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- Profile information harvesting
- Automated connection requests
- Profile spoofing, i.e. update your profile with the content of another
Output from profile harvesting is provided in CSV format for simple
processing. The following output was extracted when targeting the
first_name,last_name,occupation,public_identifier,industry,location,entity_urn,company_name,company_id,connection_requested Paul,M,Quality Assurance Specialist at Dollar General,paul-m-04773b1,Government Administration,Greater Pittsburgh Area,ACoAAABJYXcBme5ffN08nM_uE5wVPL7slIDEMEw,dundermifflindesign,19067092,True ,,"VP of Sales at Dunder Mifflin Design Company, Inc.",UNKNOWN,Graphic Design,Greater St. Louis Area,ACoAJTupO_wBn1xs3jbyvEiLIm7NLIElTqb6XLo,dundermifflindesign,19067092,True
Note: I intend to create a Docker image for this eventually ...but until then
Peasant requires Python3.7 or greater. If on Debian, Use the following command to install dependencies:
python3 -m pip install -r requirements.txt
By supplying one or more company names to the
Peasant will make API calls to acquire the numeric identifier of
a target company identifier and proceed to enumerate employees
from the people section of the target company.
If the target is Dunder Mifflin Design and the company name was
found to be
dundermifflindesign via search engine, then the
following command would attempt to harvest profiles and write CSV
records to dundermifflin.csv:
WARNING: Use of the
-ac flag will result in a connection request
being sent to each accessible profile. If you wish to filter for
particlar profiles, use the
-of flag to dump the results to disk
and select specific records via grep and use the
subcommand to create connection requests.
archangel@deskjet~~> export creds='username_here:password_here' # or interactive authentication archangel@deskjet~~> ./peasant.py harvest -C "$creds" -cns dundermifflindesign -of dundermifflin.csv // ) ) //___/ / ___ ___ ___ ___ __ __ ___ / ____ / //___) ) // ) ) (( ) ) // ) ) // ) ) / / // // // / / \ \ // / / // / / / / // ((____ ((___( ( // ) ) ((___( ( // / / / / [+] Starting new CSV file: dundermifflin.csv [+] Authenticating session [+] Authenticated as a premium subscriber [+] Company Identifier for dundermifflindesign: 19067092 [+] Getting initial profiles [+] Available profiles: 101 [+] Logging out of LinkedIn [+] Writing output to dundermifflin.csv [+] Done! [+] Logging out [+] Done...exiting
LinkedIn will allow only the first 1,000 search results to be returned when harvesting contact information, however the same results are not returned each time a series of searches are applied. Run the harvest command multiple times to capture more contacts.
Here are two ways to increase the number of contacts a given profile can access:
- Generate connection requests for company people via the
add_contactssubcommand or the
-acflag of the
- Update the target profile such that you are in a position at the target company. This appears to facilitate access to more contacts initially.
Connection Request Generation
add_contacts subcommand to generate connection requests for
target profiles. This command takes the name of a CSV file generated
harvest subommand and will indiscriminately send a connection
request for each record.
To send a connection request to each of the profiles enumerated from
Dunder Mifflin, run the following command. After execution, visit
My Network tab of your LinkedIn profile to observe the connection
Bonus: Use the
-m flag of this subcommand to send a custom message
to the receipients, just be aware that this is still being tested.
archangel@deskjet:peasant~> ./peasant.py add_contacts -if dundermifflin.csv -C "$creds" // ) ) //___/ / ___ ___ ___ ___ __ __ ___ / ____ / //___) ) // ) ) (( ) ) // ) ) // ) ) / / // // // / / \ \ // / / // / / / / // ((____ ((___( ( // ) ) ((___( ( // / / / / [+] Loading CSV file: dundermifflin.csv [+] Total profiles loaded: 2 [+] Authenticating session [+] Authenticated as a premium subscriber [+] Sending connection requests, which will take some time... [+] Sending Connection Request 1: , VP of Sales at Dunder Mifflin Design Company, Inc. @ dundermifflindesign [+] Sending Connection Request 2: Paul M, Quality Assurance Specialist at Dollar General @ dundermifflindesign [+] Writing profiles to file: dundermifflin.csv [+] Logging out [+] Done...exiting
spoof_profile command to spoof basic profile information, along with
education and experience from a target profile back to the one associated with
credentials passed at the command line. This is useful during social engineering
engagements where impersonating a profile may enhance legitimacy of a pretext.
The target profile is selected by using the publicly available profile label
found on the profile page.
Warning: This command only spoofs textual information. Images will need to be extracted and applied accordingly.
Double Warning: This will permanently overwrite the content of the authenticated profile with that of the target profile.
The following command could be ran to spoof the profile of Paul M. at Dunder Mifflin. After execution, review the authenticated profile and observe that it has been updated with the information from the target profile.
archangel@deskjet:peasant~> ./peasant.py spoof_profile -pu paul-m-04773b1 -C "$creds" // ) ) //___/ / ___ ___ ___ ___ __ __ ___ / ____ / //___) ) // ) ) (( ) ) // ) ) // ) ) / / // // // / / \ \ // / / // / / / / // ((____ ((___( ( // ) ) ((___( ( // / / / / [+] Authenticating session [+] Authenticated as a premium subscriber [+] Spoofing basic profile information... [+] Clearing current profile education and spoofing target content... [+] Clearing current profile experience and spoofing target content... [+] Logging out [+] Done...exiting