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Cuckoo Malware Analysis

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Cuckoo Malware Analysis

Overview of this book

Cuckoo Sandbox is a leading open source automated malware analysis system. This means that you can throw any suspicious file at it and, in a matter of seconds, Cuckoo will provide you with some detailed results outlining what said file did when executed inside an isolated environment. Cuckoo Malware Analysis is a hands-on guide that will provide you with everything you need to know to use Cuckoo Sandbox with added tools like Volatility, Yara, Cuckooforcanari, Cuckoomx, Radare, and Bokken, which will help you to learn malware analysis in an easier and more efficient way. Cuckoo Malware Analysis will cover basic theories in sandboxing, automating malware analysis, and how to prepare a safe environment lab for malware analysis. You will get acquainted with Cuckoo Sandbox architecture and learn how to install Cuckoo Sandbox, troubleshoot the problems after installation, submit malware samples, and also analyze PDF files, URLs, and binary files. This book also covers memory forensics – using the memory dump feature, additional memory forensics using Volatility, viewing result analyses using the Cuckoo analysis package, and analyzing APT attacks using Cuckoo Sandbox, Volatility, and Yara. Finally, you will also learn how to screen Cuckoo Sandbox against VM detection and how to automate the scanning of e-mail attachments with Cuckoo.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Cuckoo Malware Analysis
About the Authors
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Analyzing an APT attack using Cuckoo Sandbox, Volatility, and Yara

If you have not installed Volatility yet, carry out the following steps:

  1. You can use this command to install the latest version of Volatility on your system:

    $ svn checkout
    $ cd volatility-read-only
    $ python build
    $ sudo python install
  2. To make things easier, you can make a shortcut alias command for Volatility by editing your .bashrc file:

    $ nano  ~/.bashrc
  3. Go to the end of line, and add this command:

    $ alias"/home/user/Download/Volatility-read-only/
  4. Save and Exit.

  5. Please notice that /home/user/Download/Volatility-read-only/ is the Volatility directory in your system.

    You can replace the line based on your Volatility folder in your system. Now, you can run Volatility by just typing this command in the terminal:


    Before continuing to analyze APT1 malware sample, you have to change some default configuration in your Cuckoo...