#LookDeeper: Geo Screenshot Supports OSINT-Investigations In the course of our brand protection and counterfeit investigations, I increasingly identified websites where content is available but not displayed to all visitors. For example, the shop is only visible if the calling IP comes from a country that the operator has whitelisted. The website administrator makes these settings […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]