OSINT

  • Locating Missing Persons Using Open-Source Intelligence at DEFCON 27

    November 9, 2019
    Las Vegas, NV – At DEFCON 27 in Las Vegas, Unicorn Riot spoke with the organizers of an event where participants were asked to find information on real missing people in a competition called Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Missing Persons Capture The Flag (CTF). Many people…...
  • Police Fusion Center Tied to Fake Social Media Accounts

    June 4, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot filed a public records request to the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) for information related to the occupation of the 4th Precinct in 2015 after Jamar Clark was killed by police. The documents we received offer a glimpse into the world…...
  • Social Engineers Spoof Corporate Security at DEFCON 25 Hacking CTF

    August 7, 2017
    Las Vegas, NV – Ever since DEFCON 18, there has been a village within the conference dedicated to the art of human hacking, also known as Social Engineering. By the village’s definition, social engineering is “any act that influences a person to take an action…...
  • Pwning Targets Through Social Engineering at DEFCON

    August 6, 2017
    Las Vegas, NV – Social engineering (SE) is defined as “any act that influences a person to take an action that may or may not be in their best interest”, according to the website social-engineer.org. The art of social engineering can be used for a…...
  • DAPL Security Leak Shows Coordinated Surveillance and Repression of Water Protectors

    May 29, 2017
    Bismarck, ND – Leaked documents created by military intelligence contractor TigerSwan, recently obtained and published by The Intercept, provide a previously unseen look inside the operations taken by Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) security contractors against the #NoDAPL movement. TigerSwan was contracted to coordinate DAPL security…...