July 20, 2024

Maltego ATT&CK MISP Transform

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Pre requisites:

  1. Maltego CE (Community Edition) or Maltego XL installed.
  2. MISP instance set up (https://www.misp-project.org/).
  3. Access to the MISP API with appropriate permissions.
  4. Knowledge of the ATT&CK framework (https://attack.mitre.org/).

Step 1: Set Up Your MISP Instance

Ensure that you have a working MISP instance with data relevant to the ATT&CK framework. Make sure you have an API key and permissions to access the data you need.

Step 2: Create a Custom Maltego Transform

You’ll need to create a custom Maltego transform that interacts with the MISP API. Here’s a high-level overview of the process:

  1. Select Entity Types: Decide what type of entities in Maltego you want to associate with ATT&CK techniques and data (e.g., IP addresses, domains, or hashes).
  2. Write Transform Scripts: Write Python scripts for Maltego transforms. These scripts should do the following:
    • Accept an input entity (e.g., a domain or IP address) as a parameter.
    • Use the input entity to construct an API request to your MISP instance, specifically querying for ATT&CK-related data.
    • Send the request to MISP, retrieve relevant data (e.g., related techniques, tactics, or URLs), and format it for Maltego.
    You can use Python libraries like requests to make HTTP requests to the MISP API.
  3. Parse API Responses: Parse the API responses to extract relevant information, including any URLs associated with the ATT&CK techniques or data.
  4. Output Format: Format the output of the transform in a way that Maltego understands. Ensure that URLs are included in the output if they are available.

Step 3: Configure Maltego for Custom Transforms

Once you have created your custom transforms, you’ll need to configure Maltego to use them:

  1. Open Maltego.
  2. In the “Transform Manager,” add your custom transforms, specifying their input and output entities and setting the appropriate transform parameters.

Step 4: Use the Custom Transforms

With your custom transforms configured, you can use them in your Maltego investigations:

  1. Right-click on an entity (e.g., a domain or IP address) in your Maltego graph.
  2. In the context menu, select “Run Transform.”
  3. Choose your custom ATT&CK MISP transform from the list.
  4. Click “Run.”

The transform will query MISP for relevant ATT&CK data and include URLs in the output if they are associated with the technique or data.

Step 5: Save and Export

After performing your analysis and enriching your Maltego graph with ATT&CK-related data (including URLs), you can save your graph and export it in various formats for reporting and sharing.

Please note that creating custom transforms requires programming skills and knowledge of the MISP API.

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