Gathering intelligence is a major part in a hacker’s activity. For those wondering which tools are best for this job, the infamous hacker known as The Jester (@th3j35t3r) has revealed the names of some of the OSINT (open-source intelligence) applications he utilizes on a regular basis.
One of them is Maltego, a Java-based utility which, according to the hacker, is focused on analyzing “real-world relationships between people, groups, websites, domains, networks, internet infrastructure, and affiliations with online services such as Twitter and Facebook.”
Creepy is a software package that “hooks” into social network and provides information on a target’s location.
A great tool for data gathering is Spokeo, a website that specializes in aggregating information from various sources, including social networks, phone directories, mailing lists and business websites.
CaseFile is similar to Maltego, but it’s much cheaper.
Then, there’s Recorded Future, which “provides forecasting and analysis tools to help analysts predict future events by scanning sources on the Internet, and extracting, measuring, and visualizing the information to show networks and patterns in the past, present, and future.”
Finally, we have a clever tool that’s designed as a “non-invasive and non-detectable webserver reconnaissance scanner.” It’s called FOXONE SCANNER and it’s developed by The Jester himself.