Honeybee

Honeybee is a campaign led by an unknown malicious actor that has targeted humanitarian aid organizations, and has been active in Vietnam, Singapore, Argentina, Japan, Indonesia, and Canada since August of 2017, and as recently as February 2018.

This is a collection of rules based on the presence of indicators of compromise publicly reported as associated with this malicious actor.

Suspicious DNS Request - Honeybee Related Domain Observed

Description

This detection identifies a request to resolve a domain publicly reported as associated with this malicious actor. Malicious actors may use compromised websites for malicious purposes.

Recommendation

This alert may have been caused by normal web browsing activity by the end user. Review the alert in question. If necessary, rebuild the host from a known, good source and have the user change their password.

MITRE ATT&CK Techniques

  • Acquire Infrastructure - T1583
  • Domains - T1583.001
  • Compromise Infrastructure - T1584
  • Domains - T1584.001
Suspicious Process - Honeybee Related Binary Executed

Description

This detection identifies the execution of a file with a hash publicly reported as associated with this malicious actor. Malicious actors may use common System Administration tools for malicious purposes.

Recommendation

Review the alert in question. If necessary, rebuild the host from a known, good source and have the user change their password.

Suspicious Web Request - Honeybee Related Domain Observed

Description

This detection identifies a request to a domain publicly reported as associated with this malicious actor. Malicious actors may compromise websites for malicious purposes.

Recommendation

This alert may have been caused by normal web browsing activity by the end user. Review the alert in question. If necessary, rebuild the host from a known, good source and have the user change their password.

MITRE ATT&CK Techniques

  • Acquire Infrastructure - T1583
  • Domains - T1583.001
  • Virtual Private Server - T1583.003
  • Server - T1583.004
  • Compromise Infrastructure - T1584
  • Domains - T1584.001
  • Virtual Private Server - T1584.003
  • Server - T1584.004