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Chinese APT Antlion Targeting Taiwanese Finan...

Intro Note: If you are technically knowledgable in cyber defence and offence, you can read the original research into the Antlion campaign from Symantec’s Threat Hunter Team; or listen to The CyberWire’s Research Saturday Podcast with Symantec. As these are technical sources, my goal is stay non-technical and offer the key takeaways for the general public; especially insight into […]

OSINTEditor Sunday Briefing: 24 October

This week in the Sunday Briefing, tools to research terrorism and radicalisation, techniques on investigating the rising, and leading, social media platform TikTok, and a discussion on the importance of ethics relating to a politically charged attempt at prosecuting a journalist. (Main image: The source code for the OSINT Editor site. Oops, I am a […]

OSINTEditor Sunday Briefing: 17 October

OSINTEditor Sunday Briefing: 17 October

This week in the OSINTEditor Sunday Briefing, how to turn a game into an OSINT tool, the InVid tool to fight disinformation, PLA airbase construction, and Grifthorse, the fleeceware campaign that keeps on grifting.   WeVerify: InVid Creating disinformation is relatively easy: find a dramatic video, copy and paste that video out of context and […]

OSINTEditor Sunday Briefing: Shifting Paradig...

This week takes a look at two DSNlytic tools for OSINT Network operations, covert operations for the PLA and Russian paramilitary groups, changes to the CIA, and local political context for Taiwan President Tsai’s National Day speech. Main image source: Office of the President, Republic of China (Taiwan) DNSlytics Google analytics is a powerful tool […]

Tanker War 2.0

Tanker War 2.0

  The first “Tanker War” At the height of the Iran-Iraq war in 1984, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq lead a coalition which included Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in a series of attacks against Iranian commercial vessels tied to its oil industry. These vessels were mainly tankers. Iran did not take long to reply in kind, starting […]