About Danny Quist

Danny Quist is the Director of Special projects at Redacted. He works on the research team developing new methods of reverse engineering, machine learning, and malware detonation. Previously he has worked for MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has presented at Blackhat, RSA, Defcon, and DFRWS.

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BianLian Ransomware Gang Gives It a Go!

Overview Earlier this year, [redacted] encountered a relatively new ransomware threat actor that called themselves BianLian. We observed the actor deploying custom malware that was written in the Go programming language, which posed some initial, but not insurmountable, reverse-engineering challenges. BianLian used subtle techniques to exploit, enumerate, and move laterally in victim networks to remain undetected and aggressively worked to counter Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) protections during the encryption phase of their operations.

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