« Passive Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) collection through unsuspected sock puppet accounts that keep a low profile can take an investigation very far. But what happens when the information you need is not available online and cannot be obtained through passive reconnaissance? What happens when you need to incorporate a few HUMINT (Human Intelligence) techniques in order to elicit and collect the information that will be able to resolve your case? And what happens when your sock puppet account needs to be able to get noticed, attract the target and cause them to engage? This is where you start to play with smoke and mirrors. »

Source : From Sock Puppets to Puppet Masters | by Christina Lekati | Feb, 2021 | Medium

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