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The key to online investigation is following the digital footprints people leave behind when they are online. These footprints will often lead you right to their doorstep. In addition to the individual clues you find about a person, there are many other artifacts which are relatively easily accessible for you to examine…if you know where to look. That is exactly what we specialize in at OpenCryptoSoc: Open Source Information, Crypto Currency, Social Media, Dark Web, and Privacy! Our motto is: Dig Deeper. Find Truth

From investigating crime syndicates, to business intelligence, to understanding the cyber threat landscape, there are all sorts of industries which can benefit from these resources.

According to the 2020 Cyber Threat Intelligence Report 85% of cyber threat intelligence professionals have received little or no training for online investigative tasks. The survey results reveal that most practitioners lack training, tools and internal oversight. Highlights from the report include:

  • 34% of respondents didn’t have any prior experience with OSINT-related research
  • 85% reported they received little or no training in OSINT techniques and risk prevention from their current employer
  • 55% are venturing into the Dark Web as part of their OSINT activity 10 or more times per month
  • 38% do not use managed attribution tools to mask or hide their online identities or personas
  • 29% report no oversight procedures to ensure that tools are not being abused by analysts

Whether you’re in the law enforcement, government, financial, legal, healthcare, insurance, or technology sectors, we have resources to help you find the information to get the truth in your investigations. Helping you to Dig deeper. Find truth.

Are you a Practitioner / Investigator / Analyst who is constantly searching for that ONE LINK you saw that ONE TIME, and now cant seem to find it??

See how OpenCryptoSoc makes your research journey just a little easier in every way

No matter what you’re looking for OpenCryptoSoc.com has you covered:

  • Open Source Information for Online Investigations
  • Tracing, tracking, following, and understanding Crypto Currencies
  • Information pertaining to Social Media accounts of your targets
  • Resources for researching and investigating the Dark Web
  • Practical tips for Privacy and securing your Digital Footprint
  • Online Investigation tips, tricks and resources

While the information / resources contained on this site are freely available for anyone to use in their research, it cannot be more heavily stated that the links provided here are for educational, research, and investigative purposes. The only thing we ask is that you follow the golden rule and treat people as you’d like to be treated. With great power comes great responsibility…use these resources for gooddon’t be a creeper!


Open source information is that which is publicly available i.e. information that any member of the public can lawfully find or obtain. This site provides numerous free and paid resources of several types and categories for researching and analyzing open source information.

Open source information can be divided into six categories:

  • Media: print newspapers, magazines, radio, and television from across and between countries
  • Internet: online publications, blogs, discussion groups, citizen media (i.e. – cell phone videos, and user created content), YouTube, and other social media websites (i.e. – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). This source also outpaces a variety of other sources due to its timeliness and ease of access
  • Public Government Data: public government reports, budgets, hearings, telephone directories, press conferences, websites, and speeches. Although this information comes from official sources they are typically publicly accessible
  • Professional and Academic Publications: information acquired from journals, conferences, symposia, academic papers, dissertations, and theses
  • Commercial Data: commercial imagery, financial and industrial assessments, and databases
  • Grey literature: technical reports, preprints, patents, working papers, business documents, unpublished works, and newsletters

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Crypto Currency

Crypto currency is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange wherein individual coin ownership records are stored in a digital ledger or blockchain using strong cryptography to secure transaction record entries, and to verify the transfer of coin ownership. Cryptocurrencies typically use a decentralized system based upon math, as opposed to central bank-like systems.

Bitcoin was the first decentralized, open source, peer-to-peer cryptocurrency released in 2009. Since the release of Bitcoin, thousands of “altcoins” (other cryptocurrencies with similar characteristics of Bitcoin) have been created.

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Social media intelligence (SOCMINT) refers to the tools and solutions that allow organizations to respond to and convert social signals, conversations, and social data points into meaningful trends and analysis based on the user’s needs. Social media intelligence allows one to collect information from social media sites, using both intrusive or non-intrusive means, from open and closed social networks.This type of information gathering is one element of OSINT (Open- Source Intelligence).

Research has shown that various social media platforms on the Internet such as Twitter and Tumblr (micro-blogging websites); Facebook (a popular social networking website); YouTube (the largest video sharing and hosting website); Blogs and discussion forums are being misused by extremist groups and other bad actors. These bad actors are using these platforms for spreading their beliefs and ideologies, promoting radicalization, recruiting members and creating online virtual communities sharing a common agenda.


Dark Web

The dark web is the Internet content that exists on darknets or overlay networks that use the Internet but require specific software, configurations, or authorization to access. The dark web forms a small part of the deep web. The deep web is the part of the Internet which is not indexed by search engines (like Google). Sometimes the term deep web is mistakenly used to refer specifically to the dark web.

The various darknets which constitute the dark web include small, friend-to-friend or peer-to-peer networks, as well as the larger / more popular networks such as Tor, Freenet, I2P, and IPFS which are operated by both organizations and individuals.

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You can follow me on twitter where I post shenanigans / retweet articles of interest under the handle Adv4n6. Additionally I can be found on Facebook and Instagram under the same name. These accounts are *mostly* professional in nature…I use them to create current content about the fields and to document some of my travels. I also maintain a github repository at: github.com/Adv4n6

Please do feel free to provide feedback, commentary, or link suggestions via email at: OpenCryptoSoc AT adv4n6.com

Thank you for visiting and your continued support and readership. I hope you find what you seek. Dig Deeper. Find Truth.