This Shodan queries list is made out of queries which Threat Hunters use to identify threat landscapes, malware, command and control servers and vulnerable systems. The idea is that by having this list close to you, you will be able to utilize the powerful Shodan search engine more effectively.
In the past I have published Shodan tutorials which describe how you can hunt for Empire and Cobalt Strike C2 servers. These tutorials allow you to hunt for the C2 servers and it also allows you to get a better understanding of how you can perform queries via Shodan. Shodan can also be used to hunt for previously mentioned vulnerabilities, for example, CVE-2018-13379 still hasn’t been patched globally, and by following the Shodan tutorial on CVE-2018-13379, you can actually hunt for impacted systems.
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Shodan queries list for threat hunters
The following Shodan queries will certainly provide results that you can use in your daily threat hunting process.
Shodan has the following default queries which you can perform. The nice thing about search engines such as Shodan is that you can combine queries, this allows you to filter deeply into the results you are receiving.
In overal, the following main filters can be used in the query:
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