Thursday, October 6, 2022

Quick Malware Analysis: QAKBOT (QBOT) infection with COBALT STRIKE pcap from 2022-09-29

Thanks to Brad Duncan for sharing this pcap!

We did a quick analysis of this pcap on the latest version of Security Onion via so-import-pcap:

The screenshots below show some of the interesting Suricata alerts, Zeek logs, and session transcripts. We start with NIDS alerts from the Emerging Threats Open ruleset and then pivot to the full TCP stream for interesting alerts. We then look at protocol metadata provided by Zeek such as HTTP transactions and DNS lookups. We go through each protocol and look at an overview of all logs for that data type.

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Click the first image to start the screenshot tour:

Suricata NIDS Alerts

Pivoting from NIDS alert to full TCP stream

TCP stream for first alert

TCP stream for second alert

TCP stream for third alert

TCP stream for fourth alert

Overview of all Zeek protocol metadata

NTLM metadata

smb_files metadata

Zeek Notice logs

Zeek Weird logs

SMB mapping metadata

Kerberos metadata

X.509 metadata

DCE_RPC metadata

SSL metadata

DNS lookups

HTTP transactions

Interesting connections

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Pictures from Security Onion Conference 2022

Security Onion Conference 2022 was an overwhelming success!

Thanks to these fine folks for all of their hard work behind the scenes!

  • Phil Plantamura
  • Karen Long
  • Mike Byrd
  • Mike Reeves
  • Wes Lambert
  • Josh Brower
  • Josh Patterson
  • Bryant Treacle
  • John Bernal
  • Jason Ertel
  • Chris Morgret
  • Pete Di Giorgio
  • Matt Gracie
  • Andre Dessert
  • Nate Olsen
  • Hunter Martin
  • Will Long
  • Sanjeev Singhal

Thanks to our amazing speakers!

  • Wes Lambert
  • Robert Wilson
  • Alex Galloway
  • Jonathan Martin
  • Josh Brower
  • Bryant Treacle
  • Brandon Larson 
  • Chris Sistrunk

Thanks to our generous sponsors!

  • Applied Network Defense
  • Dualcomm
  • Midbit Technologies
  • Garland Technology
  • No Starch Press

Thanks to all our attendees for being a part of the Security Onion community!

Hope to see you next year!

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