Sourcer/Hacker

By Shawna Armstrong

What’s the difference?  Not much if you’re a great Sourcer, on the constant hunt for the best ways to get the most information.  Think of a Sourcer as a “good” hacker.  While hackers follow clues to breach privacy and steal data, Sourcers follow clues to build a set of profile and contact information for target talent (without crossing legal/ethical boundaries of course). 

What do the best Sourcers and most diabolical hackers use?  Pretty much the same tools – open source intelligence (OSINT), networks, social media, organizational tools, email enrichment tools, usernames, domains, and filetypes – in combination and by connecting the dots.  Learn more here, but please use your powers responsibly.


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