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What can I use Maltego for?

Modified on: Wed, 8 May, 2024 at 4:47 AM

Maltego can be used for the information gathering phase of all security related work. It will save you time and will allow you to work more accurately and smarter.

Maltego provides you with a much more powerful search, giving you smarter results. If access to "hidden" information determines your success, Maltego can help you to discover it.

Maltego aids in your thinking process by visually demonstrating interconnected links between searched items.

The focus of Maltego is analyzing real-world relationships between information that is publicly accessible on the Internet. This includes foot-printing Internet infrastructure as well as finding information about the people and organization who own it.

Maltego can be used to determine the relationships between the following Entities:

  • People.
    • Names.
    • Email addresses
    • Aliases

  • Groups of people (social networks)
  • Companies
  • Organizations
  • Websites
  • Internet infrastructure such as:
    • Domains
    • DNS names
    • Netblocks
    • IP addresses

  • Affiliations
  • Documents and files

Connections between these pieces of information are gathered using open source intelligence (OSINT) techniques by querying sources such as DNS records, whois records, search engines, social networks, various online APIs and extracting meta data.

Maltego provides results in a wide range of graphical layouts that allow for clustering of information which makes seeing relationships instant and accurate – this makes it possible to find hidden connections even if they are three or four degrees of separation apart.

Who uses Maltego?

Maltego empowers investigators worldwide to speed up and increase the precision of their investigations through easy data integration in a single interface, aided by powerful visualization and collaborative capabilities to quickly zero in on relevant information.

Maltego is a proven tool that has been downloaded by almost one million commercial and community users worldwide since its first launch in 2008. Due to its wide range of possible use cases ranging from threat intelligence to fraud investigations.

Maltego is used by a broad audience, from security professionals and pentesters, to forensic investigators, investigative journalists, and market researchers. Furthermore, we work together with academic partners who use Maltego to train the next generation of investigators.

Get in touch with us to find out how to integrate Maltego in your environment. 

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