IP Address: 222.186.180.173Previously Malicious

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IP Address:
222.186.180.173​
Previously Malicious

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

Threat Information

Role

Attacker

Services Targeted

MSSQL

Tags

MSSQL Persistency - Image Hijack User Password Changed Create MsSql Procedure Access Suspicious Domain Persistency - Logon DNS Query Outgoing Connection Drop MsSql Table Create MsSql Table Scheduled Task Creation User Added to Group MSSQL Brute Force User Created Successful MSSQL Login Download and Execute Execute MsSql Shell Command IDS - Attempted User Privilege Gain CMD Malicious File

Connect Back Servers

secureserver.net cct119.com xmr.f2pool.com ma.huineng.co owwwc.com

154.211.13.132 166.62.30.153 222.186.137.134

Basic Information

IP Address

222.186.180.173

Domain

-

ISP

China Telecom jiangsu

Country

China

WHOIS

Created Date

-

Updated Date

-

Organization

-

First seen in Guardicore Centra

2018-11-11

Last seen in Guardicore Centra

2018-12-13

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 (Part of a Brute Force Attempt)

MSSQL Brute Force Successful MSSQL Login

A user logged in using MSSQL with the following username: sa - Authentication policy: Previously Approved User (Part of a Brute Force Attempt) 12 times

MSSQL Brute Force Successful MSSQL Login

A user logged in using MSSQL with the following credentials: admin / ******* - Authentication policy: Reached Max Attempts (Part of a Brute Force Attempt)

MSSQL Brute Force Successful MSSQL Login

A user logged in using MSSQL with the following credentials: admin / ******* - Authentication policy: Previously Approved User (Part of a Brute Force Attempt) 3 times

MSSQL Brute Force Successful MSSQL Login

IDS detected Attempted User Privilege Gain : SQL sp_configure - configuration change

IDS - Attempted User Privilege Gain

IDS detected Attempted User Privilege Gain : xp_cmdshell - program execution

IDS - Attempted User Privilege Gain

MSSQL procedures were created: sp_password , sp_addextendedproc and sp_dropextendedproc

Create MsSql Procedure

MSSQL executed 2 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 52 times

Persistency - Image Hijack Persistency - Logon

Password for user Guest was changed to: ********* 2 times

User Password Changed

User Guest was added to groups: Administrators

User Added to Group

User IUER_SERVER was created with the password ********* and added to groups: Administrators 6 times

User Added to Group User Created

The command line C:\ProgramData\msmdsrv.exe was scheduled to run by modifying C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\985s4

c:\program files\microsoft sql server\mssql11.sqlexpress\mssql\binn\sqlservr.exe set the command line C:\ProgramData\msmdsrv.exe to run using Persistency - Logon 2 times

Persistency - Image Hijack Persistency - Logon

C:\ProgramData\DrvMgr.vbs was identified as malicious by YARA according to rules: Packer, Maldoc Somerules, Peid, Antidebug Antivm and Packer Compiler Signatures

Malicious File

MSSQL tables were created: #qtemp______________________________________________________________________________________________________________000000000002 , #qtemp______________________________________________________________________________________________________________000000000003 and #temp_jobs_to_delete________________________________________________________________________________________________000000000004

Create MsSql Table

A user logged in using MSSQL with the following username: admin - Authentication policy: Previously Approved User (Part of a Brute Force Attempt)

MSSQL Brute Force Successful MSSQL Login

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

Malicious File

Process c:\windows\system32\ftp.exe attempted to access suspicious domains: cct119.com

DNS Query Access Suspicious Domain

Process c:\windows\system32\ftp.exe generated outgoing network traffic to: 166.62.30.153:21 2 times

Outgoing Connection

MSSQL tables were dropped: #A4C4BC6A and #A6AD04DC

Drop MsSql Table

C:\Windows\System32\hexmsmdsrv.exe was identified as malicious by YARA according to rules: Packer, Maldoc Somerules, Peid, Antidebug Antivm and Packer Compiler Signatures

Malicious File

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

Malicious File

Connection was closed due to timeout

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

Download and Execute

Associated Files

C:\Windows\System32\hexmsmdsrv.exe

SHA256: 068b70eec26def8f69c4357e618d05bb1e9ced559cbbae40c3653ecd5f60bc5d

183296 bytes

C:\ProgramData\MpCmd.exe

SHA256: 11f6f1467fae0af341f9ade46af3005ca1f7a8e1cfe2f38c22260ea8c993140e

427008 bytes

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IP Address: 222.186.180.173​Previously Malicious