Investigating Digital Crime and Computer MisuseOur forensic experts will help you recover lost data, investigate breaches and support your disciplinary or legal activities producing readily usable, clear, meaningful and legally acceptable reports.
Phill Hatton, who heads up the team, has been involved in the investigation of computer-related crime since 1991 when he worked as a Trading Standards Officer. From 1999 to 2003 he set up and ran the Wolverhampton Council Trading Standards Forensic Computing Facility and in 2004 he set up his own forensic computing consultancy. In January 2017 this became part of the Arcanum Group. The merger with Arcanum will ensure Clients can benefit from the same support, the same high quality at competitive rates that Phill Hatton and his team have provided over the years, together with the confidence we will achieve ISO 17025 accreditation over the forthcoming year.
He attended some of the earlier digital forensics courses run at Shrivenham in 2000/2001 and has an MSc in Cyberspace Operations from Cranfield University/UK Defence Academy. He is a Chartered Trading Standards Practitioner and a member of the British Computer Society.
Phill has also been an Army Reservist since 1984 initially in Air Defence but since 2002 in a role similar to his civilian occupation.
He is actively involved as a Digital Forensics Practitioner in examining digital media such as computers, mobile devices and CCTV systems and, as laboratory Technical Manager, in reviewing the work of other staff and in developing and implementing technical and quality management procedures and policies.
Call centre fraud
Business in South Wales made sales calls all over the UK claiming to be Sky TV or mobile telephone service providers renewing insurance policies. The team recovered data, including deleted call recordings, and were also able to identify the location from which the company’s IT consultant accessed and attempted to delete data from servers during the early stages of the warrant. Eight defendants were sentenced to a total of 23 years imprisonment.
Bogus escort agency
Cow identity theft
Postal crime facilitator
Corporate employee investigations
Motor vehicle fraud
To ensure continued success within each and every one of our Digital forensic investigations we regularly upgrade our technology infrastructure and forensic software platforms.
We work with
Our team of expert analysts can examine computers, servers, mobile telephones, tablets , sat-navs CCTV systems and legacy storage systems such as floppy discs and digital media of almost every kind.
We are experienced in supporting investigations into fraud, consumer focused crime, workplace accidents, employee computer misuse, computer and network compromise and more. The team can also identify and capture online evidence from websites and social networking. Our forensic department is expert in recovering evidence, processing and analyzing the data whilst ensuring that evidence extracted is preserved in its original format to be admissible in a court of law.
The Road to accreditation
Part One of Three essays documenting our journey towards ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation as told by ‘Forensic Phill’ Hatton our Senior Digital Forensics Practitioner.
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
“LB Tower Hamlets Trading Standards have used Phil Hatton’s services on a number of occasions for phones, tablets and hard drives. We have received professional encrypted reports and Phil has always been happy to provide follow up support.
“We have worked with Phill Hatton and his team for a number of years on various projects involving mobile devices and computers. We have always found the company to be very helpful, thorough, competitive and efficient in any work we contract them to do. Their reports on their findings are always comprehensive and detailed, and they strive to explain how the equipment has been used in connection with the offences under investigation rather than merely providing a disc full of extracted files.
We would recommend Arcanum Digital Forensics to other Trading Standards and Organisations requiring Digital Forensic expertise.”
“The City & County of Swansea Trading Standards Service have used Phill Hatton for digital forensic services for over ten years. During that time the business has undertaken forensic examination services in respect mobile telephones and fixed and portable computers. They have attended on site as required.
Expert witness evidence of a high standard has assisted us to secure convictions in a range of Trading Standards cases including illegal call centre operators, suppliers of counterfeit goods and in respect of the supply of unsafe products ranging from motor vehicles to domestic portable appliances and toys.”
Whatever your Digital Forensics problems or requirements, Arcanum Digital Forensics can help. We are centrally located and have Clients across the UK. To speak with one of our Digital Forensic experts please contact:
t: 01902 586198