Newsletter 2019-08-20

Published on August 19, 2019 by

August 2019: Latest Updates 👋

The last newsletter was sent out early July 2019. Since then, we have new features and blog posts to share! Our free OSINT tool suite has been substantially upgraded.

🕵🏻 OSINT Tools: More tabs, more functionality

Check out our free OSINT tools at https://intelx.io/tools.

The third-party search allows you to quickly look for the following:

  • General
  • Email
  • Domain
  • IP
  • Bitcoin
  • Image (reverse search)
  • Username
  • Person
  • Phone Number
  • Location
  • File

Our social media tabs include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Telegram. Other tabs available include Validate Emails, GeoIP Lookup, Encoding, and URLs.

Magic File Tool

The Magic File tool allows you to extract text, metadata, selectors, and images from a variety of file types. It is helpful for forensics and investigative purposes.

Try it out: 👉🏻 https://intelx.io/tools?tab=filetool

🌍 WikiLeaks and Cryptome data in numbers

We have a search category named “WikiLeaks”, which contains the data from WikiLeaks, Cryptome, and the Snowden Files.

Indexing the data (= the process of making it searchable by parsing and creating a search index) has quite a few challenges. There are both organizational and technical challenges:

  • Content that is of no interest and should not be indexed
    • Pornographic content
    • Extreme violence
    • Fake news
    • Spam
  • Different file types, encodings, compressions
  • Overall no clear structure and index. Sometimes there are duplicates, and sometimes files appear to be missing.

tl;dr, this is the amount of WikiLeaks data indexed by Intelligence X:

  • Items: 5,664,971
  • Unique selectors: 368,818
  • Total extracted selectors: 41,213,169
  • Size of data files (total): 471 GB

Most of the extracted selectors are emails (46%), followed by credit cards (19%), and URLs (15%).

The Cryptome data, in comparison, is much smaller:

  • Items: 93,234
  • Unique selectors: 333,122
  • Total extracted selectors: 539,908
  • Size of data files (total): 39 GB

Read the full blog post here.

🐞 Viruses on the Darknet

We store 13,158,345 items for Tor (since 2017) and 1,954,070 items for I2P (since 2018). Those items include lots of historical and current copies of websites and other files. We scanned everything with the ESET antivirus program to see if there are any viruses.

Here is the short summary:

  • 1 file detected on I2P, which was actually a false-positive
  • 2944 files detected on Tor

Read the full blog post here.

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