6 minutes read Optimize Maltego for OSINT Investigations with Maltego Transforms For me, Maltego is an important and useful addition to other OSINT investigation tools and methods. It is a very versatile tool and is used by very different users. For example, threat intelligence teams, analysts at the SOC, incident response teams, investigators, cyber investigators, prosecutors, and many others. But […]
4 minutes read Client Selection – Maltego Setup – Installation and Configuration In the first post in this series, I looked into the question of what kind of software Maltego is. This analysis software for Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is available in different versions. For the interested user, now the problem arises: Which Maltego client is right for […]
6 minutes read What Is Maltego? In the communities of the OSINT specialists and the Cyber Security experts, a software solution is discussed controversially again and again. Maltego is for some the “One-Stop-Shop” for OSINT and for others a book with seven seals. In this new blog series, I want to serve both sides, the newcomers and the experts. Learn about Maltego as OSINT tool and usage for Interactive Data Mining and Link Analysis.
2 minutes read Outstanding investigator: corma GmbH receives the German OSPAs 2017!
The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) were presented in Berlin on 9 November. The prizes were presented in a total of nine categories at the DRIVE, Volkswagen Group Forum.
The competition was characterised by a high quality of the participants and strong competition. For the high-ranking judging panel, this was surely a decent piece of work.
I am very pleased that our team has received this prestigious award for its achievements in the field of professional corporate investigation services.
3 minutes read An important task for private investigators is enabling their clients to enforce their justified interests. In order to achieve this, they acquire suitable information and evidence. Hence, a professional approach is absolutely necessary. Otherwise, the acquired evidence may not hold up in court. Several items, as well as persons, can produce evidence: In German civil […]
2 minutes read Knowledge and experience concerning interview and interrogation techniques are still among the most important tools for private or corporate investigators. An expanded training in this regard is therefore essential. During an investigation, there is often a lack of physical evidence to advance or even solve the case. In these situations, a classic and established method […]
3 minutes read How to Create a Shining Trail of Your Dark Net Activities! I spend some time reading through the documents (must read!) and posts related to the arrest and death of the AlphaBay founder Alexandre C. Really interesting and as you can read at theregister.co.uk:“The alleged owner of dark-web marketplace AlphaBay was tracked down by FBI because he was […]
2 minutes read Joining Our Team: The First German “Dark Net Sniffer Dog”! International Law Enforcement Agencies were very successful in the last weeks. They took down two of the largest dark net marketplaces. See the story about AlphaBay and the one about Hansa Market. Shortly before Forums like “Deutschland im Deep Web” were taken down as well. Motherboard tells the story of the successful international […]
2 minutes read Again and again, there are cases of CEO fraud that cause high losses, sometimes in the number of millions. This particular scam always follows a similar pattern. An example: A person, seemingly the CEO of a company, approaches an employee of another firm under the pretext of a very confidential company take-over by writing a […]
2 minutes read Don’t start an investigation without an investigation plan. Every investigation is different. Especially in cases of criminal investigations, it is necessary to plan the course of action minutely. The investigation plan fulfills a lot of different functions. It ensures complying with ethical and moral standards as well as with the law. It guarantees a professional […]
3 minutes read An exceptional fraud case has recently been brought to my attention by a colleague. A trading company from the electronics/IT sector got an inquiry from a prominent French enterprise. The request arrived via email and was processed by a sales employee. The number of orders was worth about 80.000 Euros. Another sales employee checked the […]