List of “2020”

  • Migrate Volatility Plugins 2 to 3 Malware
    Migrate Volatility Plugins 2 to 3
    The Volatility Foundation released Volatility 3 Public Beta, a new version of Volatility Framework in October 2019. The version not only offers compatibility with Python 3 but also has a lot of functional updates from Volatility 2. (Please see Volatility 3's official page for more details.) Particularly, creating plugins is much easier with Volatility 3 compared to the previous version. Volatility 3’s official release is planned for August 2020, and...

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  • Evolution of Malware LODEINFO Malware
    Evolution of Malware LODEINFO
    We introduced malware LODEINFO in a past blog entry. Attacks using the malware have been continuously seen, in particular with malicious file names including those related to COVID-19. It is also confirmed that LODEINFO has been updated frequently, and several functions have been added or changed in the latest version. This article will introduce trends seen in the series of attacks and updates to the malware. LODEINFO distribution Cases that...

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  • 3 Recommended International Cyber Security Conferences Event
    3 Recommended International Cyber Security Conferences
    Many events in the world have been postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic, and cyber security conferences are not the exception. While I hope events will soon be organised as in the past, I would like to introduce three cyber security conferences I recommend you to join when the current situation gets back to normal. Let me tell you first that, since I am a malware analyst, the conferences...

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  • SysmonSearch v2.0 Released SysmonSearch
    SysmonSearch v2.0 Released
    SysmonSearch is a tool developed by JPCERT/CC to analyse event logs generated on Sysmon (a Microsoft tool). https://github.com/JPCERTCC/SysmonSearch SysmonSearch is now compatible with Elastic Stack 7.x. Please note that the new version no longer supports Elastic Stack 6.x versions. This article introduces the new version of SysmonSearch, changes from the previous versions and new functions. Elastic Stack updates Kibana There was a change in Kibana plug-in due to the updates...

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  • LogonTracer v1.4 Released Forensic
    LogonTracer v1.4 Released
    JPCERT/CC released a new version of LogonTracer, a tool to support event log analysis. https://github.com/JPCERTCC/LogonTracer/releases/tag/v1.4.0 This article introduces some of the new features of the tool. Dark mode Dark mode has been added to LogonTracer in this update, which appears on the menu bar. Figure 1 shows the LogonTracer screen when the dark mode is on. Figure 1: LogonTracer (dark mode) Please note that each colour represents the following item...

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  • Attacks Simultaneously Exploiting Vulnerability in IE (CVE-2020-0674) and Firefox (CVE-2019-17026) Incident
    Attacks Simultaneously Exploiting Vulnerability in IE (CVE-2020-0674) and Firefox (CVE-2019-17026)
    On 8 January 2020, Mozilla released an advisory regarding a vulnerability in Firefox. On 17 January, Microsoft reported that 0-day attacks exploiting a vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE) had been seen in the wild. JPCERT/CC confirmed attacks exploiting both vulnerabilities at once and issued a security alert. This article explains the details of these attacks. Attack overview In this attack, victims are redirected to an attack site through a compromised...

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  • Attacks Exploiting Vulnerabilities in Pulse Connect Secure Incident
    Attacks Exploiting Vulnerabilities in Pulse Connect Secure
    In September 2019, JPCERT/CC published a security alert regarding vulnerabilities in multiple SSL-VPN products. Among the vulnerabilities pointed out in the alert, JPCERT/CC has been notified of cases leveraging CVE-2019-11510 and CVE-2019-11539 in Pulse Connect Secure in attacks against Japanese organisations. This activity seems to continue up until now according to some media reports. As many companies encourage employees to “work from home” in the current situation, use of VPN...

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  • Trends of Phishing Sites Reported to JPCERT/CC
    Trends of Phishing Sites Reported to JPCERT/CC
    JPCERT/CC receives approximately 19,000 incident reports every year. In 2019, about 56 % of all the reported incidents were categorised as phishing. This time, based on the reported phishing cases, we would like to share the changes in the number of reported cases and trends. For the purpose of this article, the term “phishing site” refers to a website that is disguised as that of an existing brand in an...

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  • ICS Security Conference 2020 Report -Part2- Event
    ICS Security Conference 2020 Report -Part2-
    Following the previous article, we continue with the summary of the second half of the ICS Security Conference 2020 program. The Trend in Standardization of ICS Security System -The Introduction and Updates of IEC 62443- By Junya Fujita (Center for Technology Innovation, Control Platform Research Development, Hitachi, Ltd) Slides (Japanese only) In this presentation, the overview of and the updates on IEC 62443, which is the standard in ICS security,...

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  • ICS Security Conference 2020 Report -Part1- Event
    ICS Security Conference 2020 Report -Part1-
    On February 14, 2020, JPCERT/CC held ICS Security Conference 2020 at Asakusabashi Hulic Hall. This conference aims at improving security measures and best practices of ICS through sharing threat trend against ICS in Japan and the world as well as the latest security activities conducted in related industries and enterprises. 307 people participated in the event this year. This blog entry and the next one introduce the summary of the...

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