Top Data Integrations & OSINT Tools for Cryptocurrency Investigations

Top Data Integrations & OSINT Tools for Cryptocurrency Investigations

Executive Summary 🔗︎ Cryptocurrency has seen enormous growth in the world economy. However, this has paved the way for criminal activity on the blockchain, which is why it is becoming increasingly important to trace and investigate transactions in different cryptocurrencies. The tools to obfuscate criminal cryptocurrency transactions are constantly evolving and luckily, so are the…

Analyzing Disinformation Network Using WhoisXML API and Maltego

Analyzing Disinformation Network Using WhoisXML API and Maltego

Executive Summary 🔗︎ Over the course of the past decade, the internet has dramatically transformed the nature of how information spreads, bringing with it both good and bad consequences. One of the most prominent issues that has multiplied thanks to the internet is disinformation. Disinformation takes place when misleading or biased information is deliberately spread…

Investigating Military Deployments with Maltego and ShadowDragon SocialNet

Investigating Military Deployments with Maltego and ShadowDragon SocialNet

Executive Summary 🔗︎ Analysis of social media by Law Enforcement and Government institutions is nothing new. With a great portion of our lives constantly documented online, it’s hard to deny the usefulness of the information they harbor. Recently, TikTok users posted volumes of videos of the advancements of Russian forces across the Ukrainian border, documenting…

Uncovering Disinformation Against NATO with Maltego, Silobreaker, and Bvd Orbis

Uncovering Disinformation Against NATO with Maltego, Silobreaker, and Bvd Orbis

Executive Summary 🔗︎ In July of 2020, the “Ghostwriter” disinformation campaign targeting countries like Poland, Latvia and Lithuania came to light. A report from the Cybersecurity firm Mandiant pointed to a hacker group aligned with “Russian security interests” looking to discredit NATO in said countries since at least 2017. According to Mandiant, the hacker group…

Automate Investigations with Maltego Machines – Part 2: Our New Cybersec & SOCMINT Machines

Automate Investigations with Maltego Machines – Part 2: Our New Cybersec & SOCMINT Machines

In Part 1, we introduced the handy Maltego automation feature known as Machines, and how to use them to further accelerate your investigations. Today, we are happy to announce the release of a new set of Machines designed for cybersecurity and social media investigations. Maltego Machines: A Blog Series 🔗︎ What are Maltego Machines? As…

Everything to Know About Ransomware: The Anatomy & Investigations of Ransomware Attacks

Everything to Know About Ransomware: The Anatomy & Investigations of Ransomware Attacks

Executive Summary 🔗︎ Ransomware is a type of software that encrypts users’ data, ensuring that they can no longer recover it without payment. It has been around since about 1989 and has become a very lucrative business with a bleeding impact on organizations: Financial cost of pay-out, loss of reputation, agencies’ fines, permanent data loss,…

Jumpstart Your Person of Interest Investigations with People Data Labs and Maltego

Jumpstart Your Person of Interest Investigations with People Data Labs and Maltego

With nearly 2.5 billion unique profiles available for searching, People Data Labs allows investigators to advance their person of interest investigations in seconds and with a single click. Founded in 2015, People Data Labs began as recruiting software intended to help companies better understand and source candidates. Today companies around the world and across industries…

Everything About Social Media Intelligence (SOCMINT) and Investigations

Everything About Social Media Intelligence (SOCMINT) and Investigations

Social Media Intelligence (SOCMINT) is considered to be a sub-discipline of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). SOCMINT can be defined as the techniques, technologies, and tools that allow for the collection and analysis of information from social media platforms. SOCMINT can be harnessed by government or non-state actors, such as private intelligence agencies or marketing companies,…

Maltego Technologies: Mine, Merge, and Map Investigative Data in One Place

Maltego Technologies: Mine, Merge, and Map Investigative Data in One Place

This feature interview is originally published by CIO Review Europe. The role of a digital forensics investigator in today’s cybersecurity landscape is similar to that of a detective going through a trail of evidence to solve a crime. However, to identify and analyse an organization’s fault lines and to prevent cyber threats proactively and efficiently,…

Maltego Handbook for Cyber Threat Intelligence

Maltego Handbook for Cyber Threat Intelligence

About Cyber Threat Intelligence 🔗︎ Attacks getting more sophisticated, and enterprises may be targeted from adversaries with various domains and motivations. Companies can no longer only work on an incident-by-incident basis, but leverage information on previous incidents to react faster to future incidents identification and mitigation. Incident observations and the intelligence gained from those events…

Maltego Support: Committed To Empowering Meaningful And Excellent Investigations

Maltego Support: Committed To Empowering Meaningful And Excellent Investigations

Maltego Support: Committed To Empowering Meaningful And Excellent Investigations 🔗︎ The Maltego Support team cares and commits to support our Enterprise customers as soon as need(s) arise. Currently, our support team works from 8am to 6pm CET (7am to 5pm GMT) from Monday to Friday. Normally, we maintain operations even on public holidays to support…

The Pivot Podcast: Data Privacy Lawyer Turned Investigative Reporter with Gisela Pérez de Acha

The Pivot Podcast: Data Privacy Lawyer Turned Investigative Reporter with Gisela Pérez de Acha

In this episode for The Pivot podcast, we welcome our guest, Gisela Pérez de Acha! Gisela is a human rights lawyer, an open source researcher at Berkeley Law’s Investigative Reporting Program and Human Rights Center, and a trainer at Amnesty International’s Digital Verification Corps, which is a global network of volunteers who fact-checks social media…

Investigator Toolkit August 2022: Cheat Sheets for Faster and Spot-on Workflows

Investigator Toolkit August 2022: Cheat Sheets for Faster and Spot-on Workflows

Since June 2022, Maltego has launched a new social media campaign that provides Maltego users and investigators with cheat sheets showing how to best use our Hub items for certain workflows. Check out the Investigator Toolkit August roundup in this article! Presented to you by Maltego, the Investigator Toolkit series showcases each Maltego Transform Hub…

Inland NorthWest Private Investigators Association (INWPIA)

Inland NorthWest Private Investigators Association (INWPIA)

October 21 by PInow Staff Articles Join Inland NorthWest Private Investigators Association Today! Transparency, Truth, and Training Inland NorthWest Private Investigators Association (INWPIA) is a non-profit professional organization founded in August 2021, answering the call for truth, transparency, and training. It’s essential for private investigators to join industry associations in order…

Avoiding Cognitive Bias in Your Investigations

Avoiding Cognitive Bias in Your Investigations

Executive Summary 🔗︎ This blog article examines the psychological rather than the technical aspect of Maltego, in particular – cognitive biases. Understanding and mitigating these phenomena is incredibly important to ensure that the intelligence gathered and the subsequent conclusions derived, are objective and will yield the best possible results. We will look into three examples…

Terrorism in the Modern Age

Terrorism in the Modern Age

Terrorism is a significant global concern that afflicts many nations, particularly those under the superpower banner. Terrorism manifests at two significant levels, international and domestic. Domestic terrorism is the illicit or threatened application of violence or force by an individual or group operating and based solely within a country’s territory without foreign influence committed against…

Investigator Toolkit September 2022: Cheat Sheets for Faster and Spot-on Workflows

Investigator Toolkit September 2022: Cheat Sheets for Faster and Spot-on Workflows

Since June 2022, Maltego has launched a new social media campaign that provides Maltego users and investigators with cheat sheets showing how to best use our Hub items for certain workflows. Check out the Investigator Toolkit September roundup in this article! Presented to you by Maltego, the Investigator Toolkit series showcases each Maltego Transform Hub…

Understanding the Different Types of Intelligence Collection Disciplines

Understanding the Different Types of Intelligence Collection Disciplines

The term Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) has become so popular and marketable these days, chances are you have most definitely seen mentions of it somewhere. One might encounter it when comparing different data sources, when learning about investigative techniques, or as a category of data collection and analysis tools. While all of its different connotations may…

Investigator Toolkit October 2022: Cheat Sheets for Faster and Spot-on Workflows

Investigator Toolkit October 2022: Cheat Sheets for Faster and Spot-on Workflows

Since June 2022, Maltego has launched a new social media campaign that provides Maltego users and investigators with cheat sheets showing how to best use our Hub items for certain workflows. Check out the Investigator Toolkit October roundup in this article! Presented to you by Maltego, the Investigator Toolkit series showcases each Maltego Transform Hub…

Top OSINT & Infosec Resources for You and Your Team: 100+ Blogs, Podcasts, YouTube Channels, Books, and more!

Top OSINT & Infosec Resources for You and Your Team: 100+ Blogs, Podcasts, YouTube Channels, Books, and more!

Maltego’s master list of important OSINT resources is updated for 2022! Learning how to use open source intelligence for investigations is a never ending road. Luckily, there are many who have traveled the same way and shared their footsteps. Celebrating Cybersecurity Awareness Month in 2021, we started OSINT October as a campaign to help both…

The Pivot Podcast: A Peek into the World of State Operations and Internet Mapping with Léa Ronzaud

The Pivot Podcast: A Peek into the World of State Operations and Internet Mapping with Léa Ronzaud

In this episode for The Pivot podcast, we welcome our guest Léa Ronzaud from Graphika! Léa plays a central role at Graphika as an investigator specializing in online investigations, state influence operations, and European extremist groups. She is part of the team that exposed Secondary Infektion is a series of operations run by a large-scale,…

Investigator Toolkit November 2022: Cheat Sheets for Faster and Spot-on Workflows

Investigator Toolkit November 2022: Cheat Sheets for Faster and Spot-on Workflows

Since June 2022, Maltego has launched a new social media campaign that provides Maltego users and investigators with cheat sheets showing how to best use our Hub items for certain workflows. Check out the Investigator Toolkit November roundup in this article! Presented to you by Maltego, the Investigator Toolkit series showcases each Maltego Transform Hub…

Investigation into Europe’s Shadow Army: Exploitation of Refugees in the European Union

Investigation into Europe’s Shadow Army: Exploitation of Refugees in the European Union

Lighthouse Reports’ Investigation into Europe’s Shadow Border Army 🔗︎ In September 2022, Maltego had the pleasure to host the webinar, “Exploitation of refugees in the European Union,” with Bashar Deeb and Klaas van Dijken from Lighthouse Reports. Bashar shared with us the difficult and dangerous path they followed to complete an OSINT and Maltego-based investigation:…

OpenSanctions Solution in Maltego - Maltego

OpenSanctions Solution in Maltego – Maltego

This document provides an overview of how the OpenSanctions integration for Maltego enables investigators to find person of interest, investigate them, and their associations thoroughly. How OpenSanctions Transforms Enhances Due Diligence Investigations 🔗︎ OpenSanctions is an open source intelligence effort to build the world’s most transparent database of persons of interest. We combine 50+ official…

For Analysts: How to Properly Prep, Analyze, and Conclude Investigations

For Analysts: How to Properly Prep, Analyze, and Conclude Investigations

The “Mindset” Challenge 🔗︎ The first hurdle for analysts is identifying the relevant and diagnostic information from the increasing volume of ambiguous and contradictory data that is acquired through open source and clandestine means… all individuals assimilate and evaluate information through the medium of “mental models” (sometimes also called “frames” or “mind-sets”). United States Government.…

Canadian securities regulators seek input on regulatory regime for accessing real-time market data

Toronto – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced today that it is seeking input on improving access to real-time market data for equity securities, including several proposed regulatory options to improve its availability. Access to real-time market data, which contains critical information about orders sent to and trades executed on all Canadian equity marketplaces, is…

Canadian securities regulators provide guidance on changes to swap data reporting rules

Toronto – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published CSA Staff Notice 96-303 Derivatives Data Reporting Transition Guidance.  In light of upcoming changes to derivatives data reporting in the United States, the CSA is providing guidance to market participants that report over-the-counter derivatives data in Canada as required by CSA derivatives data reporting rules. We…

Career Possibility: Senior Licensing Officer

Career Possibility: Senior Licensing Officer

Your career at FCNB is enriched with daily opportunities to learn, innovate, and grow professionally in a supportive, stimulating, and flexible workplace. We offer a competitive total compensation package and exciting opportunities for professional development. We support our employees in maintaining their professional designations and provide technical updates on a continual basis for many of…