Useful Websites

A treasure trove of useful websites to help you with your online Due Diligence enquiries. We have broken down the websites into headings to help your research efforts.

IMPORTANT: Links to other websites are made available for convenience of investigators and researchers. They do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service. As with all links, please exercise caution. Care should always be exercised. We will not be held liable or responsible if they later prove to be malicious.

Carrot2

Clustering search engine that display categorical search data in an explorer pane to the left of the search results

Google UK

The great Google, hard to see how anything will better than it but remember for greater coverage you have to use other search resources!

Google

Remember that results may differ when you use a different Google domain; consider others. A full list can be found here: 

List of Google domains.

Bing

Search engines are like golf clubs, they all work very slightly differently. Be prepared to use others, and don’t just use Google.

Yahoo

Like Google, Yahoo indexes the Web and makes information from Web pages available to Web searches.

Yandex

Good alternative search engine (Russian)

IXQuick

Meta search engine (and apparently private)

DuckDuckGo

Meta search engine, stops IP tracking and direct advertisements based on search history

Presesearch

Search privately, receive better results and get rewarded with the Presearch decentralized search engine, powered by blockchain technology.

Oscobo

Same features as Duck Duck Go however the user interface is more simple

IMPORTANT: Links to other websites are made available for convenience of investigators and researchers. They do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service. As with all links, please exercise caution. Care should always be exercised. We will not be held liable or responsible if they later prove to be malicious.

Companies House

UK Companies House with access to documents for free!

European Business Register

The European Business Register is a network of National Business Registers and Information Providers from currently 25 European countries.

European E-Justice

This portal allows you to search for and access company information from the national business registers across the EU.

UK HM Land Registry

UK Land registry (small fee for documents)

European Land Registry

European Land Registry

Company Check

Free Company and/or Director research with subscription option (UK)

Open Corporates

Worldwide Company research tool, over 167 million companies to search from

Dellam

Good source for Director information

Commercial Register

Worldwide Company research tool

DataLog

Good company resource, 40 million companies available for searching

AiHitData

AiHitdata is a unique source of company information. It stores and continually updates huge amounts of company data. Much of this data is unique, it will not be found in any other database available on the Internet.

GlassDoor

Insight on companies including reviews

IMPORTANT: Links to other websites are made available for convenience of investigators and researchers. They do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service. As with all links, please exercise caution. Care should always be exercised. We will not be held liable or responsible if they later prove to be malicious.

CyberToolBelt

Fantastic domain/IP search tool and much more. You will get 20 days free by entering the voucher code INTELECTTRIAL. After that there is a small charge, but you get historical domain searches, excellent for looking at previous owners, hosts and much more!

IP Tracker

IP Address tools

ArulJohn

IP Address tools

ViewDNS

DNS Information

Support Details

Check what your browser leaks about you

InfoSniper

Great tool for IP/Domain research

What’s my IP

Check your IP address and more info about you

IP Chicken

Quick IP address information

CentralOps

Investigate domains and IP addresses. Get registrant information, DNS records, and more.

IMPORTANT: Links to other websites are made available for convenience of investigators and researchers. They do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service. As with all links, please exercise caution. Care should always be exercised. We will not be held liable or responsible if they later prove to be malicious.

Hunchly

A web capture tool designed for online investigations – highly recommended.IMPORTANT: Links to other websites are made available for convenience of investigators and researchers. They do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service. As with all links, please exercise caution. Care should always be exercised. We will not be held liable or responsible if they later prove to be malicious.

Get Safe Online

UK resource on online safety both business and personal

Alert Find

This site is packed full of resources on how to avoid a Data Breach, recommended to me by an up and coming Cyber Security professional (thank you Zoe)

Norton

Preventative advice from Norton

National Cyber Security Center

Expert, trusted, and independent guidance for UK industry, government departments, the critical national infrastructure and private SMEs.

Australian Business Gov

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

CyberStreetWise

UK Government initiative

Google Safety Center

We put together some quick tips and best practices for you to create stronger passwords, protect your devices, avoid phishing attempts, and browse the Internet securely.

FBI CyberCrime< Investigation

The FBI is the lead federal agency for investigating cyber attacks by criminals, overseas adversaries, and terrorists.

Bit Defender

Anti-ransomware

ESupport

Esupport Ransomware screen unlocker from Trend Micro

Metropolitan Police

Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime handbook

SonicWall

Take a phishing quiz, see how well you do.

Avira

This Anti-Virus suite which is currently free gets a very good write up.

IMPORTANT: Links to other websites are made available for convenience of investigators and researchers. They do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service. As with all links, please exercise caution. Care should always be exercised. We will not be held liable or responsible if they later prove to be malicious.

Deepl

Our favourite translation tool, recommend the download rather than the website.

Pipl

Worldwide people search tool – WEF June 2019 moved to a subscription model.

WebMii

Worldwide people search tool with ranking

192

UK and mostly paid for results but some info available to research in other tools

UserSearch

Username search tool, scans websites where users enter in an alias

GoFindWho

Still testing this one but given the removal of Facebook Graph Search this offers a working alternative (for now).

IMPORTANT: Links to other websites are made available for convenience of investigators and researchers. They do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service. As with all links, please exercise caution. Care should always be exercised. We will not be held liable or responsible if they later prove to be malicious.

UK Financial Conduct Authority

We aim to make financial markets work well so that consumers get a fair deal, including protecting consumers, enhancing marker integrity and promoting competition.

UK Courts and Court Results

The Law Pages is a legal resources site that provides a number of services and facilities for legal professionals, students as well as the general public.

US Court Records

The Supreme Court’s docket system contains information about cases, both pending and decided, that have been filed at the Court.

The Gazette

Bankruptcy and statutory notices

IMPORTANT: Links to other websites are made available for convenience of investigators and researchers. They do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service. As with all links, please exercise caution. Care should always be exercised. We will not be held liable or responsible if they later prove to be malicious.

Top 10 VPN

Top 10 VPNs available for encrypted browsing

Proxify

Proxify is an anonymous proxy service which allows anyone to surf the Web privately and securely.

Proxy For Free

A free proxy list and proxy checker providing you with the best free proxy servers.

Express VPN

VPN protocols, split tunneling and zero knowledge required.

Cyber Ghost VPN

Multi-platform apps designed to be user-friendly with 1 click

IMPORTANT: Links to other websites are made available for convenience of investigators and researchers. They do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service. As with all links, please exercise caution. Care should always be exercised. We will not be held liable or responsible if they later prove to be malicious.

Echosec

Excellent social media monitoring tool, no longer free version.

Social Mention

Trawls many platforms and reports trends

Twitter Advanced Search

Allows you to tailor search results to specific date ranges, people and more.

Tweet Beaver

Designed to help you manage your own social media presenc

IMPORTANT: Links to other websites are made available for convenience of investigators and researchers. They do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service. As with all links, please exercise caution. Care should always be exercised. We will not be held liable or responsible if they later prove to be malicious.

Ghostery

Online Security

Privacy Badger

Online Security

AdBlock

Blocks YouTube, Facebook and ads everywhere else on the web.

Disconnect

Disconnect lets you visualize and block the invisible websites that track you.

HTTPS Everywhere

Encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure.

Screencastify

A lightweight screen recorder and casting extension

FireShot

FireShot takes full web page screenshots. You can edit and annotate captures.

Chrome: History Eraser

Deletes typed URLs, Cache, Cookies, your Download and Browsing History instantly

Chrome: Hunchly

Integrates with Chrome and a must for professional investigators. Screen captures and much, much more! Currently around £80 GBP and well worth it.

Firefox: Click and Clean

A Firefox extension which helps you remove your internet history and enhance your security and privacy within seconds.

Firefox: FlagFox

Displays a country flag depicting the location of the current website’s server and provides a multitude of tools such as site safety checks, whois, translation, similar sites, validation, URL shortening, and more.

IMPORTANT: Links to other websites are made available for convenience of investigators and researchers. They do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service. As with all links, please exercise caution. Care should always be exercised. We will not be held liable or responsible if they later prove to be malicious.