List of “2020”

  • 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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  • ELF_TSCookie - Linux Malware Used by BlackTech Malware
    ELF_TSCookie - Linux Malware Used by BlackTech
    In the past blog articles, we have introduced TSCookie, PLEAD and IconDown, which are used by BlackTech. It has been identified that this group also uses several other types of malware. While the malware we have already described infects Windows OS, we have also confirmed that there are TSCookie and PLEAD variants that infect Linux OS. This article describes TSCookie for Linux, used by BlackTech. Difference between TSCookie for Windows...

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  • Malware “LODEINFO” Targeting Japan Malware
    Malware “LODEINFO” Targeting Japan
    JPCERT/CC has been observing a new type of spear-phishing emails targeting Japanese organisations since December 2019. The emails have a malicious Word file attachment leading to malware “LODEINFO”, which is newly observed. This article introduces the details of this malware. How LODEINFO is launched Figure 1 describes the flow of events from executing a Word file until LODEINFO is launched. Figure 1:Flow of events until LODEINFO runs By enabling the...

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