Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Elsevier

Faculty

Health, Engineering and Science

School

School of Computer and Security Science

RAS ID

21590

Comments

This article was originally published as: Davies, M., Read, H., Xynos, K., & Sutherland, I. (2015). Forensic analysis of a Sony PlayStation 4: A first look. Digital Investigation, 12, S81-S89. Original article available here

Abstract

The primary function of a games console is that of an entertainment system. However the latest iteration of these consoles has added a number of new interactive features that may prove of value to the digital investigator. This paper highlights the value of these consoles, in particular Sony's latest version of their PlayStation. This console provides a number of features including web browsing, downloading of material and chat functionality; all communication features that will be of interest to forensic investigators. In this paper we undertake an initial investigation of the PlayStation 4 games console. This paper identifies potential information sources of forensic value with the PlayStation 4 and provides a method for acquiring information in a forensically sound manner. In particular issues with the online and offline investigative process are also identified.

DOI

10.1016/j.diin.2015.01.013

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