IP Address: 118.78.56.123Previously Malicious

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IP Address:
118.78.56.123​
Previously Malicious

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

Threat Information

Role

Attacker

Services Targeted

MSSQL

Tags

HTTP CMD MSSQL Brute Force Service Stop Service Creation Download File Access Suspicious Domain Service Configuration Successful MSSQL Login IDS - Attempted User Privilege Gain Download and Execute MSSQL Null Session Login File Operation By CMD Service Start Create MsSql Procedure Drop MsSql Table Scheduled Task Creation Driver Start DNS Query Driver Creation Outgoing Connection Execute MsSql Shell Command MSSQL Persistency - Logon

Connect Back Servers

www.cyg2016.xyz js.mys2016.info js.mykings.top ip.seeip.org ctldl.windowsupdate.com js.1226bye.xyz apps.identrust.com worldsender.info down.mys2016.info

223.25.247.240 81.177.140.91

Basic Information

IP Address

118.78.56.123

Domain

-

ISP

China Unicom Shanxi

Country

China

WHOIS

Created Date

-

Updated Date

-

Organization

-

First seen in Guardicore Centra

2018-08-13

Last seen in Guardicore Centra

2019-04-15

What is Guardicore Centra
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Attack Flow

A user logged in using MSSQL with the following credentials: sa / ****** - Authentication policy: White List (Part of a Brute Force Attempt)

Successful MSSQL Login MSSQL Brute Force

MSSQL procedures were created: sp_addextendedproc , sp_addlogin , sp_addsrvrolemember , sp_droplogin and sp_password

Create MsSql Procedure

IDS detected Attempted User Privilege Gain : sp_password - password change

IDS - Attempted User Privilege Gain

IDS detected Attempted User Privilege Gain : xp_reg* - registry access

IDS - Attempted User Privilege Gain

IDS detected Attempted User Privilege Gain : xp_cmdshell - program execution

IDS - Attempted User Privilege Gain

IDS detected Attempted User Privilege Gain : SQL sp_configure - configuration change

IDS - Attempted User Privilege Gain

MSSQL tables were dropped: #A1E8A56F and #A3D0EDE1

Drop MsSql Table

IDS detected Attempted User Privilege Gain : sp_start_job - program execution

IDS - Attempted User Privilege Gain

Process c:\windows\system32\ftp.exe attempted to access suspicious domains: down.mys2016.info

Outgoing Connection DNS Query Access Suspicious Domain

Process c:\windows\system32\ftp.exe generated outgoing network traffic to: 81.177.140.91:21

Outgoing Connection

Process c:\windows\system32\regsvr32.exe attempted to access suspicious domains: js.mys2016.info

DNS Query Access Suspicious Domain

c:\program files\microsoft sql server\mssql11.sqlexpress\mssql\binn\sqlservr.exe set the command line cmd /c start /min c:\windows\system32\wbem\123.bat to run using Persistency - Logon

Persistency - Logon

MSSQL executed 2 shell commands

Execute MsSql Shell Command

Process c:\windows\system32\wbem\scrcons.exe attempted to access suspicious domains: www.cyg2016.xyz

DNS Query Access Suspicious Domain

Process c:\windows\system\cabs.exe generated outgoing network traffic to: 223.25.247.240:80

Outgoing Connection

Process c:\windows\system\cabs.exe attempted to access suspicious domains: worldsender.info

Outgoing Connection Access Suspicious Domain

Process c:\windows\system32\regsvr32.exe attempted to access suspicious domains: js.mykings.top

DNS Query Access Suspicious Domain

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

IDS - Attempted User Privilege Gain

The file C:\Windows\SysWOW64\wpcap.dll was downloaded and loaded by c:\windows\system\msinfo.exe

Download and Execute

The file C:\Windows\SysWOW64\npptools.dll was downloaded and loaded by c:\windows\system\msinfo.exe

Download and Execute

The command line c:\windows\system\my1.bat was scheduled to run by modifying C:\Windows\Tasks\my1.job

The file c:\windows\system\msinfo.exe was downloaded and executed

Download and Execute

c:\windows\system32\services.exe installed and started c:\windows\system\msinfo.exe as a service named xWinWpdSrv under service group None

Service Start Service Creation

The command line c:\windows\system\my1.bat was scheduled to run by modifying C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\my1

Service netprofm was stopped

Service Stop

Process c:\windows\system32\regsvr32.exe attempted to access suspicious domains: js.1226bye.xyz

DNS Query Access Suspicious Domain

Process c:\windows\system\msinfo.exe attempted to access suspicious domains: apps.identrust.com and ip.seeip.org

DNS Query Access Suspicious Domain

Process NetworkService Service Group attempted to access suspicious domains: ip.seeip.org

DNS Query Access Suspicious Domain

Process c:\windows\system\msinfo.exe attempted to access domains: ctldl.windowsupdate.com

DNS Query

csrs.exe was downloaded

Download File

The file C:\Windows\System32\drivers\npf.sys was downloaded and loaded by system

Download and Execute

c:\windows\system32\services.exe installed and started system32\drivers\npf.sys as a service named NPF under service group None

Driver Start Service Creation

Connection was closed due to timeout

Associated Files

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\wpcap.dll

SHA256: b967e4dce952f9232592e4c1753516081438702a53424005642700522055dbc9

282,360 bytes

c:\windows\system\msinfo.exe

SHA256: 7ec433dd0454553b09f11c39944e251e3ee32e4981f52f02adc3011eb0ce6537

4,887,552 bytes

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\npf.sys

SHA256: 4bfaa99393f635cd05d91a64de73edb5639412c129e049f0fe34f88517a10fc6

36,600 bytes

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\npptools.dll

SHA256: 366b77df76729d08687051c1ec4b718ba1d650bca5b16eb15ec5c11570d6ff16

48,128 bytes

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IP Address: 118.78.56.123​Previously Malicious