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Oct 19, 2021
Hackers Infect Employees of Law Firms, Manufacturing Companies, and Financial Services Orgs. with Increasingly Pervasive Infostealer, SolarMarker
SolarMarker Infects 5X More Corporate Victims Using Over a Million Poisoned WordPress Pages Key Takeaways eSentire has observed a fivefold increase in SolarMarker infections. Prior to September, eSentire’s Threat Response Unit (TRU) detected and shut down one infection per week. Beginning in September, TRU averaged the detection and shutdown of five per week. SolarMarker is a…
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eSentire is The Authority in Managed Detection and Response Services, protecting the critical data and applications of 1000+ organizations in 70+ 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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Oct 12, 2021
eSentire Launches MDR with Microsoft Azure Sentinel Extending Response Capabilities Across Entire Microsoft Security Ecosystem
Waterloo, ON – Oct. 12, 2021 -- eSentire, recognized globally as the Authority in Managed Detection and Response (MDR), today announced the expansion of its award-winning MDR services with Microsoft Azure Sentinel, as part of its integration with the complete Microsoft 365 Defender and Azure Defender product suites supporting Microsoft SIEM, endpoint, identity, email and cloud security services.…
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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 threat groups because it is complex and often evades typical security 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 threat in less than two weeks.

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