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3klector – Automation Recon tool

  • Last Updated : 28 Nov, 2021

An acquisition is when one company obtains most or all of another company’s shares to expand control of that company. These details can be helpful in performing Social Engineering attacks. There are various tools that give this insider information about big companies. 3klector is an automation Reconnaissance tool that collects data about Acquisitions and ASN related to Big Expanse companies in the Penetration testing/Bug Hunting process. This tool is developed in the Python Language and is also available on the GitHub platform, it’s free and open-source to use.

Note: Make Sure You have Python Installed on your System, as this is a python-based tool. Click to check the Installation process: Python Installation Steps on Linux

Installation of 3klector Tool on Kali Linux OS

Step 1: Use the following command to install the tool in your Kali Linux operating system.

git clone

Step 2: Now use the following command to move into the directory of the tool. You have to move in the directory in order to run the tool.

cd 3klector

Step 3: You are in the directory of the 3klector. Now you have to install a dependency of the 3klector using the following command.

sudo pip3 install -r requirements.txt

Step 4: All the dependencies have been installed in your Kali Linux operating system.

python3 -h

Working with 3klector Tool on Kali Linux OS

Example 1: Target Organization Adobe

python -t adobe

We have specified the organization in -t tag as adobe.

The tool is trying to collect information from the above-listed websites.

We have got the information about adobe target which is displayed in the below screenshot.

Example 2: Target Organization GeeksForGeeks

python -t geeksforgeeks

We are trying to get information about geeksforgeeks.

As there are no Acquisitions of GeeksforGeeks with other organizations, we have no results.

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