While writing this episode I realised that I'm already closing up to the third year of Week in OSINT. When I started this 'little' hobby project in May 2018 I didn't think it would take off at all, but here I am. I love the fact that every week there's something that I'm learning myself, and that so many people read this news letter, send in resources and comment on it. So thanks to all the people out there sharing information, I bring you this week's overview:
Epieos has created another online tool that might make your life easier. This time they've created a script that will query LinkedIn to find profiles that can be found via the email discovery. It is possible to do it manually in LinkedIn of course, but if you want a quick tool, don't have a sock account on there and don't mind your search query ending up in a third party server log then do check this one out.
Have you ever wanted to know which linkedin profile is linked to an email address?— Epieos (@epieos) February 26, 2021
We just published a new #OSINT tool that allows you to find a linkedin account from an email address in a simple way.https://t.co/wf0Dwv2FJ0 pic.twitter.com/C7AE49Ih61
GoogleEarthAdventures has been playing around with the flight simulator in Google Earth recently, and he shared a link to a website that hosts lots of keyboard shortcuts. And even though I don't really have the use for the flight simulator myself, I did find some other lists that are absolutely useful. One list I really want to share is the Google Earth one. How many times have I been clicking the compass to get my bearing correct, without knowing there's a nifty shortcut for that!
Google Earth: http://allhotkeys.com/google-maps.html
Cybersecstu has been busy on mentoring some people on their first TraceLabs CTF. He talks about the mental aspect of such CTF's, creating fake accounts well in advance and maintaining them. And while the CTF is going he has some solid tips too. With tips on communicating, flow charts, tips on pivoting and researching, he takes you through the steps that are needed to gain tangible information for law enforcement and to end up high in the rankings while doing so.
Cybersecstu is at it again! He is busy creating a new VM that can be used for CTF's or general purpose, and he started collecting loads of links, tools and extensions. This start.me page has loads of links to awesome sites, and there are probably some resources that I'm not familiar with myself. Even though this is another set of bookmarks, on top of the huge list there is already, more sources are always welcome!
Jenna Dolecek wrote an article on LinkedIn about a really cool website called PeakVisor. It looks very similar to PeakFinder, but the presentation, rendering and information on the mountain peaks that are already in there, are stunning. Well worth a look!
CrowdStrike have launched their 'Adversary Universe'. This platform will give you some insight in current adversaries out there, what they target, their technical skills and main target nations. CrowdStrike has an awesome track record in researching such groups, and I'm stoked to see they've created a place where all the basic information is gathered.
https://t.co/MDFSu3J0H1 has created some sort of animate your old photos application and I'm of course using it to feed my history addiction.— Fake History Hunter (@fakehistoryhunt) February 28, 2021
I apologise in advance to all the ancestors I'm about to offend.
Very fake history.
I'm sorry Queenie. pic.twitter.com/2np437yXyt
Have a good week and have a good search!