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May 11, 2022
CVE-2022-26923 - Active Directory Domain Services Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
THE THREAT Microsoft has disclosed a new vulnerability impacting Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS) tracked as CVE-2022-26923 (Active Directory Domain Services Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability). If exploited successfully, an authenticated attacker can escalate privileges in environments where ADCS is running on the domain. eSentire is aware of technical details and tooling [2] for…
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eSentire is The Authority in Managed Detection and Response Services, protecting the critical data and applications of 1200+ organizations in 75+ countries from known and unknown cyber threats. Founded in 2001, the company’s mission is to hunt, investigate and stop cyber threats before they become business disrupting events.
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May 17, 2022
Cybersecurity Leader eSentire Continues Its Commitment to Rigorous Security Standards Earning PCI DSS Certification
Waterloo, ON, May 17, 2022 — eSentire, the Authority in Managed Detection and Response (MDR), maintains one of the most secure and robust IT environments of any MDR provider in the industry. To that end, eSentire today announced that it has received the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification, considered one of the most stringent and comprehensive payment card…
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Proof of Concept Reveals PlugX Trojan Intrusion of 6+ Years

eSentire was conducting a proof of concept (POC) with a potential customer. We installed an MDR for Network sensor, which immediately triggered an alert in our Security Operations Center (SOC) for a Command and Control check in for a PlugX trojan. Based on this, eSentire received permission from the customer to install an MDR for Endpoint sensor on the machine that triggered the alert of a PlugX trojan, a remote access tool (RAT) that uses modular plugins. It is a common tool used by multiple cyber threat groups because it is complex and often evades typical cybersecurity measures.

Investigation revealed that legitimate antivirus (AV) software had been used to install the malicious trojan without being detected by the AV, through a technique called dll hijacking. The trojan had a lot of complexity and encryption, so that it did not appear malicious. It included a “do not execute until 2013” time code, revealing that the machine had been infected for several years.

Read this incident report to find out how eSentire isolated, investigated and removed the longstanding cyber threat in less than two weeks.

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