Recon's SOC recently responded to an attempted ransomware and extortion attack. It had all the markings of a nightmare scenario: malicious access through the VPN, an external server in the same IP block as the Colonial Pipeline incident, Cobalt Strike flying across the environment, and a system running an unauthorized copy of MEGAsync. We attributed the attack to a Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) threat group, likely DarkSide, REvil, or their affiliates.
The Recon incident response team recently responded to a case of business email compromise. The incident spanned over seven months of potential dwell time, and included the unraveling of encrypted malware hidden in an image file. Our analysis attributed the incident to a threat group known as TA551/Shathak, known for stealing banking credentials.
Whether your cybersecurity detection and response capabilities are in-house or managed through a partner, a prioritized approach to threat hunting is a key indicator of your security program’s maturity and effectiveness.
We can't start a recap post without a huge THANK YOU to the community for joining us last week and making SOC X such a success!
In my previous post, I explained the fundamental purpose and use cases of pipelines in Graylog – now let's move towards some more advanced topics.
If you are here hoping to learn more about using Graylog for the purpose of monitoring the security posture of your organization, strap in – it's about to get real.
At Recon InfoSec we have the honor of working with some of the best security operations, incident response, and threat hunting teams in the world: Fortune 100 companies, military cyber protection teams, global incident response firms, “3 letter agencies,” and “Big 4” professional services companies.
Much has already been said about the recently reported SolarWinds compromise. In this post, we are not attempting to further investigate the attack, but rather, to provide a SecDevOps perspective on a few of the underlying software and development processes that are reported to have been involved in the initial compromise at SolarWinds. These processes are not unique to SolarWinds, and in fact, are often considered best practices in software development.
Whether you're on the Defensive or Offensive side of security, it's important to understand how common attack tools look in an environment. As someone defending a network, the use of proper logging can help prevent visibility gaps. You could have the best perimeter detections that are available, but without visibility into the activity on your endpoints, you're essentially missing a piece of the puzzle.