East African company will recover lost information from Blackberry devices
For many mobile phone users the feeling of realising that all your data on your phone has been deleted and there is no way to get it back. Phone numbers, contact lists and important dates completely gone with no hope of getting it back.
Now thanks to an African company there will be no more tears shed over lost cellphone information.
The East African Data Handlers has developed new technology that is capable of retrieving information from all phones used in the East Africa region.
According to allAfrica.com, East African Data Handlers Managing Director George Njoroge said the company spent millions of dollars over a two-year period to develop the program. He also said they are the first company in the world to be able to recover lost data from Blackberry’s.
“Any Blackberry wipe process has been unrecoverable and there has been no company that has claimed any success in RIM recovery and now we are introducing a unique decoding for devices running BlackBerry OS versions 5, 6 and 7,” he said. “We are also bringing cutting-edge physical extraction capabilities to iPhone devices running iOS including real-time decryption, password recovery content extraction of call logs, contacts, text messages, email, locations (Wi-Fi and Cell Tower), bookmarks, Skype and Facebook contacts.”
Those who prefer using Android phones can now recover lost SMS, MMS, emails, passwords, browser bookmarks, cookies, contacts, Facebook contacts, and much more.
The minimum cost for the service will be roughly Sh6,500 and subscribers will be able to recover five years worth of lost data from their phone. He also said the service will be extremely handy for lawyers and prosecution teams looking for any legal evidence in court cases.
“We brought some of the most cutting edge technology in the world with the most advanced and sophisticated solutions that will recover anything on the device,” Njoroge said. “One of the key things we have is the ability to retrieve information that was previously held on a cell phone forensically extracted and used as evidence in court.”
The company will be able to recover 100 per cent of the data from a users phone even if the user has forgotten their password or the phone is damaged.
“As soon as your mobile data has been lost or damaged, you’ll just be required to bring it to our offices and within an hour all the data lost will be recovered back to the owner,” Njoroge said. “We will be performing physical, logical, user password & file system extractions, data extraction of existing, hidden and deleted data, iOS physical extraction, decoding & real-time decryption, Android extraction and decoding, BlackBerry decoding, GPS devices extraction & decoding, and forensically sound environment solutions.”
While the service no longer gives users an excuse to forget birthdays, anniversaries or someone’s phone number it does open the door to a big problem. Clients are worried about people stilling their phones and obtaining their private information without them knowing.
“We have a challenge in trying to ascertain the ownership of each device, but one of the things we’re looking to do is have the individuals sign a disclaimer waiver, meaning that East African Data Handlers is not partisan in providing whatever information is extracted,” he said. “There’s no legal way of having someone come in with a receipt to prove their ownership of the device so we will want to protect ourselves from that type of situation by having our clients sign the waiver.”
The company has been operating since 2005 and is one of the most trusted data recovery companies in Eastern Africa.