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eSentire is The Authority in Managed Detection and Response Services, protecting the critical data and applications of 1500+ organizations in 80+ 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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Waterloo, ON - September 21, 2022 – eSentire, Inc., the Authority in Managed Detection and Response (MDR), celebrated multiple industry recognitions as the leading global MDR provider, over the last week: Named #9, and the top pure play MDR provider on MSSP Alert’s Top 250 MSSPs global rankingRecognized as the CrowdStrike 2022 Global MSSP Partner of the Year Earned G2’s industry-renowned status…
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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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