Cybercrime Investigation Training

CyberCrime Investigations Course: Mastering Digital Threats

Embark on a comprehensive journey into the world of cybercrime investigations. This course covers foundational networking knowledge, enabling participants to navigate internet services and understand cyber threats without relying on third-party tools. Dive into the intricacies of phishing, smishing, and whaling, and learn to investigate using advanced tools and methodologies. Unravel hidden services like the Darkweb, Telegram, and VPNs, and get acquainted with the challenges of cryptocurrency and malware investigations. By the course’s end, participants will be equipped with the expertise to tackle the multifaceted landscape of modern cybercrime.

Day 1

Topics: Network Basics; IP v4/v6, Hands on with WireShark
Focus: VPN/Proxies/ TOR, Darkweb, Emails, Anonymity

Students will learn how networking works and how to work with low level tools like Wireshark, to understand how protocols and services work, and be able to investigate cybercrimes without the support of 3rd party tools. Students will also learn how most common internet services used for scamming works.

Day 2

Topics: 3rd Party Tools and Services, i.e.: Maltego, ipInfo, domain tools,
Focus: Phishing – Types, Sources, Investigating them

The student will have hands-on with various tools which will help to investigate most of the scam techniques. Starting with phishing, the most used scam techique, students will learn how they work, their types and how to investigate them. Students will work with with real cases and learn how organizations clear their traces and what information is useful in investigations.


Day 3

Topics: Smishing and Whaling
Focus: Investigating both Smishing and Whaling, as well as Vector Attacks/Dumps

While two of the lesser known cybercrime types, they are the most profitable ones. Smishing targets any citizen, while Whaling targets CEOs and executives, and infiltrates into the cortex of the organization. Students will learn how to investigate these attacks and how to get the most information from the crime organization.

Day 4

Topics: Hidden Services: Telegram, Darkweb, VPN/Proxes/TOR, Crypto
Focus: Third-party tools: Kela, Tracking and Investigating

The usage of hiding services is one of the most common techniques used by scammers to protect their identity. By knowing how they work, students will understand how difficult it is to investigate these crimes and the resources they have to get the most information from
a case. The session will end up with an intro to Crypto, from tracking to investigation.


Day 5

Topics: Malware Types
Focus: Malware Investigations; Analysis, Detection, Domain/IPS

After playing with the basic scam techniques, the last day will be used to deal with the more nefarious online frauds.

Students learn how criminals gain access to files and how they encrypt them for ransom. The course culminates with students leveraging their newly acquired knowledge and skills, and to get valuable info for investigators.

About the Instructor
Manuel Borrego has 25 years in the IT space leading teams to find technical solutions. As founder of the “Sistemas Especiales” in Spain’s National Police, he developed numerous tools, devices, and patents being used by technical and tactical units. Manuel is currently training the next generation of computer and network forensic examiners.

Laptop Requirements:

  • Windows OS
  • macOS with Bootcamp Windows
  • macOS alone will not work (No Virtual Machines)
  • 8GB RAM (minimum)
  • 100GB storage (minimum)
  • You must have admin rights or have the admin password for software installation.
  • NOTE: ALL Windows updates should be done prior to class.


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