DNS search for encoded data

Description: Use this Splunk search to find Base64 encoded content in DNS queries. The goal is to examine the DNS query field of the dns events to find subdomain streams that contain only Base64 valid characters. Utilizing DNS queries with encoded information is a known method to exfiltrate data. But you do not know if […]

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Multiple Malware Detections on a Single Host

This is a simple enough query for detecting a host with multiple infections/detections. The reason for the bucket and incorporating a search over a longer time span (say 60m) is I found it to provide better results and less false negatives if the infrastructure isn’t setup to ingest data in near real-time.

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Malware Detection

I’m reposting this query I stumbled upon in a blog here. The description states that it can be used to detect malware reporting out to the web. Check out the article it’s a decent read.

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