IP Address: 178.255.100.184Previously Malicious

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IP Address:
178.255.100.184​
Previously Malicious

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

Threat Information

Role

Attacker

Services Targeted

MSSQL

Tags

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

Connect Back Servers

js.mys2018.xyz gamesoxalic.com down.mys2018.xyz

66.117.6.174

Basic Information

IP Address

178.255.100.184

Domain

-

ISP

HEXATOM s.a.r.l.

Country

France

WHOIS

Created Date

-

Updated Date

-

Organization

-

First seen in Guardicore Centra

2018-11-08

Last seen in Guardicore Centra

2018-11-08

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)

Successful MSSQL Login MSSQL Brute Force

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

MSSQL tables were dropped: #A3D0EDE1 and #A1E8A56F

Drop MsSql Table

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

IDS detected Attempted User Privilege Gain : sp_start_job - program execution

IDS - Attempted User Privilege Gain

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

Malicious File

Process c:\windows\system32\ftp.exe attempted to access suspicious domains: down.mys2018.xyz and gamesoxalic.com

Outgoing Connection Access Suspicious Domain DNS Query

Process c:\windows\system32\ftp.exe generated outgoing network traffic to: 66.117.6.174:21

Outgoing Connection

Process c:\windows\system32\regsvr32.exe attempted to access suspicious domains: js.mys2018.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

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

Download and Execute

Connection was closed due to user inactivity

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IP Address: 178.255.100.184​Previously Malicious