OSINT-SPY is a tool that helps in performing OSINT scans on several online resources and checking information for email, domain, IP address, and organization. It can be used by Infosec Researchers, Data Miners, Penetration Testers, and cybercrime investigators to find in-depth information about their target.
To download this tool, go to the “https://github.com/SharadKumar97/OSINT-SPY“ webpage.
Copy the downloadable link and clone it into the “/opt” directory.
Ex: (root@kali:/opt# git clone https://github.com/SharadKumar97/OSINT-SPY.git).
Navigate to the “OSINT-SPY” folder and install the tool using the “python” command.
Ex: (root@kali:/opt/OSINT-SPY# python install_linux.py).
We will need to generate API keys from several sources and integrate them with the configuration. Change your directory to “/modules” and open the “config.py” file with any text editor.
Ex: (root@kali:/opt/OSINT-SPY/modules# nano config.py).
At the moment, the tool supports the following sources:
Clearbit API: Register yourself at Clearbit and activate your account. Once you log in, you will find one section of the API. Copy the secret API Key and paste it inside the “config.py” file.
Shodan API: Sign up yourself at Shodan and activate the account. Login to Shodan, and you will find an API key in the overview tab. Copy the key and paste it inside the “config.py” document.
FullContact API: Register at Full Contact, and sign up by using your email, or you can Sign Up with Google. Once you log in, you will find the API Key on the dashboard. Just copy that key and paste it inside the “config.py” file.
VirusTotal API: Register yourself at VirusTotal. Once you log in, you will find the “My API Key” section in the profile menu. Copy the public API Key and paste it into the “config.py” file.
EmailHunter API: Register at Email Hunter. Once you log in, go to the API tab and click on the “EYE” icon to view your API Key. Copy your API Key to the “config.py” file.
To start OSINT-SPY, use the “python” command and type the “- -help” option at the end to view detailed help and usage information.
Ex: (root@kali:/opt/OSINT-SPY# python osint-spy.py – -help).
Let’s perform a simple example and try to gather information from an email account. To do so, use the same command we used before but instead of the “ – -help” type “- -email” option and then provide the victim’s email address.
Ex: (root@kali:/opt/OSINT-SPY# python osint-spy.py – -email email@example.com).
This tool will use the resources above and gather all possible information regarding the target.
OSINT-SPY is a very handy tool and easy to use. All you have to do is just have to pass values to parameters. Below, are some useful parameters that you might use.