Exercise: Performing a Spear-Phishing Attack using SEToolkit in Kali Linux

Steps Involved:

  1. Open Kali Linux and open a terminal window.
  2. Type in “apt-get update” to update the package list.
  3. Type in “apt-get install setoolkit” to install SEToolkit.
  4. Once the installation is complete, type in “setoolkit” to open the toolkit.
  5. In SEToolkit, select “Social-Engineering Attacks” from the main menu.
  6. Select “Spear-Phishing Attack Vectors” from the sub-menu.
  7. Select “Email Attack” from the sub-menu.
  8. Follow the prompts to create a spear-phishing email and send it to a target of your choice.
  9. Observe the results of the attack and take note of any successful actions taken by the target.

Note: It’s illegal to practice Social Engineering without permission, this exercise is for educational
purposes only.

SEToolkit: http://www.social-engineer.org/framework/SEtoolkit_usage.html

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