IP Address: 221.229.174.146Previously Malicious

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IP Address:
221.229.174.146​
Previously Malicious

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

Threat Information

Role

Attacker

Services Targeted

MSSQL

Tags

IDS - Attempted User Privilege Gain Execute MsSql Shell Command Create MsSql Procedure Persistency - Image Hijack CMD MSSQL Service Configuration Service Start Persistency - Mime Filter File Operation By CMD Outgoing Connection DNS Query Service Creation Access Suspicious Domain Listening Successful MSSQL Login

Connect Back Servers

pool.minexmr.cn

117.18.0.131

Basic Information

IP Address

221.229.174.146

Domain

-

ISP

China Telecom jiangsu

Country

China

WHOIS

Created Date

-

Updated Date

-

Organization

-

First seen in Guardicore Centra

2019-03-18

Last seen in Guardicore Centra

2019-03-19

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: Reached Max Attempts

Successful MSSQL Login

A user logged in using MSSQL with the following credentials: sa / *************** - Authentication policy: Previously Approved User

Successful MSSQL Login

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

Create MsSql Procedure

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

IDS - Attempted User Privilege Gain

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 executed 4 shell commands

Execute MsSql Shell Command

c:\windows\system32\services.exe installed and started c:\programdata\wintcpautoproxysvc\loader.exe as a service named WinTcpAutoProxySvc under service group None

Service Start Service Creation

Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe attempted to access suspicious domains: pool.minexmr.cn 10 times

DNS Query Access Suspicious Domain

c:\program files\microsoft sql server\mssql11.sqlexpress\mssql\binn\sqlservr.exe set the command line c:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe to run using Persistency - Image Hijack

Persistency - Image Hijack

c:\windows\system32\regsvr32.exe installed a Persistency - Mime Filter backdoor by modifying Windows Registry 21 times

Persistency - Mime Filter

Process c:\windows\system32\ftp.exe generated outgoing network traffic to: 117.18.0.131:21

Outgoing Connection

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

Listening

Connection was closed due to user inactivity

Associated Files

c:\programdata\wintcpautoproxysvc\loader.exe

SHA256: ddc80d32cf7a231befcc58230707f111a47c6825a98f43dd2fb3edc4d142e0f7

1145344 bytes

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IP Address: 221.229.174.146​Previously Malicious