Maltego Tungsten as a collaborative attack platform presented at BlackHatUSA 2013

by Roelof ( RT ) Temmingh, Andrew Macpherson, Million Browser Botnet,

Summary : Maltego has always been a strong favorite for pre-attack intelligence gathering - be that for social engineering, doxing or for infrastructure mapping. Indeed it's earned its rightful place in the Kali Linux top 10 tools.
For as long as we can remember we at Paterva were annoyed that Maltego lacked the ability to share intelligence effectively. Up to now the only way to share graphs was to send the actual files around. This is all about to change - with Maltego Tungsten. The Tungsten release (at BlackHat) allows multiple users to share graphs in real time. This creates interesting opportunities and new workflows - suddenly we can have a team of analysts and/or pen testers working together in real time and on the same goal. Be it profiling (or 'doxing') a human target or attacking a network - with real time graph sharing we now have a platform where information can be safely (and anonymously) shared as it happens.
The other lacking aspect of Maltego was real bite. In the past we purposely stayed away from all out attack - concentrating rather on info gathering. In this talk we'll also show how to integrate Maltego with industry standard attack tools. This will range from infrastructure attacks, web platform attack and remote Trojans to social engineering as well as denial of service.
Combine human intelligence, machines (introduced in Radium release) and real time collaboration with these powerful transforms and wait... oh noes...we've created a monster!!

Roelof ( RT ) Temmingh: Roelof completed his electronic engineer degree in 1995 and has been involved in the security industry for some years now. He started SensePost with some friends in 2000, left SensePost in 2007 and has been running Paterva since then. He has spoke at numerous international conference including BlackHat, Defcon, Cansecwest, FIRST, Hack in the box and co-wrote some book with the rest of the Syngress crowd. He likes to think about and create new and innovative technology is and the driving force behind Maltego.