Digital Forensic Analysis of Discord Mobile Application on Android Based Smartphones

İlker Kara
2022 Acta INFOLOGICA  
Nowadays, the spread of social media in all areas of society and becoming a part of life has led to creative and innovative changes in the fields of communication. Instant messaging applications are widely used in communication between users around the world, and the Discord application is one of them. With the Discord application, more than 300 million registered users benefit from many services such as gaming, messaging, and video chat. The use of Discord by cybercriminals has also become one
more » ... of the most common applications in forensic investigations. In this study, by examining the structure of the Discord application used in Android devices, a methodology has been presented on how to extract data and how to examine these data in terms of forensic analysis. The proposed analysis methodology shows how communication analytics, contact information, message information, deleted messages, group messages, how messages are extracted and how to examine these data structures, permissions, user information, and communication protocols can be analyzed. In the results of the study, a comprehensive analysis of the Discord application in terms of judicial reviews is presented.
doi:10.26650/acin.1109682 fatcat:dqglpe5v3bcsreczozh4wa5qsa