Tag Archives: OSINT Tools

Will you be the Official Capture the Flag Winner?

OSMOSIScon Kicks Off Conference with NW3C Capture the Flag Contest Get in on the action with this exciting opening kickoff to OSMOSIScon 2020! Crafted by conference supporter National White Collar Crime Center, this unique Capture the Flag event fuels our competitive OSINT spirit. This week, conference participants are cyber hunting and conducting open source drills […]

Fat Fingers: Hot Goods & Bad Spelling

By Trevor Morgan Stolen goods are often sold on auction sites with the description key words intentionally misspelled. For investigators tracking down stolen assets, Fatfingers.com should be one of your key OSINT tools. The website locates items listed on eBay with spelling mistakes in the ad copy. Search options on Fatfingers can include searching on correct […]

9 Bits & Bytes Presentations Await You at OSMOSIScon 2020

Do you remember the speed dating craze of the 1990s? Well, we’ve brushed it off, given it a facelift, and created a fun and speedy way to gather tradecraft tips in between sessions! Now in its 5th year, tables are replaced for chat rooms featuring industry specialists sharing expertise on trending topics. Enjoy sessions throughout the […]

Risk Assessment: How to Opt Out in 2020

Most companies rent or buy lists of individuals who they believe are likely to be interested in their products or services. They will use these lists for offline and online marketing campaigns. These lists come from a variety of sources, including public records, telephone directories, and from companies who exchange or rent their customer file […]

6 Ways to Get the Most Out of Virtual OSMOSIScon 2020

By Rachel Kronenfeld, Manager of Investigations at Hetherington Group and OSMOSIS Staff Most of the OSINT community spends their day scouring the Internet. When you are already sitting at your desk working, you may be tempted to work and attend the conference at the same time. Maybe some of you are better multi-taskers than I, […]

Cyber Investigations: Follow the Money

If you grew weary of the American presidential campaign of 2016, you’re in for a bumpy ride in 2020. From now until November, it will be hard to read any newspaper or watch a news program without hearing about the battle between Candidate X and Candidate Y. What does this mean for investigators? Unlike public funding […]

How to Track down Images & People with OSINT Tools

As OSINT investigators, we need to be aware of the hundreds of social media platforms connecting millions of users daily. Some platforms, such as Facebook, require a real-life person to be associated with a personal account. Others, such as Instagram and Twitter, can be created in minutes, and a user can hide behind a made-up handle like […]

Reviewing OSINT Tools for Deep Social Searches

New Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) tools pop up all the time. Keeping up with them is becoming a job in itself. Every research resource needs a regular review: Is it still offering up the best information for professional needs? This week, we briefly enter the world of Google to find a user’s nickname and then […]