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win.gameover_p2p (Back to overview)

Gameover P2P

aka: GOZ, Mapp, ZeuS P2P

Gameover ZeuS is a peer-to-peer botnet based on components from the earlier ZeuS trojan. According to a report by Symantec, Gameover Zeus has largely been used for banking fraud and distribution of the CryptoLocker ransomware. In early June 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that an international inter-agency collaboration named Operation Tovar had succeeded in temporarily cutting communication between Gameover ZeuS and its command and control servers.

References
2022-04-27ANSSIANSSI
@techreport{anssi:20220427:le:5d47343, author = {ANSSI}, title = {{LE GROUPE CYBERCRIMINEL FIN7}}, date = {2022-04-27}, institution = {ANSSI}, url = {https://cert.ssi.gouv.fr/uploads/20220427_NP_TLPWHITE_ANSSI_FIN7.pdf}, language = {French}, urldate = {2022-05-05} } LE GROUPE CYBERCRIMINEL FIN7
Bateleur BELLHOP Griffon SQLRat POWERSOURCE Andromeda BABYMETAL BlackCat BlackMatter BOOSTWRITE Carbanak Cobalt Strike DNSMessenger Dridex DRIFTPIN Gameover P2P MimiKatz Murofet Qadars Ranbyus SocksBot
2021-09-09Recorded FutureInsikt Group
@techreport{group:20210909:dark:cd6bb6a, author = {Insikt Group}, title = {{Dark Covenant: Connections Between the Russian State and Criminal Actors}}, date = {2021-09-09}, institution = {Recorded Future}, url = {https://go.recordedfuture.com/hubfs/reports/cta-2021-0909.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-09-10} } Dark Covenant: Connections Between the Russian State and Criminal Actors
BlackEnergy EternalPetya Gameover P2P Zeus
2021-06-08Intel 471Intel 471
@online{471:20210608:blurry:5b278e5, author = {Intel 471}, title = {{The blurry boundaries between nation-state actors and the cybercrime underground}}, date = {2021-06-08}, organization = {Intel 471}, url = {https://www.intel471.com/blog/cybercrime-russia-china-iran-nation-state}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-06-16} } The blurry boundaries between nation-state actors and the cybercrime underground
Dridex Gameover P2P
2021-02-08Lawfare BlogDavid Hechler
@online{hechler:20210208:what:f742cf1, author = {David Hechler}, title = {{What Is the Point of These Nation-State Indictments?}}, date = {2021-02-08}, organization = {Lawfare Blog}, url = {https://www.lawfareblog.com/what-point-these-nation-state-indictments}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-02-18} } What Is the Point of These Nation-State Indictments?
Gameover P2P Nymaim
2020-07-17CERT-FRCERT-FR
@techreport{certfr:20200717:malware:5c58cdf, author = {CERT-FR}, title = {{The Malware Dridex: Origins and Uses}}, date = {2020-07-17}, institution = {CERT-FR}, url = {https://www.cert.ssi.gouv.fr/uploads/CERTFR-2020-CTI-008.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-07-20} } The Malware Dridex: Origins and Uses
Andromeda CryptoLocker Cutwail DoppelPaymer Dridex Emotet FriedEx Gameover P2P Gandcrab ISFB Murofet Necurs Predator The Thief Zeus
2019-12-19KrebsOnSecurityBrian Krebs
@online{krebs:20191219:inside:c7595ad, author = {Brian Krebs}, title = {{Inside ‘Evil Corp,’ a $100M Cybercrime Menace}}, date = {2019-12-19}, organization = {KrebsOnSecurity}, url = {https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/12/inside-evil-corp-a-100m-cybercrime-menace/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-11-02} } Inside ‘Evil Corp,’ a $100M Cybercrime Menace
Dridex Gameover P2P Zeus Evil Corp
2017-05-15SecureworksCounter Threat Unit ResearchTeam
@online{researchteam:20170515:evolution:d0e74ea, author = {Counter Threat Unit ResearchTeam}, title = {{Evolution of the GOLD EVERGREEN Threat Group}}, date = {2017-05-15}, organization = {Secureworks}, url = {https://www.secureworks.com/research/evolution-of-the-gold-evergreen-threat-group}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-05-28} } Evolution of the GOLD EVERGREEN Threat Group
CryptoLocker Dridex Dyre Gameover P2P Murofet TrickBot Zeus GOLD EVERGREEN
2017-03-21WiredGarrett M. Graff, Chad Hagen
@online{graff:20170321:inside:3dc9a2d, author = {Garrett M. Graff and Chad Hagen}, title = {{Inside the Hunt for Russia’s Most Notorious Hacker}}, date = {2017-03-21}, organization = {Wired}, url = {https://www.wired.com/2017/03/russian-hacker-spy-botnet/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-07-20} } Inside the Hunt for Russia’s Most Notorious Hacker
Gameover P2P Murofet Zeus
2017-03-21WiredGarrett M. Graff
@online{graff:20170321:inside:dc89cf2, author = {Garrett M. Graff}, title = {{Inside the Hunt for Russia's Most Notorious Hacker}}, date = {2017-03-21}, organization = {Wired}, url = {https://www.wired.com/?p=2171700}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-13} } Inside the Hunt for Russia's Most Notorious Hacker
Gameover P2P
2015-12CERT.PLCERT.PL
@techreport{certpl:201512:zeusp2p:47dc4ed, author = {CERT.PL}, title = {{ZeuS-P2P monitoring and analysis}}, date = {2015-12}, institution = {CERT.PL}, url = {https://www.cert.pl/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/2013-06-p2p-rap_en.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-13} } ZeuS-P2P monitoring and analysis
Gameover P2P
2015-08-05Black HatMichael Sandee, Tillmann Werner, Elliott Peterson
@techreport{sandee:20150805:gameover:fa47096, author = {Michael Sandee and Tillmann Werner and Elliott Peterson}, title = {{Gameover Zeus – Bad Guys and Backends}}, date = {2015-08-05}, institution = {Black Hat}, url = {https://www.blackhat.com/docs/us-15/materials/us-15-Peterson-GameOver-Zeus-Badguys-And-Backends.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-06} } Gameover Zeus – Bad Guys and Backends
Gameover P2P
2015-02-06CrowdStrikeCrowdStrike
@techreport{crowdstrike:20150206:crowdstrike:fbcc37f, author = {CrowdStrike}, title = {{CrowdStrike Global Threat Intel Report 2014}}, date = {2015-02-06}, institution = {CrowdStrike}, url = {https://web.archive.org/web/20200509171721/https://raw.githubusercontent.com/fdiskyou/threat-INTel/master/2015/GlobalThreatIntelReport.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-05-11} } CrowdStrike Global Threat Intel Report 2014
BlackPOS CryptoLocker Derusbi Elise Enfal EvilGrab Gameover P2P HttpBrowser Medusa Mirage Naikon NetTraveler pirpi PlugX Poison Ivy Sakula RAT Sinowal sykipot taidoor
2014-10-14SymantecSymantec Security Response
@online{response:20141014:security:81c5ea5, author = {Symantec Security Response}, title = {{Security vendors take action against Hidden Lynx malware}}, date = {2014-10-14}, organization = {Symantec}, url = {https://web.archive.org/web/20141016080249/http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/security-vendors-take-action-against-hidden-lynx-malware}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-04-21} } Security vendors take action against Hidden Lynx malware
Gameover P2P HiKit Shylock Aurora Panda
2013-10MALWARE ConferenceDennis Andriesse, Christian Rossow, Brett Stone-Gross, Daniel Plohmann, Herbert Bos
@techreport{andriesse:201310:highly:bc65090, author = {Dennis Andriesse and Christian Rossow and Brett Stone-Gross and Daniel Plohmann and Herbert Bos}, title = {{Highly Resilient Peer-to-Peer Botnets Are Here: An Analysis of Gameover Zeus}}, date = {2013-10}, institution = {MALWARE Conference}, url = {http://www.syssec-project.eu/m/page-media/3/zeus_malware13.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-08} } Highly Resilient Peer-to-Peer Botnets Are Here: An Analysis of Gameover Zeus
Gameover P2P
Yara Rules
[TLP:WHITE] win_gameover_p2p_auto (20220516 | Detects win.gameover_p2p.)
rule win_gameover_p2p_auto {

    meta:
        author = "Felix Bilstein - yara-signator at cocacoding dot com"
        date = "2022-05-16"
        version = "1"
        description = "Detects win.gameover_p2p."
        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.gameover_p2p"
        malpedia_rule_date = "20220513"
        malpedia_hash = "7f4b2229e6ae614d86d74917f6d5b41890e62a26"
        malpedia_version = "20220516"
        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 = { 747a 8d442460 8d942468020000 50 8bca e8???????? }
            // n = 6, score = 100
            //   747a                 | je                  0x7c
            //   8d442460             | lea                 eax, [esp + 0x60]
            //   8d942468020000       | lea                 edx, [esp + 0x268]
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   8bca                 | mov                 ecx, edx
            //   e8????????           |                     

        $sequence_1 = { 8bd1 0fb708 89542404 e8???????? }
            // n = 4, score = 100
            //   8bd1                 | mov                 edx, ecx
            //   0fb708               | movzx               ecx, word ptr [eax]
            //   89542404             | mov                 dword ptr [esp + 4], edx
            //   e8????????           |                     

        $sequence_2 = { 50 ff7510 ff750c ff7508 e8???????? 59 5d }
            // n = 7, score = 100
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   ff7510               | push                dword ptr [ebp + 0x10]
            //   ff750c               | push                dword ptr [ebp + 0xc]
            //   ff7508               | push                dword ptr [ebp + 8]
            //   e8????????           |                     
            //   59                   | pop                 ecx
            //   5d                   | pop                 ebp

        $sequence_3 = { 85c0 782b 8d0c4502000000 f7d8 1bc0 23c1 }
            // n = 6, score = 100
            //   85c0                 | test                eax, eax
            //   782b                 | js                  0x2d
            //   8d0c4502000000       | lea                 ecx, [eax*2 + 2]
            //   f7d8                 | neg                 eax
            //   1bc0                 | sbb                 eax, eax
            //   23c1                 | and                 eax, ecx

        $sequence_4 = { ba???????? e8???????? 85c0 7409 83f802 0f85d3000000 b001 }
            // n = 7, score = 100
            //   ba????????           |                     
            //   e8????????           |                     
            //   85c0                 | test                eax, eax
            //   7409                 | je                  0xb
            //   83f802               | cmp                 eax, 2
            //   0f85d3000000         | jne                 0xd9
            //   b001                 | mov                 al, 1

        $sequence_5 = { 7405 83e815 7535 33c0 8d542454 }
            // n = 5, score = 100
            //   7405                 | je                  7
            //   83e815               | sub                 eax, 0x15
            //   7535                 | jne                 0x37
            //   33c0                 | xor                 eax, eax
            //   8d542454             | lea                 edx, [esp + 0x54]

        $sequence_6 = { 33f6 5f 8bc6 5e 5d c3 8b4918 }
            // n = 7, score = 100
            //   33f6                 | xor                 esi, esi
            //   5f                   | pop                 edi
            //   8bc6                 | mov                 eax, esi
            //   5e                   | pop                 esi
            //   5d                   | pop                 ebp
            //   c3                   | ret                 
            //   8b4918               | mov                 ecx, dword ptr [ecx + 0x18]

        $sequence_7 = { 83f8ff 755a 6a52 8d942480000000 59 e8???????? 8d4c2470 }
            // n = 7, score = 100
            //   83f8ff               | cmp                 eax, -1
            //   755a                 | jne                 0x5c
            //   6a52                 | push                0x52
            //   8d942480000000       | lea                 edx, [esp + 0x80]
            //   59                   | pop                 ecx
            //   e8????????           |                     
            //   8d4c2470             | lea                 ecx, [esp + 0x70]

        $sequence_8 = { 42 8bc8 23ca 0fbe90c4603902 894c2424 0fbe88bc603902 45 }
            // n = 7, score = 100
            //   42                   | inc                 edx
            //   8bc8                 | mov                 ecx, eax
            //   23ca                 | and                 ecx, edx
            //   0fbe90c4603902       | movsx               edx, byte ptr [eax + 0x23960c4]
            //   894c2424             | mov                 dword ptr [esp + 0x24], ecx
            //   0fbe88bc603902       | movsx               ecx, byte ptr [eax + 0x23960bc]
            //   45                   | inc                 ebp

        $sequence_9 = { 74db 6aff ff15???????? ebf6 83ec28 }
            // n = 5, score = 100
            //   74db                 | je                  0xffffffdd
            //   6aff                 | push                -1
            //   ff15????????         |                     
            //   ebf6                 | jmp                 0xfffffff8
            //   83ec28               | sub                 esp, 0x28

    condition:
        7 of them and filesize < 598016
}
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