Threat Intel Reads – January 2019

January was an interesting moth for CTI practitioners! I took some time and collected the major articles and presentations that I read and watched during January 2019.

I hope you enjoy it. Continue reading “Threat Intel Reads – January 2019”

My Top 20 CTI/DFIR Talks for 2018

Another year has passed and lots of good CTI/DFIR stuff have been presented! I took some time to watch again some of my favourite talks within 2018 and list my favourite 20 ones. The list provided below has a CTI focus, however some of the most representative talks related to blue team/red team as well as ICS have been selected. I hope you enjoy it! Continue reading “My Top 20 CTI/DFIR Talks for 2018”

CrowdStrike’s 2018 Mid-Year Review

During the past week CrowdStrike published its 2018 Mid-Year Review call “Observation from the front lines of threat hunting“. This report provides insights, trends and details on today’s most sophisticated cyber attacks observed by CrowdStrike Falcon OverWatch team.

Some interesting points of the report include:

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Anti-Virus Log Analysis Cheat Sheet (v1.5)

Florian Roth published the new version of Anti-Virus Log Analysis Cheat Sheet (version 1.5). I highly recommend to implement monitoring of the events included in this cheat sheet. To my mind, this is the easiest and quickest win and AV logs are one of the first things I hunt whenever I go to a new environment.

The new version has information on :

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WMI Persistence Goes Mainstream

This blog post from CrowdStrike provides some good information related to the persistence mechanisms used by WannaMine cryptomining worm. According to the post, WannaMine employs “living off the land” techniques such as Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) permanent event subscriptions as a persistence mechanism. It is really interesting that crypto mining malware adapt so quickly their TTPs and use techniques that are mostly used by APT groups.

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Post Exploitation 101

I read the following tweet by Florian Roth a couple of days ago:

I could not agree more with the reply from Florian. See below a list of resources that help tuning detection mechanisms for post exploitation activities.

  1. Windows enumeration commands 
  2. Windows post exploitation resources
  3. Living off the land
  4. Windows commands abused by the attackers
  5. Post Exploitation using WMIC
  6. Post Exploitation in Windows using dir Command
  7. Post Exploitation on Windows PC
  8. Linux post exploitation
  9. Patterns of behaviour

Enjoy and happy hunting ;)