The Role of OSINT
in Russia’s Invasion
of Ukraine

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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