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Category: Cyber Threat Intelligence

Splunking The Modern Honey Network: Community Data (Part 4)

Over the last 3 weeks, I’ve looked at: ingesting Modern Honey Network data into Splunk, adding context to MHN data using threat feeds, and creating alerts using MHN data.In this post I am going to give you a brief insight into the data that was reported back from...

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MHN Radar: Databases Under Siege

Anomali’s Modern Honeypot Network (MHN for short) is a worldwide network of honeypot sensors that collects data on scans, probes and intrusions of various network ports and services. By looking at data collected by MHN we can piece together a picture of the current threat landscape for a...

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Splunking The Modern Honey Network: Honeypot Alert Automation (Part 3)

In my last post, I looked at enriching Modern Honey Network events against a threat feed, specifically Anomali Threatstream IOCs.The idea of enriching events helps filter out false positives — events that pose no real risk to a network. False positives can obviously — and do — waste many...

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Splunking The Modern Honey Network: Adding Context Using Threat Feeds (Part 2)

Last week, I showed how to ingest Modern Honey Network data into Splunk and visualise it with the MHN Splunk App.Hopefully you’ve been getting lots of additional value on-top of the Modern Honey Network web app. I’m sure you’re now ready to...

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Splunking The Modern Honey Network: Getting Value From Your Honeypots Data (Part 1)

Whilst The Modern Honey Network Server alone is powerful, exporting the data for further manipulation and analysis can be very useful. It is common to see security teams feeding MHN attack data directly into their SIEM for correlation against events generated from other security tools, like...

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2017 Cyber Security Predictions

2016 has now come to an end and a new set of security predictions are being revealed. The past year has been a whirlwind tour of challenges and changes in the cybersecurity landscape. Targeted threat activity took on a new emphasis by focusing on both disinformation and weaponized, confidential information. Ransomware...

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Anomali Weekly Threat Intelligence Briefing - December 29, 2016

Trending Threats This section provide summaries and links to the top threat intelligence stories from this past week. All IOCs from these stories are attached to this threat briefing and can be used for indicator matching against your logs. Figure 1: IOC Summary Charts. These charts summarize the IOCs attached...

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Locky Ransomware Shifts to .OSIRIS Extension

Locky ransomware continues to evolve and has again changed the filename extension used to encrypt files. This time using the file extension “.osiris” on all files it encrypts.Locky will encrypt image files found on the system leaving them inaccessible unless the ransom is paid to acquire the...

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More On Detection Gaps…

How often have we seen a security news headline detailing a new malware strain or exploit kit campaign? The next question for security teams will usually be, do we detect that? In today’s threat landscape, delivery methods and network traffic patterns that are detected at present will eventually...

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Ponemon Study: Challenges of Threat Intelligence

A new study by the Ponemon Institute highlights the difficulties in taking advantage of threat intelligence. The study of over a thousand IT security practitioners in North America and the United Kingdom notes particular difficulties in consuming threat intelligence due to the extensive amount and complexity of threat data. Seventy...

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