IP Address: 125.111.149.245Previously Malicious

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IP Address:
125.111.149.245​
Previously Malicious

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

Threat Information

Role

Attacker, 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 WMI Persistence Persistency - Logon File Operation By CMD DNS Query IDS - Attempted User Privilege Gain MSSQL CMD Successful MSSQL Login MSSQL Null Session Login

Associated Attack Servers

www.cyg2016.xyz js.mys2016.info down.mys2016.info

198.54.117.200

Basic Information

IP Address

125.111.149.245

Domain

-

ISP

China Telecom Zhejiang

Country

China

WHOIS

Created Date

-

Updated Date

-

Organization

-

First seen in Guardicore Centra

2018-03-18

Last seen in Guardicore Centra

2018-03-25

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 credentials: sa / ****** - Authentication policy: White List (Part of a Brute Force Attempt)

MSSQL Brute Force Successful MSSQL Login

MSSQL procedures were created: sp_password , sp_addextendedproc and sp_addlogin

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_cmdshell - program execution

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 : SQL sp_configure - configuration change

IDS - Attempted User Privilege Gain

C:\Windows\System32\wbem\123.bat was identified as malicious by YARA according to rules: Suspicious Strings

Malicious File

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

Malicious File

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

Malicious File

WMI methods were executed: Win32_LogicalFileSecuritySetting.Path="scrrun.dll"::SetSecurityDescriptor , Win32_LogicalFileSecuritySetting.Path="WSHom.Ocx"::SetSecurityDescriptor , Win32_LogicalFileSecuritySetting.Path="vbscript.dll"::SetSecurityDescriptor and Win32_LogicalFileSecuritySetting.Path="jscript.dll"::SetSecurityDescriptor

WMI Method

MSSQL tables were dropped: #A3D0EDE1 and #A1E8A56F

Drop MsSql Table

WMI persistence was detected. Consumers used: ActiveScriptEventConsumer

WMI Persistence

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

DNS Query Outgoing Connection Access Suspicious Domain

Process c:\windows\system32\ftp.exe generated outgoing network traffic to: 198.54.117.200:21

Outgoing Connection

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

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

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

DNS Query Access Suspicious Domain

The file C:\Windows\System\cabs.exe was downloaded and executed

Download and Execute

Connection was closed due to user inactivity

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IP Address: 125.111.149.245​Previously Malicious