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OSINT: large email address list imports with Maltego

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Fans of OSINT are inevitably fans of Maltego; I count myself amongst the dedicated.
Given the recent HBGary debacle, you'll soon see where the following discussion may prove useful for discovery of relationships between entries in a large list of email addresses. Consider the prospect of grepping through the HBGary emails, culling out a list of unique entries, then transforming them as an entirety via Maltego to determine what other relationships may exist between entrants.

I've been hoping for some large list import functionality via Maltego local transforms, and Andrew at Paterva immediately provided upon request.
Imagine similar functionality as found in transforms discussed earlier where a CSV inclusive of IP addresses is imported (this older method was via Phrase entity pointed directly to the full path of the CSV), then unique IP address entities are populated to the Maltego UI workspace.
For our current scenario, Andrew has provided me (and thus you) with local transforms t…

El Jefe: The Boss Will See You Now

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The February 2011 edition of the ISSA Journal includes toolsmith on the topic of El Jefe 1.1.
The boss, the big kahuna, El Jefe requires his due. From the folks at Immunity, El Jefe is a solution that intercepts native Windows API process creation calls, allowing you to track, monitor, and correlate process creation events.
Going many steps beyond tracking simple process creation, El Jefe provides a microscopic view of the binaries that are run: SHA1, PID, flags, sorted chronologically with spawned offspring while click-able for instant analysis.
You'll enjoy centralized storage; data which can be queried from the Django-based web app.
Setup is quite straightforward, making use of El Jefe equally so.
I experimented various malware types including Bifrost and Zeus on victim VMs and results were immediate.
Strings references were quickly revealed via Binary Information as seen in Figure 1.


Figure 1

Captured client logging includes evidence of intrusion based on suspicious entropy as seen…