Newsletter 2019-10-17

October 17, 2019 by

October 2019: Russia, Grouping Results, and DDoS attack πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί Russia Want to investigate the Russian government? We are helping with a new search category, “Government: Russia”. It indexes data from Russian governmental domains, including: – Russian Government – Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation – Official website of the President of

Want to investigate the Russian government? We are helping.

October 5, 2019 by

We just released a new search category “Government: Russia”. It indexes data from Russian governmental domains, including: * – Russian Government * – Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation – Official website of the President of Russia – Federal Security Service – Russian Government – Supreme Court of Russia

New Feature: Grouping of Similar Results

October 3, 2019 by

A new features was just added: Grouping of similar results. This new feature is optional and can be in the Advanced menu -> Settings -> “Group Similar Results” checkbox. Try it out by clicking on this link and scroll down: If there are many search results, this feature can help to declutter the result

DDoS Attack against

October 3, 2019 by

On September 19, 2019, was under DDoS attack. 62 unique IPv4s issued 1.259.671 HTTP requests in 20 minutes. The attack was not successful, the service continued to perform normally. Source IPs As per our Terms of Service, we reserve the right to share information about attacks with the public. This is the list of

Newsletter 2019-09-30

September 30, 2019 by

September 2019: Leaks & Whois Data Two new massive data categories have been added: Public Leaks and Whois. They can be selected in the “Advanced” menu on Our dataset is growing rapidly – we are adding up to 10,000 records per second: Public Leaks The category “Public Leaks” contains public data leaks such as

Newsletter 2019-09-13

September 13, 2019 by

September 2019: Latest Updates We have two new major features to share: the Tree View and the History tabs. πŸ“‚ Tree View The Tree View tab shows related items to a search result. It simplifies the process of discovery and adds context to the search results. As for website results, it will show all other

New Feature: Virtual Folders

August 29, 2019 by

We just released a major update – virtual folders. For some results, there is a new “Tree View” tab. It shows items that are related either because they are part of one container file, or because the original file was too big and was automatically split into multiple files. To put it simple, the Tree

Apple’s .DS_Store files may leak filenames

August 26, 2019 by

One of the file formats that does not get much attention are “.DS_Store” files, even though they might be of interest in forensic cases when analyzing hard disks or other folders (including ZIP files) from Mac machines. “.DS_Store” is an abbreviation for “Desktop Services Store”. These files are created automatically by Apples “Finder” software (which

Newsletter 2019-08-20

August 19, 2019 by

August 2019: Latest Updates πŸ‘‹ 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. πŸ•΅πŸ» OSINT Tools: More tabs, more functionality Check out our free OSINT tools at The third-party search allows you to

Viruses on the Darknet

August 13, 2019 by

When talking about viruses on the darknet, the focus is usually on malware that can be purchased or rented (which gets increasingly popular with ransomware). There are also viruses that use the darknet for C&C (command & control) purposes. However, this blog post investigates viruses on the darknet websites themselves – which are usually based

WikiLeaks data in numbers

August 1, 2019 by

We have uploaded all the WikiLeaks data to Intelligence X and created a new category. You do not need an account or license to search through the WikiLeaks data using our site. Try it out here! Source & Challenges Most of the raw data is available via as well as torrents. There are

Newsletter 2019-07-08

July 8, 2019 by

Welcome to our Newsletter! πŸ‘‹ Intelligence X is excited to bring you periodic updates about our search engine and related tools. πŸ•΅πŸ» New OSINT Tools Recently, we developed free OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) tools! Use them here at: Intelligence X wants to support the OSINT community by providing these OSINT tools to the public.

Redesigned user interface and added statistics

June 3, 2019 by

Update 6/7/2019: We added a full-screen view (click on the new button next to “Back to result”) as well as a new search bar when clicking on a search result. If you don’t see it, make sure to refresh the website (CTRL + F5) as your browser may have cached the old version. Original 6/3/2019:

Social Security Numbers

May 22, 2019 by

We added support for US Social Security Numbers (SSNs)! You can immediately search for them here: Whis this is important Searching at Intelligence X works based on selectors (strong search terms). When you search for something, the system automatically detects suitable selectors and performs a search. Below is the list of supported selectors: Email

A comparison of darknet search engines

May 11, 2019 by

A few days ago a new search engine DarkSearch for Tor launched, adding to the mix of other existing search engines out there like Ahmia, Torch, Not Evil, and Haystack – it’s time for a feature comparison! No search engine can cover 100% of the pages due to the nature of Tor. There is no

Email verification for users

May 6, 2019 by

We have just turned on email verification for all accounts on Existing accounts receive a verification link via email upon login.

Native Support for Excel Sheets and PowerPoint Presentations πŸ—ƒοΈ

May 1, 2019 by

We just added native support to Intelligence X for the following data formats: Excel Sheets (.XLS, .XLSX, .ODT) PowerPoint Presentations (.PPTX) Native support means end-to-end support. This ranges from indexing and crawling files of various data sources, to processing them internally and presenting them to the end-user on the frontend Indexing is the process

“Virut” once infected a North Korean website, its injected iframe is still live

April 29, 2019 by

The North Korean website of the Korea Chonsong Trading Company (at was infected by the virus, “Virut”. Symantec [1] writes about this malware: W32.Virut is a virus that infects executable files. Some variants also infect ASP, HTML and PHP files. The virus has worm-like behavior and spreads by copying itself to fixed, removable and

A new type of HTTP client attacks is around the corner, and it’s really sneaky

April 15, 2019 by

Google is working on a new feature called “Signed HTTP Exchanges (SGX)” (note: Google also abbreviates it as “SXG”). According to their website: Signed HTTP Exchanges (SGX), part of an emerging technology called Web Packages is now available in Chrome 73. A Signed HTTP Exchange makes it possible to create β€œportable” content that can be delivered

North Korea just got a 3rd internet connection (and no one noticed)

April 11, 2019 by

Say hello to North Korea’s 3rd internet uplink! The North Korean autonomous system AS131279 just got a new uplink to AS133073 Teleglobal Communication Services Limited – which is assigned to Hong Kong, according to APNIC. According to our information, it went live a few days ago on April 3, 2019 at 16:00 UTC. North Korea

🐍 Python code to use Intelligence X

April 4, 2019 by

We just added Python code to use the Intelligence X API! You can find the code in the SDK at The code comes with a default API key so you can get started right away. For details on usage please look at the readme file in the SDK. The SDK already has code implementations

How many WiFi networks does North Korea have? At least 1.

April 3, 2019 by

North Korea has at least 1 WiFi network! The above screenshot was taken from the app, WiFi Map, which shows WiFis added by users (crowd-sourced). In this case, user “Trevan Baxter” added a WiFi network on December 23, 2018. The app first connects to the WiFi before adding it to the database to make sure

NSA program FAIRVIEW: Collecting trash. πŸ—‘οΈ

March 20, 2019 by

Fairview is a NSA program designed to collect “phone, internet, and e-mail data mainly of foreign countries’ citizens at major cable landing stations and switching stations inside the United States”. It dates back to 1985 [1]. There are various good articles on the subject [2]. As with every mass surveillance program, the basic law of

Transparency Report #1

March 14, 2019 by

We want to be transparent from the start about how we handle content removal requests and government orders. The service is governed by the Terms of Service and the Privacy Policy. Content removal requests can be filed here. These are the categories under which we remove content from the search results when reported via content

New Developer Tab

January 25, 2019 by

You can access the new developer tab after logging in. Go to: The new tab shows useful information for using the Intelligence X API: Your API key API URL The buckets (= data categories) you can access List of all API functions (endpoints) you can access as well as the amount of credits (=

Integrate Intelligence X into your project: Use the Software Development Kit

December 20, 2018 by

We are excited to announce our new Software Development Kit. It is free and can be used by anyone to integrate Intelligence X into their project. Whether it’s a website, service, or local program, you can use our versatile API to enrich your data and provide additional context. The SDK is published here: It

I2P added to the index πŸ‘€

December 2, 2018 by

We have now added another darknet to our index: I2P. It is substantially smaller in terms of hosted sites than its bigger fellow, Tor. To connect via I2P, you’d normally have to download the I2P router which provides an HTTP proxy in order to visit “.i2p” domains (called “eepsites”) from the browser. The I2P software

Free Alerts for Everyone

November 28, 2018 by

We just released an important feature: alerts via email. Now, you can automatically receive notifications daily, weekly, or monthly if there are new search results. The alert feature is free for everyone. Sign up at and then go to the “Alert” tab under “Account”. You can preview the alert and see how it looks

Analyzing the recent Dark Web hosting provider hack

November 18, 2018 by

Catalin CimpanuΒ @zdnet published yesterday an article “Popular Dark Web hosting provider got hacked, 6,500 sites down”. The hosting provider “dhosting4okcs22v.onion” was hacked on November 15, 2018 and all data was apparently deleted. The creator Daniel Winzen was cited: “Unfortunately, all data is lost and per design, there are no backups”, and that 6.500+ dark web

We just launched! Intelligence X goes live πŸ₯‚

October 10, 2018 by

Press release / Vienna / October 10, 2018 Global launch of Intelligence X: First search engine for the darknet goes online Programmer and IT security analyst Peter Kleissner launches Intelligence X – the first search engine that can be used to investigate whether personal or sensitive data have been leaked on the internet. Website available

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