ISC collects web logs which also includes User-Agents. If you are running a honeypot or a web server, it is fairly easy to quickly use some Regex to parse the logs and get a count of what is most commonly seen. This is some of the activity I have obser…
Reader Ruben submitted a malicious executable (MD5 905a5167b248647ce31d57d241aacd63):
For a while, ISC handlers have demonstrated several obfuscation techniques via our diaries. We always told you that attackers are trying to find new techniques to hide their content to not be flagged as malicious by antivirus products. Such of them are quite complex. And sometimes, we find documents that have a very low score on VT. Here is a sample that I found (SHA256: bac1a6c238c4d064f8be9835a05ad60765bcde18644c847b0c4284c404e38810). It gets a score of 6/59 which is not bad (from an attacker perspective). Is it a targeted attack? A new â€œAPTâ€ (buzzword!), not reallyâ€¦
Santa is a binary white- or blacklisting daemon, being developed by the Google Macintosh Operations Team (largest contributor is Russel Hancox) for over 4 years now (not an official Google product!). Google Santa is being used by Google to protect and monitor their macOS machines internally, and has been called Santa because it keeps track of binaries that are naugthy or nice.
Xavier Mertens (@xme)