Describe data recovery methods on a linux machine.

 Learning Objectives and Outcomes

  • Describe data recovery methods on a Linux machine.

Assignment Requirements
You are an employee of Azorian Computer Forensics, a privately owned forensics investigations and data recovery firm in the Denver, Colorado area.A client has experienced a severe malware attack in which files were deleted from a file and printer server, which had not been backed up. You will assist Pat, one of Azorian’s lead investigators, in recovering the data using Scalpel. First Pat wants you to research Scalpel to understand how the tool works. Your research might be used in the next company newsletter.For this assignment, write a report based on the following:

  1. Research Scalpel on the Internet.
  2. Describe the main steps and commands an investigator should take to use Scalpel to recover data.
  3. Include a link and brief description of a video or short tutorial you found while conducting research on Scalpel.
  4. At a high level, describe file carving in Scalpel. For this part, do not list the commands a person would run, but explain the process Scalpel takes to examine file headers and footers.

Required Resources

  • Course textbook
  • Internet access

Submission RequirementsFormat:Microsoft WordFont:Arial, 12-point, double-spaceCitation Style:Follow your school’s preferred style guideLength:1-2 pages
Self-Assessment Checklist

  • I researched Scalpel on the Internet.
  • I described the main steps and commands an investigator should take to use Scalpel to recover data.
  • I included a link and brief description of a video or short tutorial you found while conducting research on Scalpel.
  • At a high level, I described file carving in Scalpel.

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