Malware monitor – leveraging PyREBox for malware analysis
This post was authored by Xabier Ugarte Pedrero In July 2017 we released PyREBox, a Python Scriptable Reverse Engineering Sandbox as an open source tool. This project is part...
Fake AV Investigation Unearths KevDroid, New Android Malware
Talos identified two variants of the Android Remote Administration Tool (RAT) with the capability to steal information on the compromised device (contacts, SMS and phone history) and record phone calls.
Secure by Design: Enhanced Interfaces Improve Email Security and Malware Analysis
In the infosec world, it’s well established that time is a precious commodity. Time to detection and time to resolution are critical concepts that can mean the difference between a...
The new face of Threat Grid for 2018
Threat Grid's engineering team is always working on improvements to our leading malware analysis and threat intelligence platform. In the latter part of 2017 and into early 2018, the team...
Demystifying the API (Using Threat Grid as an Example)
Let's talk about API usage. An API is a means of interacting with a program via another program. Just like a UI is a User Interface, an API is an...
Black Hat Europe 2017: Malware Analysis in the SOC
New Cisco Threat Grid dashboard yields faster malware analysis and response Black Hat Europe kicked off just after the X Factor series finale was recorded live at the London ExCel Center, briefly mixing the Network Operations Centre (NOC) and Security Operations Centre (SOC) staff with hordes of teenaged fans. A few team members confessed to […]
This post was authored by Warren Mercer, Paul Rascagneres and with contributions from Jungsoo An. Earlier this year, Talos published 2 articles concerning South Korean threats. The first one was about the use of a malicious HWP document which dropped downloaders used to retrieve malicious payloads on several compromised websites. One of the website was a compromised government website. We […]
When combining exploits for added effect goes wrong
Since public disclosure in April 2017, CVE-2017-0199 has been frequently used within malicious Office documents. The vulnerability allows attackers to include Ole2Link objects within RTF documents to launch remote code when HTA applications are opened and parsed by Microsoft Word. In this recent campaign, attackers combined CVE-2017-0199 exploitation with an earlier exploit, CVE-2012-0158, possibly in […]