How the Iranian Cyber Security Agency Detects Emissary Panda Malware

Other threat intelligence groups have previously publicised that the Chinese-attributed threat group, Emissary Panda (aka APT27, TG-3390, BRONZE UNION, Iron Tiger and LuckyMouse), have been targeting various sectors in the Middle East, including government organisations. On 15 December 2019, Iran's Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi, announced that Iranian authorities had detected foreign spying malware on their government servers which they attributed... Continue Reading →

Detecting Cyber Recon Using Network Signals

Author: David Monnier What's the value of a packet? How about three packets? In this post I'll show how you can identify potential reconnaissance being conducted on a network, including identifying the potential target, by taking specific note of one type of ICMP packet being produced by your border device. ICMP, or Internet Control Message... Continue Reading →

Azorult – what we see using our own tools

The Value of Being Able to Perform Threat Analysis outside the Boundaries of Your Enterprise... Looking at Dmitry Bestuzhev’s piece about AZORult cryptominer spreading as a fake ProtonVPN installer[1],   I took a glance in Augury at what we have for the malware hashes he provided and many are still very low in terms of their detection... Continue Reading →

Webmin Vulnerability and Port Scanning Activity

The Webmin website states, "Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix." Many Hosting providers offer Webmin administration with their Virtual Private Servers. Recently, a presentation revealed backdoor code injected into the source for Webmin.  According to a Hacker News story published August 20: "The story started when Turkish researcher Özkan Mustafa Akkuş... Continue Reading →

Top 10 TCP Ports for Border Policy Review

Information Security guidance sometimes strikes practitioners as impractical. Many of us have more on our 'to do' list than we ever will complete. With that in mind, we put together our list of the Top 10 TCP Ports for Border Policy Review. Here, we use global counts of open ports and known security impacts to... Continue Reading →

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