IP Address: 222.185.31.12Previously Malicious

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IP Address:
222.185.31.12​
Previously Malicious

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

Threat Information

Role

Attacker, Scanner

Services Targeted

MSSQL

Tags

DNS Query Successful MSSQL Login CMD Execute MsSql Shell Command Create MsSql Procedure WMI Method MSSQL Null Session Login File Operation By CMD Drop MsSql Table WMI Persistence Malicious File MSSQL Access Suspicious Domain MSSQL Brute Force IDS - Attempted User Privilege Gain Persistency - Logon Outgoing Connection

Associated Attack Servers

js.mys2018.xyz down.mys2018.xyz

67.229.99.82

Basic Information

IP Address

222.185.31.12

Domain

-

ISP

China Telecom jiangsu

Country

China

WHOIS

Created Date

-

Updated Date

-

Organization

-

First seen in Guardicore Centra

2018-05-08

Last seen in Guardicore Centra

2018-09-17

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_addsrvrolemember , sp_addextendedproc , sp_droplogin 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

WMI methods were executed: Win32_LogicalFileSecuritySetting.Path="C:\\Progra~1\\Common~1\\System\\ado\\msado15.dll"::SetSecurityDescriptor , Win32_LogicalFileSecuritySetting.Path="vbscript.dll"::SetSecurityDescriptor , Win32_LogicalFileSecuritySetting.Path="shell32.dll"::SetSecurityDescriptor , Win32_LogicalFileSecuritySetting.Path="WSHom.Ocx"::SetSecurityDescriptor , Win32_LogicalFileSecuritySetting.Path="jscript.dll"::SetSecurityDescriptor , Win32_LogicalFileSecuritySetting.Path="regsvr32.exe"::SetSecurityDescriptor , Win32_LogicalFileSecuritySetting.Path="ftp.exe"::SetSecurityDescriptor , Win32_LogicalFileSecuritySetting.Path="cmd.exe"::SetSecurityDescriptor , Win32_LogicalFileSecuritySetting.Path="cacls.exe"::SetSecurityDescriptor , Win32_LogicalFileSecuritySetting.Path="scrrun.dll"::SetSecurityDescriptor and Win32_LogicalFileSecuritySetting.Path="rundll32.exe"::SetSecurityDescriptor

WMI Method

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

MSSQL tables were dropped: #A3D0D5ED and #A1E88D7B

Drop MsSql Table

IDS detected Attempted User Privilege Gain : sp_start_job - program execution

IDS - Attempted User Privilege Gain

WMI persistence was detected. Consumers used: ActiveScriptEventConsumer

WMI Persistence

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

Malicious File

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\ftp.exe attempted to access suspicious domains: down.mys2018.xyz

DNS Query Outgoing Connection Access Suspicious Domain

Process c:\windows\system32\ftp.exe generated outgoing network traffic to: 67.229.99.82:21

Outgoing Connection

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

DNS Query Access Suspicious Domain

MSSQL executed 2 shell commands

Execute MsSql Shell Command

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

IDS - Attempted User Privilege Gain

C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\Tmp2EBF.tmp was identified as malicious by YARA according to rules: Packer, Peid and Packer Compiler Signatures

Malicious File

Connection was closed due to user inactivity

Associated Files

C:\Windows\System\cab.exe

SHA256: 95c3317c79c0f8dda7dd78b8f086242952b81b83214f460e208e3fa912f42649

689664 bytes

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IP Address: 222.185.31.12​Previously Malicious