Category Archive: Malware

Feb 11

Detecting Offensive PowerShell Attack Tools

At DerbyCon V (2015), I presented on Active Directory Attack & Defense and part of this included how to detect & defend against PowerShell attacks. Update: I presented at BSides Charm (Baltimore) on PowerShell attack & defense in April 2016. More information on PowerShell Security: PowerShell Security: PowerShell Attack Tools, Mitigation, & Detection The most …

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May 11

Detecting Mimikatz Use

Benjamin Delpy published some YARA rules in detecting Mimikatz use in your environment. More information on Mimikatz capability is in the “Unofficial Mimikatz Guide & Command Reference” on this site. YARA is described as: YARA is a tool aimed at (but not limited to) helping malware researchers to identify and classify malware samples. With YARA …

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Jan 16

Active Directory Domain Controller Skeleton Key Malware & Mimikatz

Dell SecureWorks posted about the Skeleton Key malware discovered at a customer site. The Skeleton Key malware is installed on one or multiple Domain Controllers running a supported 64bit OS. The malware “patches” the security system enabling a new master password to be accepted for any domain user, including admins. This enables the attacker to …

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Dec 19

US-Cert’s Alert (TA14-353A): Targeted Destructive Malware

US-Cert has an excellent post on the Sony Malware: Alert (TA14-353A) Targeted Destructive Malware Overview US-CERT was recently notified by a trusted third party of cyber threat actors using a Server Message Block (SMB) Worm Tool to conduct cyber exploitation activities recently targeting a major entertainment company. This SMB Worm Tool is equipped with a …

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