The UFED Link Analysis tool analyses data from many mobile phones simultaneously compared to existing solutions which allow analysis of a single device. Using this comprehensive information, law enforcement, military, private, and corporate investigators can rapidly visualize key relationships between suspects and identify important patterns and anomalies. This could not only generate leads to shorten investigations, but also provide investigators accurate, actionable context to potentially prevent a crime, apprehend a suspect or rescue a victim. Furthermore, the solution is software-based, therefore cost-efficient, easy-to-use, and can make operational planning of investigations faster and more efficient.
The more we can do in the field to identify leads and cut short criminal operations, the faster we can complete our investigations,” said Dan Morrissey, commander of the Intelligence Operations Group of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s IMPACT anti-gang task force. “We routinely find suspects and crime scenes with multiple phones. We need a quick but thorough way to see whether relationships exist between their users, and if so, to what extent. UFED Link Analysis has that capability, so it’s a huge advantage to the way we work.
By integrating multiple mobile device extraction reports on a single screen, UFED Link Analysis:
Reveals suspects’ direct and indirect communication links between multiple mobile devices via their mutual contacts, calls, text messages, chats, email, application transactions, among others Shows how strongly connected people are, including whether they share connections, across multiple devices Enables investigators to associate people within groups, confirm if people were at the same place at the same time; pinpoint to specific events, regular and irregular activity patterns Visualizes the communication directions between entities, pinpoint bidirectional and unidirectional communication Searches data by keyword such as names, addresses, area codes or other information; Filters data by time and date, number of times contacts connected, and categories.
The company’s UFED Series is the only solution designed specifically for mobile forensics, and the first to deliver data visualization based on a complete range of existing, deleted and hidden data from multiple mobile devices, providing accurate, actionable context to investigations.