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More Maltego

Let’s take a look at more examples of extracting information in Maltego. We will look at a technical example and a non-technical example.

Go to infrastructure and load an IP address element into satellite view. With this IP element you can search for all domains related to the IP. Compromising the device at this IP could compromise all services and domains functioning with this IP address. You can even search for elements like email and location related to the IP.

You can also use Maltego to gather information from social media using elements like the Twitter element. Some of these elements need log in information in order to carry out reconnaissance. If you are going to use the social media function of Maltego, it is best practice to create a new social media account for each service when searching.

With an email element we can gather a wide range of information. Drag an email element from the side bar into satellite view and enter an email into the element’s field. If you right click the element you will notice you can search many different types of related elements including domain, related email addresses, and URLs.

Maltego is a very powerful tool and not too difficult to use. This tool can be used to quickly and efficiently gather information on individuals and organizations for threat management. Carrying out these searches carries no conflicts with the law as this information is available publicly anyways. What types of information should you be searching for with Maltego? The types of information and entities you use in Maltego during reconnaissance vary with each case. For one case you may be searching for individuals and information related to a specific website, and for another you may be gathering information on a specific social media account or IP address.

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