IP Address: 114.64.248.237Previously Malicious

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IP Address:
114.64.248.237​
Previously Malicious

This IP address attempted an attack on a machine protected by Guardicore Centra

Threat Information

Role

Attacker, Connect-Back, Scanner

Services Targeted

MSSQL

Tags

Download and Execute WMI Method Malicious File Drop MsSql Table MSSQL Brute Force Outgoing Connection Access Suspicious Domain Create MsSql Procedure Listening DNS Query IDS - Attempted User Privilege Gain MSSQL CMD Persistency - Image Hijack Successful MSSQL Login

Associated Attack Servers

127.0.0.1 k.lsypc.cn cct119.com

119.28.133.78

Basic Information

IP Address

114.64.248.237

Domain

-

ISP

CNISP-Union Technology (Beijing) Co.

Country

China

WHOIS

Created Date

-

Updated Date

-

Organization

-

First seen in Guardicore Centra

2018-05-12

Last seen in Guardicore Centra

2018-05-20

What is Guardicore Centra
Guardicore Centra is a data center and cloud security solution that protects the organization's core assets, using flexible, quickly deployed and easy to understand micro-segmentation controls. Centra generates in-context security incidents, with details on attacker tools and techniques, that help IR teams prioritize incident investigation and reduce dwell time. Learn More

Attack Flow

A user logged in using MSSQL with the following username: sa - Authentication policy: Reached Max Attempts (Part of a Brute Force Attempt)

Successful MSSQL Login MSSQL Brute Force

A user logged in using MSSQL with the following credentials: sa / ****** - Authentication policy: Previously Approved User (Part of a Brute Force Attempt) 3 times

Successful MSSQL Login MSSQL Brute Force

A user logged in using MSSQL with the following credentials: kisadmin / **** - Authentication policy: Reached Max Attempts (Part of a Brute Force Attempt)

Successful MSSQL Login MSSQL Brute Force

A user logged in using MSSQL with the following username: sa - Authentication policy: Previously Approved User (Part of a Brute Force Attempt) 2 times

Successful MSSQL Login MSSQL Brute Force

A user logged in using MSSQL with the following credentials: kisadmin / **** - Authentication policy: Previously Approved User (Part of a Brute Force Attempt) 2 times

Successful MSSQL Login MSSQL Brute Force

MSSQL procedures were created: sp_addextendedproc and sp_dropextendedproc

Create MsSql Procedure

c:\program files\microsoft sql server\mssql11.sqlexpress\mssql\binn\sqlservr.exe set the command line taskkill.exe to run using Persistency - Image Hijack 75 times

Persistency - Image Hijack

C:\Windows\System32\fuckgothin.inf was identified as malicious by YARA according to rules: Suspicious Strings

Malicious File

C:\Windows\security\logs\scesrv.log was identified as malicious by YARA according to rules: Suspicious Strings

Malicious File

WMI methods were executed: Win32_LogicalFileSecuritySetting.Path="wscript.exe"::SetSecurityDescriptor , Win32_LogicalFileSecuritySetting.Path="C:\\Progra~1\\Common~1\\System\\ado\\msado15.dll"::SetSecurityDescriptor , Win32_LogicalFileSecuritySetting.Path="wshom.ocx"::SetSecurityDescriptor , Win32_LogicalFileSecuritySetting.Path="ftp.exe"::SetSecurityDescriptor , Win32_LogicalFileSecuritySetting.Path="regini.exe"::SetSecurityDescriptor , Win32_LogicalFileSecuritySetting.Path="cacls.exe"::SetSecurityDescriptor , Win32_LogicalFileSecuritySetting.Path="cmd.exe"::SetSecurityDescriptor and Win32_LogicalFileSecuritySetting.Path="scrrun.dll"::SetSecurityDescriptor

WMI Method

C:\Windows\System32\us.dat was identified as malicious by YARA according to rules: Suspicious Strings

Malicious File

Process c:\windows\system32\ftp.exe attempted to access suspicious domains: cct119.com 3 times

Access Suspicious Domain Outgoing Connection DNS Query

Process c:\windows\system32\ftp.exe generated outgoing network traffic to: 119.28.133.78:21 3 times

Outgoing Connection

Process c:\windows\system32\ftp.exe started listening on ports: 49159

Listening

Process c:\windows\system32\ftp.exe started listening on ports: 49161

Listening

Process c:\windows\system32\ftp.exe started listening on ports: 49164

Listening

Process c:\windows\system32\ftp.exe generated outgoing network traffic to: 114.64.248.237:21 6 times

Outgoing Connection

MSSQL tables were dropped: #A0F46D83

Drop MsSql Table

IDS detected Attempted User Privilege Gain : MS-SQL SQL Injection closing string plus line comment

IDS - Attempted User Privilege Gain

C:\Windows\System32\hexexp.exe was identified as malicious by YARA according to rules: Antidebug Antivm, Peid and Packer Compiler Signatures

Malicious File

C:\hexexp.exe was identified as malicious by YARA according to rules: Antidebug Antivm, Peid and Packer Compiler Signatures

Malicious File

The file C:\Windows\System32\hexexp.exe was downloaded and executed 3 times

Download and Execute

The file C:\hexexp.exe was downloaded and executed 3 times

Download and Execute

Connection was closed due to timeout

Process c:\windows\system32\hexexp.exe attempted to access suspicious domains: k.lsypc.cn and 127.0.0.1

Access Suspicious Domain DNS Query

Associated Files

C:\Windows\System32\hexserver.exe

SHA256: 31bdad92ad74f5f3398087622878b9c4140dc5b4ec6a2e45f901759aa06fb56f

430592 bytes

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IP Address: 114.64.248.237​Previously Malicious