One thing I’ve been doing as a part of my research into #OSINT as a future occupation is to scope out who is hiring, look up the company’s website and their employees LinkedIn pages to see what experience they have.
I don’t use a sock-puppet account for this, though I do have one. I actually want people to see me looking because when I start applying for jobs, I want my name to stick out.
OSINT on Usenet This document is a work in progress.
Introduction The purpose of this guide is to give a general introduction to what is Usenet, why is it important, and how to perform OSINT on it.
What is Usenet? Usenet is a decentralized, worldwide, peer-to-peer system for circulating messages between users.
A little terminology: Usenet: A worldwide distributed discussion system that operates on a purely peer-to-peer basis. Newsgroups: Discussions forums on Usenet.
Original Post So, a family member wants to buy a 40' shipping container and found a listing on FB for Aris Smart Shipping Containers. The website on the FB account goes no where, there are no likes, no followers, and no reviews. The seller is in WA, I are located in the Midwest. They claim that all of their drivers are in WA, and are able to ship a 40' container from WA to the MW, for roughly the cost of a 20' container locally ($2500).
There are a number of CTF Games for OSINT enthusiasts designed to help focus search and critical thinking skills. The purpose of these pages is for me to talk my way through how I worked through some of these CTF challenges. Being that I’m a newbie, there may have been easier/more direct ways to work through the challenges presented in the CTFs.
The CTFs that I have worked on include:
Blogs Aware Online bellingcat - the home of online investigations Benjamin Strick Databases - Technisette website Electronic Frontier Foundation | Defending your rights in the digital world Intelligence with Steve Lorand Bodo MW_OSINT Nixintel Null Byte OSINT - Secjuice OSINT at home OSINT Combine OSINT Editor OSINTme Sector035 We are OSINTCurio.us – Helping the OSINT community stay curious Wondersmith Rae Podcasts Breadcrumbs by Trace Labs Michael Bazzell’s The Privacy, Security, & OSINT Show The Layer 8 Podcast The OSINT Bunker The OSINT Curious Project Podcast The World of Intelligence (Janes Podcast) Tools Games GeoGuessr Sourcing.
For the past few weeks, I have been interested in changing careers to work as an OSINT Investigator.
What is OSINT? According to Wikipedia:
Open-source intelligence (OSINT) is the collection and analysis of data gathered from open sources (overt and publicly available sources) to produce actionable intelligence. OSINT is primarily used in national security, law enforcement, and business intelligence functions and is of value to analysts who use non-sensitive intelligence in answering classified, unclassified, or proprietary intelligence requirements across the previous intelligence disciplines.