September 24, 2023

Maltego URLhaus Transform

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  1. Maltego CE (Community Edition) or Maltego XL installed.
  2. Access to the URLhaus transform from the Maltego Transform Hub.

Step 1: Download the URLhaus Transform from the Transform Hub

To get started, you need to download the URLhaus Maltego transform from the Transform Hub:

  1. Open Maltego.
  2. Go to the “Apps” tab on the left sidebar.
  3. In the “Transform Hub” section, search for “ URLhaus” or the specific transform package provided by
  4. Click on it, then click “Download” or “Install.”

Step 2: Set Up the URLhaus Transform

After downloading the transform, you can set it up:

  1. Open Maltego.
  2. In the “Manage” tab, click on “Transforms Manager.”
  3. Find the URLhaus transform you downloaded and click on “Settings” or “Configure.”

Step 3: Access URLhaus Resources

Here are the URLs to access URLhaus resources:

  • URLhaus Website: Visit the URLhaus website to search for and access information about malicious URLs.
  • URLhaus API Registration: If you plan to use the URLhaus API, you may need to register for an API key. Please follow their registration process on this page.

Step 4: Use the URLhaus Transform

Now that you’ve configured the transform and, if necessary, obtained your API key, you can use it to query the URLhaus for information about malicious URLs:

  1. Open Maltego.
  2. Create a new graph or open an existing one.
  3. Right-click on an entity (e.g., a URL or a domain) in your Maltego graph.
  4. In the context menu, select “Run Transform.”
  5. Choose the URLhaus transform from the list.
  6. Click “Run.”

The transform will query the URLhaus database for relevant information about the URL or domain and present it in your Maltego graph.

Step 5: Save and Export

After performing your analysis and enriching your Maltego graph with URLhaus data, you can save your graph and export it in various formats for reporting and sharing.

Please note that access to the URLhaus API may require registration and adherence to usage policies. The specific capabilities and behavior of the transform may vary depending on the package provided by the Transform Hub, so consult any documentation or instructions provided with the transform for more details on configuration and usage.

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