How Do I Hunt Down Social Media Accounts Using Sherlock?
" Social media is one of the easiest platform for hackers to find out information about any particular person or target. - Ankit Dobhal "
Today! I wake up very late in the morning,& later at 9:30 I had a breakfast.
Then something happened one of my friend sent me a link about a tool Sherlock which could hunt down social media accounts with username.
Well as I usually do !!
I sat down in a cheer in front my computer with a cup of coffee,boot up my operating system.
Then I go through github link of Sherlock & started learning about that tool.
What is Sherlock?
Sherlock is a python based tool which can reveal many user accounts created by the same person in the multiple social media platforms with their screen_name or username .
sherlock script is written on python. You can checkout the whole script from its github link.
How I Hunt Down Social media Accounts With Sherlock?
Step 1 -> Installed Sherlock
In a terminal window I copied the link of sherlock from github and run following commands.
To get help about Sherlock I tried python sherlock -h command from inside
the Sherlock folder.
Step 2 -> Identify screen name
Just after reading the help I was ready to start script.But wait how to find out screen name of my target? Then I found screen name of my target by running a Google search and “Twitter.”
My target was Sir Robert Baptiste aka elliot_alderson . He is french security researcher & I admire his work on security a lot.
Step 3 -> Scan for accounts
Then finally I ran sherlock.py script with following commands in my terminal screen python target_name -r --print-found to find out all social media account of my target.
So as you can see above example that how I hunt down account all over internet using sherlock.py script.I also tried to contribute some file in this tool You can go through with this link to find out sherlock tool.