Footprinting and Reconnaissance

24 March 2023 3 minutes Author: Endpool

Division of intelligence (search) and collection of digital evidence

The digital age has revolutionized the way we live, work and communicate. However, it has also led to an increase in cybercrime, which can have devastating consequences for individuals and businesses alike. When it comes to investigating cybercrimes, the collection and analysis of digital evidence is essential to identify criminals and build strong evidence. The process of collecting digital evidence involves the identification, preservation and analysis of electronic data. This can include everything from computer hard drives and mobile devices to social media accounts and cloud storage systems. The goal is to gather evidence that can be used to prove or disprove a claim, such as the presence of malware or unauthorized access to the system. To effectively collect and analyze digital evidence, researchers must have a deep understanding of the latest tools and techniques.

This may include the use of specialized software, such as forensic imaging tools and network monitoring software, as well as knowledge of cybersecurity best practices and regulatory requirements. One of the biggest challenges with collecting digital evidence is the sheer volume of data available. With so much information to sort through, it can be difficult to identify the most relevant evidence. To solve this problem, researchers must be able to use advanced analytical tools and techniques to analyze large amounts of data and discover patterns and relationships. Thus, the collection and analysis of digital evidence is an important component of modern investigations. By staying abreast of the latest tools and techniques, investigators can effectively identify and preserve digital evidence, ensuring justice and deterring cybercriminals. If you are involved in cybercrime or need help gathering digital evidence, it is important to work with experienced professionals who understand the complexities of this field. At its core, OSINT techniques and techniques are used to a greater extent here, which are discussed in detail in another section in more detail, we will look at the main software used by “Ethical Hackers” during intelligence and gathering digital evidence.

Intelligence programs

Maltego

Open source software used for intelligence and forensics.

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Recon-ng

Recon-ng is a full-featured reconnaissance platform designed to provide a powerful environment for fast and thorough open source Internet reconnaissance.

 

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OSRFramwork

This package contains a set of libraries that are designed to perform Open Source Intelligence tasks. They include links to many different applications related to username verification, DNS lookup, leak investigation, deep web search, regular expression extraction and many more.

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OSRFramwork

Цей пакет містить набір бібліотек, які розроблені для виконання завдань Open Source Intelligence. Вони включають посилання на безліч різних додатків, пов’язаних з перевіркою імені користувача, пошуком DNS, дослідженням витоків інформації, глибоким веб-пошуком, вилученням регулярних виразів і багатьма іншими.

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OSRFramwork

This package contains a set of libraries that are designed to perform Open Source Intelligence tasks. They include links to many different applications related to username verification, DNS lookup, leak investigation, deep web search, regular expression extraction and many more.

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OSINT Framework

The most popular mindmap for open source searches is the OSINT Framework. Its beauty is that it has absorbed all kinds of sites, utilities and databases that can be useful for recon. Any question you have about asynt, most likely, will have an answer in it.

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