Investigating individuals and groups using open source intelligence presented at HackLu 2008

by Roelof ( RT ) Temmingh,

Summary : In this presentation we will show how the abundance of information on the Internet (using the 'surface web' as well as the deep web) can be used to create a comprehensive profile of a person or a group / organization. The presentation will include a real world, live demo of the Maltego framework for data collection and correlation. The demo will cover collection and visualization of both open source (surface web and deep web) and internal data sources and will show how n-th order relationships can be found and analyzed using the tool.
Furthermore we will discuss (with live examples) how the lack of true identity on the net (think websites, social networks, email, IM) can result in the creation of virtual communities which 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.

Roelof ( RT ) Temmingh: Roelof completed his electronic engineer degree in 1995 and has been involved in the security industry for some years now. He started SensePost with some friends in 2000, left SensePost in 2007 and has been running Paterva since then. He has spoke at numerous international conference including BlackHat, Defcon, Cansecwest, FIRST, Hack in the box and co-wrote some book with the rest of the Syngress crowd. He likes to think about and create new and innovative technology is and the driving force behind Maltego.