As cyber attacks dominate front-page news and as hackers displace terrorists on the list of global threats, award-winning journalist Fred Kaplan probes the most secretive government agencies to tell the never-before-told story of the officers, policymakers, scientists, and spies who devised a new form of warfare and who have been planning– and, more often than people know, fighting– these wars for decades. From the 1991 Gulf War to conflicts in Haiti, Serbia, Syria, the former Soviet republics, Iraq, and Iran, where cyber warfare played a significant role, Dark Territory chronicles, in fascinating detail, a little-known past that shines an unsettling light on our future.
It’s time to put in practice your detective skills! By using Virustotal Intelligence, we teach you how to hunt for malware, how to decompile VBA macros with Didier Steven tools to identify C&C Servers, how to cluster similar samples by running retrohunt, ssdeep or vthash scans, then we introduce Viper framework that help us to correlate and document the full attack flow, finally we walk you through techniques to identify the threat actors behind the attack and how to track their future movements! And finally how to take down the domain by using a technique called Sinkholing!