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win.badnews (Back to overview)

BadNews

Actor(s): Dropping Elephant


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References
2022-06-01Qianxin Threat Intelligence CenterRed Raindrop Team
@online{team:20220601:analysis:03a76ad, author = {Red Raindrop Team}, title = {{Analysis of the attack activities of the Maha grass group using the documents of relevant government agencies in Pakistan as bait}}, date = {2022-06-01}, organization = {Qianxin Threat Intelligence Center}, url = {https://ti.qianxin.com/blog/articles/analysis-of-the-attack-activities-of-patchwork-using-the-documents-of-relevant-government-agencies-in-pakistan-as-bait}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-07-05} } Analysis of the attack activities of the Maha grass group using the documents of relevant government agencies in Pakistan as bait
BadNews QUILTED TIGER
2022-01-07MalwarebytesThreat Intelligence Team
@online{team:20220107:patchwork:84dabfb, author = {Threat Intelligence Team}, title = {{Patchwork APT caught in its own web}}, date = {2022-01-07}, organization = {Malwarebytes}, url = {https://blog.malwarebytes.com/threat-intelligence/2022/01/patchwork-apt-caught-in-its-own-web/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-01-25} } Patchwork APT caught in its own web
BadNews
2021-04-27KasperskyGReAT
@online{great:20210427:trends:e1c92a3, author = {GReAT}, title = {{APT trends report Q1 2021}}, date = {2021-04-27}, organization = {Kaspersky}, url = {https://securelist.com/apt-trends-report-q1-2021/101967/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-04-29} } APT trends report Q1 2021
PAS Artra Downloader BadNews Bozok DILLJUICE Kazuar Quasar RAT SodaMaster
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 = {2020-07-24} } 2020 CrowdStrike Global Threat Report
MESSAGETAP More_eggs 8.t Dropper Anchor BabyShark BadNews Clop Cobalt Strike CobInt Cobra Carbon System Cutwail DanaBot Dharma DoppelDridex DoppelPaymer Dridex Emotet FlawedAmmyy FriedEx Gandcrab Get2 IcedID ISFB KerrDown LightNeuron LockerGoga Maze MECHANICAL Necurs Nokki Outlook Backdoor Phobos Predator The Thief QakBot REvil RobinHood Ryuk SDBbot Skipper SmokeLoader TerraRecon TerraStealer TerraTV TinyLoader TrickBot Vidar Winnti ANTHROPOID SPIDER APT23 APT31 APT39 APT40 BlackTech BuhTrap Charming Kitten CLOCKWORK SPIDER DOPPEL SPIDER FIN7 Gamaredon Group GOBLIN PANDA MONTY SPIDER MUSTANG PANDA NARWHAL SPIDER NOCTURNAL SPIDER PINCHY SPIDER SALTY SPIDER SCULLY SPIDER SMOKY SPIDER Thrip VENOM SPIDER VICEROY TIGER
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 QUILTED TIGER
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
2017-04-05FortinetJasper 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
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
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 QUILTED TIGER
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 QUILTED TIGER
Yara Rules
[TLP:WHITE] win_badnews_auto (20220808 | Detects win.badnews.)
rule win_badnews_auto {

    meta:
        author = "Felix Bilstein - yara-signator at cocacoding dot com"
        date = "2022-08-05"
        version = "1"
        description = "Detects win.badnews."
        info = "autogenerated rule brought to you by yara-signator"
        tool = "yara-signator v0.6.0"
        signator_config = "callsandjumps;datarefs;binvalue"
        malpedia_reference = "https://malpedia.caad.fkie.fraunhofer.de/details/win.badnews"
        malpedia_rule_date = "20220805"
        malpedia_hash = "6ec06c64bcfdbeda64eff021c766b4ce34542b71"
        malpedia_version = "20220808"
        malpedia_license = "CC BY-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 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 = { 50 e8???????? 83c404 68???????? 6804010000 ff15???????? }
            // n = 6, score = 1000
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   e8????????           |                     
            //   83c404               | add                 esp, 4
            //   68????????           |                     
            //   6804010000           | push                0x104
            //   ff15????????         |                     

        $sequence_1 = { c78534ffffff47657457 c78538ffffff696e646f c7853cffffff77546578 66c78540ffffff7457 }
            // n = 4, score = 900
            //   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_2 = { c705????????55736572 c705????????33322e64 66c705????????6c6c c605????????00 }
            // n = 4, score = 900
            //   c705????????55736572     |     
            //   c705????????33322e64     |     
            //   66c705????????6c6c     |     
            //   c605????????00       |                     

        $sequence_3 = { 55 8bec 8b450c 3d01020000 }
            // n = 4, score = 900
            //   55                   | push                ebp
            //   8bec                 | mov                 ebp, esp
            //   8b450c               | mov                 eax, dword ptr [ebp + 0xc]
            //   3d01020000           | cmp                 eax, 0x201

        $sequence_4 = { 8945fc 53 56 57 8d8534ffffff }
            // n = 5, score = 900
            //   8945fc               | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 4], eax
            //   53                   | push                ebx
            //   56                   | push                esi
            //   57                   | push                edi
            //   8d8534ffffff         | lea                 eax, [ebp - 0xcc]

        $sequence_5 = { eb02 33c9 c0e004 02c1 3423 }
            // n = 5, score = 900
            //   eb02                 | jmp                 4
            //   33c9                 | xor                 ecx, ecx
            //   c0e004               | shl                 al, 4
            //   02c1                 | add                 al, cl
            //   3423                 | xor                 al, 0x23

        $sequence_6 = { 6a00 d1f9 68???????? 03c9 51 }
            // n = 5, score = 800
            //   6a00                 | push                0
            //   d1f9                 | sar                 ecx, 1
            //   68????????           |                     
            //   03c9                 | add                 ecx, ecx
            //   51                   | push                ecx

        $sequence_7 = { 68???????? 6a1a 68???????? 57 }
            // n = 4, score = 800
            //   68????????           |                     
            //   6a1a                 | push                0x1a
            //   68????????           |                     
            //   57                   | push                edi

        $sequence_8 = { ffd3 85c0 7403 83c608 }
            // n = 4, score = 700
            //   ffd3                 | call                ebx
            //   85c0                 | test                eax, eax
            //   7403                 | je                  5
            //   83c608               | add                 esi, 8

        $sequence_9 = { 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_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 = { 8bf0 56 ff15???????? 50 6a40 }
            // n = 5, score = 700
            //   8bf0                 | mov                 esi, eax
            //   56                   | push                esi
            //   ff15????????         |                     
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   6a40                 | push                0x40

        $sequence_12 = { 68???????? ff15???????? b8???????? 83c424 }
            // n = 4, score = 500
            //   68????????           |                     
            //   ff15????????         |                     
            //   b8????????           |                     
            //   83c424               | add                 esp, 0x24

        $sequence_13 = { cc 56 33f6 ffb6309f0110 ff15???????? }
            // n = 5, score = 100
            //   cc                   | int3                
            //   56                   | push                esi
            //   33f6                 | xor                 esi, esi
            //   ffb6309f0110         | push                dword ptr [esi + 0x10019f30]
            //   ff15????????         |                     

        $sequence_14 = { 33c0 668945f9 33d2 8a01 41 84c0 }
            // n = 6, score = 100
            //   33c0                 | xor                 eax, eax
            //   668945f9             | mov                 word ptr [ebp - 7], ax
            //   33d2                 | xor                 edx, edx
            //   8a01                 | mov                 al, byte ptr [ecx]
            //   41                   | inc                 ecx
            //   84c0                 | test                al, al

        $sequence_15 = { 83e61f c1e606 8b0cbdd0a70110 f6440e0401 }
            // n = 4, score = 100
            //   83e61f               | and                 esi, 0x1f
            //   c1e606               | shl                 esi, 6
            //   8b0cbdd0a70110       | mov                 ecx, dword ptr [edi*4 + 0x1001a7d0]
            //   f6440e0401           | test                byte ptr [esi + ecx + 4], 1

        $sequence_16 = { c745e4f0b10110 a1???????? eb1a c745e4ecb10110 a1???????? eb0c }
            // n = 6, score = 100
            //   c745e4f0b10110       | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 0x1c], 0x1001b1f0
            //   a1????????           |                     
            //   eb1a                 | jmp                 0x1c
            //   c745e4ecb10110       | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 0x1c], 0x1001b1ec
            //   a1????????           |                     
            //   eb0c                 | jmp                 0xe

        $sequence_17 = { 47 84c0 75f8 8bca 8d8538fbffff c1e902 }
            // n = 6, score = 100
            //   47                   | inc                 edi
            //   84c0                 | test                al, al
            //   75f8                 | jne                 0xfffffffa
            //   8bca                 | mov                 ecx, edx
            //   8d8538fbffff         | lea                 eax, [ebp - 0x4c8]
            //   c1e902               | shr                 ecx, 2

        $sequence_18 = { 895ddc 8b148dd0a70110 8a441a04 a801 }
            // n = 4, score = 100
            //   895ddc               | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 0x24], ebx
            //   8b148dd0a70110       | mov                 edx, dword ptr [ecx*4 + 0x1001a7d0]
            //   8a441a04             | mov                 al, byte ptr [edx + ebx + 4]
            //   a801                 | test                al, 1

        $sequence_19 = { 75f9 2bce 3bd1 72e4 660f6f05???????? 68???????? f30f7f8558fbffff }
            // n = 7, score = 100
            //   75f9                 | jne                 0xfffffffb
            //   2bce                 | sub                 ecx, esi
            //   3bd1                 | cmp                 edx, ecx
            //   72e4                 | jb                  0xffffffe6
            //   660f6f05????????     |                     
            //   68????????           |                     
            //   f30f7f8558fbffff     | movdqu              xmmword ptr [ebp - 0x4a8], xmm0

        $sequence_20 = { 6a00 50 e8???????? 83c430 8db528feffff bb03000000 }
            // n = 6, score = 100
            //   6a00                 | push                0
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   e8????????           |                     
            //   83c430               | add                 esp, 0x30
            //   8db528feffff         | lea                 esi, [ebp - 0x1d8]
            //   bb03000000           | mov                 ebx, 3

    condition:
        7 of them and filesize < 612352
}
[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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