Training, methodology, and not dying in a ball of twisted metal

Training, methodology, and not dying in a ball of twisted metal

By Elliott Anderson | Jun 3, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Here at ShadowDragon, since 2008 we have been building world class OSINT tools and cyber security products.  From SocialNet to OIMonitor to Malnet, we’ve put together solutions for solving...

Where does operational security begin?

Where does operational security begin?

By Elliott Anderson / May 20, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Over the course of the last few months, we’ve blogged about finding bad guys by guessing emails, mapping friends, understanding emotional behavior, and leveraging laziness and poor password...

Becoming Dark Web Rambo

Becoming Dark Web Rambo

By Elliott Anderson / May 6, 2020 12:00:00 AM

There’s a lot of mystery that surrounds the dark web–surprisingly, even in the information security space.  I’ve met a huge swath of capable engineers and developers who can explain the technical...

Cutting your teeth on ShadowDragon’s advanced CTF

By Elliott Anderson / Apr 29, 2020 12:00:00 AM

We’ve talked in recent weeks about the importance of training and the methodology behind it.  Much of the OSINT work we do is focused on the social aspects and footprint of a target online.  As most...

Fishing with a Subaru

Fishing with a Subaru

By Elliott Anderson / Apr 15, 2020 12:00:00 AM

There comes a time in some OSINT investigations where we have accurately identified our target’s profiles, lifestyle, and communication platforms, but we still aren’t quite to the point of...

Background Checks & Due Diligence

Background Checks & Due Diligence

By Elliott Anderson / Mar 11, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Many years ago, when I was in college, I had a job at a large retailer.  It involved all of the normal retail-y things: stocking, checking, unloading trucks, helping customers, etc.  After...

Unmasking a carder with OSINT

Unmasking a carder with OSINT

By Elliott Anderson / Feb 19, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Today, we will be exploring the world of carding a bit and following the path of a kid on his way to becoming a full-fledged carder.  I spent about an hour on the basics of the investigation. The...

The Cult of Musk - The OSINT Edition

The Cult of Musk - The OSINT Edition

By Elliott Anderson / Jan 22, 2020 12:00:00 AM

I have always been a bit of a gear head.  From when I was kid in a room plastered with posters of the Dodge Viper, Porsche 911, or a Lamborghini Diablo to becoming a freshly hired teen with the...

Iran and OSINT Hunting for Fun & Profit.

Iran and OSINT Hunting for Fun & Profit.

By Elliott Anderson / Jan 15, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Today, I’m going to go on a very basic hunting adventure. Every so often, I do stuff like this for “fun”.  There’s no deep takeaway here –– just some basic searching and the techniques involved. ...

What’s in an email address?

What’s in an email address?

By Elliott Anderson / Dec 17, 2019 12:00:00 AM

A few weeks ago we went over an interesting way to pivot from breached data passwords to a target by virtue of the lazy way many people reuse the same passwords for multiple emails.  In a very...

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