Abuse INSIGHTS is a python script created to extract the usernames brute forced by a compromised host. This data is extracted by regex from Abuse IP DB’s reporter comments.



  • Python 2.7


  • Abuse IP DB API Key.


$ git clone https://github.com/west-wind/abuse-insights.git
$ cd abuse-insights
$ python abuse-insights.py

Intended Use

The intention of this script is to obtain insights about the sort of usernames that are attempted in a brute force from a compromised host.

This can be an RDP, SSH etc brute force. Assuming your host was compromised and was used for brute-forcing SSH nodes, and folks started reporting your IP to AbuseIPDB.

When folks report, they sometimes share the raw log, and this log has information related to the username it was attempting to login with.

Generating a list of the usernmaes used can provide insight into the sort of adversary that compromised your host.

It is the end user’s responsibility to obey all applicable local, state and federal laws.

Developer assume no liability and are not responsible for any misuse or damage caused by this program.

Getting Started

This script requires the user to input the AbuseIPDB API key into the configuration file – abuseIPDB_API.conf.

To begin

$ cd abuse-insights
$ python abuse-insights.py

Enter target IP address.

IF the IP address has been reported to Abuse IP DB in the past 90 days, & username data was avaialble, then output will be saved to a csv file – abuseIPDB_Username_Intel.csv.

Published by Tamil S

Tamil has a great interest in the fields of Cyber Security, OSINT, and CTF projects. Currently, he is deeply involved in researching and publishing various security tools with Kali Linux Tutorials, which is quite fascinating.

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