Shedding Light On Possible Child Exploitation with Digital Intelligence
A Netherlands nonprofit organization analyzes a teenage girl’s
photo data to search for signs of sexual exploitation.
3 main challenges:
- Move beyond OSINT research to find digital intelligence that yields firm clues about the daughter’s suspected exploitation.
- Examine mobile device data in-depth and in a structured manner to search for exploitative images or conversations in text messages, social networks and apps including Snapchat, Instagram, and WhatsApp.
- Identify possible suspects based on their conversations with the girl.
Digital Intelligence solutions deployed:
WATCH investigators used UFED 4PC to create a
forensic copy of the phone’s data and used Cellebrite Physical Analyzer
to search the phone’s data for keywords.