Category: Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

About Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

Anyone with finance and contacts can build a team to perform Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). Governments use OSINT teams to spy on friendly nations, industry spies on competitors, criminals spy on any of us.

With OSINT it’s possible to find people’s postings and contributions online, newspaper references, their social media networks, email addresses, usernames, telephone number, address, imagery of their home, vehicle rental records, pictures and videos, the websites they own, company positions, criminal records, and if you know someone’s unique bitcoin address then all their financial transactions are visible.

References

Open Source Intelligence Techniques, Resources for Searching and Analyzing Online Information, 7th edition, by Michael Bazzell. IntelTechniques.com, 2019.

Social Engineering, The Science of Human Hacking, 2nd edition, by Christopher Hadnagy, Wiley, June 2018. See also social-engineer.com

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