We Don’t Just Look – We Find the Evidence
Investigation agency corma is a professional and experienced company dealing with Internet investigations. Based in Germany, we serve corporate customers worldwide.
To obtain meaningful results, it is always important for us to work in a systematic and focused manner. Later on, we take all these different pieces of the puzzle and make a meaningful context.
Investigators from corma GmbH have many years of experience in this line of work. In particularly, the use of Internet investigations in the area of economic crime is not going to be done away with anytime soon. Our investigators also have a special skillset using the deep web, social networks and professional person and business search engines.
Internet Searches and Databases
Also, our investigators have access to premium-paid national and international databases for searches on persons and companies. As a result, they can carry out targeted search queries using self-developed workflows and tools quickly and accurately. Our experts are come highly recommended to most security departments in large multinational corporations (corporate security).
Cyber Crime Investigations
In this field, we have laid down particular procedures when dealing with personal searches, company searches or investigations into websites and domains.
The typical information we receive from our customers is minimal information from the target. For example e-mail addresses, social media profiles or just names.
Based on the information given we develop a detailed search plan and carry out further investigation. Our investigators and analysts can also conduct Internet searches in marketplaces.
Furthermore, we execute Investigations in forums and discussion boards with similar topics just individually optimised for your needs. We ensure that you, our client, is not associated with these searches. Carrying out covert investigations on the Internet is a daily routine for us. For instance, corma GmbH has specialised worldwide VPN connections for the investigative team. We use different virtual machines (VM) to help our investigators operate as invisible as possible when using the Internet.
Our Approach to Internet Investigations:
We first brainstorm on a case to help us come up with an investigation plan for the search. A good example is with counterfeit or cybercrime incidents.
We then systematically implement this well-structured plan with the help of professional support tools such as Maltego and DEVONagent. Also, we operate with the top 5 search engines with optimised search queries. Our special tools are a great support in performing OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) techniques and searches.
For example, corma is using unique “transforms” to get the best results from investigations supported by Maltego.
Using professional search techniques, we can employ Internet searches for more extended periods. In this way, we retrieve a vast scope of information including hidden data. We put this information later in the right context. As a result of this process, we present the data in a meaningful way. If necessary, we record the data in intelligence databases.
Internet Investigations & Digital Evidence
Coming up with evidence usable in court is not easy, especially in cybercrimes. However, investigation agency corma GmbH has one of the best solutions for this challenge. Namely, we use Hunchly to ensure all corma procedures and queries regarding Internet investigations are securely recorded and stored as evidence in our systems.
In particularly sensitive cases, we do not only draw the evidence from the (computer) scene but also record the screen with a separate video camera and have an eyewitness on site.
We provide our reports in a clear format, including a visual presentation (typically Analyst’s Notebook association charts), containing all the relevant information.
Monitoring Case Relevant Information on the Internet
We always monitor critical case information during the research process. This process includes email addresses, usernames, websites and domain information, social network profiles and similar information. Depending on the case we use different solutions for the monitoring. As a result, we automatically notify you of new relevant “hits” even after we closed your investigation.