Much has been discussed and written about online evidence and undoubtedly, more will follow. While this article will add to this running debate, the intention is to provide an overview to the online investigator to evaluate their own position together for the ultimate goal of the utilisation of their “evidence” albeit in OSINT or forensically.
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Cape Town South Africa has been in the midst of a serious drought which is so serious, recently the authorities increased the water restriction to level 6.
Attached is an OSINT report relating to suspected water abuse by the owners /caretakers of one residential home.
The purpose of this OSINT exercise is to demonstrate its effectiveness with carefully selected open sources of information followed by the application of investigation techniques and analysis to produce the OSINT product ultimately. During the collection phase Hunchly was used for maintaining a diary of the investigation and a record. This report is also attached.
OSINT Applied is a course that enhances an investigator’s ability to gather open source information on people, companies, groups and even countries using the world wide web as the primary source. The course will teach how to make use of methods and tools to search deeper for information on the web, retrieving data collected by for example database API’s used by Social Networks and others, scraping data and other collection methods together with skills development. See the launch video HERE
Organised crime is the proliferation of criminal commerce and racketeering maintained over a prolonged period of time through a continued membership of criminal associates with a configuration of vertical authority levels under leadership control with the primary objective of pursuing and protecting of illegal activities unrestricted by geographically boundaries.
Please note all discussions about specific issues relating to OSINT, investigations, intelligence and research have been moved to our new training site here All current users have already been moved to the new site.