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Articles by Daniel Stepanic

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FLARE-ON 9 Solutions:

This year's FLARE-ON consisted of 11 different reverse engineering challenges with a range of interesting binaries. We really enjoyed working on these challenges and have published our solutions here to Elastic Security Labs.

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ICEDIDs network infrastructure is alive and well

Elastic Security Labs details the use of open source data collection and the Elastic Stack to analyze the ICEDID botnet C2 infrastructure.

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Exploring the REF2731 Intrusion Set

The Elastic Security Labs team has been tracking REF2731, an 5-stage intrusion set involving the PARALLAX loader and the NETWIRE RAT.

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LUNA Ransomware Attack Pattern Analysis

In this research publication, we'll explore the LUNA attack pattern — a cross-platform ransomware variant.

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CUBA Ransomware Campaign Analysis

Elastic Security observed a ransomware and extortion campaign leveraging a combination of offensive security tools, LOLBAS, and exploits to deliver the CUBA ransomware malware.

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BLISTER Loader

The BLISTER loader continues to be actively used to load a variety of malware.

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PHOREAL Malware Targets the Southeast Asian Financial Sector

Elastic Security discovered PHOREAL malware, which is targeting Southeast Asia financial organizations, particularly those in the Vietnamese financial sector.

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Elastic protects against data wiper malware targeting Ukraine: HERMETICWIPER

Analysis of the HERMETICWIPER malware targeting Ukranian organizations.

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Bringing home the beacon (from Cobalt Strike)

We explore using Elastic to extract Cobalt Strike beacon payloads from memory and use open source tools to analyze and group threat activity clusters.