Case Study: Computer Forensics

An attorney client represented a female who was convinced that her ex-husband knew way too much about her private life and schedule, even after a year of being divorced. Electronic debugging identified no eavesdropping devices at the female’s house. Further analysis of her laptop, however, revealed her husband had secretly placed a logging software onto her laptop before he left, which had sent ‘printscreen’ snap-shots of the client’s computer screen to a Gmail account every two minutes for over a year. The husband then simply accessed the email account to view every email, every website visited, every chat thread and every Skype window the client had viewed for over a year. As a result of the investigation, the client was able to change computers, upgrade her computer and personal security, and get on with her life, in what remains one of the worst invasions of privacy Artus Group has seen.