March 4, 2024

Maltego Hunter Transform

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The hunter transform for Maltego allows you to gather information about email addresses, including associated social media profiles and domain-related data using the Hunter API. To install and use the Hunter transform in Maltego, follow these general steps:

  1. Create a Hunter Account:
    • If you don’t already have one, go to the Hunter website ( and create an account. You may need to subscribe to one of their plans to access their API.
  2. Obtain Your Hunter API Key:
    • Once you have a Hunter account, log in and obtain your API key. This key will be used to authenticate your requests to the Hunter API.
  3. Install Maltego:
    • If you haven’t already, download and install Maltego on your computer. You can get it from the Maltego website.
  4. Launch Maltego:
    • Open Maltego on your computer.
  5. Access Transform Hub:
    • In Maltego, you can access the Transform Hub, where you can add and manage transforms. Go to the “Transform Hub” section in the Maltego client.
  6. Search for the Hunter Transform:
    • Use the search function in the Transform Hub to search for the “Hunter Transform” or similar keywords.
  7. Add and Configure the Hunter Transform:
    • Once you find the Hunter Transform, add it to your Maltego configuration.
    • Configure the transform with your Hunter API key. You may also need to specify other settings based on your Hunter account and plan.
  8. Test the Transform:
    • After configuring the Hunter Transform, you can start using it in your Maltego graphs. Right-click on an email address entity, and you should see the Hunter Transform in the context menu. Select it to run the transform and gather information about the email address.

Please note that the exact steps and the user interface within Maltego may change over time, so it’s essential to refer to the latest documentation and resources provided by Hunter and Maltego for specific details on installing and configuring the Hunter Transform. Additionally, ensure that you comply with Hunter’s terms of use and API usage policies when using their services in Maltego.

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