Tag Archives: Data Destruction

Data Recovery Blog 2

Putting Hard Drives to the Test At the LCDI, we believe your data is important, and surely most would agree. The pictures of your family vacation are important, but what about your passwords? The hard drives that are in most computers store your data, leaving it open for anyone with the proper knowledge to find […]

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Data Recovery – Blog 1

The Science of Data Recovery Do you think your deleted data is truly gone? Every day, people around the world share, save, or move critically important data, like credit card numbers, medical checks, and passwords. It wouldn’t be unreasonable to think that the delete function erases files forever, but the truth is that those files […]

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Destructed Data Forensics- Final

After a few unexpected twists and turns, we have almost completed the report for the hard drives in water tests.  After the report undergoes a final review process it will be posted for everyone to see in addition to continuing blog posts. Our next plan of action is to test dropping internal hard drives from […]

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Destructed Data Forensics- Part 4

In this blog, we are going to discuss the data retrieved from DD2. DD2 underwent an identical submersion process to DD1 and DD5, but was submerged for 30 minutes.  Initially, we could not read the hard drive after the submersion.  We attempted to dry it out and test it again, but the drive was still […]

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Destroying data and hard drives

Data Destruction Forensics

Usually we receive data carefully preserved by investigators here at the LCDI; however, receiving intact data is not always possible. In many forensic investigations, data is destroyed or damaged because of an individual trying to hide or destroy the data through various means (such as throwing the hard drive into the lake or smashing the […]

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