Whilst Microsoft is fixing the embedded files feature in OneNote I decided to abuse a whole other feature. Embedded URLs. Turns out this is something they may also have to fix.
Category: Threat Hunting
OneNote Embedded file abuse
In recent weeks OneNote has gotten a lot of media attention as threat actors are abusing the embedded files feature in OneNote in their phishing campaigns. In this post we will analyze this new way of malware delivery and create a detection rule for it.
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
Hunting Emotet campaigns with Kusto
Introduction Emotet doesn't need an introduction anymore - it is one of the more prolific cybercriminal gangs and has been around for many years. In January 2021, a disruption effort took place via Europol and other law enforcement authorities to take Emotet down for good.  Indeed, there was a significant decrease in Emotet malicious … Continue reading Hunting Emotet campaigns with Kusto
Drilling down on phishing campaigns with UrlClickEvents
Introduction On March 2nd 2022, I observed a new Advanced Hunting table in Microsoft 365 Defender: UrlClickEvents Figure 1 - UrlClickEvents table At time of writing, this table is not yet present in every Office 365 tenant, and the official documentation does not contain information about it. A quick peak at the events it contains … Continue reading Drilling down on phishing campaigns with UrlClickEvents