This page contains tutorials, analyses and challenges done on IT & Cybersecurity datasets using Squey.
DNS MACCDC 2012 DNS Challenge (from PentesterAcademy) PCAP DFIR MONTEREY 2015 Network Forensics Challenge (from Netresec) Filter PCAPs using complex criteria Proxy bluecoat_proxy_big Analysis (from Public Security Log Sharing) Phishing attack detection (video) SSH Detect a login after social engineering (from Detecteam)
- Bluecoat Proxy Big Analysis
This article is a step-by-step tutorial aiming at loading and analyzing the bluecoat_proxy_big.zip dataset from Public Security Log Sharing in Squey.
The first section is devoted the creation of a parsing file that will allow us to load the dataset. Should you be in a hurry, you can skip straight to the analysis as the file is provided below.
Parsing file creation Before being able to load the dataset into the application, a parsing file (called format) should be created using the Format Builder tool.
- Detect an SSH login after social engineering
In this article, we are addressing the challenge presented by detecteam.com.
“We have published one year of ssh logins/logouts of a valid administrator; However the account has been compromised using social engineering similar to the MGM attack which led to a ransomware being deployed.” ― Detecteam
So here is the openssh.log_.zip (mirror) dataset and its associated openssh.log_.zip.format parsing file.
It’s looking like typical OpenSSH logs:
Sep 24 08:46:18 bidizidomo sshd: Accepted password for iworkinacasino from 173.
- DFIR MONTEREY 2015 Network Forensics Challenge
This article aims at solving the PCAP related questions from the DFIR MONTEREY 2015 Network Forensics Challenge using Squey. Of course the idea here is not to really solve the challenge as it has been solved numerous times since then, but to see how easier it is to solve it using Squey.
The dataset 2014-11+DFIR+Network+Forensics+Challenge.zip was taken from the Netresec PCAP page.
Note: questions 1 and 4 were not solved because they didn’t involve any PCAP data.
- Filter PCAPs using complex criteria
You’re not sure what data your packet capture is really containing and it is too big to be opened with Wireshark or other tools? Visualize it using Squey, isolate packets or sessions worth of interest with arbitrary complexe criteria and then export it to smaller PCAP file(s).
As an example, we will load the complete MACCDC 2012 PCAP dataset composed of 17 files (~17GB) and export HTTP communications between IPs 192.
- PentesterAcademy MACCDC 2012 DNS Challenge
Following a really small and easy challenge published on PentesterAcademy blog focused on the MACCDC 2012 DNS dataset analysed with ELK, we thought it could be an great exercice to guide you solving it using Squey.
Loading the dataset Click on the Local files... button located on the SOURCES section of the start page and browse the compressed dataset.
The file format and column types will be automatically detected, so just click Yes and Save.
- Phishing attack detection in proxy logs
Here is a video of the detection of a successful phishing attack contained in a 10 million rows anonymized proxy logs.