Digital forensic investigation of cloud storage services

Hyunji Chung, Jungheum Park, Sangjin Lee, Cheulhoon Kang

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The demand for cloud computing is increasing because of the popularity of digital devices and the wide use of the Internet. Among cloud computing services, most consumers use cloud storage services that provide mass storage. This is because these services give them various additional functions as well as storage. It is easy to access cloud storage services using smartphones. With increasing utilization, it is possible for malicious users to abuse cloud storage services. Therefore, a study on digital forensic investigation of cloud storage services is necessary. This paper proposes new procedure for investigating and analyzing the artifacts of all accessible devices, such as Windows system, Mac system, iPhone, and Android smartphone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-95
Number of pages15
JournalDigital Investigation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov


  • Android
  • Artifacts
  • Cloud storage services
  • Digital forensics
  • Mac system
  • Windows system
  • iOS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Law


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