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    Watching Attackers Through Virustotal

    by  • September 1, 2014 • Uncategorized

    Bad guys, both crime and cyber espionage, use Virustotal as a means to test their exploit code. Sounds silly, but it’s true and not true as in they used it a few years ago, but true as in they used it a couple of days ago. In fact, some actor likely tested their code...

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    Ending the iDefense Era

    by  • April 6, 2014 • Uncategorized

    Despite the job changes over the years, this blog has remained a constant place where I shared ideas and projects, so it’s only natural that a post like this would end up here. The title and the tweet from earlier this month are correct, tomorrow marks my last day and two year anniversary at iDefense. I...

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    Process of NetTraveler Operations Revealed in Virustotal

    by  • March 20, 2014 • Uncategorized

    Last month, I spoke about Hypertotal (framework to identify actors abusing Virustotal) and since then, nothing has changed (no surprises there). For over 2 years now, I have watched the NetTraveler actors use Virustotal as a records retention utility (at least it appears that way) and aside from all the normal indicators you would...

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    Virustotal Actors: Hypertotal output

    by  • February 12, 2014 • Uncategorized

    Earlier today I presented at the Kaspersky SAS 2014 conference hosted in the Dominican Republic. While I’ve have the Hypertotal engine and results for a number of years, I have never wanted to talk about it publicly to avoid major changes in actor behavior. I chose this specific conference to share some of my...

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    Targeted Document Gathering with Dpacker

    by  • September 7, 2013 • Uncategorized

    As part of creating an incubation environment, I need to download a bunch of “interesting material” that is relevant to the organization I am attempting to mimic. 2 years ago I had written a tool to solve this issue, bighands, that worked well using the Google Ajax API. Unfortunately, and for quite a while...

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    Concurrent Joomla Bruteforcing

    by  • August 6, 2013 • Uncategorized

    I recently saw a tweet from Andre DiMino about wanting to see more hype around CMS hacking instead of letting it fall by the wayside. Given some of the more recent events with Operation Ababil, I kind of agree with him. This software is riddled with bugs and users often neglect updating their platforms...

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