A Conversation with Jad Saliba and Head of Griffeye, Johann Hofmann - Magnet  ForensicsMagnet Forensics Inc., a developer of digital investigation solutions for more than 4,000 enterprises and public safety agencies in over 100 countries, announced today that it has acquired Griffeye, a world leader in digital media forensics for child sexual abuse investigations.

Founded in 2015 and based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Griffeye provides solutions designed to streamline digital investigations. Their flagship Griffeye Analyze platform is used by over 1,000 police agencies across the world for processing, sorting, and analyzing large volumes of images and videos—especially in cases containing child sexual abuse material (CSAM).

“In a time when forensic backlogs continue to grow, it’s critical for our customers to have tools that support automated workflows,” said Adam Belsher, chief executive officer at Magnet Forensics. “When investigating child exploitation cases, nothing should stand in the way of serving justice, and having Griffeye become a part of Magnet Forensics will only strengthen our ability to help in that pursuit.”

“Magnet Forensics has shown dedication to innovate while closely collaborating with customers, something we also take pride in at Griffeye. This, coupled with our shared goal of empowering investigators worldwide to efficiently process and solve more cases, creates a perfect match. I am confident that together, we can generate an even greater positive impact,” said Johann Hofmann, chief executive officer of Griffeye.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) operates the CyberTipline®, a national mechanism in the United States to report instances of suspected child sexual exploitation. In 2022 alone, NCMEC received more than 32 million reports. The acquisition of Griffeye by Magnet Forensics will help in addressing these kinds of horrific crimes in a timely and accurate manner for users that need easy-to-use, innovative technology designed to handle modern demands.


Read full details on Magnet’s site.