Cloud computing is an emerging technology
that is being widely adopted throughout the world due to its ease-of-use.
Organizations of all types can use it without pre-requisites such as IT
infra-structure, technical skills, managerial overload, storage capacity,
processing power, and data recovery or privacy setup. It can be availed by all
clients as per their needs, expectations and budget. However, cloud computing
introduces new kinds of security vulnerabilities that need to be ad-dressed.
Traditional “Computer Forensics” deals with detection, preemption and
prevention of IT triggered frauds and crimes but it lacks the ability to deal
with cybercrimes pertaining to cloud computing environment. In this paper, we
focus on forensics issues in cloud computing, assess limitations of forensic
team and present the obstacles faced during investigation.
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