Category: Cloud

May 8, 2020

Playbook for attack on Salt servers

Nov3, 2020 – New vulnerabilities revealed. The fixed versions include 3002.1, 3001.3, and 3000.5 depending on what branch of Salt you are using. The company has also made patches available for older versions, such as 2019.x.  https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/saltstack-reveals-new-critical-vulnerabilities-patch-now/ Older vulnerabilities – The hackers use CVE-2020-11651 (an authentication bypass) and CVE-2020-11652 (a directory traversal) to take control over Salt master server Mitigations Below are for older bug fixes related […]

April 12, 2020

Playbook for Web Ad Fraud

False clicks and fraudulent display of web-placed advertisements Description Lists of full credit and/or debit card data are tested against a merchant’s payment processes to identify valid card details. The quality of stolen data is often unknown, and Carding is used to identify good data of higher value. Payment cardholder data may have been stolen from another application, stolen from a different payment channel, or […]

April 9, 2020

Playbook for Failed SSH login

Brute-force and dictionary attacks against remote services such as SSH, are one of the Top-20 most common forms of attack on the Internet that compromise servers. In particular, Unix-based and Mac OS X servers that run an SSH service to allow administrators secure remote connections are at risk. Playbook Mitigation Disable root access – It is a good security practice to disable logins via SSH […]

April 9, 2020

Playbook for DDoS

Attacking or defending against DDoS attacks is very expensive and skill/time intensive. Companies have huge, multi redundant pipes. One of the main reason individuals or syndicates DDOS is to blackmail companies. If short on time directly jump to the playbooks section. Please note the DDoS attacks can be rapidly morphing or changing with multiple attack vectors and changing within minutes. The attacker could immediately change […]