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Learn More about a Threat Actor from an Email Address

In this video, you will learn how to investigate an email address to gain more information about a threat actor.

In this exercise, you have been given a compromised device.

During your investigation, you isolated an email address as the source of the compromise.

You are tasked with investigating the email address to gain more information about the threat actor.

Using your credentials, log in to PassiveTotal: https://www.passivetotal.org/login

In the Discovery window, search for macie.dietrich50@mail.com. Now you can see all the domains that are associated with this email address. Notice that the red rows alert you to malicious search results confirmed by RiskIQ.

Now let’s pivot off the first listed domain. Right click on the first entry, wada-arna.org and open it in a new tab.

When we look at the results, we see that IP address 149.154.157.171 has been identified as suspicious. Please note that IP addresses are only marked as suspicious because IP addresses can be associated with multiple domains over time.

Now let’s examine the open source intelligence by clicking on the OSINT tab.

We see that there are many results from different sources. Let’s filter the results to only show ones from the source ThreatConnect.

Now click on the link for the ThreatConnect source. Now we can see the open source intelligence linking this domain, wada-arna.org, to Fancy Bear, a Russian threat actor.

Now read the article to get more information about this threat actor.

We hope you have enjoyed this video on how to investigate an email address to gain more information about a threat actor.

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