DFIRCON APT Malware & Memory Challenge
The memory image contains real APT malware launched against a test system.Your job? Find it.
The object of our challenge is simple: Download the memory image and attempt to answer the questions. To successfully submit for the contest, all answers must be attempted. Each person that correctly answers 3 of the 5 questions will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE Simulcast seat at DFIRCON Monterey this March. The contest ends on January 31st, 2014 and we will announce the winner on February 3rd, 2014. Good luck!
Win a free Simulcast Seat at DFIRCON Monterey - http://dfir.to/DFIR-CON by downloading the memory image
PowerShell "Remoting" is a feature that holds a lot of promise for incident response. "Remoting" is the ability to run PowerShell commands directly on remote systems and have just the results sent back to the querying machine. From an IR standpoint, this is like a built-in agent ready and waiting to answer your investigative questions--at scale. As I'll discuss shortly, Remoting provides us the ability to query a thousand machine in just minutes!
Before I get to the details of Remoting though, let me kickoff the discussion by going through the basics of PowerShell and Windows Remote Management (WinRM), which provides the foundation for the PowerShell "Remoting" feature. After covering this background information, I'll go over the significant performance benefits of Remoting and then cover the authentication details and implications for privileged account use (fortunately there's a lot of good news on this front too).
PowerShell is the ...
With Memoryze 3.0, the folks at Mandiant hit their mid-summer goal to roll out memory analysis support for Windows 8 (x86 and x64) and Server 2012 (x64). While support has not yet been rolled into Redline collector scripts, data collected by Memoryze can be loaded and analyzed in the Redline interface. This is no real surprise since Memoryze is the back-end collection and analysis tool that Redline relies upon.
You can dump Windows memory and process your memory image with the following commands (run MemoryDD.bat from a removable device and Process.bat on your forensic box):
MemoryDD.bat -output E:\\
Process.bat -input memory.img -handles true -sections true -ports true -imports true -exports true -injected true -strings true
To perform live memory analysis and take advantage of capabilities like ...
As incident responders, we are often called upon to not only supply answers regarding "Who, What, When, Where, and How" an incident occurred, but also how does the organization protect itself against future attacks of a similar nature? In other words, what are the lessons learned and recommendations based on the findings?
A new paper from Microsoft titled "Best Practices for Securing Active Directory" provides a wealth of information and guidance that responders can use to answer these types of questions. The paper can be found at the following link: http://blogs.technet.com/b/security/archive/2013/06/03/microsoft-releases-new-mitigation-guidance-for-active-directory.aspx.
I've reviewed the paper and it is an excellent document in my opinion. As the foreword by Microsoft's CISO explains, the paper provides a "practitioner's
Memory analysis skills are one of the most in-demand skills for digital forensics, incident response, and malware analysts today. SANS is introducing a brand new 5-day class dedicated to Windows Memory Forensics. The hands-on course, written by memory forensics pioneer Jesse Kornblum, is incredibly comprehensive and a crucial course for any investigator who is analyzing intrusions.
SANS is offering a 10% discount off the FOR526 course for the following events: Discount Code: WINDEX
Security West 2013 - San Diego, CA - May 9-13 - http://www.sans.org/info/128955