Hacking (harvesting) email addresses tutorial please!

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    • #4240
      Sistem74
      Participant

      Hallo,

      I have Ecrawl and Atomic Email Hunter to harvest email addresses but they all suck.

      How can I get into a site and collect email addresses? Any tutorials?

      Thank you!

    • #26861
      Anonymous
      Participant

      wget & grep  + brain ?!?

    • #26862
      Don Donzal
      Keymaster

      Not what we do here at the ‘Ethical’ Hacker Network.

      Don

    • #26863
      Don Donzal
      Keymaster

      After a great offline discussion with an EH-Net Member, I unlocked this topic. Let’s see where it goes. Hopefully it stays within the legal realm of pen testing.

      Don

    • #26864
      rattis
      Participant

      Chris G’s method would be great, I’ll have to add it to my list.  Google + site’s domain name would be another way. 1 search google for just the site, 2 search google for just the @domain_name.

      I think the big question is though, why do want the email address?

      From a pentest perspective, I could see collecting the different email addresses for trying to get possible log in names, or people in the company to try and impersonate for Social Engineering.

      From a security standpoint to see if people are spoofing your comapny / found an open relay.

      From a non-security related world, the only legal reason I could see doing this would be for an EECB (Executive Email Carpet Bomb). http://consumerist.com/259713/how-to-launch-an-executive-email-carpet-bomb

      There are other methods, if I recall correctly, covered in Hacking for Dummies. But you really should only try to get email address for ETHICAL reasons. Spamming people is bad. Trying to get the information for just showing of is bad too.

    • #26865
      ethicalhack3r
      Participant

      Dont forget Maltego!  🙂

    • #26866
      Jhaddix
      Participant

      theharvester.py is the best tool for the job most of the time.

      Also maltego and BiLE suite can help with it.

    • #26867
      Sistem74
      Participant

      Thanks you guys. Very interesting answers.

    • #26868
      Anonymous
      Participant

      @don wrote:

      Not what we do here at the ‘Ethical’ Hacker Network.

      Don

      what don? use our brains? yes we do!  ;D

    • #26869
      Anonymous
      Participant

      a more serious answer would be…

      1. maltgeo

      2. theHarvestor (there are a couple of other google email crawlers most outdated based on google changing the way they return results)

      3.  google for target site:blah.com @blah.com (doesnt work so great anymore though)

      4. use webbrowser + brain to figure out email naming convention of target

      5. use metagoofil to extract metadata and usernames

      6. either programatically or by hand join 1-5 together for your hopefully authorized SE activity.

    • #26870
      UNIX
      Participant

      I would recommend metagoofil and Maltego as well.

      Haven’t heard of theharvester.py before, but will look at it; thanks for mentioning.

    • #26871
      RoleReversal
      Participant

      I haven’t done too much in this realm, but I’ve had some surprising results with a couple of simple google searches. ‘@domain.tld‘ can bring some good results. For larger volumes of results I’ll second (third? fourth?) theharvester.py.

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