Social Engineering is one of the most dangerous skills in the hacker arsenal combined with phishing hackers can easily hack any device. The phishing scams are mostly used by hackers on people who are less advanced or knowledgeable on the technological side. More and more advanced techniques are showing up in the hackerspace and causing issues for businesses as well as people. Here is one such advanced social hacks technique hackers use for phishing that can even confuse professionals. Learn how hackers make fake brand URLs using URLCADIZ. You can git clones and test them easily.
How to Hack make advanced phishing URLs
Step 1: Download the URLCadiz Tool with the following command on the Kali Linux terminal:
git clone https://github.com/PerezMascato/URLCADIZ
Step 2: Download and Install Dependencies
sudo pip3 install pyshorteners
Step 3: Change the directory to the folder and Run the Tool with the following command:
cd URLCADIZ python3 URLCADIZ.py
Step 4: After running, the tool will ask you which URL you want to select. Select one of the following sites. I am choosing Instagram since its so popular.
Step 5: After selecting the Instagram option in the above section, you must enter the address of the site that the user must run after the clicking the link to that site (enter the address of your fake phishing page)
Step 6: After entering the fake page link in the above section, you need to enter the address that the reader will see in the URL. Make sure it’s long enough to get concatenated.
Step 7: That’s it you now have a phishing URL as shown below:
Most users cannot tell the difference between this and a real URL. They Look so similar that almost everyone thinks that its actually an Instagram page.
Check the image below and see how it looks on the Mozilla browser.
Usage of URLCADIZ for attacking targets without prior mutual consent is illegal. It’s the end user’s responsibility to obey all applicable local, state, and federal laws. This tutorial is for educational purposes only.
That’s all folks. This is how hackers hack Instagram and other social media accounts through phishing URLs and social engineering/hacks. Make sure to stay safe and check URLs before using any links.