OSINT and Online Investigation

Our experts have over 30 years of combined experience as practitioners in this area and are able to assist with, advise on and conduct OSINT/SOCMINT investigations. Information that our analysts are able to obtain can assist almost every investigation and present new lines of enquiry, key evidence and, in some cases, answer questions that cannot be resolved using traditional methods.

We can provide a review of the material or conduct our own research using our in-house experts. This consists of online information, intelligence and evidence gathering which can be targeted to individuals, companies, groups and much more.

Open-Source & Social Media Intelligence (OSINT/SOCMINT)

Investigation methods within this case type also include image analysis, email investigation, witness harvesting and database analysis. Attribution also forms a key part of our investigations and plays a vital part of the investigative process.

In light of this, our research can assist with supporting or refuting attribution of online accounts or digital devices.

Review of Open-Source & Social Media Intelligence used in Investigations

Open-Source Intelligence or Social Media Intelligence has been around for some time in Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) investigations. Although in the earlier stages this wasn’t used evidentially, we are now seeing a trend where this process is being used more and more in investigations and in court.

Other Online Investigation Methods

Online investigation is not just limited to researching on social media, this investigation method can assist in a whole range of information gathering such as image analysis, reverse image searching, email investigation, witness harvesting and database analysis.

Attribution forms a key part of our investigations and plays a vital part in linking a person to an online account or profile; our research can assist with supporting or refuting attribution of persons to online accounts, profiles or in some cases digital devices.

It may be that the client wishes to conduct their own online investigations….

IntaForensics have experience in this area and can configure, implement and deliver bespoke packages where we can set up the ideal online investigator environment. From advising on a covert internet connection right through to installing virtual machines, configuring recording methods and producing a detailed report.

Protecting the client when conducting online research is key, by having IntaForensics creating this environment, the client can be assured that there is minimal risk to their investigations.

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