PhoneInfoga : Gather Identifying information from Phone Numbers

WHAT IS OSINT

PhoneInfoga is an Advanced OSINT Reconnaissance Tool. Now you must be Wondering What is OSINT, Right ? OSINT or Open Source Intelligence refers to any Information That can Legally be Gathered from Free and Public Sources about an Individual or an Organization. To put it Simply you can obtain data about any individual or Organization which is publically available.

Intelligence agencies use OSINT to track events, equipment such as weapons systems, and people. These are the ‘targets of interest’ (ToIs). But hackers use OSINT to identify technical vulnerabilities as well as human targets for phishing and social engineering attacks.

IS OSINT LEGAL ?

While OSINT Techniques are often used by Malicious Hackers as Reconnaissance(Gathering Information) before they launch an illegal attack, for the most part the tools and techniques themselves are perfectly legal.

WHAT IS PhoneInfoga ?

PhoneInfoga is one of the most advanced tools to scan phone numbers using only free resources. The goal is to first gather standard information such as country, area, carrier and line type on any international phone numbers with a very good accuracy. Then search for footprints on search engines to try to find the VoIP provider or identify the owner.

HOW TO USE PhoneInfoga

PRE-REQUISITES :

1. A Linux Distribution Preferably Kali Linux or Ubuntu.

2. You Should Have Python Installed on your machine.

NOTE : if you are a Windows User You can:

1. Install Kali Linux OR Ubuntu from Windows Store (FREE)

2. Install Cygwin From Here(FREE):

https://www.cygwin.com/setup-x86_64.exe

3. Install GIT for Windows from here(FREE):

https://git-scm.com/downloads

I Will be using Git For Windows For this Tutorial

STEPS:

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1. Type

git clone https://github.com/abhinavkavuri/PhoneInfoga.git

2. Type

cd PhoneInfoga

3. Type

pip install -r requirements.txt

4. Type

mv config.example.py config.py

5. If you followed me till here then Congrats PhoneInfoga is Successfully Installed.

Type

python phoneinfoga.py

USAGE :

The Syntax to use PhoneInfoga is

python phoneinfoga.py -n [+phone number with country code] [OPTIONS]

OPTIONS :

-h, — help show this help message and exit

-n [number], — number [number]

The phone number to scan (E164 or international

format)

-i [input_file], — input [input_file]

Phone number list to scan (one per line)

-o [output_file], — output [output_file]

Output to save scan results

-s [scanner], — scanner [scanner] The scanner to use

— recon Launch custom format reconnaissance

— no-ansi Disable colored output

-v, — version Show tool version

Let Us Use a Use-and-throw Phone Number

Lets see the Data we have Gathered

Wow, did you see the Huge Load of Data that we get from a single Phone Number….

If you see Closely in the Output we can see that …..

1. PhoneInfoga first Scans the numbers Locally and find the City/Area,Carrier and the Telecom Provider.

2. Then it Checks if the Number is Valid.

3. Then it Runs Scan on Numverify.com and OVH scan which is a web and cloud hosting company, a telecom provider with several VoIP numbers in Europe.

4. It Generates Scan URL on 411.com

5. It even Checks For Additional Formats for this number.

6. Now it scans for Web Page Footprints or on which site the Number is listed.

7. Then it Lists the Reputation Footprints for the Number.

8.Then it Scans the Social media Footprints or where and on which major social site the number is founds

PhoneInfoga is an Amazing Tool and can be used for High level Reconnaissance. All Thanks to sundowndev The Developer

Please Follow him

Github: https://github.com/sundowndev

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sundowndev

URL : https://crvx.fr/

And Abhinav Kavuri

Github: http://github.com/abhinav

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