Ricostruzione immagini

Image Manipulation

From a set of 60 scientific publications published over the course of eleven years, some parts have been identified as false portions of images from uncertain sources. The forensic analysis then confirmed the manipulation of these files.

Client

Public prosecutor’s office in Milan

The Case

Results in scientific publications published by leading scientific journals identified as computer-manipulated.

Examined Evidence

60 scientific publications produced between 2001 and 2012.

Techniques adopted

Identification of fakes and forensic analysis of material.

Findings

The IT consultancy entrusted by the Milanese public prosecutors to Professor Sebastiano Battiato, revealed that to support the results published by scientific journals, portions of «taken» protein and genes images were manipulated in the representative images of the tests

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