Doing proper OSINT research requires an excellent knowledge of open sources.
Next to the many open source resources already offered, the Repertorium or OSINT Resource Discovery Toolkit, helps in finding the right sources for the right answers. There is amongst others an extensive listing of categories of search engines, each with one or two primary examples. Each listing has direct links to the help pages to find out exactly how each search language works.
De politie heeft dinsdag een 21-jarige man uit Almere aangehouden voor phishing. Bij deze online-oplichtingszaak werd volgens de politie zo’n 130.000 euro verduisterd in de laatste maanden van 2020.
In de phishingzaak werden mails en sms’jes gestuurd die van WoningNet leken te komen, meldt de politie. Daarin stond dat de inschrijving van WoningNet verliep. De slachtoffers werden daarmee naar een valse betaallink gelokt. De betaallink was in dit geval een phishinglink waarmee de bankgegevens van de slachtoffers werden verkregen.
12 januari 2021 21:11Aangepast: 12 januari 2021 22:40
Nach monatelangen intensiven Ermittlungen ist es der Zentralen Kriminalinspektion Oldenburg (ZKI) unter der Leitung der Landeszentralstelle Cybercrime (LZC) der Generalstaatsanwaltschaft Koblenz am Wochenende gelungen, den mutmaßlichen Betreiber des vermutlich weltweit größten illegalen Marktplatzes im Darknet, den DarkMarket, festzunehmen. Am Montag, dem 11.01.2021, konnten die Ermittler zudem den Marktplatz schließen und die Server abschalten. Polizei und Generalstaatsanwaltschaft wurden dabei von einer Vielzahl in- und ausländischer Behörden unterstützt. Neben den Landeskriminalämtern aus Niedersachsen und Rheinland-Pfalz kooperierten die ZKI Oldenburg und die LZC mit den amerikanischen Behörden FBI, DEA und IRS und der australischen, britischen, dänischen, schweizerischen, ukrainischen und moldawischen Polizei. Europol nahm dabei eine koordinierende Rolle ein.
De koers van het miniscule Amerikaanse beursfonds Signal Advance ging de afgelopen dagen 118 keer over de kop. De oorzaak: beleggers interpreteerden een tweet van Tesla-oprichter Elon Musk niet goed en kochten het verkeerde aandeel.
In een paar dagen tijd van een koers van 0,60 dollar stijgen naar 70,85 dollar. Dat overkwam het aandeel Signal Advance.
‘Gebruik Signal’ tweette Elon Musk, de grote man achter Tesla en de rijkste man ter wereld, vorige week donderdag. Beleggers dachten te kunnen profiteren van dit ‘advies’ van Musk en ze haastten zich om het aandeel Signal te kopen.
RTL nieuws. 12 januari 2021 10:41Aangepast: 12 januari 2021 13:12
“Amazon’s action against Parler is not unprecedented, as we have seen other US companies such as Cloudflare remove content delivery services and DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) protection and support to white supremacist website The Daily Stormer in 2017 and 8Chan in 2019 after that website was used by a gunman to post materials before he went on to massacre people in El Paso, Texas,” she said.
Silencing Trump: How ‘big tech’ is taking Trumpism offline – www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-55624630
8jan2021. The new privacy rules do not apply to the European Economical Zone, amongst others, the EU. No worries for European users, WhatsApp now has two sets of privacy rules. One for Europe, one for the rest of the world. https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-55573149
WhatsApp gives users an ultimatum: Share data with Facebook or stop using the app
WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messenger that claims to have privacy coded into its DNA, is giving its 2 billion plus users an ultimatum: agree to share their personal data with the social network or delete their accounts.
Share and share alike
Shortly after Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion in 2014, its developers built state-of-the-art end-to-end encryption into the messaging app. The move was seen as a victory for privacy advocates because it used the Signal Protocol, an open source encryption scheme whose source code has been reviewed and audited by scores of independent security experts.
User phone numbers
Other people’s phone numbers stored in address books
Profile pictures and
Status message including when a user was last online
Diagnostic data collected from app logs
Under the new terms, Facebook reserves the right to share collected data with its family of companies.
In some cases, such as when someone uses WhatsApp to interact with third-party businesses, Facebook may also share information with those outside entities.
A lack of transparency
The move comes a month after Apple started requiring iOS app makers, including WhatsApp, to detail the information they collect from users. WhatsApp, according to the App Store, reserves the right to collect:
Usage data and
A WhatsApp spokeswoman declined to speak on the record about the changes and precisely how or if it’s possible for users to opt out of them. She agreed to email additional information on the condition it be kept on background, meaning none of the details can be quoted verbatim.
The move, the spokeswoman said, is part of a previously disclosed move to allow businesses to store and manage WhatsApp chats using Facebook’s infrastructure. Users won’t have to use WhatsApp to interact with the businesses and have the option of blocking the businesses. She said there will be no change in how WhatsApp shares provides data with Facebook for non-business chats and account data.
Post updated to add details in the third-to-last paragraph.
Interesting development in the world of OSINF. How much information will be lost now that 81000 domain names are suspended due to Brexit?
ZDNet, Daphne Leprince-Ringuet, 5 jan 2021
Tens of thousands of website owners who are based in the UK might have started the year with an unpleasant surprise: Eurid, the registry manager of .eu domain names, has suspended .eu domain names registered by UK citizens as a result of the regulatory changes caused by Brexit.
Suspended domain names can no longer support a website or service like email, and owners now have three months to prove their right to run a .eu domain. This means updating contact data to transfer the .eu domain to an EU-subsidiary outside the UK; or declaring citizenship or residence of an EU member state.
Domain names will be re-instated as soon as contact data is updated, said Eurid – but only for the next few months. Those who, after 31st March 2021, still haven’t demonstrated their eligibility will see their domain name withdrawn, and made available again for general registration from January 2022 if no action is taken by then. Eurid said 81,000 domains, from 50,000 users, have been suspended.
From ABC News:
U.S. intelligence agencies on Tuesday attributed the recent massive SolarWinds cyber breach to Russia, saying it was likely an intelligence gathering effort against several U.S. government agencies.
“This work indicates that an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actor, likely Russian in origin, is responsible for most or all of the recently discovered, ongoing cyber compromises of both government and non-governmental networks,” the FBI, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Administration, and Office of Director of National Intelligence said in a joint statement. “At this time, we believe this was, and continues to be, an intelligence gathering effort. We are taking all necessary steps to understand the full scope of this campaign and respond accordingly abcnews.go.com/Politics/intel-agencies-massive-cyber-attack-us-government-russian/story?id=75065644