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Articles by Seth Goodwin

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Doing time with the YIPPHB dropper

Elastic Security Labs outlines the steps collect and analyze the various stages of the REF4526 intrusion set. This intrusion set uses a creative approach of Unicode icons in Powershell scripts to install a loader, a dropper, and RAT implants.

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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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Exploring the QBOT Attack Pattern

In this research publication, we'll explore our analysis of the QBOT attack pattern — a full-featured and prolific malware family.

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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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Extracting Cobalt Strike Beacon Configurations

Part 2 - Extracting configurations from Cobalt Strike implant beacons.

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Collecting Cobalt Strike Beacons with the Elastic Stack

Part 1 - Processes and technology needed to extract Cobalt Strike implant beacons

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FORMBOOK Adopts CAB-less Approach

Campaign research and analysis of an observed FORMBOOK intrusion attempt.