April 13, 2024

Maltego Abuse.ch URLhaus Transform

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

Step 1: Download the Abuse.ch URLhaus Transform from the Transform Hub

To get started, you need to download the Abuse.ch 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 “Abuse.ch URLhaus” or the specific transform package provided by Abuse.ch.
  4. Click on it, then click “Download” or “Install.”

Step 2: Set Up the Abuse.ch 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 Abuse.ch URLhaus transform you downloaded and click on “Settings” or “Configure.”

Step 3: Access Abuse.ch URLhaus Resources

Here are the URLs to access Abuse.ch URLhaus resources:

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

Step 4: Use the Abuse.ch URLhaus Transform

Now that you’ve configured the transform and, if necessary, obtained your API key, you can use it to query the Abuse.ch 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 Abuse.ch URLhaus transform from the list.
  6. Click “Run.”

The transform will query the Abuse.ch 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 Abuse.ch URLhaus data, you can save your graph and export it in various formats for reporting and sharing.

Please note that access to the Abuse.ch 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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