XVir anti-APT Scanner 1.0 beta available for download

XVir anti-APT Scanner 1.0 beta available for download

XVir is a software designed and developed by Emanuele De Lucia. It scans folders and files looking for APT threats and has real-time monitor capabilities. It is distinguished from a common anti-malware software by its specialization on APT threats. The project is still in the experimental stage and the number of signatures available is currently limited. These signatures (updated daily) are produced independently on the basis of personal researches and through a net of collection nodes belonging … [Read more]

Talking points about data governance in Internet of Things

Talking points about data governance in Internet of Things

Attached to this post are some presentation slides that I used as starting point for discussion in a seminar about the importance of data governance in the Internet of things. IoT today is really an hot topic and having to deal with data governance and management has implication in security, ethics, business and economic as well. Moreover, in addition to privacy issues, there are also those issues related to the direct security of the devices and their communications. In short, a very vast topic … [Read more]

Anti-Rootkit Evasion (blinding GMER)

Anti-Rootkit Evasion (blinding GMER)

During a discussion with colleagues about the ability of modern malware to evade the most common anti-virus solutions, a fixed point seemed to be using anti-rootkit tools to thoroughly check the status of a system. One of the most reliable and trustworthy (and widely used) seems to be undoubtedly GMER. It was widely believed that only very advanced malware (certainly sponsored by governments or by Microsoft itself) could simultaneously hide its presence within the system and to mock, at the same … [Read more]

Dridex Downloader Analysis

Dridex Downloader Analysis

This morning I received on my company box an email with an attached .xlsm file named D92724446.xlsm coming from [email protected] Central and local AV engines did not found anything malicious and also a multiengine scan got 0/57 as result. I decided to investigate a little more in-depth in order to confirm that was a malicious file and to extract at least the code I was imagining being inside this document. These are some general info collected about the received file: Name: … [Read more]

A look at SANS Brussels Challenges

A look at SANS Brussels Challenges

This morning, a colleague of mine pointed out me to some reversing “challenges” addressed to participants of SANS Brussels 2015 (what? I was not there?). Why not to take a quick look and try to solve them ? I hope to publish the solutions/suggestions is not cause of rage for mentors of SANS, for whom I have a lot of esteem. However, at the time of this writing these challenges are online and accessible without any particular restriction at https://www.sansemea.com/challenges.php, therefore I … [Read more]

Pattern-Based Approach for In-Memory ShellCodes Detection

Pattern-Based Approach for In-Memory ShellCodes Detection

This topic has been dealt in one of my last technical articles. The document shows as it’s possible to approach an incident investigation on the basis of common instructions used by shellcodes to achieve their goals. The analysis is conducted within a memory dump. In this regard have been developed some yara custom rules that can be used as an aid for experienced analyst to quickly locate malicious code. Note, however, that this is a very wide topic (have you ever heard of padding, permutations, … [Read more]

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan

This is a document written for an italian magazine by Emanuele De Lucia (Information Security n°27 @ Edisef Editore) and used for a training course headed by the author.In this paper are covered topics useful to ensure business continuity of our organizations. The common differences between a BCP and a DRP and others topics such as “centers of redundancy” and “high availability infrastructures” are also dealt.The article can be viewed on Information Security Magazine website:  … [Read more]

ShellShock /bin/bash vulnerability CVE-2014-6271 /24 CGI Exploitability Test Suite

ShellShock /bin/bash vulnerability CVE-2014-6271 /24 CGI Exploitability Test Suite

Do you know what to do with this below ?  # ShellShock Bash Vulnerability CVE-2014-6271 Test Tool # # This has been coded by Emanuele 'ac1d' De Lucia for educational purposes only # # The author is NOT responsible for any harmful use you decide to make # # Coded 25/09/2014 01.55. Online 25/09/2014 02.30 CET # # yabba dabba doooooo, Wilma !!! Where's my club ?!?! # # Please, turn on your brain before to continue.... # # nc -l -p 4444 may be useful but...take a look at the bottom … [Read more]

Conflitti Digitali: Classificazione e Retroscena

Conflitti Digitali: Classificazione e Retroscena

“Conflitti Digitali: Classificazione e Retroscena” is an article written for a seminar to which the author has participated as speaker. The text is very discursive and examines the evolution of a new way of thinking about the offense: the wars in the cyber space and their backstory. For now, the text is available in italian only... Download Now

Meeting with a Chinese Malware

Meeting with a Chinese Malware

This evening I received an email with an attached zip. This email was very well made and my anti-virus did not detect anything dangerous -_- veeeery nice…i decided to take a look and see what strange monster was inside :] The executable is a trojan/downloader packed with something custom! After recovering the original executable bypassing all protections, i  was able to have a look within it and immediately i saw some interesting functions … [Read more]