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!
https://www.malware-traffic-analysis.net/2022/09/29/index.html

We did a quick analysis of this pcap on the latest version of Security Onion via so-import-pcap:
https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.3/so-import-pcap.html

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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Screenshots

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


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