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Mobile Forensic on WhatsApp Services for Cybercrime Case using National Institute of Standards and Technology

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2022
Syahrul Khori Abrianto, Imam Riadi

Syahrul Khori Abrianto and Imam Riadi. Mobile Forensic on WhatsApp Services for Cybercrime Case using National Institute of Standards and Technology. International Journal of Computer Applications 183(46):23-30, January 2022. BibTeX

	author = {Syahrul Khori Abrianto and Imam Riadi},
	title = {Mobile Forensic on WhatsApp Services for Cybercrime Case using National Institute of Standards and Technology},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {January 2022},
	volume = {183},
	number = {46},
	month = {Jan},
	year = {2022},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {23-30},
	numpages = {8},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2022921863},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


The development of information technology (IT) and science every year is growing very rapidly, especially smartphone devices. The development of this smartphone has also given rise to many social media applications, one of which is WhatsApp. The WhatsApp application has a variety of features that can facilitate user chat interactions. However, the use of WhatsApp also has a negative impact, one of which is a crime committed by creating conversation scenarios containing Online Prostitutionor also called Cyber Prostitution through a WhatsApp-based application. This research aims to restore evidence from conversations containing online prostitution activities that have been deleted by perpetrators, by implementing the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) stages which have four stages, namely collection, examination, analysis, and reporting. This research uses a smartphone that has WhatsApp installed and is already rooted. The process of searching for digital evidence uses three forensic tools, namely MOBILedit Forensic Express, SQLite Studio, and Beekeeper Studio. The search for evidence in this research is based on the goals and desired scenarios. Based on the percentage index measurementthe number of each tool in the process of finding evidence, theconversation data gets 100% percentage, detailstime and date messages were sent and received by 33%,smartphone contacts by 100%, and pictures by 33%.The digital evidence will be used as supporting evidence in the court process by adding other evidence findings.


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Forensic, Mobile, WhatsApp, NIST, Cyber Prostitution