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Hunt a Username on Social Media with Sherlock

Hunt a Username on Social Media with Sherlock

Many users register themselves on websites using the same username. If you are performing an investigation on a person, and especially if you know a username or handle they are usually using online, you may hunt a username on social media with Sherlock.

This method is also useful when you are performing reconnaissance of people working for a company for which you are performing a penetration test.

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By discovering the websites the have been registered to, you will get a good idea on their interests and use this information to perform phishing attacks against them, for example send them phishing email posing as one of the websites their are a member of.

So, to hunt usernames on social media using Sherlock is pretty easy.

Sherlock is an open source tool which enables you to find usernames on 322 websites just by entering the desired username and the script will do the discovery for you.

How to Install Sherlock

Sherlock is a tool written in python and the installation is straight forward.

First you clone the repository:

git clone https://github.com/sherlock-project/sherlock.git

Then, you install the requirements:

python3 -m pip install -r requirements.txt

How to Use Sherlock to Hunt a Username:

python3 sherlcok username

replace the “username” with the username you want to hunt.

Simple as that.

List of Supported Sites

Here is the long list of supported websites that Sherlock can search through:

  1. 2Dimensions
  2. 3dnews
  3. 7Cups
  4. 9GAG
  5. About.me
  6. Academia.edu
  7. Airliners
  8. Alik.cz
  9. AllMyLinks
  10. Anilist
  11. Apple Developer
  12. Apple Discussions
  13. Archive.org
  14. Arduino
  15. ArtStation
  16. Asciinema
  17. Ask Fedora
  18. AskFM
  19. Atom Discussions
  20. Audiojungle
  21. Avizo
  22. BLIP.fm
  23. BOOTH
  24. Bandcamp
  25. Bazar.cz
  26. Behance
  27. BinarySearch
  28. BitBucket
  29. BitCoinForum
  30. Bitwarden Forum
  31. Blogger
  32. BodyBuilding
  33. BongaCams
  34. Bookcrossing
  35. BuyMeACoffee
  36. BuzzFeed
  37. CNET
  38. CapFriendly
  39. Carbonmade
  40. Career.habr
  41. Championat
  42. Chatujme.cz
  43. ChaturBate
  44. Chess
  45. CloudflareCommunity
  46. Clozemaster
  47. Codecademy
  48. Codechef
  49. Codepen
  50. Codewars
  51. Coil
  52. ColourLovers
  53. Contently
  54. Coroflot
  55. Countable
  56. Cracked
  57. Crevado
  58. Crowdin
  59. DEV Community
  60. DailyMotion
  61. Designspiration
  62. DeviantART
  63. Discogs
  64. Discuss.Elastic.co
  65. Disqus
  66. Docker Hub
  67. Dribbble
  68. Duolingo
  69. Ello
  70. Etsy
  71. Euw
  72. EyeEm
  73. F3.cool
  74. Facebook
  75. Facenama
  76. FanCentro
  77. Fandom
  78. Fiverr
  79. Flickr
  80. Flightradar24
  81. Flipboard
  82. Football
  83. FortniteTracker
  84. Fosstodon
  85. Freelance.habr
  86. Freelancer
  87. Freesound
  88. GNOME VCS
  89. GaiaOnline
  90. Gam1ng
  91. Gamespot
  92. GetMyUni
  93. Giphy
  94. GitHub
  95. GitHub Support Community
  96. GitLab
  97. Gitee
  98. GoodReads
  99. Gradle
  100. Gravatar
  101. Gumroad
  102. GunsAndAmmo
  103. GuruShots
  104. HEXRPG
  105. HackTheBox
  106. Hackaday
  107. HackerEarth
  108. HackerNews
  109. HackerOne
  110. HackerRank
  111. Houzz
  112. HubPages
  113. Hubski
  114. ICQ
  115. IFTTT
  116. ImgUp.cz
  117. Imgur
  118. Instagram
  119. Instructables
  120. Issuu
  121. Itch.io
  122. Itemfix
  123. Jellyfin Weblate
  124. Jimdo
  125. Kaggle
  126. Keybase
  127. Kik
  128. Kongregate
  129. LOR
  130. Launchpad
  131. LeetCode
  132. Letterboxd
  133. Lichess
  134. Linktree
  135. LiveJournal
  136. Lobsters
  137. Lolchess
  138. Medium
  139. Memrise
  140. MixCloud
  141. Munzee
  142. MyAnimeList
  143. MyMiniFactory
  144. Myspace
  145. NICommunityForum
  146. NationStates Nation
  147. NationStates Region
  148. Naver
  149. Newgrounds
  150. Nextcloud Forum
  151. Nightbot
  152. Ninja Kiwi
  153. NotABug.org
  154. Nyaa.si
  155. OK
  156. OnlyFans
  157. OpenStreetMap
  158. Opensource
  159. Oracle Community
  160. Otzovik
  161. OurDJTalk
  162. PCGamer
  163. PCPartPicker
  164. PSNProfiles.com
  165. Packagist
  166. Pastebin
  167. Patreon
  168. Periscope
  169. Pinkbike
  170. Pinterest
  171. PlayStore
  172. Pokemon Showdown
  173. Polarsteps
  174. Polygon
  175. Pornhub
  176. ProductHunt
  177. PromoDJ
  178. PyPi
  179. Quizlet
  180. Raidforums
  181. Rajce.net
  182. Rate Your Music
  183. Redbubble
  184. Reddit
  185. Replit.com
  186. ResearchGate
  187. ReverbNation
  188. Roblox
  189. RoyalCams
  190. RubyGems
  191. RuneScape
  192. Sbazar.cz
  193. Scratch
  194. Scribd
  195. ShitpostBot5000
  196. Signal
  197. Slack
  198. Slant
  199. Slashdot
  200. SlideShare
  201. Smashcast
  202. Smule
  203. Snapchat
  204. SoundCloud
  205. SourceForge
  206. SoylentNews
  207. Speedrun.com
  208. Splits.io
  209. Sporcle
  210. SportsRU
  211. Spotify
  212. Star Citizen
  213. Steam
  214. SteamGroup
  215. Strava
  216. SublimeForum
  217. TETR.IO
  218. TLDR Legal
  219. Telegram
  220. Tellonym.me
  221. Tenor
  222. TikTok
  223. Tinder
  224. TradingView
  225. Trakt
  226. TrashboxRU
  227. Trello
  228. TryHackMe
  229. Twitch
  230. Twitter
  231. Typeracer
  232. Ultimate-Guitar
  233. Unsplash
  234. VK
  235. VSCO
  236. Velomania
  237. Venmo
  238. Vero
  239. Vimeo
  240. Virgool
  241. VirusTotal
  242. WICG Forum
  243. Warrior Forum
  244. Wattpad
  245. We Heart It
  246. WebNode
  247. Weblate
  248. Whonix Forum
  249. Wikidot
  250. Wikipedia
  251. Windy
  252. Wix
  253. WordPress
  254. WordPressOrg
  255. Wordnik
  256. Xbox Gamertag
  257. Xvideos
  258. YouNow
  259. YouPic
  260. YouPorn
  261. Zhihu
  262. akniga
  263. aminoapp
  264. authorSTREAM
  265. babyRU
  266. babyblogRU
  267. chaos.social
  268. couchsurfing
  269. d3RU
  270. dailykos
  271. datingRU
  272. devRant
  273. drive2
  274. eGPU
  275. eintracht
  276. fixya
  277. fl
  278. forum_guns
  279. forumhouseRU
  280. geocaching
  281. gfycat
  282. habr
  283. hackster
  284. hunting
  285. iMGSRC.RU
  286. igromania
  287. interpals
  288. irecommend
  289. jbzd.com.pl
  290. jeuxvideo
  291. kofi
  292. kwork
  293. labpentestit
  294. last.fm
  295. leasehackr
  296. livelib
  297. mastodon.cloud
  298. mastodon.social
  299. mastodon.technology
  300. mastodon.xyz
  301. mercadolivre
  302. metacritic
  303. moikrug
  304. mstdn.io
  305. nairaland.com
  306. nnRU
  307. note
  308. npm
  309. opennet
  310. osu!
  311. phpRU
  312. pikabu
  313. pr0gramm
  314. prog.hu
  315. radio_echo_msk
  316. satsisRU
  317. social.tchncs.de
  318. spletnik
  319. svidbook
  320. toster
  321. uid
  322. wiki.vg
  323. xHamster
  324. zoomit
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Dimitris is an Information Technology and Cybersecurity professional with more than 20 years of experience in designing, building and maintaining efficient and secure IT infrastructures.
Among others, he is a certified: CISSP, CISA, CISM, ITIL, COBIT and PRINCE2, but his wide set of knowledge and technical management capabilities go beyond these certifications. He likes acquiring new skills on penetration testing, cloud technologies, virtualization, network security, IoT and many more.

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