Thoughts From The Nest

Blog, updates, and release notes


In this week’s threat report, we have a spooky threat actor just in time for Halloween. The Perch Security Operations Center (SOC) has discovered a threat campaign targeting a number of unpatched Drupal servers and other vulnerable web-server workloads in the United States in September. After analyzing the related malware that was building a botnet, they are ready to report. The Lucifer botnet was leveraged to send phishing emails taking advantage of a change in EU financial service regulations.

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“Cisco is partnering with Perch Security to deliver a new security solution for managed service providers (MSPs) who are challenged by an evolving threat landscape. MSPs are on front lines of protecting their clients against data breaches, malware, ransomware and other attacks for which they are often unprepared. To address these threats, Cisco is applying its security expertise and portfolio to MSPs in partnership with Perch to bring them the tools that will strengthen their security posture and better protect both themselves and their clients.

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Release Notes

October 21, 2019


New
Added debugging information for integrations


New
Added CISCO AMP4E integration


New
Improved performance for alerts and related API calls


New
Created an immutable token for winlogbeats


Bugfix
Fixed indicator details view


Bugfix
Fixed customer contacts


Bugfix
Fixed Elasticsearch errors for large customers


Bugfix
Fixed ConnectWise Automate app feature for Isolate Host Script represented as a number in the UI


Bugfix
Fixed SQS message generation


Bugfix
Fixed suppression for IP generating alerts for given IP


Bugfix
Fixed MSP organizations setting up new subordinate orgs for their customers being marked as MSP


Bugfix
Fixed event notifications missing Index Types


Bugfix
Fixed alerts for app crashes when False Positive is clicked


Bugfix
Fixed event notifications which encounter Null Pointer Exception in ES Query


Bugfix
Fixed special characters in notification name breaking Perchybana links


Bugfix
Fixed new event notifications with simple schedule fails


Bugfix
Fixed TypeError in alert processing suppression counts


Bugfix
Fixed View in Perchybana links


Bugfix
Fixed Perchybana 414 Request-URI too large


Bugfix
Fixed FFIEC report export


Bugfix
Fixed when user checks Perchybana and Create Index Pattern is displayed



A new MSP cybersecurity conference is set to launch in January 2020. The event, hosted by Perch Security, is dubbed PerchyCon. The Tampa, Florida-based conference is designed for MSP and MSSP owners as well as infosec practitioners. Perch Security offers co-managed threat detection and response (MDR) services. The company has a growing base of MSP partners, plus investment backing from ConnectWise and Fishtech Group. Get the full article here.

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Did you miss us last week? We’ve been busy investigating some recent threats and have an update for you in this week’s threat report. Hackers get hacked for 26M cards, APT35 returns with a new campaign using non-standard link shorteners, Diamond Fox gets demo’d on YouTube, and Bishopfox releases Pwn Pulse POC. Hackers pilfer underground hack store for 26M stolen credit cards One of the largest underground stores for buying stolen credit card data, BriansClub, was hacked.

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“We’re thrilled to name Perch Security a winner as Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and also Intrusion Detection System (IDS) in our Global Awards program. They won these awards because they pioneered threat detection – an innovative approach to defeating the next generation of cyber criminals,” said Gary S. Miliefsky, Publisher, Cyber Defense Magazine. Get the full story here. About Cyber Defense Global Awards This is Cyber Defense Magazine's seventh year of honoring InfoSec innovators from around the globe.

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A new-ish customer asked us this week about the quality of their ransomware detection coverage (based on the intel feeds they were pulling in), and how Perch handles ransomware. It was a great question, so I thought I would recap it here and share it with all of you. Intel on ransomware: Perch has a large and ever-growing amount of detections for ransomware. Here are just a few examples if you’d like to take a look.

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Threat actors are focusing their attention on a number of different industries in this week’s threat report. U.S. Oil and Gas RATs, defense contractors with sensitive info hit by ransomware, and a bunch of well-known online publishers are targeted for malvertising. It’s a good week to join your industry’s ISAC/ISAO if you have one. In addition to the industry focused infections, we’ve got another critical EXIM vulnerability and new Windows malware, Nodersok, is teaching lessons about living-off-the-land.

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In this week’s threat report, we’re covering some out-of-band critical patches released by Microsoft to prevent code execution, a malspam campaign targeting U.S. utilities, some new variants info stealing malware for Mac, and a 0-day in popular forum software. Microsoft releases emergency patches Microsoft released two out-of-band security updates for a remote code execution vulnerability tracked “CVE-2019-1367” and a denial-of-service vulnerability tracked “CVE-2019-1255”. CVE-2019-1367 allows attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

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Release Notes

September 24, 2019


New
Migrate Private Team Comment emails to organization settings


New
Create custom event notifications and log alerts for Perchybana


Bugfix
Fixed issues with exporting login history in Perch


Bugfix
Fixed app displaying “Select an Org” while loading


Bugfix
Fixed Perchybana redirect loop