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Computer Investigation / Examination - Harassment

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The Brief

A senior member of the management team of a financial institution was experiencing a series of distressing occurrences of unsolicited "admiring", and sometimes worrying, emails and text messages from, what appeared to be, someone within their own organisation.

EUROFINS FORENSIC SERVICES were engaged to investigate the circumstances and potential trail of evidence that may lead to the identification of those involved.

The Findings

Even though the email headers had been forged it was quickly established that the distressing emails were not originating from within the recipient's organisation, but from a rival financial institution.

An analysis of staff that had left the client's organisation indicated a particular person may be involved.

Further investigations revealed email exchanges between an existing member of staff and the offender, clearly giving personal information about the manager's personal life.