Another paper of us (Teing Yee Yang, Ali Dehghantanha, Raymond Choo, Mauro Conti, Tooska Dargahi) titled "Forensic Investigation of Cooperative Storage Cloud Service: Symform as a Case Study" is accepted for publication at the Journal of Forensics Sciences. Following is the paper abstract:
Researchers envisioned Storage as a Service (StaaS) as an effective solution to the distributed management of digital data. Cooperative storage cloud forensic is relatively new and under-explored area of research. Using Symform as a case study, we seek to determine the data remnants from the use of cooperative cloud storage services. In particular, we consider both mobile devices and personal computers running various popular operating systems, namely Windows 8.1, Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.5, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, iOS 7.1.2, and Android KitKat 4.4. Potential artefacts recovered during the research include data relating to the installation and uninstallation of the cloud applications, log-in to and log-out from symform account using the client application, file synchronisation as well as their timestamp information. This research contributes to an in-depth understanding of the types of terrestrial artefacts that are likely to remain after the use of cooperative storage cloud on client devices.