Using Python to unearth a goldmine of threat intelligence from leaked chat logs

Dealing with a great amount of data can be time consuming, thus using Python can be very powerful to help analysts sort information and extract the most relevant data for their investigation. The open-source tools library, MSTICPy, for example, is a Python tool dedicated to threat intelligence. It aims to help threat analysts acquire, enrich, analyze, and visualize data.

This blog provides a workflow for deeper data analysis and visualization using Python, as well as for extraction and analysis of indicators of compromise (IOCs) using MSTICPy. Data sets from the February 2022 leak of data from the ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) coordinated operation called “Conti” is used as case study.

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Source:Microsoft 365 Defender Research Team