Social Networks has changed the way of developing an investigation as far as people use to explain, graph, show and give details about their life. It is so because people need to communicate and need to share feelings and passionate life. Based on these facts, private investigation uses the information in public databases to make an approach to people, their facts and their details that they publically expose to the rest of the world. So, this chapter explains how to use the OSINT (Open Source INTelligence) methodology for legally become part of the steps on a private investigation. The information is growing up and people expose their images, comment and reference to other ones so it facilities the investigation of getting results. Actually OSINT is the first step that private investigation must consider and this chapter covers and explains why and how to do this.
Part of the book: Cybersecurity Threats with New Perspectives