A Brief History of Autopsy and The Sleuthkit
2000: Dan Farmer and Wietse Venema release the first version of The Coroner’s Toolkit (TCT)
TCT is a collection of UNIX-based command…Read more
2001: Brian Carrier develops TCTUTILs as an add-on to TCT, and releases Autopsy 1.00
TCTUTILs provides tools that list the file and directory name…Read more
2002: The @stake Sleuth Kit (TASK) is released
TASK’s goal is to provide the investigator with all data in the file…Read more
2003: TASK becomes simply, The Sleuth Kit (TSK)
TSK, as an open source library that enables the…Read more
2004: Autopsy 2 is released with an old-school HTML interface
Written in Perl, Autopsy runs on UNIX-based and Mac OSX platforms.Read more
2012: Autopsy 3 is released as an extensible end-to-end digital forensics platform
Supported by Basis Technology and written in Java rather than Perl, it represents a complete rewrite and significant…Read more
2015: Autopsy 4 is released with enhancements that allow for user collaboration
Autopsy 4 is released with major enhancements…Read more
Autopsy® and The Sleuthkit®
Developed as the graphical interface for The Sleuth Kit® (TSK), Autopsy® makes file system image analysis easier without sacrificing the benefits of open source software.
For researchers and investigators who want to understand Autopsy’s processes, TSK remains available both as the library integrated with Autopsy, and via command line or shell scripts.
Obtain further information about TSK and Autopsy’s major features at: www.sleuthkit.org
About Basis Technology
Basis Technology develops innovative products and solutions incorporating multilingual text analytics and digital forensics. Our digital forensics team pioneers better, faster, and cheaper techniques to extract digital evidence, keeping companies, government, and law enforcement ahead of exponential growth of data storage volumes. Basis Technology is the primary contributor to the popular Autopsy open source digital forensics tool, which has 30,000+ downloads for each release and was designed to be an extensible platform.
Basis Technology was founded in 1995 and also has a text analytics group that extracts meaningful intelligence from unstructured multilingual text. The text analytics products have been used by more than 250 major firms, including Amazon, EMC, Oracle, Dassault, Fujitsu, Google, Airbnb, Microsoft, Pinterest, and governments around the world.