IP Address: 221.229.204.122Previously Malicious

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IP Address:
221.229.204.122​
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

Service Configuration Download and Execute DNS Query Create MsSql Table User Added to Group Drop MsSql Table Malicious File Service Creation User Created Service Stop IDS - Attempted User Privilege Gain Create MsSql Procedure Execute MsSql Shell Command MSSQL Successful MSSQL Login Outgoing Connection RDP CMD Access Suspicious Domain Service Start Persistency - Image Hijack

Associated Attack Servers

1 dns.msftncsi.com users.qzone.qq.com djservers.no-ip.org activation-v2.sls.microsoft.com www.msftncsi.com 103.205.243.122 221.229.204.122 cct119.com yxxh.f3322.org

123.249.76.176 58.218.200.4 0.0.0.0 204.95.99.109 103.205.243.122 123.249.35.245

Basic Information

IP Address

221.229.204.122

Domain

-

ISP

China Telecom jiangsu

Country

China

WHOIS

Created Date

-

Updated Date

-

Organization

-

First seen in Guardicore Centra

2017-06-15

Last seen in Guardicore Centra

2018-10-14

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

Successful MSSQL Login

A user logged in using MSSQL with the following credentials: sa / ******** - Authentication policy: Previously Approved User 3 times

Successful MSSQL Login

A user logged in using MSSQL with the following username: sa - Authentication policy: Previously Approved User 2 times

Successful MSSQL Login

MSSQL procedures were created: sp_addextendedproc and sp_dropextendedproc

Create MsSql Procedure

MSSQL executed 3 shell commands

Execute MsSql Shell Command

c:\program files\microsoft sql server\mssql11.sqlexpress\mssql\binn\sqlservr.exe set the command line taskkill.exe to run using Persistency - Image Hijack 50 times

Persistency - Image Hijack

The file C:\Windows\System32\kengdiecs.exe was downloaded and executed 5 times

Download and Execute

The file C:\Windows\System32\kengdiecs.exe was downloaded and executed

Download and Execute

The file C:\Windows\System32\kengdiecs.exe was downloaded and executed 2 times

Download and Execute

The file C:\Windows\System32\kengdiecs.exe was downloaded and executed

Download and Execute

User sql was created with the password ********** and added to groups: Administrators 2 times

User Created User Added to Group

Process c:\windows\system32\ftp.exe generated outgoing network traffic to: 0.0.0.0:56777

Outgoing Connection

Process c:\windows\system32\ftp.exe generated outgoing network traffic to: 0.0.0.0:56779

Outgoing Connection

MSSQL tables were dropped: #A2DCCABF and #A0F4824D

Drop MsSql Table

MSSQL tables were created: #temp_jobs_to_delete________________________________________________________________________________________________000000000002

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

Malicious File

The file C:\Windows\System32\hexsqlderver.exe was downloaded and executed

Download and Execute

Service RemoteAccess was started 2 times

Service Start

The file C:\4100.dll was downloaded and loaded by netsvcs Service Group

Download and Execute

Service RemoteAccess was stopped 2 times

Service Stop

The file C:\hexsqlderver.exe was downloaded and executed

Download and Execute

The file C:\4100.dll was downloaded and loaded by c:\windows\system32\hexsqlderver.exe

Download and Execute

c:\windows\system32\services.exe installed and started %systemroot%\system32\svchost.exe as a service named Dfgbvf Ixpsjowv Uoq under service group None

Service Start Service Creation

The file C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Civbodknw.gif was downloaded and loaded by c:\windows\syswow64\svchost.exe

Download and Execute

Process c:\windows\syswow64\svchost.exe attempted to access suspicious domains: 103.205.243.122

DNS Query Outgoing Connection Access Suspicious Domain

Process c:\windows\syswow64\svchost.exe generated outgoing network traffic to: 103.205.243.122:999

Outgoing Connection

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

Malicious File

C:\4100.dll was identified as malicious by YARA according to rules: Packer, Antidebug Antivm, Peid and Packer Compiler Signatures

Malicious File

Associated Files

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\updata.exe

SHA256: 7459cd01c0b4b1ad91fe32c20acaf9bc33960ea3ff0d594f09fc09e106e40f30

148992 bytes

C:\Windows\System32\hexsql360.exe

SHA256: 17024177b31d9810ad2bb9b5bf0487622e127be14b69d97614da9efe7d518175

57359 bytes

C:\Windows\System32\hexS1.exe

SHA256: 41d3500ed012fc5d190ba781b1ba6edea45ce959541ed447c54949ffd30db386

53760 bytes

C:\Windows\System32\hexS1.exe

SHA256: c81a9a8e53f7e86ba654d38b1a1be7593401f8b9de1e0c540dbc26c63247a959

102400 bytes

C:\Windows\System32\hexsql360.exe

SHA256: a8cf955c4ca03958af6ec902730201e16036f0f3c8fb3de19c9395c12b401cec

57359 bytes

C:\Windows\System32\hexsql360.exe

SHA256: 02859efecd10a6b1059092632f6427c087fb63770662515b649af30eb3874194

57359 bytes

C:\Windows\System32\hexsql360.exe

SHA256: b8d4a2e255ec5fe5bf210cb2bcc556f4acf4ddfae071540c28067eb3377c1300

57359 bytes

C:\Windows\System32\hexsql368.exe

SHA256: 9929949bd4bfbed6f245ce583ab355cac6c0dad0885ba317a2264796e02a76b6

61455 bytes

C:\Windows\zmhpmg.exe

SHA256: 41dc7abc01c64d3248cf291d13987efe1a073a8d5f1d22bf8fbeec79dbe2f20b

89441 bytes

C:\Windows\System32\hexsqlderver.exe

SHA256: c73533834c9e6d9e138fbe17375bea869aa5247f76f71911dc17974de39c608d

155648 bytes

C:\4100.dll

SHA256: 8ee7f20c9953b1b6e597d5f1c30b401841e9cf16d842e8f1395d564f8a1df1da

135168 bytes

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Civbodknw.gif

SHA256: d8e860661597461bf80acea98cd8d22cc31315628415a1beed6c85f8ef95f09f

10919936 bytes

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Civbodknw.gif

SHA256: 37d0634430fbd08f50608522082c56112e4954f54f10a26fbea4d912e4161e79

15051776 bytes

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IP Address: 221.229.204.122​Previously Malicious