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BadNews

Actor(s): Dropping Elephant


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References
2020-03-04CrowdStrikeCrowdStrike
@techreport{crowdstrike:20200304:2020:818c85f, author = {CrowdStrike}, title = {{2020 CrowdStrike Global Threat Report}}, date = {2020-03-04}, institution = {CrowdStrike}, url = {https://go.crowdstrike.com/rs/281-OBQ-266/images/Report2020CrowdStrikeGlobalThreatReport.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-03-04} } 2020 CrowdStrike Global Threat Report
MESSAGETAP More_eggs 8.t Dropper Anchor BabyShark BadNews Clop Cobalt Strike CobInt Cobra Carbon System Cutwail DanaBot Dharma DoppelPaymer Dridex Emotet FlawedAmmyy FriedEx Gandcrab Get2 IcedID ISFB KerrDown LightNeuron LockerGoga Maze Necurs Nokki Outlook Backdoor Phobos Ransomware Predator The Thief QakBot REvil RobinHood Ryuk SDBbot Skipper SmokeLoader TerraRecon TerraStealer TerraTV TinyLoader TrickBot vidar Winnti ANTHROPOID SPIDER Anunak APT39 BlackTech BuhTrap Charming Kitten CLOCKWORD SPIDER DOPPEL SPIDER Gamaredon Group Judgment Panda Leviathan MONTY SPIDER Mustang Panda NARWHAL SPIDER NOCTURNAL SPIDER Pinchy Spider Pirate Panda Salty Spider SCULLY SPIDER SMOKY SPIDER Thrip VENOM SPIDER
2019-10-22Lab52Jagaimo Kawaii
@online{kawaii:20191022:new:0d66066, author = {Jagaimo Kawaii}, title = {{New PatchWork Spearphishing Attack}}, date = {2019-10-22}, organization = {Lab52}, url = {https://lab52.io/blog/new-patchwork-campaign-against-pakistan/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-13} } New PatchWork Spearphishing Attack
BadNews
2019-10-02Virus BulletinDaniel Lunghi, Jaromír Hořejší
@techreport{lunghi:20191002:abusing:3c9a1b7, author = {Daniel Lunghi and Jaromír Hořejší}, title = {{Abusing third-party cloud services in targeted attacks}}, date = {2019-10-02}, institution = {Virus Bulletin}, url = {https://www.virusbulletin.com/uploads/pdf/conference_slides/2019/VB2019-LunghiHorejsi.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-13} } Abusing third-party cloud services in targeted attacks
BadNews SLUB
2019-08-26QianxinRed Raindrop Team
@online{team:20190826:aptc09:a228795, author = {Red Raindrop Team}, title = {{APT-C-09 Reappeared as Conflict Intensified Between India and Pakistan}}, date = {2019-08-26}, organization = {Qianxin}, url = {https://ti.qianxin.com/blog/articles/apt-c-09-reappeared-as-conflict-intensified-between-india-and-pakistan/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-07} } APT-C-09 Reappeared as Conflict Intensified Between India and Pakistan
BadNews
2018-10-09Trend MicroDaniel Lunghi, Jaromír Hořejší, Cedric Pernet
@techreport{lunghi:20181009:untangling:348f703, author = {Daniel Lunghi and Jaromír Hořejší and Cedric Pernet}, title = {{Untangling the Patchwork Espionage Group}}, date = {2018-10-09}, institution = {Trend Micro}, url = {https://documents.trendmicro.com/assets/tech-brief-untangling-the-patchwork-cyberespionage-group.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-06} } Untangling the Patchwork Espionage Group
BadNews SocksBot Dropping Elephant
2018-03-07Palo Alto Networks Unit 42Brandon Levene, Josh Grunzweig, Brittany Ash
@online{levene:20180307:patchwork:8973699, author = {Brandon Levene and Josh Grunzweig and Brittany Ash}, title = {{Patchwork Continues to Deliver BADNEWS to the Indian Subcontinent}}, date = {2018-03-07}, organization = {Palo Alto Networks Unit 42}, url = {https://researchcenter.paloaltonetworks.com/2018/03/unit42-patchwork-continues-deliver-badnews-indian-subcontinent/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } Patchwork Continues to Deliver BADNEWS to the Indian Subcontinent
BadNews
2017-04-05FortninetJasper Manuel, Artem Semenchenko
@online{manuel:20170405:indepth:8481b41, author = {Jasper Manuel and Artem Semenchenko}, title = {{In-Depth Look at New Variant of MONSOON APT Backdoor, Part 2}}, date = {2017-04-05}, organization = {Fortninet}, url = {http://blog.fortinet.com/2017/04/05/in-depth-look-at-new-variant-of-monsoon-apt-backdoor-part-2}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-10-13} } In-Depth Look at New Variant of MONSOON APT Backdoor, Part 2
BadNews
2017-04-05FortinetJasper Manuel, Artem Semenchenko
@online{manuel:20170405:indepth:f5fe3b5, author = {Jasper Manuel and Artem Semenchenko}, title = {{In-Depth Look at New Variant of MONSOON APT Backdoor, Part 1}}, date = {2017-04-05}, organization = {Fortinet}, url = {http://blog.fortinet.com/2017/04/05/in-depth-look-at-new-variant-of-monsoon-apt-backdoor-part-1}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-06} } In-Depth Look at New Variant of MONSOON APT Backdoor, Part 1
BadNews
2016-08-08ForcepointAndy Settle, Nicholas Griffin, Abel Toro
@techreport{settle:20160808:monsoon:c4f71cc, author = {Andy Settle and Nicholas Griffin and Abel Toro}, title = {{MONSOON – ANALYSIS OF AN APT CAMPAIGN}}, date = {2016-08-08}, institution = {Forcepoint}, url = {https://www.forcepoint.com/sites/default/files/resources/files/forcepoint-security-labs-monsoon-analysis-report.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-07} } MONSOON – ANALYSIS OF AN APT CAMPAIGN
BadNews TinyTyphon Dropping Elephant
2016-08-08ForcepointNicholas Griffin
@online{griffin:20160808:monsoon:ac7eb5b, author = {Nicholas Griffin}, title = {{MONSOON - Analysis Of An APT Campaign}}, date = {2016-08-08}, organization = {Forcepoint}, url = {https://www.forcepoint.com/blog/x-labs/monsoon-analysis-apt-campaign}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-04-06} } MONSOON - Analysis Of An APT Campaign
BadNews TinyTyphon Dropping Elephant
Yara Rules
[TLP:WHITE] win_badnews_auto (20200529 | autogenerated rule brought to you by yara-signator)
rule win_badnews_auto {

    meta:
        author = "Felix Bilstein - yara-signator at cocacoding dot com"
        date = "2020-05-30"
        version = "1"
        description = "autogenerated rule brought to you by yara-signator"
        tool = "yara-signator v0.4.0"
        tool_config = "callsandjumps;datarefs;binvalue"
        malpedia_reference = "https://malpedia.caad.fkie.fraunhofer.de/details/win.badnews"
        malpedia_rule_date = "20200529"
        malpedia_hash = "92c362319514e5a6da26204961446caa3a8b32a8"
        malpedia_version = "20200529"
        malpedia_license = "CC BY-NC-SA 4.0"
        malpedia_sharing = "TLP:WHITE"

    /* DISCLAIMER
     * The strings used in this rule have been automatically selected from the
     * disassembly of memory dumps and unpacked files, using yara-signator.
     * The code and documentation / approach is published here:
     * https://github.com/fxb-cocacoding/yara-signator
     * As Malpedia is used as data source, please note that for a given
     * number of families, only single samples are documented.
     * This likely impacts the degree of generalization these rules will offer.
     * Take the described generation method also into consideration when you
     * apply the rules in your use cases and assign them confidence levels.
     */


    strings:
        $sequence_0 = { ff15???????? 50 e8???????? 83c404 68???????? 6804010000 }
            // n = 6, score = 900
            //   ff15????????         |                     
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   e8????????           |                     
            //   83c404               | add                 esp, 4
            //   68????????           |                     
            //   6804010000           | push                0x104

        $sequence_1 = { c0e004 02c1 3423 c0c003 }
            // n = 4, score = 900
            //   c0e004               | shl                 al, 4
            //   02c1                 | add                 al, cl
            //   3423                 | xor                 al, 0x23
            //   c0c003               | rol                 al, 3

        $sequence_2 = { eb02 33c9 c0e004 02c1 }
            // n = 4, score = 900
            //   eb02                 | jmp                 4
            //   33c9                 | xor                 ecx, ecx
            //   c0e004               | shl                 al, 4
            //   02c1                 | add                 al, cl

        $sequence_3 = { 68???????? 6a02 68???????? 50 a3???????? }
            // n = 5, score = 800
            //   68????????           |                     
            //   6a02                 | push                2
            //   68????????           |                     
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   a3????????           |                     

        $sequence_4 = { c78534ffffff47657457 c78538ffffff696e646f c7853cffffff77546578 66c78540ffffff7457 }
            // n = 4, score = 800
            //   c78534ffffff47657457     | mov    dword ptr [ebp - 0xcc], 0x57746547
            //   c78538ffffff696e646f     | mov    dword ptr [ebp - 0xc8], 0x6f646e69
            //   c7853cffffff77546578     | mov    dword ptr [ebp - 0xc4], 0x78655477
            //   66c78540ffffff7457     | mov    word ptr [ebp - 0xc0], 0x5774

        $sequence_5 = { 33c5 8945fc 53 56 57 8d8534ffffff }
            // n = 6, score = 800
            //   33c5                 | xor                 eax, ebp
            //   8945fc               | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 4], eax
            //   53                   | push                ebx
            //   56                   | push                esi
            //   57                   | push                edi
            //   8d8534ffffff         | lea                 eax, [ebp - 0xcc]

        $sequence_6 = { c705????????55736572 c705????????33322e64 66c705????????6c6c c605????????00 }
            // n = 4, score = 800
            //   c705????????55736572     |     
            //   c705????????33322e64     |     
            //   66c705????????6c6c     |     
            //   c605????????00       |                     

        $sequence_7 = { c745806e000000 ff15???????? 57 ff15???????? }
            // n = 4, score = 800
            //   c745806e000000       | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 0x80], 0x6e
            //   ff15????????         |                     
            //   57                   | push                edi
            //   ff15????????         |                     

        $sequence_8 = { 8bf0 56 ff15???????? 50 6a40 }
            // n = 5, score = 700
            //   8bf0                 | mov                 esi, eax
            //   56                   | push                esi
            //   ff15????????         |                     
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   6a40                 | push                0x40

        $sequence_9 = { 56 ffd3 85c0 7403 83c608 }
            // n = 5, score = 700
            //   56                   | push                esi
            //   ffd3                 | call                ebx
            //   85c0                 | test                eax, eax
            //   7403                 | je                  5
            //   83c608               | add                 esi, 8

        $sequence_10 = { 57 6a00 6880000000 6a04 6a00 6a01 6a04 }
            // n = 7, score = 700
            //   57                   | push                edi
            //   6a00                 | push                0
            //   6880000000           | push                0x80
            //   6a04                 | push                4
            //   6a00                 | push                0
            //   6a01                 | push                1
            //   6a04                 | push                4

        $sequence_11 = { d1f9 68???????? 03c9 51 }
            // n = 4, score = 700
            //   d1f9                 | sar                 ecx, 1
            //   68????????           |                     
            //   03c9                 | add                 ecx, ecx
            //   51                   | push                ecx

        $sequence_12 = { ff15???????? 85c0 7405 83c004 eb02 }
            // n = 5, score = 700
            //   ff15????????         |                     
            //   85c0                 | test                eax, eax
            //   7405                 | je                  7
            //   83c004               | add                 eax, 4
            //   eb02                 | jmp                 4

        $sequence_13 = { 8bca 83e103 68???????? f3a4 50 }
            // n = 5, score = 500
            //   8bca                 | mov                 ecx, edx
            //   83e103               | and                 ecx, 3
            //   68????????           |                     
            //   f3a4                 | rep movsb           byte ptr es:[edi], byte ptr [esi]
            //   50                   | push                eax

        $sequence_14 = { 8a06 8d7601 84c0 75f7 }
            // n = 4, score = 100
            //   8a06                 | mov                 al, byte ptr [esi]
            //   8d7601               | lea                 esi, [esi + 1]
            //   84c0                 | test                al, al
            //   75f7                 | jne                 0xfffffff9

        $sequence_15 = { 8b0485d0a70110 f644010480 0f8432030000 e8???????? 33c9 }
            // n = 5, score = 100
            //   8b0485d0a70110       | mov                 eax, dword ptr [eax*4 + 0x1001a7d0]
            //   f644010480           | test                byte ptr [ecx + eax + 4], 0x80
            //   0f8432030000         | je                  0x338
            //   e8????????           |                     
            //   33c9                 | xor                 ecx, ecx

        $sequence_16 = { 58 6bc000 c780bca4011002000000 6a04 58 }
            // n = 5, score = 100
            //   58                   | pop                 eax
            //   6bc000               | imul                eax, eax, 0
            //   c780bca4011002000000     | mov    dword ptr [eax + 0x1001a4bc], 2
            //   6a04                 | push                4
            //   58                   | pop                 eax

        $sequence_17 = { 50 6a02 8d45f8 50 8b0495d0a70110 ff3418 }
            // n = 6, score = 100
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   6a02                 | push                2
            //   8d45f8               | lea                 eax, [ebp - 8]
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   8b0495d0a70110       | mov                 eax, dword ptr [edx*4 + 0x1001a7d0]
            //   ff3418               | push                dword ptr [eax + ebx]

        $sequence_18 = { eb0a c7854cfbffff01000000 43 899d50fbffff 83fb04 }
            // n = 5, score = 100
            //   eb0a                 | jmp                 0xc
            //   c7854cfbffff01000000     | mov    dword ptr [ebp - 0x4b4], 1
            //   43                   | inc                 ebx
            //   899d50fbffff         | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 0x4b0], ebx
            //   83fb04               | cmp                 ebx, 4

        $sequence_19 = { 897e70 6a43 58 668986b8000000 668986be010000 c7466848960110 83a6b803000000 }
            // n = 7, score = 100
            //   897e70               | mov                 dword ptr [esi + 0x70], edi
            //   6a43                 | push                0x43
            //   58                   | pop                 eax
            //   668986b8000000       | mov                 word ptr [esi + 0xb8], ax
            //   668986be010000       | mov                 word ptr [esi + 0x1be], ax
            //   c7466848960110       | mov                 dword ptr [esi + 0x68], 0x10019648
            //   83a6b803000000       | and                 dword ptr [esi + 0x3b8], 0

        $sequence_20 = { 830fff 8bf7 2b349dd0a70110 c1fe06 8bc3 }
            // n = 5, score = 100
            //   830fff               | or                  dword ptr [edi], 0xffffffff
            //   8bf7                 | mov                 esi, edi
            //   2b349dd0a70110       | sub                 esi, dword ptr [ebx*4 + 0x1001a7d0]
            //   c1fe06               | sar                 esi, 6
            //   8bc3                 | mov                 eax, ebx

    condition:
        7 of them and filesize < 466944
}
[TLP:WHITE] win_badnews_w0   (20180301 | No description)
import "pe"

rule win_badnews_w0 {
    meta:
        author = "Florian Roth"
        reference = "http://blog.fortinet.com/2017/04/05/in-depth-look-at-new-variant-of-monsoon-apt-backdoor-part-2"
        malpedia_reference = "https://malpedia.caad.fkie.fraunhofer.de/details/win.badnews"
        malpedia_version = "20180301"
        malpedia_license = "CC BY-NC-SA 4.0"
        malpedia_sharing = "TLP:WHITE"
    strings:
        $x1 = "\\Microsoft\\Windows\\coco.exe" fullword ascii
        $x2 = ":\\System Volume Information\\config" fullword ascii
        $x3 = " cscript.[BACKSPA[PAGE DO[CAPS LO[PAGE UPTPX498.dTPX499.d" fullword wide

        $s1 = "\\Microsoft\\Templates\\msvcrt.dll" fullword ascii
        $s2 = "%04d/%02d/%02d %02d:%02d:%02d - {%s}" fullword wide
        $s3 = "wininet.dll    " fullword ascii
        $s4 = "DMCZ0001.dat" fullword ascii
        $s5 = "TZ0000001.dat" fullword ascii
        $s6 = "\\MUT.dat" fullword ascii
        $s7 = "ouemm/emm!!!!!!!!!!!!!" fullword ascii
    condition:
        ( 1 of ($x*) or 3 of them )
}
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