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Advangle is a simple and convenient builder of complex web-search queries through Google or Bing search engines. You can save your queries in a free Advangle account to refer to later.

Bing vs Google-A tool that provides a side-by-side list and comparison of search results delivered through Bing vs. Google search engines.

iSeek-A targeted discovery tool that allows an investigator to enhance, analyze and organize searches, and see how collected information on a topic is distributed. iSeek uses natural language queries that understands the meaning and concepts embedded in the search and delivers relevant information.

Yippy (formerly Clusty) is a metasearch engine that allows investigators to index and federate documents and data sources to provide relevant big picture insights.

NerdyData-With NerdyData investigators can search for source code. The platform allows investigators to search for web technologies, advertising tags, meta descriptions and for any pattern that they want to identify on a website’s code.

PublicWWW-Allows investigators to search the source code and find related websites through the unique HTML codes they share such as widgets and publisher IDs.

Snapchat Leaks-Investigators can use this tool to find out if a Subject’s Snapchat username and phone number was released during a December 31, 2013 Snapchat database hack.


Namech_k– A tool that helps investigators find an available user name. This is a useful tool to use when setting up investigative online and social media personas.

Usersearch-A tool to find the person behind a username, email address or phone number.

Namecheckr-Allows investigators to check domain and social username availability across multiple networks.

Pipl-Investigators can use Pipl to find the person behind the email address, social username or phone number.

User Sherlock-A tool to help investigators determine the identity of the owner of an unknown username in their inbox, social network or online auction site.

KnowEm-Allows investigators to check the use of a brand, product, personal name or user name on over 500 social media websites.


VINCHECK  Investigators can use this tool to find out if a vehicle has been reported as stolen, but not recovered, or has been reported as a salvage vehicle.

Checkthatvin-Investigators can use this tool to know a vehicle’s title history, brand information and if it was ever junked, salvaged or declared a total loss.

Vin.Place-This site provides investigators with free access to vehicle purchase records data.

ReverseGenie-This tool allows investigators to conduct license plat searches to find owner and vehicle information.

AllVehicleData-Investigators can use this large, comprehensive and free directory to find vehicle purchase records that have been published online.

VinDecoderZ-Allows investigators to check the validity of a car and get detailed information on almost any VIN number, search car parts and check the car’s history.

MarineTraffic-Provides the investigator with a suite of tools designed to locate, monitor and reveal more about the vessels and ports that matter to their investigation.

Boat InfoWorld-Using this site investigators can get detailed vessel information on owner, hull identification number, hailing port, length, year built, boat builder and more.

Flight Tracker-This site provides an investigator with live flight data, airport delays, flight planning, flight routes, oceanic tracks and more. Investigators can search by flight, tail, airport or city.

FlightRadar24-This site provides a global tracking service that provides investigators with real-time information about thousands of aircraft around the world.

Cruise Ship Tracker-This resource allows investigators to quickly find any cruise ship to discover their position and itinerary schedule.

Container Tracker-This resource provides a direct search or a gateway to container companies so that investigators can quickly find any container to discover its position.

Air Cargo Tracker-This resource provides a direct search or a gateway to air cargo companies so that investigators can quickly find any container to discover its position.

AirNav RadarBox-Tracks flights, including private and military jets.

PlaneFinder-A global network of data feeds and antennas radars that receive data broadcast directly from aircraft for flight tracking.

Vessel Finder-Free AIS vessel tracking website that displays real time ship positions and marine traffic detected by global AIS network.

WikiRoutes-World’s public transport database edited by people on the principles of Wikipedia.


Instant Street View-Investigators can type in an address or place name to instantly see it in Google Street View.

StreetView-Investigators can use this tool to take in either a starting point and end point, or get a file of a route, or to get a playthrough of the Google streetview images that are available.

FollowYourWorld-Investigators can find out and be alerted when new imagery is available in both Google Maps and Google Earth.

LandsatLook-Investigators can interactively explore the USCG Landsat archive to view images, compare image features and changes through time and display configurable map information layers in combination with Landsat imagery.

GPS Visualizer-Investigators can find the latitude and the longitude of an address.

ZoomEarth-Updated daily, investigators can view NASA satellite images in a zoom-able interface.

OpenStreetCam-Investigators can get crowd-sourced street-level photographs in a location search.

GeoVisual Search-Using this tool, investigators can access public and commercial satellite imagery, detect visual similarities between scenes and recognize different types of objects across the globe.

DualMaps-Investigators can use this tool to combine synchronized Google Maps Aerial Imagery and Google Street view into one embedded control.

TerraPattern-Allows investigators to quickly scan large geographical regions for specific visual features.

TerraServer-Allows investigators to select imagery from different dates and of different resolutions. Investigators can measure surface distances and area on the images and get a number of image overlays such as road names, parks, schools, and other data.

LandViewer-Investigators can view recovered imagery from archive data in any zoom, and easily search and analyze huge amounts of the most recent earth observation data.

Military Grid System-Investigators can use this tool to locate points on Earth and display the MGRS coordinates for any point on Google Maps.

BatchGeo-Investigators can use this tool to quickly geo-code any address, visually group property information using Google maps, and produce customized maps.

MyGeoPosition-Investigators can use this tool to geocode a geoposition (latitude, longitude, elevation), create geotags, geo-metatags and kml files.

Bing Maps-This Microsoft tool is a satellite and mapping service that provides more recent and higher resolution imagery than Google.

Converting Coordinates-With this tool investigators can convert geographic coordinates between different notation styles.

Digital Globe-An easy to use satellite imagery tool.

EarthExplorer-Investigators can query and order satellite images, aerial photographs, and cartographic products through the U.S. Geological Survey.

Geograph-Provides geo-referenced images.

GeoNames-A database of location names offering a variety of different spellings in various languages.

HERE WeGo-Provides more recent satellite imagery than Google (in e.g. Iraq).

Sentinel Playground-Updated every 5-10 days with new imagery, dependent on cloud cover. Gives investigators the ability to explore a variety of GIS variables.

Wikimapia-Crowdsourced information related to geographic locations. Provides investigators with the ability to switch between Google/Bing/OSM. Massive amount of UCG information.

Yandex Maps-A Russian web mapping service providing detailed maps of the whole world. It includes a search, information about traffic jams, routing and street panoramas.

Geobased Searches

Echosec-A location-first social media geofencing platforms that allows investigators to scan social media networks to discover hyperlocal intelligence.

Livemap-Provides an interactive live map of conflict news in a variety of countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, U.S., Ukraine, Venezuela, etc.

WarWire-Leverages inexpensive, yet powerful, technologies to help people more efficiently cover, investigate and respond to global war and crises.

Domain Names

Whoxy-Investigators can use this domain search engine’s reverse Whois tool to see a list of domain names owned by a Subject.

PubDB-A tool for investigators to find traffic stats of websites and lookup relevant information on a domain.

LandsatLook-Investigators can interactively explore the USCG Landsat archive to view images, compare image features and changes through time and display configurable map information layers in combination with Landsat imagery.

DomainCrawler-Investigators can use this site to find out domain ownership information and history.

Timer4Web-Use this site to check the history of a website’s changes, reveal all the fishy issues regarding any website and find relevant connections.

Whoisology-A tool to help investigators discover deep connections between domain names and their owners.

DNSdumpster-Investigators can discover hosts related to a domain; useful in finding visible hosts from an attackers perspective.

DomainBigData-Investigators can use this tool to find registrant and other domains owned by the same person. Get network details such as domain history, domains on the same IP and ownership.

DomainTools-Investigators can use this tool to discover domain name ownership and tech contact information.

TCPIPUTILS-For digital and fraud investigations investigators can use this tool to find out everything about a domain name, IP address or provider. Relationship information between these criteria and historical data is also available.

DNSTrails-Using this large repository of historical DNS data, investigators can search complete data for current and historical mapping of internet assets.

URLscan-Investigators can use this tool to analyze websites and the resources they request in the background.

WhoIsHostingThis-This site enables investigators to get information about the web host, IP address, name servers and more.

Visual Site Mapper-Investigators can quickly view a map of any given website.

Blue Backlinks-A useful tool for investigators to get a picture of a website’s linking profile and who is linking to that website.

Backlink Checker-A tool to help investigators discover how many back-links a website has and the value of each link.

SEO Plagiarism-This tool scans the internet to discover duplications to any content an investigator submits. Often used in order to verify the integrity of written content.

BuiltWith-Using this tool, investigators can discover what was used to build a specific website.

Find Subdomains-A tool that allows investigators to discover subdomains of a target domain and to view the attack surface of a target organization.

Public Records

Black Book County Court Records-This site provides access to county court records.

Black Book Corporation Records-This site provides access to corporation records by state.

Voter Registration Records-A free research tool to study more than 60 million voter records.

Free Public Records Directory-Investigators can use this directory to find public record resources such as property records, vital records, criminal and court records, licensing and permits, and more.

SearchSystems-An organized group of links to over 55,000 databases by type and location to help investigators find property, criminal, court, birth, death, marriage, divorce records, business records and more.

Political Money Line-Investigators can use this resource to follow the money in political contributions.

Melissa Data Death Check-Investigators can check to see if a Subject died in the last 24 months.

Melissa Data Email Check-Investigators can enter a Subject’s address and discover a list of names, addresses & phones associated with an email.

Melissa Data Property Check-Investigators can enter an address and find all persons at an address or enter a Subject’s name to discover addresses associated with that name.

Melissa Data Campaign Contributions Check-Investigators can locate contributors to federal elections by ZIP code, discover amount donated and employer, and get contact and other information about Committee, candidate, party and more.

Blockchain-Provides investigators with real-time blockchain and bitcoin transaction data.

Wallet Explorer-Investigators can discover bitcoin wallet exchanges, pools, services, gambling and old/historic wallets. Useful in tracing bitcoins.

Bitcoin WhoIs–Investigators can use this tool to track who’s who in the bitcoin world, check a bitcoin wallet balance, check a bitcoin address, bitcoin transations, view and monitor bitcoin ownership and check BTC addresses to find connected websites or profiles.

IBAN Info-Investigators can use this site to check International Bank Account Numbers.

Legacy-Investigators can use this site to discover friends and relatives of a recently deceased Subject.

Death Record Search-Use this site to search for a Subject’s death record and get date of birth information.

SSN Validator-Investigators can use this tool to validate a Subject’s social security number.

U.S. Social Security Death Index-Provides investigators with a name index to deaths recorded by the Social Security Administration beginning in 1962. Current as of February 28, 2014.

Service Member Record Request-Investigators can use this page to request a Certificate verifying Active Duty Status for an individual on a specified date.

Business Lookup-Investigators can discover details for Current and Previous Businesses matching a specified company name and find businesses associated with a Subject’s name.

Domain / Website Archives

Wayback Machine-A digital library offering investigators 20+ years of web history. Content includes web pages, books and texts, audio recordings, recorded live concerts, videos, images and software programs.

Cached Pages-Using this tool, investigators can get a snapshot or a version of a web page saved at a specific time and stored by a web server as a backup copy. This is especially useful if the original page is unreachable.

Archive Today-A tool that investigators can use to take a ‘snapshot’ of a webpage that will always remain available to the investigator even if the original page disappears. Investigators can use this tool to capture tweets and any other content that may be deleted at a later date in order to preserve what was published.

VisualPing-Investigators can get an email alert if a webpage they are monitoring changes.

Follow That Page-A change detection and notification service that will send an investigator an email when a monitored page has changed.

Dark Web / Darknet / TOR

TOR Download-TOR is free software and an open network that provides access to the Dark Web .Onion sites and protect and investigator’s privacy.

Top 50 Dark Web Sites-Investigators can see the highest ranked Dark Web .Onion domains including top newly discovered Dark Web domains and other Dark Web information.

OnionScan-A free open source tools for investigating the Dark Web. Investigators can use this resource to monitor and track Dark Web sites.

ZeroNet-ZeroNet is a decentralized web-like network of peer-to-peer users with built in TOR-functionality for privacy. There is a Reddit community which offers support for ZeroNet.

Chip Mixer-A service that lets you hide your identity when transacting the Blockchain; allows you to remain untraceable and safe on the Internet, Deep, and Dark Web.

Online Cameras

Insecam-Using this directory of online security cameras investigators can watch live street, traffic, parking, airport, office, road, beach and earth online webcams.

Dronestagr.am-This site provides a resource to find photos and videos taken by drones to get a birds-eye view of various locations.

EarthCam-Using this resource, investigators can view high-res video streams of various locations from unparalleled vantage points.

Opentopia-This site provides investigators with access to available webcams from around the world. Some webcams are from security cams in companies or semi-public places. Others are from private individuals who simply forgot to secure their webcam.

Thingful-Using this resource, investigators can find and use open IoT data from around the world.


Emporis-Investigators can get building data and construction projects information, including building, design and construction images from this resource.

Skyscraper Page-This site provides a buildings database resource for investigators who want building information, illustrations and diagrams. The database contains nearly 100,000 skyscrapers and buildings from around the world.


Scopedown-Investigators can use this tool to download videos from Periscope thus saving the transmission.

Zamzar-An online file converter that allows investigators to convert filed without downloading a software tool and supports over 1,000 different conversion types.

Email Address

Hunter-Investigators can use this tool to find a Subject’s corporate email address & verify the deliverability of an email address.

FindAnyEmail-Investigators can use this tool to find a Subject’s corporate email address.

Norbert-Investigators can use this tool to find a Subject’s corporate email address.

DomainBigData-Investigators can use this tool to search by any email address, domain, IP or registrant name to reveal its identity or owner.

MailTester-With this tool investigators can enter an email address to verify if it exists or if there are problems with it.

Verifalia-Using this tool, investigators can verify an email address in real-time to see whether it’s properly formatted, and whether its mailbox exists and can accept new emails.

Email Format-Email Format allows investigators to find the email address formats in use at thousands of companies.

Have I been pwned?-Investigators can check to see if a Subject’s account has been compromised in a data breach.

Hacked Emails-Investigators can anonymously check to see if an email address has ever been compromised in a security breach.

Ashley Madison Leaks-Investigators can use this tool to see if a Subject’s email address and profile was compromised in the Ashley Madison hack.


GoogleDocs-Allows investigators to perform keyword queries to search through publicly viewable Google Docs.

Pastebin-Allows investigators to upload and share text online such as source code. There are thousands of pastebins online, often geared towards particular groups or focuses.

PasteAlert-PasteAlert is a simple system to search pastebin.com and set up alerts. Investigators can set up alerts and receive an email whenever their search queries are found in new pastebin entries.

CourtListener-Investigators can search this database of millions of PACER documents and dockets. PACER is an electronic public access service of U.S. federal court documents.

Cryptome-This controversial site collects information about freedom of expression, privacy, cryptography, dual-use technologies, national security, intelligence and government secrecy. Some of the documents may be classified.

FreeOCR-OCR allows investigators to extract text from an image and convert it into an editable text document. Text will still need to be proofread as errors may arise during the recognition and translation process.

Converti.co-An advanced tool that allows investigators to convert files to any format.

IP & Website Analysis

Passive DNS-Collects, stores and analyses data from thousands of passive DNS collection sensors.

Censys.io-Find and analyze every reachable server and device on the Internet.

GEO IP Tool-Check your own IP. Useful to find out if your VPN is working.

IP Addresses

ViewDNS-Using this tools investigators can gather data about a given website or IP address.

IP2Location-Investigators can find the IP geolocation, ISP, net speed, domain and usage type on a website visitor.

IPFingerprints-This tool allows investigators to find the approximate geolocation of an IP address along with some other useful relevant information.

Wigle.Net-Investigators can use this tool to get information about different wireless hotspots around the world. In addition, cell tower data is uploaded and displayed.

IPV6 Locator-Investigators can use this tool to discover IP address and geolocation information.

Shodan-Investigators can use Shodan to discover which of a Subject’s devices are connected to the Internet and where they are located. This information can be used to understand a Subject’s digital footprint.

ThreatCrowd-Investigators can use this tool to find and research artifacts relating to cyber threats.

I Know-Investigators can discover what Subject downloaded through a Subject’s IP address.

Images, Videos and Metadata

Amnesty YouTube Dataviewer-Provides a reverse image (video still) search and exact uploading time.

ExifTool-A platform-independent Perl library plus a command-line application for reading, writing and editing meta information in a wide variety of files.

Foca-A tool used mainly to find metadata and hidden information in the documents it scans.

FotoForensics-An image forensics tool that is simple, web based. Public access, information not private.

Image Forensics-A web-based image forensics tool that can easily identify fake or doctored images.

InVid-A toolkit provided to help journalists verify content on social networks. It saves time and helps journalists and investigators be more efficient in their fact-checking and debunking tasks on social networks especially when verifying videos and images.

Jeffrey’s Image Metadata Viewer-Forensically provides a set of free tools for digital image forensics. It includes clone detection, error level analysis, meta data extraction and more. It helps investigators see details that would otherwise be hidden.

Reveal Image Verification Assistant-A forensic tool that provides eight filters to detect sill images alterations.


Downsub-A tool that allows investigators to download videos they find on the internet, including videos found on YouTube.

YouTube Comment Scraper-A tool that allows investigators to download (scrape) all comments from a given YouTube video. The results include the comment text, username, date and other information.

YouTube Geo Search-A tool that allows investigators to search YouTube videos using location.

Deturl-A tool that helps investigators download YouTube and other streaming sites.

Phone Number

Twillo-This tool allows investigators to discover details about a Subject or business behind a phone number.

CallerID Test-Using this tool, investigators can look up the caller ID for any number.

CallerID Service-Investigators can use this tool to identify the name of an inbound caller; delivering the caller ID name to a handset when receiving a call, if caller ID enabled.

TrueCaller-Investigators can use this tool to find out who was trying to contact a Subject if the investigator has access to a Subject’s phone records.

NumberGuru-Allows investigators to see where a phone number is located and who the owner is.

CellRevealer-Investigators can use this free reverse lookup site to find information about a number’s owner.

TextMagic-Using this tool investigators can extract personal data from phone numbers.

Munitions & Weapons

ITrace-Free open guide by Conflict Armament Research that provides lots of information on different kinds of munitions and weapons presented graphically on a map format.

Trace Online Removal Request

Lumen-Collects and analyzes legal complains and requests for removal of online materials. Allows the study of the prevalence of legal threats.

Hash ID

Unknown Hash ID-If you come across a hash but don’t know what it is this tool will identify the type.

Business & Government

LittleSis-A free database of who-knows-who at the heights of business and government


Facebook Ad Library


The Ad Library provides advertising transparency by offering a comprehensive, searchable collection of all ads currently running from across Facebook Products. Anyone can explore the Library, with or without a Facebook account. This can be used to see where advertising is being used to attract and coordinate groups.



Scrape public storie1 from SnapChats. Useful for gathering intelligence on Antifa nodes using SnapChat.



Monitors chat status activity of Facebook uses to know when they are on their device and when they are not.



Quickly scrape all Instagram photos from a person.



SpiderFoot is a reconnaissance tool that automatically queries over 100 public data sources to gather intelligence on IP addresses, domain names, e-mail addresses, names and more. When combined with basic emoji replacement attacks (self-hosted images used in private chats that look like an emoji but give you the IP address of people who see them), this can be incredibly useful at identifying people from an IP address alone.

Face Recognition


Useful when paired with image scrapers to identify people in videos and images.

Jake Creps - OSINT guy trying to improve his infosec skills.

https://github.com/jakecreps/swamp - An OSINT tool for discovering associated sites through Google Analytics Tracking IDs 

https://github.com/jakecreps/namevariation - A simple python script that gives you variations of a first middle and last name. Useful for OSINT. 

https://github.com/jakecreps/graphhelper - An OSINT tool to help with automating graph-like searches 



Generate username lists from companies on LinkedIn.

Universal Reddit Scraper


This is a universal Reddit scraper where you can manually specify subreddits to scrape, specify which category of posts to scrape for each subreddit, and how many results are returned.



Twint is an advanced Twitter scraping tool written in Python that allows for scraping Tweets from Twitter profiles without using Twitter's API.



PwnBin is a webcrawler which searches public pastebins for specified keywords.



Find a username across multiple social media networks.



Get basic PII on a target from paywall sites.

Graph Commons


A useful tool to build graphs that detail and share the relationships between people, organizations, and data.



A useful tool to build graphs that also lets you link to other public Milanote graphs.



A basic diagramming tool.



A Geolocation OSINT Tool. Offers geolocation information gathering through social networking platforms.

Intelligence X


NSA-Like Search Tool for darknet and archives.

Buscador Investigative Operating System


An OS focused on OSINT

Maltego CE


Maltego is an interactive data mining tool that renders directed graphs for link analysis. The tool is used in online investigations for finding relationships between pieces of information from various sources located on the Internet.



Primarily conceived as a tool for designers and vis geeks, RAW Graphs aims at providing a missing link between spreadsheet applications (e.g. Microsoft Excel, Apple Numbers, OpenRefine) and vector graphics editors (e.g. Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, Sketch).

SIPRI Arms Trade Register


SIPRI is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources.

Trade Finance Guide: A Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters



The Camopedia site is a living document, providing a comprehensive, accurate, and academically-supported database referencing all of the major military and paramilitary camouflage patterns that have been in use around the world since the beginning of the 20th century. This reference is available as a free resource for historians, government agencies, military personnel, collectors, artists & designers, airsoft & MILSIM enthusiasts, military modelers, and all others with an interest in camouflage design, development, and history.

Human Trafficking Flow Map


Visualization design and development by the Center for Statistics and Visualization at the University of Denver

Donor Search


Welcome to the beta test of a DonorSearch FREE Service.

Fortune 500 List


Fortune 500 List

Kleptocracy Initiative


Hudson Institute’s Kleptocracy Initiative studies the corrosive threat to American democracy and national security posed by imported corruption and illicit financial flows from authoritarian regimes.

BBC Country Profiles


Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.

Mapping Arms Trade


Mapping Arms Trade



Let your visitors turn web pages into PDF with a single click!

The Open Source Intelligence resource discovery toolkit


Large collection of data sources



Spoonbill lets you see profile changes from the people you follow on Twitter.



The States With Anti-Corruption Measures for Public officials (S.W.A.M.P.) Index is a comparative scorecard which rates 50 States and the District of Columbia based on the laws and regulations governing ethics and transparency in the executive and legislative branches.



Watch radio from other nations

Mapping Militants


The Mapping Militants Project identifies patterns in the evolution of militant organizations in specified conflict theatres and provides representations of changing relationships among groups.

Giant Searchable Map

http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&amp lat=39.977120&amp

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


The ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training education and certification.

Foundation for Defense of Democracies


The Center on Economic and Financial Power (CEFP) at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) studies national economic security, with a focus on how the U.S. can leverage its economic and financial power to achieve its national security objectives.

Financial Action Task Force


The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 by the Ministers of its Member jurisdictions.

The objectives of the FATF are to set standards and promote effective implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system.

Global Modern Slavery Directory


Collection of anti-slavery organizations



High-quality and timely information makes all the difference to businesses that depend on the decisions made by Brazilian institutions. That is why JOTA offers a series of personalized products and services for every specific need.

Mixed Migration Centre


The MMC is a leading source for independent and high-quality data, information, research and analysis on mixed migration.

Remittance Flows by Country


Tracking remittance payments worldwide is difficult because many countries do not track funds that are sent or received. Based on data the World Bank is able to collect, a statistical model is used to estimate the amount of money coming from each sending country to each receiving country.

Project Follow


The project studies daily practices of public and private actors who are countering terrorism financing. We study the dilemmas and ethical and practical challenges of detecting/monitoring, reporting and prosecuting terrorist financing in an increasingly technology- and data-driven context.

Resources for Development Consulting


A wide range of associates, including extractive sector economists and lawyers, mining and petroleum company executives, and financial auditors. We assist resource-rich countries in securing a fair share of the revenues generated from oil, gas and mining projects.

Search Opener


Simple tool for searching multiple search engines at once.

Small Arms Survey Weapons ID Database


This database was developed with the support of the Royal Armouries UK, and features downloadable Weapons ID Sheets, which detail the visual information required to accurately identify and record particular types of weapons. With well over 30 varieties and copies of the original Kalashnikov assault rifle alone, this database is a valuable tool for any practitioners working in the field of small arms.

Tax Justice Network


The Tax Justice Network is an independent international network launched in 2003 (see our history here). Our core mission is to ‘change the weather’ on a wide range of issues related to tax, tax havens and financial globalization. We push for systemic change.
Disclaimer: this post and the subject matter and contents thereof - text, media, or otherwise - do not necessarily reflect the views of the 8kun administration.

Common Export Documents


This section covers documents that are commonly used in exporting, but specific requirements vary by destination and product. It is divided into the following subsections: common export documents, transportation documents, export compliance documents, certificates of origin, other certificates for shipments of specific goods, other export-related documents, and temporary shipment documents. Learn more about export documentation. For additional assistance with country-specific documentation requirements, please email the Trade Information Center.

Search Dubai


Find useful places in Dubai to track big wigs

Google Search Operators: The Complete List (42 Advanced Operators)


Google Search Operators: The Complete List (42 Advanced Operators)

LexisNexis AML Insight


LexisNexis® AML Insight™ delivers a comprehensive collection of specialized searches and reports to help your Financial Crime Compliance investigators find, identify and assess risk-relevant information and make well-documented decisions. We provide you with the intelligence and analytics that you need to protect and grow your organization.

IRS Charity Search


Tax Exempt Organization Search

Wayback Machine


Search the old internet

Economic Complexity Rankings


The Economic Complexity Index (ECI) and the Product Complexity Index (PCI) are, respectively, measures of the relative knowledge intensity of an economy or a product. ECI measures the knowledge intensity of an economy by considering the knowledge intensity of the products it exports. PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

UK Company Register Search


UK Company Register Search

Free BIN/IIN Lookup


Free Bank Identification Number Lookup

BitCoin Address Lookup, Checker, and Alerts


Monitor BitCoin address activity

Top 100 Richest Bitcoin Addresses


Monitor wealthiest BitCoin addresses

Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual


This Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Examination Manual provides guidance to examiners for carrying out BSA/AML and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) examinations.

An effective BSA/AML compliance program requires sound risk management; therefore, the manual also provides guidance on identifying and controlling risks associated with money laundering and terrorist financing.



C4ADS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing data-driven analysis and evidence-based reporting on global conflict and transnational security issues.

FFIEC Institution Data Search


Downloads individual institution data tracked by the FFIEC

Crime Terror Nexus


In many European countries, the nexus between crime and terrorism is stronger than ever before. Nearly half of Europe’s jihadists are former criminals. They are using their criminal skills and connections to procure illegal weapons, obtain forged documents, and finance terrorist attacks.

Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project Data


Founded in 2006 by Drew Sullivan and Paul Radu, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is a non-profit media organization providing an investigative reporting platform for the OCCRP Network. OCCRP is operated by the Journalism Development Network, a US-based 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving reporting and newsroom management around the world.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime


One of the key tasks of UNODC is to produce and disseminate accurate statistics on drugs, crime and criminal justice at the international level. UNODC also works to strengthen national capacities to produce, disseminate and use drugs, crime and criminal justice statistics within the framework of official statistics.

World Bank Open Data


Free and open access to global development data

The Data Visualisation Catalogue


Generate all kinds of useful visualizations

Google Map URLs


Ways to do neat Google Maps tricks from URLs alone

Searching State Courts


The goal of this doc is to help our fellow reporters get online access to court documents. Please use the below format, and include links, and any other tips or tricks you recommend. Better to give more information than less.



Whenever you link a website, its position in search engines is strengthened. Sometimes you want to post a link to a website without improving its rank. This is where donotlink.it comes in.



Non-Google Search Engine

EU Business registers in Germany


The German Commercial Register (Handelsregister) portal is run by the Ministry of Justice of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia on behalf of the other German federal states (Länder). It provides centralized access to all federal state registers of companies, cooperatives, and partnerships and to announcements for the register.

FARA Search


Foreign Agents Registration Act – Quick Search

List of circulating currencies


List of circulating currencies

List of comparative military ranks


List of comparative military ranks

List of gangs in the United States


List of gangs in the United States

List of legal entity types by country

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_legal_entity_types_by_country List of legal entity types by country

List of passenger airlines


List of passenger airlines

List of Banks


Useful list of banks

Program on Extremism


Keep up with ISIS analysis

Ph055a's OSINT Collection


This is a maintained collection of free actionable resources for those conducting OSINT investigations. None of the links below should point to paid software or services, these are for actual OSINT investigations.

ADSB Virtual Radar Flight Tracker


Virtual Radar Server was written and tested using Kinetic Avionic's SBS-1er and SBS-3 radios but it will work with any receiver or SDR that can produce the Kinetic text message format, Kinetic's SBS-3 binary format, the AVR "*", "@" or ":" formats or the Mode-S Beast binary format.



heck if you have an account that has been compromised in a data breach

Current ccTLDs


The following is a list of the current ccTLDs, including their registry operators and any special notes about registration of the domains.

Anti-Money Laundering Laws and Regulations 2019


The ICLG to: Anti Money Laundering covers issues including criminal enforcement, regulatory and administrative enforcement and requirements for financial institutions and other designated businesses in 31 jurisdictions, with 4 expert analysis chapters

Investigative Dashboard


Investigative Dashboard (ID) is intended to help investigative journalists to do their work in a fast and effective way. It combines a number of software tools, including search engines, databases, a research support system and a file manager, to try to shorten the lead time from story inception to publication.

List of flags of convenience


Flag of convenience (FOC) is a business practice whereby a merchant ship is registered in a country other than that of the ship's owners, and the ship flies that country's civil ensign. Owners of a ship may register the ship under a flag of convenience to reduce operating costs or avoid the regulations of the owner's country. The closely related term open registry, which describes a ship register that will register foreign-owned ships, also exists.

Funding for Islamist Organizations


Funding for Islamist Organizations

Live Ukraine Map


See whats going on and where in Ukraine

Travis Birch


I write about investigating financial crimes and OSINT.

What Do AML Analysts Do?


What Do AML Analysts Do?

Tracing an offshore bank and a dark web service using the blockchain — an OSINT investigation

https://medium.com/coinmonks/tracing-an-offshore-bank-and-a-dark-web-service-using-the-blockchain-an-osint-investigation-a1000251c3ec Tracing an offshore bank and a dark web service using the blockchain — an OSINT investigation

Mastering Google Search Operators in 67 (lol) Easy Steps


Useful tutorial on Google searching

Slang Terms and Code Words:

A Reference for Law Enforcement Personnel


List of drug slang



The largest open database of companies in the world

Online Penetration Testing Suite


Discover and validate vulnerabilities in websites and network infrastructures

A Roadmap for Systems and Industries to Prevent and Disrupt Human Trafficking


In March 2017, Polaris released the ground-breaking report, The Typology of Modern Slavery, which classified the 25 distinct types of human trafficking business models occurring in the United States. The following information includes a short description or definition of each type of trafficking as well as updated statistics on cases and potential victims learned about from the National Human Trafficking Hotline through December 31, 2017.

Bank Find


FDIC BankFind allows you to locate FDIC-insured banking institutions

How to read a Japanese address


How to read a Japanese address

ABA Routing Number Lookup


This website allows for single lookups of routing numbers. It is intended for use by individuals who need to look up their financial institution’s routing number. Users of this service are allowed no more than two lookups per day and are limited to ten lookups per month. Users who need additional lookups or need a more robust tool for accessing the ABA Routing Number database should contact Accuity, the Official Routing Number registrar.

Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies


The CFCS is dedicated to addressing the challenges of financial crime and threat finance to the UK and international security and the important role finance can play in identifying and disrupting a range of globally-recognized threats.

Norton Safe Web


Norton Safe Web is a new reputation service from Symantec . Our servers analyze Web sites to see how they will affect you and your computer.

Sanction Law


Compliance with U.S. sanctions regulations has never been easy. As the 2001 Final Report of the Judicial Review Commission on Foreign Assets Control attests, “Members of the legal and business communities who regularly deal with OFAC expressed frustration regarding perceived barriers to effective and efficient compliance with the sanctions programs that OFAC administers.” While some progress has been made, the number of sanctions programs has multiplied in both number and complexity.

Sanction Law was created in December 2008 by Sanction Law Founding Editor Erich Ferrari in order to analyze the legal and policy considerations of this powerful foreign policy tool.

Office of Foreign Assets Control Sanctions List Search


This Sanctions List Search application ("Sanctions List Search") is designed to facilitate the use of the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons list ("SDN List") and all other sanctions lists administered by OFAC, including the Foreign Sanctions Evaders List, the List of Persons Identified as Blocked Solely Pursuant to E.O. 13599, the Non-SDN Iran Sanctions Act List, the Part 561 list, the Sectoral Sanctions Identifications List and the Non-SDN Palestinian Legislative Council List.

AML Conversations


AML Conversations

StAR Asset Recovery Watch Database & Settlements Database


The Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) supports efforts of policymakers and practitioners to return stolen assets, remove barriers to asset recovery, and prevent laundering of proceeds of corruption.

Bellingcat’s Online Investigation Toolkit

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BfLPJpRtyq4RFtHJoNpvWQjmGnyVkfE2HYoICKOGguA/edit#heading=h.po9n93ahppok Collection of Investigation tools

The Sentry


The Sentry is an investigative team co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast that follows the dirty money and builds cases focusing on the war criminals most responsible for Africa’s deadliest conflicts and the corrupt transnational networks that profit from them.

Google Dataset Search


Get all kinds of useful datasets

Email Verifier


Email address verification technology from Email Hippo that connects to mailboxes and checks whether an email address exists.

Google Translate


Translates text and webpages

State Department Travel Maps


State Department travel recommendations

Google Trends




TweetDeck is a social media dashboard application for the the management of Twitter accounts.

Twitter Search


Search Twitter

Summary of Bellingcat's Investigative Tools


Summary of Bellingcat's Investigative Tools

Regions and Prefectures of Japan


Regions and Prefectures of Japan

Financial Crime and Compliance Management


Visual Investigative Scenarios


Collection of visualizations detailing banks and corporate crime graphs.

What Is My IP Address


Sometimes, you need to know what IP your ISP gave you or confirm a VPN or Tor works

ACAMS Complimentary AML and Financial Crime Training


In a time of constrained budgets, it can be difficult to appropriately address mandated AML training requirements. ACAMS offers free web seminars to help meet training goals without any expense. Hear expert speakers present some of the latest AML trends and challenges and offer immediate solutions to incorporate into your compliance program.



Search for violence and riots across the world

PUBLIC LAW 107–56—OCT. 26, 2001

https://www.aclu.org/sites/all/libraries/pdf.js/web/viewer.html?file=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.aclu.org%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Ffield_document%2Fpatriot_text.pdf UNITING AND STRENGTHENING AMERICA BYPROVIDING APPROPRIATE TOOLS REQUIREDTO INTERCEPT AND OBSTRUCT TERRORISM(USA PATRIOT ACT) ACT OF 2001

Alexa Top Sites


Search site performance

Various Naming Conventions


Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Southeast Asia, Western Africa, Hispanic, Brazilian

Bellingcat's Online Investigation Resources


Collection of investigative resources

Bing Maps


Like Google Maps, but Microsoft

Blockchain Explorer

https://www.blockchain.com/explorer Explore the Blockchain

Bloomberg Commodities

https://www.bloomberg.com/markets/commodities Search the Commodities markets

Boat, Yacht, & Ship Information Center


Search, view, and download information on over 416,000 vessels.

OSINT Podcast


OSINT Podcast

Charity Navigator


Search charities

China's Administrative Divisions


China's Administrative Divisions

Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments


The Central Intelligence Agency publishes and updates the online directory of Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments weekly. The directory is intended to be used primarily as a reference aid and includes as many governments of the world as is considered practical, some of them not officially recognized by the United States. Regimes with which the United States has no diplomatic exchanges are indicated by the initials NDE.

CIA World Factbook


The World Factbook provides information on the history, people and society, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The Reference tab includes: a variety of world, regional, country, ocean, and time zone maps; Flags of the World; and a Country Comparison function that ranks the country information and data in more than 75 Factbook fields.

Political Maps of the World

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/docs/refmaps.html Norway has a claim on Antarctica????

Risk Map

https://www.controlrisks.com/riskmap/analysts-picks-map?source=RMLP Control Risks is a specialist risk consultancy. We are committed to helping our clients build organisations that are secure, compliant and resilient in an age of ever-changing risk and connectivity.



CuteStat.com is a web service for Website Owners, Webmasters and General Internet Users to retrieve information related with Domain Name, IP Address, Web Server and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). It is the tool that provides various statistical reports for any website like Website Valuation, Search Engine Reports, Traffic Reports, Social Engagement, Safety, Host Information, Domain WHOIS, Page Speed and much more.



Datawrapper makes it easy to create charts & maps.

DEA Fugitive List


DEA Fugitive List

DEA Drug Images


Images of drugs



Checks if emails have been compromised (paid only)

New York State Banking, Licensed Financial, and Other Financial Products and Services


The Department of Financial Services supervises many different types of institutions. Supervision by DFS may entail chartering, licensing, registration requirements, examination, and more.

Commonly Abused Drugs


Commonly Abused Drugs



Event Logging Visualization and Search



Mapping language to geolocation for sentiment and linguistic analysis

Export.gov Country Commercial Guides


Market conditions, opportunities, regulations, and business customs for over 125 countries prepared by trade and industry experts at U.S. embassies worldwide.

Randomly Generated Identity


Create a random identity for investigative purposes.

Financial Flows from Human Trafficking


The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an independent inter-governmental body that develops and promotes policies to protect the global financial system against money laundering, terrorist financing and the financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Financial Secrecy Index - 2018


The Financial Secrecy Index ranks jurisdictions according to their secrecy and the scale of their offshore financial activities. A politically neutral ranking, it is a tool for understanding global financial secrecy, tax havens or secrecy jurisdictions, and illicit financial flows or capital flight.

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network


The mission of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is to safeguard the financial system from illicit use, combat money laundering, and promote national security through the strategic use of financial authorities and the collection, analysis, and dissemination of financial intelligence.

MSB Registrant Search


The MSB Registrant Search Web page contains entities that have registered as Money Services Businesses (MSBs) pursuant to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) regulations at 31 CFR 1022.380(a)-(f), administered by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

Enforcement Actions


Under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), 31 U.S.C. 5311 et seq., and its implementing regulations at 31 C.F.R. Chapter X (formerly 31 C.F.R. Part 103), FinCEN may bring an enforcement action for violations of the reporting, recordkeeping, or other requirements of the BSA.

311 Special Measures


Special Measures for Jurisdictions, Financial Institutions, or International Transactions of Primary Money Laundering Concern

FinCEN's Mandate From Congress


This Treasury Order describes FinCEN's responsibilities to implement, administer, and enforce compliance with the authorities contained in what is commonly known as the "Bank Secrecy Act."



The Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), U.S. Department of the Treasury, hereby issues a Geographic Targeting Order (“Order”) requiringtitle insurance company to collect and report information about the persons involved in certain residential real estate transactions, as further described in this Order.

HS Code Lookup & Finder


Use this HS and customs tariff code list lookup tool to find the six-digit Harmonized Codes for international shipping and accurately classify your goods for global trade.

Financial Times Banking Weekly Podcast


Financial Times Banking Weekly Podcast

Global Witness


Global Witness campaigns to end environmental and human rights abuses driven by the exploitation of natural resources and corruption in the global political and economic system.

Google Alerts


Get updates when things happen on Google

Google Maps


Google Maps

Google Query for BBC Searches


Google Query for BBC Searches

Investopedia Search


Investopedia Search

Google Site Search Template


Google Site Search Template

Google Query for Panama Papers

https://www.google.com/search?q=%22ENTITYNAME%22+AND+~arrest+OR+bankruptcy+OR+BSA+OR+~conviction+OR+~criminal+OR+fraud+OR+~lawsuit+OR+money%2Blaunder+OR+OFAC+OR+Ponzi+OR+~terrorist+OR+~violation+OR+~%22Honorary+Consul%22+OR+%22consul%22+OR+%22Panama+Papers%22&amp oq=%22ENTITYNAME%22+AND+~arrest+OR+bankruptcy+OR+BSA+OR+~conviction+OR+~criminal+OR+fraud+OR+~lawsuit+OR+money%2Blaunder+OR+OFAC+OR+Ponzi+OR+~terrorist+OR+~violation+OR+~%22Honorary+Consul%22+OR+%22consul%22+OR+%22Panama+Papers%22&amp

Google Query for Panama Papers

Google Query for offshoreleaks.icij.org


Google Query for offshoreleaks.icij.org

General Services Administration eLibrary Contractor Listings


GSA provides workplaces by constructing, managing, and preserving government buildings and by leasing and managing commercial real estate.

IMB Piracy & Armed Robbery Map 2019


This live map shows all piracy and armed robbery incidents reported to IMB Piracy Reporting Centre during 2019.

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists


ICIJ is a unique organization. A U.S.-based nonprofit, we are both a small, resourceful newsroom with our own reporting team, as well as a global network of reporters and media organizations who work together to investigate the most important stories in the world.

InSight Crime


InSight Crime is a foundation dedicated to the study of the principal threat to national and citizen security in Latin America and the Caribbean: Organized Crime.

Anti-Bribery and Books & Records Provisions of The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act


Every issuer of a security registered pursuant to section 78l of this title shall file with the Commission, in accordance with such rules and regulations as the Commission may prescribe as necessary or appropriate for the proper protection of investors and to insure fair dealing in the security…

Know Your Country


Country AML Reports



Search Russian companies

Lobby View


We investigate political networks by combining the politicians who sponsor congressional bills with the firms in the industry that lobby on those bills. We weight the measure by the lobbying expenses reported in each report.



1,500 pages of detailed, factual information covering the tax and legal regimes in over 70 jurisdictions.

Marine Traffic


Track Maritime activity

Migration Data Hub


The nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute seeks to improve immigration and integration policies through authoritative research and analysis, opportunities for learning and dialogue, and the development of new ideas to address complex policy questions.

ISO Alpha-2, Alpha-3, and Numeric Country Codes


ISO Alpha-2, Alpha-3, and Numeric Country Codes



Find phone directories for any country

Currency Converter


Currency Converter

OECD Bribery and Corruption


OECD Bribery and Corruption



Get publicly accessible street camera footage.



Map searches without licenses

Red Flags for Fraud


The opportunity to commit and conceal the fraud is the only element over which the local government has significant control.



Search many sources of published materials.

Search Chinese Companies


Search Chinese Companies



Track individual flights by number

RipOff Report


Ripoff Report® is a worldwide consumer reporting Web site and publication, by consumers, for consumers, to file and document complaints about companies or individuals. While we encourage and even require authors to only file truthful reports, Ripoff Report does not guarantee that all reports are authentic or accurate. Be an educated consumer. Read what you can and make your decision based upon an examination of all available information.

SEC Company Search


Search 21 million SEC filings

Sentinel Hub


Highly-detailed mapping tool for general geointelligence

Serious Fraud Office


The SFO is a specialist prosecuting authority tackling the top level of serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption.

We are part of the UK criminal justice system covering England, Wales and Northern Ireland, but not Scotland, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands.

SIPRI Arms Embargos


This archive contains information on all multilateral arms embargoes that have been implemented by an international organization, such as the EU or UN, or by a group of nations. It includes both legally binding embargoes and those that are solely political commitments. It provides details of the aims, scope and amendments to all arms embargoes that are in force, or have been in force since 1998 and to most that were in force since 1950. The archive is constantly updated to include information on new arms embargoes or significant modifications to existing arms embargoes.



NodeXL Basic and NodeXL Pro are add-ins for Microsoft® Excel® (2007, 2010, 2013, 2016) that support social network and content analysis.

NodeXL Basic is available freely and openly to all.

It is positioned as a browser for files created with NodeXL Pro which offers advanced features for professional social network and content analysis

Global Terrorism Database


The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) is an open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world from 1970 through 2017 (with annual updates planned for the future). Unlike many other event databases, the GTD includes systematic data on domestic as well as international terrorist incidents that have occurred during this time period and now includes more than 180,000 cases.

2016 State Department Money Laundering and Financial Crimes


The International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) is an annual report by the Department of State to Congress prepared in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act. It describes the efforts of key countries to attack all aspects of the international drug trade in Calendar Year 2015. Volume II covers money laundering and financial crimes.

Trafficking in Persons Report 2018


The Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP Report) is the U.S. government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue.

Strava Heatmap for joggers


Athletes from around the world come here to discover new places to be active.

The Law Pages


Search Criminal Offences for the UK

TRACE Bribery Risk Matrix


The TRACE Bribery Risk Matrix® (TRACE Matrix) measures business bribery risk in 200 countries. The overall country risk score is a combined and weighted score of four domains – Business Interactions with Government, Anti-bribery Deterrence and Enforcement, Government and Civil Service Transparency and Capacity for Civil Society Oversight, including the role of the media – as well as nine subdomains. The TRACE Matrix was originally developed in 2014 in collaboration with RAND Corporation. It is updated annually by TRACE.

Shipping Container tracking


Track containers for 130 companies here

Transparency International


As a global movement with one vision, we want a world free of corruption. Through chapters in more than 100 countries and an international secretariat in Berlin, we are leading the fight against corruption to turn this vision into reality.



This year’s Corruption Perceptions Index highlights that the majority of countries are making little or no progress in ending corruption, while further analysis shows journalists and activists in corrupt countries risking their lives every day in an effort to speak out.

WalletExplorer.com: smart Bitcoin block explorer


Merges addresses together, if WalletExplorer things that they are part of the same wallet

Whois Lookup


Domain Names Search, Registration and Availability

Seaport Codes


Search seaports

Wall Street Journal Risk Compliance Journal


Wall Street Journal Risk Compliance Journal

Create Sitemaps


Create an XML sitemap that can be submitted to Google, Bing and other search engines to help them crawl your website better.

SWIFT Online BIC Search


The BIC Search provides access to the basic BIC Information

SWIFT General Field Definitions Plus


This field specifies the ordering financial institution when other than the Sender of the message.



Search Russian images

Finding Shell Companies: An Investigator’s Guide


Finding Shell Companies: An Investigator’s Guide

When in doubt, use image reverse search — the case of the crypto sockpuppet and the innocent TV presenter


When in doubt, use image reverse search — the case of the crypto sockpuppet and the innocent TV presenter

How to search, store and plot indexed Google Maps links — a case study using examples of drones in Syria


How to search, store and plot indexed Google Maps links — a case study using examples of drones in Syria

Strava’s segment explorer shows who ran what, where, and when - An OSINT investigation into operational security


Strava’s segment explorer shows who ran what, where, and when - An OSINT investigation into operational security

The Intersection between AML and OSINT – A Potential Path


The Intersection between AML and OSINT – A Potential Path

Uncovering a Real Nigerian Prince Scam with OSINT and a Little Help from My Friends


Uncovering a Real Nigerian Prince Scam with OSINT and a Little Help from My Friends

Investigating eCommerce Scammers on Amazon using OSINT


Investigating eCommerce Scammers on Amazon using OSINT

Using OSINT to Find Protest Events and Activist Groups on Facebook


Using OSINT to Find Protest Events and Activist Groups on Facebook

Creating an Effective Sock Puppet for OSINT Investigations – Introduction


Creating an Effective Sock Puppet for OSINT Investigations – Introduction

Chasing an Online Scam Through the Blockchain – an OSINT Investigation


Chasing an Online Scam Through the Blockchain – an OSINT Investigation

The Most Comprehensive TweetDeck Research Guide In Existence (Probably)


The Most Comprehensive TweetDeck Research Guide In Existence (Probably)

Using Phone Contact Book Apps For Digital Research


Using Phone Contact Book Apps For Digital Research

How To Track Illegal Funding Campaigns Via Cryptocurrency


How To Track Illegal Funding Campaigns Via Cryptocurrency

Bellingcat’s Invitation Is Waiting For Your Response: An Investigative Guide To LinkedIn


Bellingcat’s Invitation Is Waiting For Your Response: An Investigative Guide To LinkedIn

How To Use Google Earth’s Three Dimensional View: Feat. Syria, Yemen, Sudan


How To Use Google Earth’s Three Dimensional View: Feat. Syria, Yemen, Sudan

Using the New Russian Facial Recognition Site SearchFace


Using the New Russian Facial Recognition Site SearchFace

Creating Your Own Citizen Database


Creating Your Own Citizen Database

Tracking Illicit Transactions With Blockchain: A Guide, Featuring Mueller


Tracking Illicit Transactions With Blockchain: A Guide, Featuring Mueller

How To Blow Your Online Cover With URL Previews


How To Blow Your Online Cover With URL Previews

Using Time-Lapse Satellite Imagery To Detect Infrastructure Changes: Case-Studies via Myanmar, Nigeria and the South China Sea


Using Time-Lapse Satellite Imagery To Detect Infrastructure Changes: Case-Studies via Myanmar, Nigeria and the South China Sea

Europol’s Asian City Child Abuse Photographs Geolocated


Europol’s Asian City Child Abuse Photographs Geolocated

Dali, Warhol, Boshirov: Determining the Time of an Alleged Photograph from Skripal Suspect Chepiga


Dali, Warhol, Boshirov: Determining the Time of an Alleged Photograph from Skripal Suspect Chepiga

Corrupt Latin: How Orthography Revealed Corruption in Kyrgyzstan


Corrupt Latin: How Orthography Revealed Corruption in Kyrgyzstan

How to Scrape Interactive Geospatial Data


How to Scrape Interactive Geospatial Data

How to Identify Burnt Villages by Satellite Imagery  — Case-Studies from California, Nigeria and Myanmar


How to Identify Burnt Villages by Satellite Imagery  — Case-Studies from California, Nigeria and Myanmar

Creating an Android Open Source Research Device on Your PC


Creating an Android Open Source Research Device on Your PC

How to Digitally Verify Combatant Affiliation in Middle East Conflicts


How to Digitally Verify Combatant Affiliation in Middle East Conflicts

After Strava, Polar is Revealing the Homes of Soldiers and Spies


After Strava, Polar is Revealing the Homes of Soldiers and Spies

How to Archive Open Source Materials


How to Archive Open Source Materials

How to Use and Interpret Data from Strava’s Activity Map


How to Use and Interpret Data from Strava’s Activity Map

Daily Quizzes to Train Your Verification Skills


Daily Quizzes to Train Your Verification Skills

How to Conduct Comprehensive Video Collection


How to Conduct Comprehensive Video Collection

Follow the Bitcoin With Python, BlockExplorer and Webhose.io


Follow the Bitcoin With Python, BlockExplorer and Webhose.io

Automatically Discover Website Connections Through Tracking Codes


Automatically Discover Website Connections Through Tracking Codes

HISTINT: Unearthing declassified Soviet military journals in CIA archives


HISTINT: Unearthing declassified Soviet military journals in CIA archives

Advanced Guide on Verifying Video Content


Advanced Guide on Verifying Video Content

Companies House: A Short Guide


Companies House: A Short Guide

Building a Keyword Monitoring Pipeline with Python, Pastebin and Searx


Building a Keyword Monitoring Pipeline with Python, Pastebin and Searx

Forecasting An Internet Shutdown: An Exercise With Indicators


Forecasting An Internet Shutdown: An Exercise With Indicators

Vacuuming Image Metadata from the Wayback Machine


Vacuuming Image Metadata from the Wayback Machine

Dark Web OSINT Part Four: Using Scikit-Learn to Find Hidden Service Clones


Dark Web OSINT Part Four: Using Scikit-Learn to Find Hidden Service Clones

How to Uncover Corruption Using Open Source Research


How to Uncover Corruption Using Open Source Research

Dark Web OSINT With Python Part Three: Visualization


Dark Web OSINT With Python Part Three: Visualization

Dark Web OSINT with Python Part Two: SSH Keys and Shodan


Dark Web OSINT with Python Part Two: SSH Keys and Shodan

Dark Web OSINT With Python and OnionScan: Part One


Dark Web OSINT With Python and OnionScan: Part One

Expanding Skype Forensics with OSINT and Python: IP Addresses


Expanding Skype Forensics with OSINT and Python: IP Addresses

Expanding Skype Forensics with OSINT: Email Accounts


Expanding Skype Forensics with OSINT: Email Accounts

Automated Reverse Image Search Part 2: Vimeo


Automated Reverse Image Search Part 2: Vimeo

When People Sleep: Determine Facebook Activity Using Google Chrome, Javascript and Python


When People Sleep: Determine Facebook Activity Using Google Chrome, Javascript and Python

Automatically Finding Weapons in Social Media Images Part 2


Automatically Finding Weapons in Social Media Images Part 2

Automatically Finding Weapons in Social Media Images Part 1


Automatically Finding Weapons in Social Media Images Part 1

Automatically Reverse Image Search YouTube Videos


Automatically Reverse Image Search YouTube Videos

WixFul Thinking: Mining Hidden Wix Pages


WixFul Thinking: Mining Hidden Wix Pages

Gangs of Detroit: OSINT and Indictment Documents


Gangs of Detroit: OSINT and Indictment Documents

Follow the Money with Python


Follow the Money with Python

Automatically Discover Website Connections Through Tracking Codes


Automatically Discover Website Connections Through Tracking Codes

Yachtspotting: OSINT Methods in Navalny’s Corruption Investigation


Yachtspotting: OSINT Methods in Navalny’s Corruption Investigation

Using Python to Mine Common Crawl


Using Python to Mine Common Crawl

Searching the Earth: Essential Geolocation Tools for Verification


Searching the Earth: Essential Geolocation Tools for Verification

Unveiling Hidden Connections with Google Analytics IDs


Unveiling Hidden Connections with Google Analytics IDs

Mapping Where Sex Offenders Can Live


Mapping Where Sex Offenders Can Live

How to Find Historical Imagery of Russia’s Faked Satellite Photos


How to Find Historical Imagery of Russia’s Faked Satellite Photos



Venemy works best when OSINT has been performed and you've identified the person's profile/username. From there, it's easy to extend the tool's functionality. While there is a search API endpoint, I would recommend confirming the profile manually before running anything.

How to deblur images to improve image search results


How to deblur images to improve image search results

Avoiding Webscraping Throttling Using Python and Tor as a Proxy


Avoiding Webscraping Throttling Using Python and Tor as a Proxy

Instagram Explorer


Search for Instagram photos by date

Instagram Searching Techniques


Instagram Searching Techniques

Search Telegram chats

https://cse.google.com/cse?cx=004805129374225513871:p8lhfo0g3hg Search Telegram chats

Mail Tester


Verify email addresses

Email Formatter


Discover email format for businesses



Peepmail is a tool that allows you to discover business email addresses for users, even if their email address may not be publicly available or shared.

Email Permutator


Generate a list of common permutations for a domain name.

Email Hunter


Search for all email addresses associated with a domain name.



Search webpage and http server results across multiple search engines



Get a list of all technology a website uses

List of Antifa names according to 8chan


List of Antifa names according to 8chan

Google's "ML Fairness" policies


Google's "ML Fairness" policies

Snapchat Multi-Viewer


View multiple snapchats!

EU Arms Tracker


EU Arms Tracker

Google Whistleblower Leaks Quick Search


Quickly search the Google Whistleblower leaks

Search Tools List PDF


This one is pretty obvious, but it's so critical it has to be said:



US Treasury Sanction List


The State Department and the C_A go hand-in-hand:

State Department Press Releases


State Department Archives: Obama, GWB & Bill Clinton Presidencies


These committees often publish good documents:

House Committees


Senate Committees


Bills, Congressmen, and Senators


his one is fantastic–it has the added benefit of linking to other photo




This one seems to be the preferred site for many government bodies:



Reddit Video Downloader


Download v.redd.it videos online

Get Removed Comments From Reddit


Get Removed Comments From Reddit

Reddit Related Subreddits


Related subreddits are where the most prolific commenters of the given subreddit most frequently post comments.

Google Dataset Search


Dataset Search enables users to find datasets stored across the Web through a simple keyword search. The tool surfaces information about datasets hosted in thousands of repositories across the Web, making these datasets universally accessible and useful.

Kaggle Datasets


Kaggle supports a variety of dataset publication formats, but we strongly encourage dataset publishers to share their data in an accessible, non-proprietary format if possible. Not only are open, accessible data formats better supported on the platform, they are also easier to work with for more people regardless of their tools.



We’re sharing the data and code behind some of our articles and graphics. We hope you’ll use it to check our work and to create stories and visualizations of your own.

Elsevier's DataSearch


Search for research data across domains and types, from many domain-specific, cross-domain and institutional data repositories.

U.S. Government’s open data


Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.



Search 435,000,000 free PDF files

Free Document Search and Download


Free Document Search and Download

Fagan Document Finder


This tool uses enables easy access to searching for various non-HTML (standard web page) file formats. Certain documents are commonly used for different purposes; for example many academic papers are in Adobe Portable Document Format. Because this tool makes use of other tools, it is limited by their functionality. Searching in Google for XML files, for example, uses the file extensions xml, rdf, and rss; which means that not all XML files are included, and some non-XML files may be included.

Free PDF search engine


PrintFu is the original printable document, article and PDF search engine. If you're looking for a downloadable PDF manual, handbook, instruction manual, eBook download or any other free PDF documents or digital articles this PDF search engine can help you!

Pdf Doc Xls File Search Engine


Free pdf doc xls documentation repository. For example, you can search the library and the File name to make the title more descriptive.

PDF Search


Search For Books, Research, and Other PDFs with this Search Engine

MP3 Search


Search For Songs, Podcasts, and Other MP3s with this Search Engine

CSV Search


Search For Data Sets, Lists, and Excel Hacks with this CSV Search Engine

XLS Search


Search For Data Sets, Lists, and Excel Hacks with this XLS Search Engine

XLSX Search


Search For Data Sets, Lists, and Excel Hacks with this XLSX Search Engine

PowerPoint Search Engine


Search filetype: PPT Powerpoints, lectures, seminars, talks, meeting and conference presentations, slides in areas of molecular biology, biochemistry, genes and genetics, genomics, proteomics, oncology, botany, zoology, anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, bioengineering, biophysics, biomedical research, marine biology, evolution, systems biology, bioinformatics software, mathematical modeling tools, biostatistics, biotechnology, pharmacology and biopharmaceuticals subjects such as drug discovery, targeted molecules screens, bioassays, toxicology and toxicity assays, medical topics such as clinical trials, concepts of therapy, drug description, pharmacy practices, cancers, bioethics, biostatistics, environmental sciences matters such as global warming, deforesting, soil erosion, pollution, biofuels, natural resources, agriculture, information on ecology, geosciences, atmospheric sciences, and fields such as oceanography, climatology, etc. You get the idea; if it is higher education business and is .PPT file, you will find it here!

PDF Searches


PDF Searches




Manuals Lib


Search For Manuals Online.

Reddit Insight


Reddit Insight is an analytics suite for Reddit.com using their public API, combined with real-time data analysis and graphic visualizations of historical data.

Reddit Cake Day


To find out when someone's cake day is, enter their Reddit.com username and press the Discover Cake Day button

Preview your reddit post


Preview your reddit post

National Centers for Environmental Information


NCEI is the world’s largest provider of weather and climate data. Land-based, marine, model, radar, weather balloon, satellite, and paleoclimatic are just a few of the types of datasets available. Detailed descriptions of the available products and platforms are below.

GroupLens Research


GroupLens Research has collected and made available several datasets. Choose the one you’re interested in from the menu on the right. Before using these data sets, please review their README files for the usage licenses and other details.



ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. It hosts 21 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.



This site is dedicated to making high value health data more accessible to entrepreneurs, researchers, and policy makers in the hopes of better health outcomes for all.

Google Data Studio


Make a good presentation of data

Search Code


Search over 20 billion lines of code from 7,000,000 projects

Source Code Search Engine


Find any alphanumeric snippet, signature or keyword in the web pages HTML, JS and CSS code.

Nerdy Data


Find where any technology is used, search millions of sites.



Source Code Search Engine



FindHS.Codes is a thematic search engine developed for assisting importers/exporters to easily learn the correct customs tariff classification for the goods they intend to import or export.

Google Code


Various tools to search Google's code



Libraries.io monitors 6,710,224 open source packages across 37 different package managers, so you don't have to.

YouTube Channel Crawler


There are millions of unknown and undiscovered channels on YouTube. The YouTube Channel Crawler makes it easy to find them! Choose the category, the subscriber count and other features, and the Channel Crawler will find good YouTube channels for you.



Download a YouTube video from any web page.

YouTube GeoSearch


Search for YouTube videos around an area

YouTube GeoFind


Search for YouTube videos around an area



This web site shows related videos from the YouTube.

Youtube rank checker


A simple web-based youtube rank checker tool that you can use to find the ranking of any youtube video.

YouTube Visualizer


Visualize a YouTube channel



Enter a YouTube title to automatically generate tags

Keyword Tool


Find Great Region-based Keywords Using YouTube Autocomplete

2019 OSINT Guide


I have been doing a lot of Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) lately, so to celebrate 2019, I decided to summarize a lot of tips and tricks I have learned in this guide. Of course, it is not the perfect guide (no guide is), but I hope it will help beginners to learn, and experienced OSINT hackers to discover new tricks

OSINT Cheat Sheet


Collection of useful tool and tricks for OSINT

Meta Medical Search Tool


Meta Medical Search Tool

Drug Price Search


Drug Price Search

Public Library of Science


Public Library of Science

Medical Search Engine and RSS News


Medical Search Engine and RSS News

Symptom Checker & Medical Search Engine


Differential diagnoses

Type Drug Label/Active Ingredient Search


Type Drug Label/Active Ingredient Search

Medical Billing Code Search


Medical Billing Code Search

Health Information


Health Information



Search the biomedical literature, for the most relevant articles.

Academic Medical Community/ Info


Academic Medical Community/ Info

NDC National Drug Codes - Search


NDC National Drug Codes - Search

Doctor Search Engine


Doctor Search Engine

DTOME Drug Search Engine


DTOME Drug Search Engine

InternationalPsychiatric Side Effects Search Engine


InternationalPsychiatric Side Effects Search Engine

Drug Information Portal


Drug Information Portal from the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Health Information Search


Health Information Search

Medical NDX


Search the medical web using our customized search engine. Drill down on search terms as shown in screenshot below.

Paid Search


Paid Search

Health Information from the National Library of Medicine


Health Information from the National Library of Medicine



A search engine for pharmaceutical products and their side effects.

Citations and abstracts search engine


Citations and abstracts search engine

search conditions, procedures, drugs ETC


Search conditions, procedures, drugs ETC

Doctor Search Engine


Doctor Search Engine

Health and Medical Information Produced by Doctors


Health and Medical Information Produced by Doctors

Doctor Search Engine


Doctor Search Engine

The Most Accurate Medical Search Engine


The Most Accurate Medical Search Engine

KMLE Medical Dictionary


Online medical dictionary, terminology, abbreviations, drugs

Search Engines & Resources for Medical Transcription


Find a Doctor, Find Drugs, Drug Search, Resources, AAMT, Engligh Medical Dictionary, Search Area, Samples

Drug Search Tools


Drug Search Tools

General Medical Info


General Medical Info



a Medical Search Engine for Physicians




eHealthcareBot.com Resources by Marcus P. Zillman


eHealthcareBot.com Resources by Marcus P. Zillman

medical book search


medical book search

Stanford University Medical Search


Stanford University Medical Search




Academic Torrents


We've designed a distributed system for sharing enormous datasets - for researchers, by researchers. The result is a scalable, secure, and fault-tolerant repository for data, with blazing fast download speeds.

BASE - Bielefeld Academic Search Engine


BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources. BASE provides more than 150 million documents from more than 7,000 sources. You can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access). BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.

BioMedSearch - Biomedical Search Engine


BioMedSearch is a biomedical search engine that contains NIH/PubMed documents, a large collection of theses, dissertations, and other proprietary publications not found anywhere else for free, making it one of the most comprehensive and powerful free biomedical searches.

BIOZ - Best Wav To Find Scientific Data


Bioz is the world's most advanced AI search engine for life science experimentation, empowering scientists in biopharma and academia to accelerate their research towards new discoveries.



CiteSeerx is an evolving scientific literature digital library and search engine that has focused primarily on the literature in computer and information science.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)


DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Wolfram I Alpha


Compute expert-level answers using Wolfram’s breakthrough

algorithms, knowledgebase and AI technology

New Zealand's most comprehensive selecton of research papers


Discover and access New Zealand’s most comprehensive selection of research papers and related resources. This site include peer-reviewed and other research from universities, polytechnics, and research organisations throughout New Zealand.

List of academic databases and search engines


This page contains a representative list of notable databases and search engines useful in an academic setting for finding and accessing articles in academic journals, institutional repositories, archives, or other collections of scientific and other articles.



eagle-i is a resource discovery tool built to facilitate translational science research. Groundbreaking biomedical research requires access to cutting edge scientific resources, but those resources are often invisible beyond the laboratories or universities where they were developed. Using eagle-i’s free software, you can collect and share information about your research resources, giving any scientist, anywhere, access to one of the largest collections of information about Core Facilities, iPS cell lines, and other valuable, unique or rare scientific resources in the world.



WorldCat connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide



Engineering Science and Search

The Open Science Directory


About 13000 scientific journals are now available in the 'Open Science Directory'. When all the special program journals will be included, the Open Science Directory will contain more than 20000 titles.

SAGE Sook Search


SAGE is the world’s largest independent academic publisher and is committed to global dissemination of research. We have published open access journals for a number of years with the goal of disseminating vital research to the broadest community.



iseek.ai is breaking new ground in cognitive computing solutions for better decision-making. This advanced platform allows users to orchestrate a networked ecosystem of bots, agents, and advisers that ingest, comprehend, interpret, and transform your data into insights and action.

MindMap Custom Search Engine


MindMap Custom Search Engine

Gold Rush


Search multiple universities

Think Tank Search


Think Tank Search

Academic Mind Map Search


We are building a visual interface that dramatically increases the visibility of research findings for science and society alike.

Registry of Open Access Repositories


The aim of ROAR is to promote the development of open access by providing timely information about the growth and status of repositories throughout the world.



ThoughtMesh generates tags to connect scholarly essays published on different Web sites.

Prospector Academic, Public and Special Library Search Engine


Prospector is a unified catalog of academic, public and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. Through Prospector you have access to 30 million books, journals, DVDs, CDs, videos and other materials held in these libraries. With a single search you can identify and borrow materials from the collections and have them delivered to your local library.

Virtual Learning Resources Center


Virtual Learning Resources Center

Microsoft Academic


Microsoft Academic (MA) employs advances in machine learning, semantic inference and knowledge discovery to help you explore scholarly information in more powerful ways than ever before.

Video Digital Library


This new Digital Library portal contains the metadata of the YouTube Channels of the world's Top Universities. Viewing University Videos within the Digital Library provides viewer-enhancements that will make these videos attract and keep more viewers.



An Alternative Archive of 25,313 e-prints in Science and Mathematics

Open Access Theses and Dissertations


Advanced research and scholarship. Theses and dissertations, free to find, free to use.



MagPortal.com® is a search engine and directory for finding online magazine articles. It also provides feeds for use on other websites. The site was officially launched on March 28, 2000.



Jensen is a scholar with many books and articles; he has been a professor of history for over 40 years at several schools, including the University of Illinois, Harvard, Michigan, West Point, and Moscow State University. He is now Research Professor of History at Montana State University–Billings, Montana.



ataPortals.org is the most comprehensive list of open data portals in the world. It is curated by a group of leading open data experts from around the world - including representatives from local, regional and national governments, international organisations such as the World Bank, and numerous NGOs.

Open Educational Resources (OER) 2020 Search Engine


Open Educational Resources (OER) 2020 Search Engine

The Stoic Approach To OSINT


This article is a primer on some of the techniques and methodologies I use to conduct dedicated OSINT engagements on some of Australia's biggest organisations, top CEO's, celebrities, alleged hackers and disgruntled employees. All of these OSINT techniques can be applied to other purposes, they are incredibly useful in missing person searches, in support of red teams during penetration tests, or by privacy-seeking individuals conscious of their digital-footprint.

OSINT: How to find information on anyone


Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) — is information gathering from publicly available sources and its analysis to produce an actionable intelligence. The scope of OSINT is not limited to cybersecurity only but corporate, business and military intelligence or other fields where information matters.

Niche Search Engines


Niche Search Engines

Giant List of Search Engines


Giant List of Search Engines

Online Databases


Online Databases

Search Engines


Search Engines

Social Media Search Tools


Social Media Search Tools

Facebook Search Tools


Facebook Search Tools




Download video's from popular streaming sites directly via the CLI.



Visual Notetaking

For visual learners and thinkers.



To-do's (for meme ideas, projects, digg leads) all from the CLI.

Mystery digg: