Techniques

Crypto Scam Investigation: Using Spiderfoot HX For OSINT Automation

Automation or Augmentation?   Automation is an increasingly important part of OSINT. Even the simplest of investigations can require large amounts of different data types to be gathered and analysed quickly. Yet it is not accurate to suggest that all OSINT work is going to be automated as time progresses. Good OSINT practitioners will do …

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Gap Analysis: Chrono and Geolocation In Berlin (Quiztime 7th October 2019)

I’ve written a few blogs about gap analysis before, but it’s an important skill for investigation and intelligence analysis work so I decided to write about it again. Daily Quiztime challenges are a good platform to demonstrate how this kind of methodology can be applied, and it is just as suitable for small scale OSINT …

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Digital Shadows: Seeking Sector035 – Quiztime 26th September 2019

How could you use open source information to trace a fugitive or a missing person? For this post I thought it would be an interesting exercise to see what information it would be possible to gather from Sector035’s recent Quiztime challenge. On the surface it was quite a straightforward photo geolocation question, but there is …

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Getting Started With Spiderfoot – A Beginner’s Guide

Spiderfoot is one of my favourite OSINT gathering tools. It automates a huge number of queries that would take a long time to do manually. It comes with a wide range of modules that will conduct automated searches for e-mail addresses, IP addresses, domains, phone numbers, usernames, and other types of data. This post will …

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