Aggregate individual's digital footprint

In addition to a target's social media presence may exist a larger digital footprint, such as accounts and credentials on e-commerce sites or usernames and logins for email. An adversary familiar with a target's username can mine to determine the target's larger digital footprint via publicly available sources. [1] [2]

ID: T1275

Tactic: People Information Gathering

Version: 1.0


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

Explanation: Searching publicly available sources that cannot be monitored by a defender.

Difficulty for the Adversary

Easy for the Adversary (Yes/No): Yes

Explanation: Information readily available through searches


  1. Christopher Budd. (2016, June 27). The importance of understanding your digital footprint. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  1. Christopher Budd. (2015, December 1). Understanding the Risks of the VTech Data Breach. Retrieved May 9, 2017.