If you are like me and deploy lots of small instances of VMs all over the place for various functions, you will find applying updates to them all consistently and in a responsive manner a logistical issue. Fortunately, there is an auto-update function within Ubuntu which can be configured in a few minutes.
I have been playing with CIRCL’s AIL Framework recently (which I will be writing about in another blog post), but I have had an interest in monitoring Telegram channels for Threat Intelligence and Data Breach indicators.
AIL has a very capable framework to detect indicators within processed information using a suite of very comprehensive Yara rules – but unless you want to copy and paste Telegram messages into AIL all day, some level of automation is required.
There is where the feeders come into play!
You will have seen the advertisements as you’re browsing the Internet and will have seen the vendors at various conferences and trade shows spruiking Threat Intelligence as the way to detect the bad guys in your environment, or their product/service delivering highly enriched intelligence relevant to your organisation. But what is Threat Intelligence really? And just how well refined does it need to be?