May 18, 2024

Maltego CipherTrace Transform

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  1. Maltego XL (Commercial Edition): You must have a licensed version of Maltego XL (Commercial Edition) to use the CipherTrace Transform. If you don’t have it, you can obtain Maltego XL from the official website: Maltego Official Website.
  2. Access to CipherTrace Transform: The CipherTrace Transform is available through the Transform Hub. You can obtain access to the CipherTrace Transform from within Maltego’s Transform Hub. Ensure you have access to the Transform Hub and an active internet connection.

Step 1: Install Maltego XL

If you don’t have Maltego XL installed, you need to download and install it from the official website. Ensure that you have a valid license for the commercial version of Maltego XL.

Step 2: Access the Transform Hub

  • Open Maltego XL.
  • Go to the “Transforms” tab.
  • Click on “Transform Hub” to access the Transform Hub.

Step 3: Search for CipherTrace Transform

  • In the Transform Hub, use the search function to look for the CipherTrace Transform.
  • If available, you will find the CipherTrace Transform in the Transform Hub.

Step 4: Install CipherTrace Transform

  • Click on the CipherTrace Transform to select it.
  • Select “Install” or “Add to Maltego” to add the CipherTrace Transform to your Maltego XL installation.

Step 5: Configure the CipherTrace Transform

  • In Maltego XL, under the “Transforms” tab, you should now see the CipherTrace transforms that you installed.
  • Click on the CipherTrace transforms to configure them.
  • Enter the necessary configuration settings, which will typically include your CipherTrace API key and any other specific parameters required for your blockchain analytics.

Step 6: Use the CipherTrace Transform

  • Close the “Transforms” window.
  • Create a new Maltego XL graph.
  • In the “Transforms” palette on the left, you should now see the CipherTrace transforms.
  • Drag and drop the CipherTrace transforms into your graph.
  • Configure the transforms with the necessary parameters for your specific use case, such as cryptocurrency wallet addresses or transaction details.
  • Run the transforms to query CipherTrace’s blockchain analytics database and retrieve relevant data and information using CipherTrace’s capabilities.

Step 7: Installing Custom Transforms

  • If you have custom transforms that you’d like to add to Maltego, you can do so by following these steps:
  1. Obtain the custom transform files or scripts that you want to install. These files are typically provided by the transform’s creator.
  2. Open Maltego XL.
  3. Go to the “Transforms” tab.
  4. Click on “Manage Transforms.”
  5. In the “Transform Manager” window, click on the “Import Configuration” button.
  6. Locate and select the custom transform package file you received.
  7. Click “Open” to import the custom transform configuration.
  8. Configure the custom transforms as per the instructions provided by the transform’s creator.
  9. Use the custom transforms in your Maltego investigations as needed.

Please note that custom transforms are created independently and may require specific configuration settings and parameters. Always refer to the documentation and instructions provided by the creator of the custom transforms for accurate setup and usage.

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