In this recipe, we'll begin with the use of a special BackTrack edition of Maltego, which will aid us in the information gathering phase by representing the information obtained in an easy-to-understand format. Maltego is an open source threat assessment tool that is designed to demonstrate the complexity and severity of a single point of failure on a network. It has the ability to aggregate information from both internal and external sources to provide a clear threat picture.
An account is required in order to use Maltego. To register for an account, go to https://www.paterva.com/web6/community/.
Let's begin the recipe by launching Maltego: