Title: A Virtual Environment Forensic Tool

Issue Number: Vol. 7, No. 1
Year of Publication: March - 2018
Page Numbers: 63-71
Authors: Danish K. Chaus, Aayush Pathak, Akshay J. Boramani, Shagufta Rajguru, Rakhi Kalantri
Journal Name: International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P002333


Virtual Environment Forensics is the process of performing the digital forensics in virtual environment. In recent time, virtualization technology has become one of the most important and popular technologies for individuals and companies due to its many advantages like cost benefits for storage, processing and computing resources. New techniques and methods of cybercrimes against virtual environments are used by attackers. Thus there is a need for designing and developing new techniques and tools to investigate various cybercrimes. We have analyzed the computer forensic investigations with respect to the vital role of virtual environments. Vulnerabilities in a virtual environment and some existing forensic tools are studied. In this paper, a forensic tool to analyze the evidences left by an attacker has been implemented. Further this tool documents the evidences in a presentable html form which can be readily used by law enforcement to lead to the final suspect.