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WASC Announcement: Distributed Open Proxy Honeypot Project Data Released

The Web Application Security Consortium (WASC) is pleased to announce the inital release of data collected by the Distributed Open Proxy Honeypot Project. This first release of information is for data gathered from January - April, 2007. During this timeframe, we had 7 internationally placed honeypot sensors deployed and sending their data back to our central logging host.

What did we see? Here are some brief highlights -

- SQL Injection Attacks
- Brute Force Attacks
- OS Command Injection
- Web Defacement Attempts
- Google-Abuses (Google-Hacking and Proxying for BannerAd/Click Fraud)
- Information Leakage

We have created a PDF document here - http://www.webappsec.org/projects/honeypots/Threat_Report_05072007.pdf . The attacks are mapped to the WASC Threat Classification categories. There are some high-level statistics shown, however they are very crude as this was not the focus of this phase of the project. We understand that the data presented is a bit raw, however we wanted to release this information so that the public may have a chance to review it and provide feedback. Our initial goal was to identify the types of current attacks that are using open proxy servers. In our future deployments, we will attempt to refine the data analysis processes to extract out trend data and high level concepts. In the near future, we will be updating both the VMware honeypot sensors themselves and will also use a newer version of the centralize logging host (ModSecurity Console).

We are also planning to release more frequent information in the form of diary entries on the project webpage as new attacks/trends are identified.

While the initial deployment was a success, we still need participants who are willing to participate by deploying our VMware honeypot sensor on their network. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to Ryan Barnett at - RCBarnett_@xxxxxxxxxxx



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