The Cyber5 Podcast

Creation, Maintenance, and Ethics of Sock Puppets

Episode 35 of the podcast covers the creation, maintenance, and ethics of sock puppet accounts (Online Personas) with open source intelligence researcher Micah Hoffman.


  • Question 1 (01:35): How do you grow your connections, follows, or friends on sock puppets accounts?
  • Question 2 (04:10): How do you prevent cross contamination on your sock puppets from your legitimate social media?
  • Question 3 (06:00): What are some operational security measures you use in creating sock puppets to ensure they are backstopped?
  • Question 4 (10:02): What are some ethical and legal considerations when creating sock puppets?
  • Question 5 (12:58): What are some good business investigative use cases for using sock puppets?

Episode 35 | December 10, 2020

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