Determine 3rd party infrastructure services

Infrastructure services includes the hardware, software, and network resources required to operate a communications environment. This infrastructure can be managed by a 3rd party rather than being managed by the owning organization. [1] [2]

ID: T1260
Sub-techniques:  No sub-techniques
Tactic: Technical Information Gathering
Version: 1.0
Created: 14 December 2017
Last Modified: 17 October 2018

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Tactic Technique
Organizational Information Gathering Determine 3rd party infrastructure services


Detectable by Common Defenses (Yes/No/Partial): No

Explanation: The data is passive in nature or not controlled by the defender, so it is hard to identify when an adversary is getting or analyzing the data.

Difficulty for the Adversary

Easy for the Adversary (Yes/No): Yes

Explanation: Based on what the 3rd party infrastructure is, there are many tell tail signs which indicate it is hosted by a 3rd party, such as ASN data, MX or CNAME pointers or IP addresses


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