Cryptocurrency Investigation, or crypto oriented crime, is crime that involves a computer, crypto wallets, and a crypto exchange. The computer orexchange could have been used in the commission of crime. Cryptocurrency crime can be defined as: "Offences that are committed against individuals or exchanges or groups of individuals with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the reputation of the victim or cause reputation, physical or mental harm, or loss, to the victim directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication networks such as Internet (networks including but not limited to Crypto exchanges, trading bots, wallets, chat rooms, emails, notice boards and groups) and mobile phones through Bluetooth/SMS/MMS.
SDS’s Cyber Crime Investigation experts investigate, analyse cryptofraud such as rogue ICO's, hacking incidents, crypto exchange insurance fraud and the theft and transfer of currency from wallets. SDS uses various industry standard Internet monitoring platforms to detect keywords and find evidence on servers globally. Data obtained from cyber channels is most effective when linked to physical evidence as additional proof.
SDS specialized blockchain investigation team investigate crimes thatinvolve or utilize blockchain and cryptocurrencies. We use investigativetechniques to undercover complex transactions taken place on the blockchain such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and the latest currencies known as alt coins. We investigate rogue Initial Coin Offerings (ICO's), rogue alt coins androgue offerings on the blockchain. SDS can monitor and trace payments andundercover the identity of users of crypto currencies.
We investigate hacking incidents on crypto currency exchanges, hacked accounts and unauthorised transfer of assets.