Step 1:- Finding the target
plugged in to the LAN, or connected to the WAN, you can begin. Open up Cain and
Abel. This program has a built in sniffer feature. A sniffer looks for all IP addresses in the local sub net. Once you have opened up the program click on the sniffer tab, click the Start/Stop sniffer, and then click the blue cross.
During the next step we will begin our trial and error.
printer, or whatever else is on the LAN or WAN.
If you did get the IP of the target though, I still recommend reading through this
section, for it could be helpful later on.
Click on the start menu and go to run, type in cmd, and click ok.
This should bring up the command prompt.
From here we will do most of the hacking.
Now I will be referring to certain commands that need to be inputted into the
I will put these commands in quotes, but do not put the quotes in the code when you
type it into the prompt.
I am only doing this to avoid confusion.
Let’s get back to the hacking.
Type in “ping (IP address of the target).” For example in this tutorial, “ping
This will tell us if the target is online.
If it worked, it will look something like this (note, I have colored out private
If the target is online, then we can proceed.
“nbtstat –a 192.168.1.103.”
This will show us if there is file sharing enabled, and if there is, it will give us the:
currently logged on user, workgroup, and computer name.
By now we know: that our target is online, our target has file sharing, and our target’s
So it’s time to break in.
We will now locate the shared drives, folders, files, or printers. Type in “net view
(IP Address of Target)”
An example for this tutorial would be: “net view 192.168.1.103”
meaning that the only shared thing on the computer is C. Then to the right, under
Type, it says “Disk.” This means that it is the actual C DISK of the computer. The C
DISK can sometimes be an entire person’s hard drive.
You may also do the same for multiple hacks.
If it worked, it will say “The command completed successfully.”
If not, you will have to go retrace you steps.
Now open up “my computer” under the start menu, and your newly created network
drive should be there.
drive, hence the name Network Drive.
The drive will not be deleted after you disconnect though, but you won’t be able to
access it until you reconnect to the network.
So if you are doing this for the content of the drive, I recommend dragging the files
and folders inside of the drive onto your computer,
because you never know if the target changes the sharing setting.
NBTSTAT -a (IP Address of Target)
NET VIEW (IP Address of Target)
NET USE K: (IP Address of Target)(SHARENAME)
-Program used in this tutorial:
Cain and Abel.