(Many thanks to Jon Hart and Bob Rudis for their contributions to this post.)
Port 8545 appeared on our radar as one of the top 20 most talkative ports of
June 2018. Intrigued by its popularity, we began to examine data related to
connections to port 8545, and consequently uncovered an Ocean’s 8-scale heist.
Data from our Heisenberg honeypot network
[https://opendata.rapid7.com/heisenberg.cowrie/] shows that activity on port
8545 has remained at a steady level since May 2018. Interestingly, in