Category Archives: security

A quick look at the current emotet encoding

I have went thru several samples today of this type of encoding but todays sample will be from ExecuteMalware @executemalware located here and the Twitter reference is here. Here we can see that only 3 of the urls are displayed. … Continue reading

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Chasing malware down the rabbit hole to see where it goes.

Lets start this journey with the blog post by Pondurance  titled “777 RANSOMWARE COMBINES WITH TRICKBOT” located here. There is not a whole lot here but it describes 2 layers of shellcode  and some indicator’s and the first is the … Continue reading

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A deeper look at Equation Editor CVE-2017-11882 with encoded Shellcode

Our sample today comes from My Online Security @dvk01uk from this Twitter thread Here.  The First one I had started to work on comes from this Twitter thread  here from April 26 of 2019. The encoding on the shellcode uses … Continue reading

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A look at a bmp file with embedded shellcode

The sample today is from PaulM @melsonp While watching his BSIDES Augusta talk from 2018  Here,  at that the end he shows a picture file that gets downloaded from a layered PowerShell script. He was kind enough to send me … Continue reading

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A Look under the hood of a batch encrypted file

The sample in question today is thanks to a Twitter thread by Nick Carr @ItsReallyNick and Daniel Bohannon @danielhbohannon of FireEye located Here about this builder being used to encode batch scripts. After downloading the sample from VirusBay @virusbay_io that … Continue reading

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Understanding Invoke- “X” Special Character Encoding

I say Invoke- “X” because it can be found in both Invoke-Obfuscation and in Invoke-Dosfucation. We can find a reference to the encoding scheme in this Twitter thread Here where @danielhbohannon references the the blog post from 2010 by @mutaguchi … Continue reading

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What is in this file ?

The other day I was pinged about a very large .jason file that appeared to contain a large  Base 64 string that took up almost all of the file. There was a problem extracting the base64 string do to the … Continue reading

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