“Shortcuts for Understanding Malicious Scripts”

You are being exposed to malicious scripts in one form or another every day, whether it be in email, malicious documents, or malicious websites. Many malicious scripts at first glance appear to be impossible to understand. However, with a few tips and some simple utility scripts, you can deobfuscate them in just a few minutes.

Capture3SANS Instructor Evan Dygert conducted a webcast on October 3rd, 2018. This webcast teaches you how to cut through the obfuscation techniques the script authors use and not spend a lot of time doing it. Evan also demonstrates how to quickly deobfuscate a variety of malicious


The samples of the scripts he provided during the webcast can be downloaded here: https://dfir.to/MaliciousScripts. Please note the password for the samples.zip folder is: “infected”


Capture4We hope that the techniques presented in this webcast help you to begin deobfuscating potentially malicious JavaScript. This topic is explored in depth in the SANS FOR610: Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques course. This class offers an excellent opportunity to understand the unique and insightful perspective that malware analysis can bring to your investigations.

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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Blog authored by sansdfir. Read the original post at: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SANSForensics/~3/U-ZnTgS1kPM/shortcuts-for-understanding-malicious-scripts