As a cyber detective agency, we often tell people that we are the last person they want to call.
You remember the old joke. "You know you're having a bad day when 60-minute Mike Wallace shows up at your door" …
Unfortunately, the same is true in our business, but fortunately, most people do not need to hire a detective until the Internet becomes very ugly for them. To better illustrate, let me give you a couple of examples of how bad the internet has gone for some and then the courses of action to help solve it.
In a recent case, a group that had adverse information and threatened to expose it worldwide with the press of a button was blackmailing a US corporation for more than $ 1 million. Frankly, there aren't many companies that don't have some kind of information, including trade secrets, that would be devastating if exposed openly on the Internet.
In another case, a client was attacked by an antagonist who installed a defamatory site intended to destroy a private cancer center and divert business. The attacks were totally unfair and substantially hindered obtaining more customers. For something as serious as cancer treatment, any potential client of the center will research your reputation online and you will find this information very negative (and false). Obviously, the center must somehow respond and defend its reputation.
To date me more, this is like an old replay of the Ghostbusters movie: "Who are you going to call when the Internet gets nasty?" A cyber detective, who is who.
Frankly, for most clients, they are really distressed when they run into an Internet detective agency because they have not been able to advance anywhere else.
What a competent detective can do for you is first, really help you understand realistic options. These options can range from the identification of the attacker to the establishment of a chain of evidence for support in litigation and the development of a case that is then appropriate for local law enforcement to take action.
To achieve these goals, high-tech researchers must maintain a set of software skills and tools that are simply not available to the average person, the company, the lawyer or even the local police. When people attack online, they generally do not "sign their name" to the information. So, although the victim can "KNOW" who is doing the attacks, he often cannot prove it. This is a function in which a good licensed private detective can help you, especially one with extensive cyber training.