Intelligence Gathering: Part 2 - Take Cyberstalking to the Next Level With Maltego

Written by Don P on . Posted in Challenge #4 (2015)

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Cyberstalking

If you've ever received a restraining order — or as you call them, "love notes" — you may want to skip this tutorial. The last tutorial shows how to use The Harvester to capture emails throughout the internet for domains that you specify.

This takes it a notch further, showing how you can take those email addresses and extrapolate that into a massive amount of information about your target, including social networking profiles, phone numbers, registered domains, other linked email address, etc.

Again, this is using publicly available information so nothing you're doing is illegal; however, I do caution that you use this information wisely and not for malicious harm. Say, for instance, your target is a company from which you want to find online links. Those links may show the IP address and location of their email server. I wonder what someone could do with a bunch of emails siphoned from a company's server... maybe we should ask Sony?

What You Will Need

  • Kali Linux (either a bootable LiveCD or bootable USB image)
  • Internet connection
  • Maltego (included in Kali Linux)

Using Maltego

As mentioned before, Maltego is a very, very powerful tool that shaves hours off of the time needed to procure all the information this program outputs in mere minutes. Use the FREE community edition before deciding to purchase their yearly subscription. The free edition should give you all the information you will ever need.

Now, let's get to the hack:

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