Forensic analysis of a Sony PlayStation 4: A first look

Matthew Davies, Huw Read, Konstantinos Xynos, Iain Sutherland
2015 Digital Investigation. The International Journal of Digital Forensics and Incident Response  
The primary function of a games console is that of an entertainment system. However the latest iteration of these consoles has added a number of new interactive features that may prove of value to the digital investigator. This paper highlights the value of these consoles, in particular Sony's latest version of their PlayStation. This console provides a number of features including web browsing, downloading of material and chat functionality; all communication features that will be of interest
more » ... o forensic investigators. In this paper we undertake an initial investigation of the PlayStation 4 games console. This paper identifies potential information sources of forensic value with the PlayStation 4 and provides a method for acquiring information in a forensically sound manner. In particular issues with the online and offline investigative process are also identified.
doi:10.1016/j.diin.2015.01.013 fatcat:crjiw4xxgndz3elr4eqhrlwbly