Vicarious trauma and OSINT – a practical guide

To be clear, online OSINT investigations can cause trauma, severe trauma. This is something that people rarely talk about and it’s highly underestimated by many.  Let’s face it a lot of OSINT analysts, online investigators, and investigative journalists expose themselves a lot to all the horrors this world has to offer. War, child abuse, and terrorism are just a few subjects. Each of these subjects … Continue reading Vicarious trauma and OSINT – a practical guide

Guide to Harnessing the Power of 360 Virtual Tours for Everyday Investigations.

Guest blog by OsintDunny 360 virtual tours have been utilized by businesses, insurance companies, general contractors, and real estate agents for the past few years as a tool to capture the current state of a property. The emergence of COVID-19 has only increased the use of these 360 virtual tours. The current industry leader for software solutions regarding 360 virtual tours is the California based … Continue reading Guide to Harnessing the Power of 360 Virtual Tours for Everyday Investigations.

Data Scraping and Visualizing using Instant Data Scraper, ViewDNS.info, and Maltego

Micah Hoffman (WebBreacher), The OSINT Curious Project President, shows how to use a combination of Google Chrome and Instant Data Scraper to extract HTML table data from the ViewDNS.info web site. Then, once that is saved in a CSV on the local system, Micah demonstrates how to import the CSV into Maltego’s Casefile product to visualize and analyze the OSINT data. Continue reading Data Scraping and Visualizing using Instant Data Scraper, ViewDNS.info, and Maltego

Corporate Reconnaissance

As an Open-source Intelligence professional you will undoubtedly be tasked with performing corporate reconnaissance at some point in your career. Corporate reconnaissance consists of investigating critical things such as contracts, financials, history, subsidiaries, organizational structure, governmental regulations, and third-party vendors. There are copious reasons an organization may request this kind of analysis be done on a competing company. However, more often than not the request … Continue reading Corporate Reconnaissance

Special OSINT Curious Webcast at SANS OSINT Summit

We are thrilled to announce that we will be doing a live OSINT Curious Podcast/Webcast recording on 18 February 2020 around 1700hrs Eastern USA time. Since many of us people from The OSINT Curious Project will be at the SANS Institute OSINT Summit (https://www.sans.org/event/osint-summit-2020/summit-agenda), we thought that it would be an excellent way to recap and wrap up the day’s excellent OSINT talks. Up to … Continue reading Special OSINT Curious Webcast at SANS OSINT Summit

Combing Through Video Faster Using DFIR and OSINT Skills

Guest blog post by Jeff Lomas (@BleuBloodHound). Jeff is a detective and digital forensic examiner for a large metropolitan police department in Las Vegas where he has worked for the past 11 years. Jeff executes search warrants on every imaginable digital devices for other detectives and turns the data extracted from these devices into actionable intelligence for other investigators. Introduction Digital forensics or DFIR investigations … Continue reading Combing Through Video Faster Using DFIR and OSINT Skills