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Internet Evidence reference and tools list

Images, videos, website backups, social media posts, and just about any data collected on the Internet can represent evidence for dispute in a civil, criminal, or administrative proceeding. Every investigator should be aware of the recommended tools and also the potential rules that determine how to collect the data appropriately.

The links below are helpful references, but it is important to note that this website does not provide legal guidance or forensic training. Please consult your counsel for guidance and be sure to review the regulations that apply in your field.

ResourcesMore online referencesInternet Evidence tools

Additional reading resources and tools related to Internet Evidence

U.S. Dept. of Justice
Obtaining and Submitting Electronic Evidence
Cybercrime manual
Investigations involving Internet

FederalEvidence.com
Authenticating Screenshots
Authenticating Website Evidence
Images

International Association of Chiefs of Police
Social Media evidence guides

SANS Institute
Evidence Collection from Social Media Sites

Lawyer’s Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet
Pretexting

California Private Investigator’s Legal Manual
Pretexting

See more in the Internet Tools Wiki.

Screenshots
Lightshot

Web page preservation
Firefox addon: unMHT

PDF
PDFcrowd
Web2PDFconvert

Website backup
Offline Explorer ($)
HTTrack

Video recording
Camtasia
Camstudio ($)
Screenr
Screencast-o-matic