SYMBOLCOMMON_NAMEaka. SYNONYMS
win.globeimposter (Back to overview)

GlobeImposter

aka: Fake Globe
URLhaus      

GlobeImposter is a ransomware application which is mainly distributed via "blank slate" spam (the spam has no message content and an attached ZIP file), exploits, malicious advertising, fake updates, and repacked installers. GlobeImposter mimics the Globe ransomware family.
This malware may prevent execution of Anti-Virus solutions and other OS related security features and may prevent system restoration.

References
2021-12-28AhnLabASEC Analysis Team
@online{team:20211228:cases:d28b675, author = {ASEC Analysis Team}, title = {{Cases of Lockis ransomware infection}}, date = {2021-12-28}, organization = {AhnLab}, url = {https://asec.ahnlab.com/ko/30284/}, language = {Korean}, urldate = {2022-01-05} } Cases of Lockis ransomware infection
GlobeImposter
2021-04-27CrowdStrikeJosh Dalman, Kamil Janton, Eben Kaplan
@online{dalman:20210427:ransomware:8242ac5, author = {Josh Dalman and Kamil Janton and Eben Kaplan}, title = {{Ransomware Preparedness: A Call to Action}}, date = {2021-04-27}, organization = {CrowdStrike}, url = {https://www.crowdstrike.com/blog/ransomware-preparedness-a-call-to-action/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-05-31} } Ransomware Preparedness: A Call to Action
Dharma GlobeImposter Maze Phobos CIRCUS SPIDER TRAVELING SPIDER
2020-06-22CERT-FRCERT-FR
@techreport{certfr:20200622:volution:fba1cfa, author = {CERT-FR}, title = {{Évolution De Lactivité du Groupe Cybercriminel TA505}}, date = {2020-06-22}, institution = {CERT-FR}, url = {https://www.cert.ssi.gouv.fr/uploads/CERTFR-2020-CTI-006.pdf}, language = {French}, urldate = {2020-06-24} } Évolution De Lactivité du Groupe Cybercriminel TA505
Amadey AndroMut Bart Clop Dridex FlawedGrace Gandcrab Get2 GlobeImposter Jaff Locky Marap Philadephia Ransom QuantLoader Scarab Ransomware SDBbot ServHelper Silence tRat TrickBot
2020-05-21Intel 471Intel 471
@online{471:20200521:brief:048d164, author = {Intel 471}, title = {{A brief history of TA505}}, date = {2020-05-21}, organization = {Intel 471}, url = {https://intel471.com/blog/a-brief-history-of-ta505}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-02-14} } A brief history of TA505
AndroMut Bart Dridex FlawedAmmyy FlawedGrace Gandcrab Get2 GlobeImposter Jaff Kegotip Locky Necurs Philadephia Ransom Pony QuantLoader Rockloader SDBbot ServHelper Shifu Snatch TrickBot
2020-03-03PWC UKPWC UK
@techreport{uk:20200303:cyber:1f1eef0, author = {PWC UK}, title = {{Cyber Threats 2019:A Year in Retrospect}}, date = {2020-03-03}, institution = {PWC UK}, url = {https://www.pwc.co.uk/cyber-security/assets/cyber-threats-2019-retrospect.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-03-03} } Cyber Threats 2019:A Year in Retrospect
KevDroid MESSAGETAP magecart AndroMut Cobalt Strike CobInt Crimson RAT DNSpionage Dridex Dtrack Emotet FlawedAmmyy FlawedGrace FriedEx Gandcrab Get2 GlobeImposter Grateful POS ISFB Kazuar LockerGoga Nokki QakBot Ramnit REvil Rifdoor RokRAT Ryuk shadowhammer ShadowPad Shifu Skipper StoneDrill Stuxnet TrickBot Winnti ZeroCleare APT41 MUSTANG PANDA
2020-02-25RSA ConferenceJoel DeCapua
@online{decapua:20200225:feds:423f929, author = {Joel DeCapua}, title = {{Feds Fighting Ransomware: How the FBI Investigates and How You Can Help}}, date = {2020-02-25}, organization = {RSA Conference}, url = {https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUxOcpIRxmg}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-03-04} } Feds Fighting Ransomware: How the FBI Investigates and How You Can Help
FastCash Cerber Defray Dharma FriedEx Gandcrab GlobeImposter Mamba Phobos Rapid Ransom REvil Ryuk SamSam Zeus
2020-01-17SecureworksTamada Kiyotaka, Keita Yamazaki, You Nakatsuru
@techreport{kiyotaka:20200117:is:969ff38, author = {Tamada Kiyotaka and Keita Yamazaki and You Nakatsuru}, title = {{Is It Wrong to Try to Find APT Techniques in Ransomware Attack?}}, date = {2020-01-17}, institution = {Secureworks}, url = {https://jsac.jpcert.or.jp/archive/2020/pdf/JSAC2020_1_tamada-yamazaki-nakatsuru_en.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-04-06} } Is It Wrong to Try to Find APT Techniques in Ransomware Attack?
Defray Dharma FriedEx Gandcrab GlobeImposter Matrix Ransom MedusaLocker Phobos REvil Ryuk SamSam Scarab Ransomware
2020SecureworksSecureWorks
@online{secureworks:2020:gold:65fcc96, author = {SecureWorks}, title = {{GOLD SWATHMORE}}, date = {2020}, organization = {Secureworks}, url = {https://www.secureworks.com/research/threat-profiles/gold-swathmore}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-05-23} } GOLD SWATHMORE
GlobeImposter Gozi IcedID TrickBot LUNAR SPIDER
2018-08-30360 Total SecurityElley
@online{elley:20180830:globeimposter:ccc8f6f, author = {Elley}, title = {{GlobeImposter which has more than 20 variants, is still wildly growing}}, date = {2018-08-30}, organization = {360 Total Security}, url = {https://blog.360totalsecurity.com/en/globeimposter-which-has-more-than-20-variants-is-still-wildly-growing/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-02-14} } GlobeImposter which has more than 20 variants, is still wildly growing
GlobeImposter
2018-03-07InfoSec Handlers Diary BlogBrad Duncan
@online{duncan:20180307:ransomware:504a693, author = {Brad Duncan}, title = {{Ransomware news: GlobeImposter gets a facelift, GandCrab is still out there}}, date = {2018-03-07}, organization = {InfoSec Handlers Diary Blog}, url = {https://isc.sans.edu/diary/23417}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-06} } Ransomware news: GlobeImposter gets a facelift, GandCrab is still out there
Gandcrab GlobeImposter
2018-01-16enSiloAlon Hadar
@online{hadar:20180116:globeimposter:6a2afda, author = {Alon Hadar}, title = {{GlobeImposter Ransomware}}, date = {2018-01-16}, organization = {enSilo}, url = {https://blog.ensilo.com/globeimposter-ransomware-technical}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-07-09} } GlobeImposter Ransomware
GlobeImposter
2018-01-15AcronisAcronis Security
@online{security:20180115:globeimposter:b5ca4e4, author = {Acronis Security}, title = {{GlobeImposter ransomware: A holiday gift from the Necurs botnet}}, date = {2018-01-15}, organization = {Acronis}, url = {https://www.acronis.com/en-us/blog/posts/globeimposter-ransomware-holiday-gift-necurs-botnet}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-13} } GlobeImposter ransomware: A holiday gift from the Necurs botnet
GlobeImposter
2018-01-12ProofpointProofpoint Staff
@online{staff:20180112:holiday:b4225b8, author = {Proofpoint Staff}, title = {{Holiday lull? Not so much}}, date = {2018-01-12}, organization = {Proofpoint}, url = {https://www.proofpoint.com/us/threat-insight/post/holiday-lull-not-so-much}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-05-31} } Holiday lull? Not so much
Dridex Emotet GlobeImposter ISFB Necurs PandaBanker UrlZone NARWHAL SPIDER
2018Group-IBGroup-IB
@techreport{groupib:2018:evolution:888e07c, author = {Group-IB}, title = {{The evolution of ransomware and its distribution methods}}, date = {2018}, institution = {Group-IB}, url = {https://go.group-ib.com/rs/689-LRE-818/images/Group-IB_Ransomware_whitepaper_eng.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-02-09} } The evolution of ransomware and its distribution methods
GlobeImposter
2017-12-22Bleeping ComputerLawrence Abrams
@online{abrams:20171222:new:eadbe96, author = {Lawrence Abrams}, title = {{New .DOC GlobeImposter Ransomware Variant Malspam Campaign Underway}}, date = {2017-12-22}, organization = {Bleeping Computer}, url = {https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-doc-globeimposter-ransomware-variant-malspam-campaign-underway/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } New .DOC GlobeImposter Ransomware Variant Malspam Campaign Underway
GlobeImposter
2017-08-10PhishLabsAmanda Kline
@online{kline:20170810:globe:382859f, author = {Amanda Kline}, title = {{Globe Imposter Ransomware Makes a New Run}}, date = {2017-08-10}, organization = {PhishLabs}, url = {https://info.phishlabs.com/blog/globe-imposter-ransomware-makes-a-new-run}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-07} } Globe Imposter Ransomware Makes a New Run
GlobeImposter
2017-08-05FortinetXiaopeng Zhang
@online{zhang:20170805:analysis:8c21b07, author = {Xiaopeng Zhang}, title = {{Analysis of New GlobeImposter Ransomware Variant}}, date = {2017-08-05}, organization = {Fortinet}, url = {https://blog.fortinet.com/2017/08/05/analysis-of-new-globeimposter-ransomware-variant}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-11-22} } Analysis of New GlobeImposter Ransomware Variant
GlobeImposter
2016-12-23Emsisoft
@online{emsisoft:20161223:emsisoft:0ffcdde, author = {Emsisoft}, title = {{Emsisoft Decryptor for GlobeImposter}}, date = {2016-12-23}, url = {https://www.emsisoft.com/ransomware-decryption-tools/globeimposter}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-02-14} } Emsisoft Decryptor for GlobeImposter
GlobeImposter
Yara Rules
[TLP:WHITE] win_globeimposter_auto (20230125 | Detects win.globeimposter.)
rule win_globeimposter_auto {

    meta:
        author = "Felix Bilstein - yara-signator at cocacoding dot com"
        date = "2023-01-25"
        version = "1"
        description = "Detects win.globeimposter."
        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.globeimposter"
        malpedia_rule_date = "20230124"
        malpedia_hash = "2ee0eebba83dce3d019a90519f2f972c0fcf9686"
        malpedia_version = "20230125"
        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 = { 0ff4e0 0f6e7608 0ff4f0 0f6e7e0c 0ff4f8 0fd4ca }
            // n = 6, score = 700
            //   0ff4e0               | pmuludq             mm4, mm0
            //   0f6e7608             | movd                mm6, dword ptr [esi + 8]
            //   0ff4f0               | pmuludq             mm6, mm0
            //   0f6e7e0c             | movd                mm7, dword ptr [esi + 0xc]
            //   0ff4f8               | pmuludq             mm7, mm0
            //   0fd4ca               | paddq               mm1, mm2

        $sequence_1 = { 48 89442418 8b84245c060000 8b4008 8b0488 8b4c2418 }
            // n = 6, score = 700
            //   48                   | dec                 eax
            //   89442418             | mov                 dword ptr [esp + 0x18], eax
            //   8b84245c060000       | mov                 eax, dword ptr [esp + 0x65c]
            //   8b4008               | mov                 eax, dword ptr [eax + 8]
            //   8b0488               | mov                 eax, dword ptr [eax + ecx*4]
            //   8b4c2418             | mov                 ecx, dword ptr [esp + 0x18]

        $sequence_2 = { 43 85d2 7e18 8d4e7c 8b41fc 3b01 }
            // n = 6, score = 700
            //   43                   | inc                 ebx
            //   85d2                 | test                edx, edx
            //   7e18                 | jle                 0x1a
            //   8d4e7c               | lea                 ecx, [esi + 0x7c]
            //   8b41fc               | mov                 eax, dword ptr [ecx - 4]
            //   3b01                 | cmp                 eax, dword ptr [ecx]

        $sequence_3 = { e8???????? ff7608 e8???????? 59 83660400 }
            // n = 5, score = 700
            //   e8????????           |                     
            //   ff7608               | push                dword ptr [esi + 8]
            //   e8????????           |                     
            //   59                   | pop                 ecx
            //   83660400             | and                 dword ptr [esi + 4], 0

        $sequence_4 = { 85ff 7452 8bef 8bf0 8b06 8d7604 }
            // n = 6, score = 700
            //   85ff                 | test                edi, edi
            //   7452                 | je                  0x54
            //   8bef                 | mov                 ebp, edi
            //   8bf0                 | mov                 esi, eax
            //   8b06                 | mov                 eax, dword ptr [esi]
            //   8d7604               | lea                 esi, [esi + 4]

        $sequence_5 = { 45 83c104 f7db 75d7 }
            // n = 4, score = 700
            //   45                   | inc                 ebp
            //   83c104               | add                 ecx, 4
            //   f7db                 | neg                 ebx
            //   75d7                 | jne                 0xffffffd9

        $sequence_6 = { 42 58 3bd0 7ced 03f0 3bf8 }
            // n = 6, score = 700
            //   42                   | inc                 edx
            //   58                   | pop                 eax
            //   3bd0                 | cmp                 edx, eax
            //   7ced                 | jl                  0xffffffef
            //   03f0                 | add                 esi, eax
            //   3bf8                 | cmp                 edi, eax

        $sequence_7 = { 5e eb05 b800afffff 5f }
            // n = 4, score = 700
            //   5e                   | pop                 esi
            //   eb05                 | jmp                 7
            //   b800afffff           | mov                 eax, 0xffffaf00
            //   5f                   | pop                 edi

        $sequence_8 = { 0f6e6f08 0fd4ee 0f6e670c 0fd4fc 0f7e0f 0f6e5610 }
            // n = 6, score = 700
            //   0f6e6f08             | movd                mm5, dword ptr [edi + 8]
            //   0fd4ee               | paddq               mm5, mm6
            //   0f6e670c             | movd                mm4, dword ptr [edi + 0xc]
            //   0fd4fc               | paddq               mm7, mm4
            //   0f7e0f               | movd                dword ptr [edi], mm1
            //   0f6e5610             | movd                mm2, dword ptr [esi + 0x10]

        $sequence_9 = { 7560 8b4508 8b4e08 89442418 85ff 7452 8bef }
            // n = 7, score = 700
            //   7560                 | jne                 0x62
            //   8b4508               | mov                 eax, dword ptr [ebp + 8]
            //   8b4e08               | mov                 ecx, dword ptr [esi + 8]
            //   89442418             | mov                 dword ptr [esp + 0x18], eax
            //   85ff                 | test                edi, edi
            //   7452                 | je                  0x54
            //   8bef                 | mov                 ebp, edi

    condition:
        7 of them and filesize < 327680
}
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