Bulk Extractor

Tools

Free
Targeted Function Tool
  • Acquisition
  • Data Analysis
  • Searching
  • Workflow Automation

bulk_extractor is a high-performance digital forensics exploitation tool. It is a "get evidence" button that rapidly scans any kind of input (disk images, files, directories of files, etc) and extracts structured information such as email addresses, credit card numbers, JPEGs and JSON snippets without parsing the file system or file system structures. The results are stored in text files that are easily inspected, searched, or used as inputs for other forensic processing. bulk_extractor also creates histograms of certain kinds of features that it finds, such as Google search terms and email addresses, as previous research has shown that such histograms are especially useful in investigative and law enforcement applications.