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Hey #OSINT, today in this thread we will summarize the evolution of OSINT in the past 200 years. Follow the thread 🧵
1. The advent of print media leads to the establishment of intelligence systems allowing the systemic and systematic collection from open sources. Title page of the 1st edition Venice 1540 of Vannoc cio Biri
2. The structured intelligence networks start to influence and control the print media and the intelligence services need to categorize the information collected from the press based on criteria related to publication, author and context
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Hey #OSINT, apart from OSINT did you know that there are many other types of intelligence gathering. Here's a list of intelligence gathering disciplines (including OSINT).

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1. Human intelligence (HUMINT)
NATO defines it as "a category of intelligence derived from information collected and provided by human sources." It's mostly done by people rather than any technical means, and is commonly provided by covert agents and spies.
2. Geospatial intelligence (GEOINT)
is exploitation and analysis of imagery, signals, or signatures with geospatial info. Data can be collected by electro-optical, SAR, sensor programs (active & passive), non-technical means (acquired by personnel in the field). What is GEOINT
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Hey #OSINT, did you enjoy Christmas? 🤶 Here's a list of signal intelligence agencies around the world (which send Santa the naughty list) 🕵️ NSA Headquarters
1. UK 🇬🇧 - Government Communications Headquarters
Formed: 1 November 1919; 103 years ago (as Government Code and Cypher School)
commonly known as GCHQ
Headquarters: The Doughnut, Hubble Road, Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
official site:
2. Netherlands 🇳🇱 - Inlichtingen-en Algemene Veiligheidsdienst
Formed: 30 May 2002; 20 years ago
The AIVD focuses mostly on domestic non-military threats to Dutch national security
Headquarters: Europaweg 4, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
official site:
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Hey #OSINT, what is your plan for the weekend? or do you want something interesting to watch? We have a list of documentaries on the most mysterious cases in history which remain unsolved until now. 🕵️‍♀️
1. The Zodiac Killer
is pseudonym of unidentified serial killer who operated in North California in late 60s. It has been described as the most famous unsolved murder case. It became a fixture of pop culture and inspired amateur detectives to solve it.
2. Dyatlov Pass incident
The Dyatlov Pass incident was an event in which 9 Soviet trekkers died in the northern Ural Mountains between February 1 and 2, 1959, in uncertain circumstances.
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#OSINT is increasingly accepted as evidence in court. Where police once held the monopoly on investigating, internet has opened up this possibility to many other interested parties.

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Civilians have the internet to use their voice and skills, enabling them to access data about crimes once only available to the police.

Here's a list of research papers on OSINT for crime investigation and what could be the impacts:

1. ‘Uppity civilians’ and ‘cyber-vigilantes’: The role of the general public in policing cyber-crime -…

This research argue that civilian policing of the internet is both relevant and prevalent in today’s society.

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Anything you can obtain via online as well as by traditional media research can be used for #OSINT. Here's a list of curated resources that you might find useful.

#OSINTForAll #Resources

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1. INNSIGHT – Leverage Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) for Monitoring & Actionable Intelligence -…
2. Social Engineering by MindPoint Group -…
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Hey #OSINT, we will go into details of Maritime OSINT on this thread. Follow along to learn about it and what kind of tools can be used for Maritime OSINT.


Vessel traffic service (VTS) tracks maritime traffic similar to what the air traffic controller does for aircraft; the VTS receives vessel information via the automatic identification system (AIS).

AIS helps in collision avoidance, navigation, search and rescue, and assists fleet and cargo tracking by transmitting the following information in real-time: Ship identity, IMO number, Length, Type of vessel, Destination, Route, Type of cargo, ETA (estimated time of arrival)

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Hey #OSINT, do you have any plan for weekend? If you don't, we have a curated list of great books on espionage 📔🔍🕵️

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1. The Unending Game by Vikram Sood
Former chief of India's external intelligence agency deconstructs the shadowy world of spies, from the Cold War era to the age of global jihad, from surveillance states to psy-war, from gathering info to turning it into credible intelligence. The Unending Game by Vikram...
2. True Believer by Kati Marton
Noel Field, an American who betrayed his country. Field spied for Stalin during the 1930s and '40s. Then, a pawn in Stalin’s sinister master strategy, he was kidnapped and tortured by KGB and forced to testify against his own Communist comrades. True Believer: Stalin's Las...
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Hey #OSINT, do you have any plan for weekend? If you don't, we have a curated list of movies/docuseries/tv shows on OSINT 🎥 🍿
1. Don't f**k with cats (2019)
2. Bellingcat
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Hey #OSINT, despite Tor browser is the most ideal browser to be used for darkweb access, you can connect your browser with tor network. Here we will show you how to connect to Tor using 3 different browsers:

1. Mozilla Firefox
Open Settings, go to Network Settings. Choose Manual proxy configuration, fill the SOCKS Host with with port 9150 or 9050. Tick on “Proxy DNS when using SOCKS v5” and click OK. You can visit to check whether it works or not.
2. Google Chrome (on Linux CLI)
google-chrome --proxy-server="socks://"
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Hey #OSINT, you might have heard about @spiderfoot, let's try to learn what it does the best. #ThreatHunting #threatintelligence #recon #infosec

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SpiderFoot is a reconnaissance tool that automatically queries over 100 public data sources (OSINT) to gather intelligence on IP addresses, domain names, e-mail addresses, names and more.
#ThreatHunting #threatintelligence #recon #infosec #OSINT
You simply specify the target you want to investigate, pick which modules to enable and then SpiderFoot will collect data to build up an understanding of all the entities and how they relate to each other.
#ThreatHunting #threatintelligence #recon #infosec #OSINT
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Hey #OSINT, a good Virtual Machine (VM) plays a vital role on OSINT investigation for good operational security and case management.

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#OSINTForAll #VM #tools

@IntelTechniques's Buscador( was an amazing VM, however since that project is no longer updated here's a list of other VMs for OSINT:

#OSINTForAll #VM #tools #OSINT

@IntelTechniques 1. Tsurugi Linux
Tsurugi Linux is a customized Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS version and is designed to support DFIR investigations, malware analysis and OSINT activities.

#OSINTForAll #VM #tools #TSURUGI

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Hey #OSINT, did you know that 'Grey Literature' could be a useful source of information during OSINT investigations? #OsintForAll

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Grey literature is materials and research produced by organisations outside of the commercial or academic publishing and distribution channels. #OSINT #OsintForAll
Generally grey literature types include annual reports, research & working papers, technical reports, project reports, government documents, white papers and evaluations. #OSINT #OsintForAll
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Hey #OSINT, did you know the importance of Google Photos in OSINT investigation?

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Google Photos is a photo sharing and storage service developed by Google. It analyzes photos, identifying various visual features and subjects.

#OSINTForAll #Geolocation #Google

Users can search for anything in photos, with the service returning results from 3 major categories: People, Places, and Things.

#OSINTForAll #Geolocation #GooglePhotos

The computer vision of Google Photos recognizes faces (not only those of humans, but pets as well), grouping similar ones together, geographic landmarks and subject matter, including birthdays, buildings, animals, food, and more.

#OSINTForAll #Geolocation #GooglePhotos

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