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


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.