


Open Source Intelligence, Information Retrieval,Digital Forensics, Cyber-Crimes & Data Mining.

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