24 TECHNIQUES TO GATHER THREAT INTEL AND TRACK ACTORS presented at BlackhatAsia 2017

by Wayne Huang, Sun Huang,

Summary : In recent years, we delivered many talks detailing threat actors, their operations, and their tools. How did we conduct such research and gather such intel? In this talk, we share 24 techniques for gathering threat intel and tracking actors, or example: crimeware (undisclosed) vulnerabilities, C&C misconfig, and underground marketplaces. We explain our use of these techniques using 30 real cases.
We will also uncover an underground marketplace that has over 1,400 registered attackers. Products for sale includes webshells, ssh passwords, ftp passwords, email lists, and crimeware. We show how their purchased crimeware contained vulnerabilities that allowed us to track them.