Analysis of a trojanized jQuery script: GootLoader unleashed

In this blog post, we will perform a deep analysis into GootLoader, malware which is known to deliver several types of payloads, such as Kronos trojan, REvil, IcedID, GootKit payloads and in this case Cobalt Strike. In our analysis we’ll be using the initial malware sample itself together with some malware artifacts from the system … Continue reading Analysis of a trojanized jQuery script: GootLoader unleashed

Cortex XSOAR Tips & Tricks – Creating indicator relationships in automations

Introduction In Cortex XSOAR, indicators are a key part of the platform as they visualize the Indicators Of Compromise (IOC) of a security alert in the incident to the SOC analyst and can be used in automated analysis workflows to determine the incident outcome. If you have a Cortex XSOAR Threat Intelligence Management (TIM) license, … Continue reading Cortex XSOAR Tips & Tricks – Creating indicator relationships in automations

Why a successful Cyber Security Awareness month starts … now!

Have you noticed that it’s June, already?! Crazy how fast time flies by when busy. But Q2 of 2022 is almost ready to be closed, so why not have a peak at what the second half of the year has in store for us? Summer holidays you say? Sandy beaches and happy hour cocktails? Or … Continue reading Why a successful Cyber Security Awareness month starts … now!

Cortex XSOAR Tips & Tricks – Discovering undocumented API endpoints

Introduction When you use the Cortex XSOAR API in your automations, playbooks or custom scripts, the first place you will start is the API documentation to see which API endpoints are available. But what if you cannot find an API Endpoint for the task you want to automate in the documentation? In this blog post … Continue reading Cortex XSOAR Tips & Tricks – Discovering undocumented API endpoints

Cortex XSOAR Tips & Tricks – Exploring the API using Swagger Editor

Introduction When using the Cortex XSOAR API in your automations, playbooks or custom scripts, knowing which API endpoints are available and how to use them is key. In a previous blog post in this series, we showed you where you could find the API documentation in Cortex XSOAR. The documentation was available on the server … Continue reading Cortex XSOAR Tips & Tricks – Exploring the API using Swagger Editor

CVE Farming through Software Center – A group effort to flush out zero-day privilege escalations

Intro In this blog post we discuss a zero-day topic for finding privilege escalation vulnerabilities discovered by Ahmad Mahfouz. It abuses applications like Software Center, which are typically used in large-scale environments for automated software deployment performed on demand by regular (i.e. unprivileged) users. Since the topic resulted in a possible attack surface across many … Continue reading CVE Farming through Software Center – A group effort to flush out zero-day privilege escalations

Detecting BCD Changes To Inhibit System Recovery

Introduction Earlier this year, we observed a rise in malware that inhibits system recovery. This tactic is mostly used by ransomware and wiper malware. One notable example of such malware is “Hermetic wiper”. To inhibit recovery an attacker has many possibilities, one of which is changing the Boot Configuration Database (BCD). This post will dive … Continue reading Detecting BCD Changes To Inhibit System Recovery