On the 18th of March, we noticed some unusual activity on one of our servers we use for build automation. Further investigation revealed that an outside party had deployed a Monero miner. The server was immediately taken offline. There was no customer data stored on the server and we have since replaced all our private keys and secrets that might have been potentially compromised.
Windows Event Forwarding (WEF) is a service available on Microsoft Windows platforms which enables the forwarding of events from Windows Event Log to a central Windows Event Collector. Since the technology is built into the operating system, this means you can centralize log collection without having to install third party software on each Windows node. You can also use Group Policy for configuring clients to forward their events. This approach not only standardizes client management but also streamlines it.
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February 2021 Newsletter
This advanced article on sending logs to Azure Sentinel’s explains how the Azure Monitor HTTP Data Collector API enables clients, such as the NXLog Enterprise Edition agent, to send events to a Log Analytics workspace, making them directly accessible using Azure Sentinel queries.