OSINT: What You Can Find About a Person from Public Sources
Google and Facebook have become present-day palantirs, and competitive intelligence companies turned into wardens. The client, an owner of the Middle-earth zoo chain, makes a request to do a thorough background check on his former fellow student, Saruman. The only thing he does recollect is that the man owned a mine flooded in 2002, and there was something about iron and mountains in its name. We narrow down our search to 5–6 similar names, albeit to no avail. Then we decide to look up similar names among companies among companies. The company director is Alex Treebeard, which doesn't add up.
Company competitive analysis, pre-due diligence. Personnel screening. Market research.
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