AI Case Study

Trustwave launches tool to automate social media profile matching using facial recognition

Trustwave has released a tool which parses various social media sites to discover target profiles based on facial recognition and name matching. Ostensibly this is used to aid security teams with phishing and other scams.

Industry

Technology

Software And It Services

Project Overview

"Social Mapper [is] an open source intelligence tool that uses facial recognition to correlate social media profiles across a number of different sites on a large scale. Trustwave, which provides ethical hacking services, has successfully used the tool in a number of penetration tests and red teaming engagements on behalf of clients. It takes an automated approach to searching popular social media sites for names and pictures of individuals to accurately detect and group a person's presence, outputting the results into a report that a human operator can quickly review. It's primarily aimed at penetration testers and red teamers, who will use it to expand their target lists, aiding them in social media phishing scenarios. Its primary benefit comes from the automation of matching profiles and the report generation capabilities."

Reported Results

Newly launched; results not yet available

Technology

Function

Risk

Security

Background

"Performing intelligence gathering is a time-consuming process, it typically starts by attempting to find a person's online presence on a variety of social media sites. While this is a easy task for a few, it can become incredibly tedious when done at scale... As the security industry continues to struggle with talent shortages and rapidly evolving adversaries, it is imperative that a penetration tester's time is utilized in the most efficient means possible."

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Data

Parses the following social media sites: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, VKontakte, Weibo, Douban.