Chasing an Online Scam Through the Blockchain – an OSINT Investigation

This is my first blockchain investigation and also my first original OSINT investigation.  I've been inspired to do this through reading others in the space and I'm sure their work will be more thorough and done with more precision than mine.  However, using new techniques I've explored, such as finding unlisted Pastebin pages, I've found … Continue reading Chasing an Online Scam Through the Blockchain – an OSINT Investigation

How to Collect OSINT from Unlisted Pastes on Pastebin

Sometimes the best information is the hardest to find.  We are quick to search Google and social media, finding a quick solution for our OSINT requirements.  We may also run background checks or enter the information we do have into other databases trying to find more.  But sometimes the information we are looking for isn't indexed, or … Continue reading How to Collect OSINT from Unlisted Pastes on Pastebin

Investigating the Blockchain using OSINT

OSINT investigations are starting to get interesting.  I love to see how many different applications OSINT has in the realm of investigations.  I've recently read all the articles posted by Benjamin Strick on Medium.  He uses OSINT to investigate people, groups, or events by tracking them through the blockchain.  Bitcoin is the most popular cryptocurrency … Continue reading Investigating the Blockchain using OSINT

Advanced OSINT Tools That Aren’t That Complicated

Many of those conducting OSINT use very basic methods to extract information.  Usually, they are limited to tools that have a graphic user interface (GUI).  Many tools, like TweetBeaver, who use a graphic user interface are very powerful.  This post isn't to discredit any tools that use a GUI, its intent is to introduce users … Continue reading Advanced OSINT Tools That Aren’t That Complicated

Combining Google Dorks and Google Alerts to Create RSS Feeds for OSINT

I've written a few posts on this topic before, but I thought it might be useful to connect the concepts together.  Creating highly sophisticated RSS feeds is something I find very valuable for passive OSINT collection.  In this post, I'm going to write about how you can use advanced Google operators within Google Alerts and … Continue reading Combining Google Dorks and Google Alerts to Create RSS Feeds for OSINT

OSINT Applications for Google Dorks

There was a long fought battle for king of search.  Google won.  It's undisputed.  There's Yahoo, Bing, and an assortment of others, but Google won.  It's not even close.  When searching for terms using other search engines, my results are either garbage or outdated.  This post is about the coveted art of Google Dorking.  Sounds … Continue reading OSINT Applications for Google Dorks

Control the Code, Control the World

I've just finished reading the third chapter of Future Crimes by Marc Goodman titled Moore's Outlaws.  It essentially outlines the exponential growth of technology and the exponential risk that comes along with it.  It talks about how crime of scale is starting to become mainstream and accessible to anyone.  Here's a bit of insight based … Continue reading Control the Code, Control the World