SANS@MIC- Git\\'ing Users for OSINT: Analysis of All GitHub Users

  • Webcast Aired Wednesday, 15 Jul 2020 3:30PM EDT (15 Jul 2020 19:30 UTC)
  • Speaker: Micah Hoffman

Within the world of OSINT, many people solely focus on what data they can retrieve from a web browser. Others, like me, know the power and potential of using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to harvest huge amounts of data from platforms and incredible speeds. In this case, in 2019, by making thousands of API requests to github.com using the official GitHub API, I retrieved over 38,000,000 user profiles from their systems.