A man attempting to download movies, using a popular file sharing program, was sued by a major movie studio for illegally possessing over 5 feature length films. The defendant claimed that he did attempt to download one movie but it never completed and crashed his hard drive, rendering his computer inoperable. To recover from the crash the defendant reformatted his hard drive.
D4 forensically imaged and analyzed the contents of the defendants’ hard drive. Our forensic technicians were able to uncover evidence that the drive was in fact formatted but not in the manner described by the defendant. Additionally, our technicians uncovered the fact that the computer had two separate external USB storage devices attached in the month leading up to the investigation. It was also revealed that these storage devices contained directories named Movies and Downloads.