IP Address: 222.88.144.45Previously Malicious

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IP Address:
222.88.144.45​
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 Persistency - Image Hijack Service Start Create MsSql Procedure Service Creation Outgoing Connection Post Reboot Rename Access Suspicious Domain Persistency - Mime Filter Successful MSSQL Login Successful Login Download and Execute Execute MsSql Shell Command

Connect Back Servers

lcy2zzx.pw adsl-pool.sx.cn

60.223.227.171

Basic Information

IP Address

222.88.144.45

Domain

-

ISP

China Telecom Henan

Country

China

WHOIS

Created Date

-

Updated Date

-

Organization

-

First seen in Guardicore Centra

2019-01-22

Last seen in Guardicore Centra

2019-02-08

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 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

Successful MSSQL Login

MSSQL procedures were created: sp_addextendedproc

Create MsSql Procedure

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 2 times

Persistency - Image Hijack

c:\windows\system32\regsvr32.exe installed a Persistency - Mime Filter backdoor by modifying Windows Registry 35 times

Persistency - Mime Filter

MSSQL executed 20 shell commands

Execute MsSql Shell Command

c:\windows\system32\services.exe installed and started c:\windows\svchost.exe as a service named Abcdef under service group None

Service Start Service Creation

The file c:\windows\syswow64\216828.bak was downloaded and executed

Download and Execute

c:\windows\syswow64\216828.bak was deleted by c:\programdata\datafiles\microsoft\fonts\x.exe ( pending reboot )

Post Reboot Rename

Process c:\windows\svchost.exe attempted to access suspicious domains: adsl-pool.sx.cn and lcy2zzx.pw

Outgoing Connection Access Suspicious Domain DNS Query

Process c:\windows\svchost.exe generated outgoing network traffic to: 60.223.227.171:1987

Outgoing Connection

c:\windows\system32\services.exe installed and started c:\windows\svchost.exe as a service named Stuvwx under service group None

Service Start Service Creation

The file c:\windows\syswow64\219562.bak was downloaded and executed

Download and Execute

c:\windows\syswow64\216828.bak was deleted by c:\programdata\datafiles\microsoft\fonts\o6.exe ( pending reboot )

Post Reboot Rename

c:\windows\syswow64\219562.bak was deleted by c:\programdata\datafiles\microsoft\fonts\o6.exe ( pending reboot )

Post Reboot Rename

The file c:\windows\svchost.exe was downloaded and executed

Download and Execute

The file C:\ProgramData\DataFiles\Microsoft\Fonts\X.exe was downloaded and executed

Download and Execute

Connection was closed due to user inactivity

Associated Files

c:\windows\svchost.exe

SHA256: 1efbc86f9d235e77968aab5a1acab77417ed754cc4fd9e9655c9416f88cee8d6

102400 bytes

c:\windows\syswow64\219562.bak

SHA256: c10061e9871eee801c28186c6a0b8390a911e52a37937a069c081b7c69e7e1c2

102400 bytes

C:\ProgramData\DataFiles\Microsoft\Fonts\X.exe

SHA256: 1efbc86f9d235e77968aab5a1acab77417ed754cc4fd9e9655c9416f88cee8d6

102400 bytes

C:\ProgramData\DataFiles\Microsoft\Fonts\o6.exe

SHA256: c10061e9871eee801c28186c6a0b8390a911e52a37937a069c081b7c69e7e1c2

102400 bytes

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IP Address: 222.88.144.45​Previously Malicious