March 21th I was in Paris for the annual Honeynet Workshop. For the first time this year there was a conference day accessible to the general public. Moreover, I didn’t have to pay the registration fee since I successfully completed one of the Honeynet Forensics challenges. The day was split in 4 sessions and had talks covering the Honeynet projects, malware, and ethical and legal considerations of tracking botnets and eventual take-downs.
Interested in capturing, documenting and analyzing scans and malicious activity, Corelan Team decided to set up a honeypot and put it online. In the first week of december 2010, Obzy built a machine (default Windows XP SP3 installation, no patches, firewall turned off), named it “EGYPTS-AIRWAYS”, set up a honeypot + some other monitoring tools, and connected it to the internet.