Investigating Individuals And Organizations Using Open Source Intelligence presented at BlueHat 2008

by Roelof ( RT ) Temmingh (Paterva ),

Tags: Security

Summary : In this presentation, we will show how the abundance of information on the Internet (using the ìsurface Webî as well as the ìdeep Webî) can be used to create a comprehensive profile of a person or a group/organization. The presentation will include a real world, live demonstration of the Maltego framework for data collection and correlation. The demo will cover collection and visualization of both open source and internal data sources and will show how n-th order relationships can be found and analyzed using the tool.
Next we will discuss (with live examples) how the lack of true identity on the Internet (using Web sites, social networks, e-mail, and IM) can result in the creation of virtual communities that can be used for anything from stock market manipulation to political gain. Finally, we will discuss possible solutions to the problem, and ways to detect and protect yourself.