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The Role of OSINT
in Russia’s Invasion
Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine—a hybrid war waged across cyber, physical, and informational battlefields—is quickly approaching the one-year mark. Throughout the war, open-source intelligence has played a vital role in helping security and intelligence teams gain a reliable, timely, and actionable understanding of war-related risk.
Through ten real-life examples, Flashpoint’s new report details how open-source intelligence is providing organizations, from governments to enterprises, with data that drives on-the-ground situational awareness, fraud investigations, cyber risk assessments, executive protection, geopolitical risk assessments, misinformation identification and response, crisis response, and much more.
In this report you will learn more about:
- How online channels like Telegram and other social media platforms have been used for soldier recruitment and military funding
- The Russian-language cybercrime threat landscape and the battle for the Russian darknet
- How intelligence can support anti-money laundering (AML), counter-terrorist financing (CTF), and know-your-customer (KYC) compliance programs
- Killnet and Russia-aligned hacktivists
- The influence of war bloggers on policy and information flows
- Disinformation, conspiracy theories, and justification narratives
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