Systems that perform sandbox analysis have a very important role in identifying and taking necessary precautions for cyber-attacks that are made against corporations directly or indirectly. Alerts that arise from these systems are examined by corporate CIRT’s (Cyber Incident Response Team) and this can sometimes lead to interesting security incidents.
In the previous months, I examined an alert from a system that performs sandbox analysis and found out that Hurriyet Hackathon’s website was hacked and the visitors were directed to the following domain name: uitbracht.kateandoliverswedding.co.uk
Hackathon (also known as hack day, hackfest or codefest) is where attendants including computer programmers, graphics designers, interface designers and project leaders intensely compete against other teams to develop software projects. (Reference: Wikipedia)
Hope to see you on the next post, have a secure day.
P.S: This post also includes the solution of the 5th Pi Hediyem Var security game ;)
Translated to English by: Hüseyin Fatih Akar | Twitter: @thehakar)