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win.olympic_destroyer (Back to overview)

Olympic Destroyer

aka: SOURGRAPE

Malware which seems to have no function other than to disrupt computer systems related to the 2018 Winter Olympic event.

References
2022-08-13YoutTube (Blue Team Village)Seongsu Park
@online{park:20220813:attribution:a689611, author = {Seongsu Park}, title = {{Attribution and Bias: My terrible mistakes in threat intelligence attribution}}, date = {2022-08-13}, organization = {YoutTube (Blue Team Village)}, url = {https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjA0Vf75cYk}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-09-19} } Attribution and Bias: My terrible mistakes in threat intelligence attribution
AppleJeus Olympic Destroyer
2022-08-12CrowdStrikeIoan Iacob, Iulian Madalin Ionita
@online{iacob:20220812:anatomy:b13ce32, author = {Ioan Iacob and Iulian Madalin Ionita}, title = {{The Anatomy of Wiper Malware, Part 1: Common Techniques}}, date = {2022-08-12}, organization = {CrowdStrike}, url = {https://www.crowdstrike.com/blog/the-anatomy-of-wiper-malware-part-1/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-08-15} } The Anatomy of Wiper Malware, Part 1: Common Techniques
Apostle CaddyWiper DistTrack DoubleZero DUSTMAN HermeticWiper IsaacWiper IsraBye KillDisk Meteor Olympic Destroyer Ordinypt Petya Sierra(Alfa,Bravo, ...) StoneDrill WhisperGate ZeroCleare
2022-04-28FortinetGergely Revay
@online{revay:20220428:overview:0ac963f, author = {Gergely Revay}, title = {{An Overview of the Increasing Wiper Malware Threat}}, date = {2022-04-28}, organization = {Fortinet}, url = {https://www.fortinet.com/blog/threat-research/the-increasing-wiper-malware-threat}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-04-29} } An Overview of the Increasing Wiper Malware Threat
AcidRain CaddyWiper DistTrack DoubleZero EternalPetya HermeticWiper IsaacWiper Olympic Destroyer Ordinypt WhisperGate ZeroCleare
2020-11-12YouTube (Tomorrow Unlocked)Tomorrow Unlocked
@online{unlocked:20201112:who:347d3fc, author = {Tomorrow Unlocked}, title = {{Who hacked the 2018 Winter Games?}}, date = {2020-11-12}, organization = {YouTube (Tomorrow Unlocked)}, url = {https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jgdMY12mI8}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-12-03} } Who hacked the 2018 Winter Games?
Olympic Destroyer
2020-11-12YouTube (Tomorrow Unlocked)Tomorrow Unlocked
@online{unlocked:20201112:they:01e7cc2, author = {Tomorrow Unlocked}, title = {{They wanted us to point the finger in the wrong direction!}}, date = {2020-11-12}, organization = {YouTube (Tomorrow Unlocked)}, url = {https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4BZ3SZN-CI}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-12-03} } They wanted us to point the finger in the wrong direction!
Olympic Destroyer
2020-11-12YouTube (Tomorrow Unlocked)Tomorrow Unlocked
@online{unlocked:20201112:those:6584b99, author = {Tomorrow Unlocked}, title = {{Those hackers wanted to be found!}}, date = {2020-11-12}, organization = {YouTube (Tomorrow Unlocked)}, url = {https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCv9SiSA7Sw}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-12-03} } Those hackers wanted to be found!
Olympic Destroyer
2020-10-19Riskint BlogCurtis
@online{curtis:20201019:revisited:df05745, author = {Curtis}, title = {{Revisited: Fancy Bear's New Faces...and Sandworms' too}}, date = {2020-10-19}, organization = {Riskint Blog}, url = {https://www.riskint.blog/post/revisited-fancy-bear-s-new-faces-and-sandworms-too}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-10-23} } Revisited: Fancy Bear's New Faces...and Sandworms' too
BlackEnergy EternalPetya Industroyer Olympic Destroyer
2020-10-19WiredAndy Greenberg
@online{greenberg:20201019:us:89aec2c, author = {Andy Greenberg}, title = {{US Indicts Sandworm, Russia's Most Destructive Cyberwar Unit}}, date = {2020-10-19}, organization = {Wired}, url = {https://www.wired.com/story/us-indicts-sandworm-hackers-russia-cyberwar-unit/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-10-19} } US Indicts Sandworm, Russia's Most Destructive Cyberwar Unit
EternalPetya Olympic Destroyer
2020-07-29Kaspersky LabsGReAT
@online{great:20200729:trends:6810325, author = {GReAT}, title = {{APT trends report Q2 2020}}, date = {2020-07-29}, organization = {Kaspersky Labs}, url = {https://securelist.com/apt-trends-report-q2-2020/97937/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-07-30} } APT trends report Q2 2020
PhantomLance Dacls Penquin Turla elf.wellmess AppleJeus Dacls AcidBox Cobalt Strike Dacls EternalPetya Godlike12 Olympic Destroyer PlugX shadowhammer ShadowPad Sinowal VHD Ransomware Volgmer WellMess X-Agent XTunnel
2019-10-17WiredAndy Greenberg
@online{greenberg:20191017:untold:c257d22, author = {Andy Greenberg}, title = {{The Untold Story of the 2018 Olympics Cyberattack, the Most Deceptive Hack in History}}, date = {2019-10-17}, organization = {Wired}, url = {https://www.wired.com/story/untold-story-2018-olympics-destroyer-cyberattack/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-13} } The Untold Story of the 2018 Olympics Cyberattack, the Most Deceptive Hack in History
Olympic Destroyer
2019-08-01Kaspersky LabsGReAT
@online{great:20190801:trends:5e25d5b, author = {GReAT}, title = {{APT trends report Q2 2019}}, date = {2019-08-01}, organization = {Kaspersky Labs}, url = {https://securelist.com/apt-trends-report-q2-2019/91897/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-08-13} } APT trends report Q2 2019
ZooPark magecart POWERSTATS Chaperone COMpfun EternalPetya FinFisher RAT HawkEye Keylogger HOPLIGHT Microcin NjRAT Olympic Destroyer PLEAD RokRAT Triton Zebrocy
2019-05-08Verizon Communications Inc.Verizon Communications Inc.
@techreport{inc:20190508:2019:3c20a3b, author = {Verizon Communications Inc.}, title = {{2019 Data Breach Investigations Report}}, date = {2019-05-08}, institution = {Verizon Communications Inc.}, url = {https://enterprise.verizon.com/resources/reports/2019-data-breach-investigations-report.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-05-10} } 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report
BlackEnergy Cobalt Strike DanaBot Gandcrab GreyEnergy Mirai Olympic Destroyer SamSam
2018-06-19Kaspersky LabsGReAT
@online{great:20180619:hades:99ff28a, author = {GReAT}, title = {{Hades, the actor behind Olympic Destroyer is still alive}}, date = {2018-06-19}, organization = {Kaspersky Labs}, url = {https://securelist.com/olympic-destroyer-is-still-alive/86169/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } Hades, the actor behind Olympic Destroyer is still alive
Olympic Destroyer
2018-03-28Robert Michel
@online{michel:20180328:dissecting:ee6a118, author = {Robert Michel}, title = {{Dissecting Olympic Destroyer – a walk-through}}, date = {2018-03-28}, url = {https://cyber.wtf/2018/03/28/dissecting-olympic-destroyer-a-walk-through/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-06} } Dissecting Olympic Destroyer – a walk-through
Olympic Destroyer
2018-03-09Lastlinelastline Labs Team
@online{team:20180309:from:7820406, author = {lastline Labs Team}, title = {{From Russia(?) with Code}}, date = {2018-03-09}, organization = {Lastline}, url = {https://www.lastline.com/labsblog/attribution-from-russia-with-code/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-07} } From Russia(?) with Code
Olympic Destroyer
2018-03-08Kaspersky LabsGReAT
@online{great:20180308:olympicdestroyer:79780c9, author = {GReAT}, title = {{OlympicDestroyer is here to trick the industry}}, date = {2018-03-08}, organization = {Kaspersky Labs}, url = {https://securelist.com/olympicdestroyer-is-here-to-trick-the-industry/84295/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } OlympicDestroyer is here to trick the industry
Olympic Destroyer
2018-03-08Kaspersky LabsGReAT
@online{great:20180308:devils:3373375, author = {GReAT}, title = {{The devil’s in the Rich header}}, date = {2018-03-08}, organization = {Kaspersky Labs}, url = {https://securelist.com/the-devils-in-the-rich-header/84348/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } The devil’s in the Rich header
Olympic Destroyer
2018-02-26Cisco TalosPaul Rascagnères, Martin Lee
@online{rascagnres:20180226:who:095ce83, author = {Paul Rascagnères and Martin Lee}, title = {{Who Wasn’t Responsible for Olympic Destroyer?}}, date = {2018-02-26}, organization = {Cisco Talos}, url = {http://blog.talosintelligence.com/2018/02/who-wasnt-responsible-for-olympic.html}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-06} } Who Wasn’t Responsible for Olympic Destroyer?
Olympic Destroyer
2018-02-21LastlineAlexander Sevtsov, Stefano Ortolani
@online{sevtsov:20180221:olympic:6584ecb, author = {Alexander Sevtsov and Stefano Ortolani}, title = {{Olympic Destroyer: A new Candidate in South Korea}}, date = {2018-02-21}, organization = {Lastline}, url = {https://www.lastline.com/labsblog/olympic-destroyer-south-korea/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-10-23} } Olympic Destroyer: A new Candidate in South Korea
Olympic Destroyer
2018-02-15MBSDTakashi Yoshikawa, Satoshi Sugawara
@online{yoshikawa:20180215:olympic:a36f959, author = {Takashi Yoshikawa and Satoshi Sugawara}, title = {{Olympic Destroyer}}, date = {2018-02-15}, organization = {MBSD}, url = {https://www.mbsd.jp/blog/20180215.html}, language = {Japanese}, urldate = {2019-12-10} } Olympic Destroyer
Olympic Destroyer
2018-02-13EndgameDevon Kerr
@online{kerr:20180213:stopping:14ebecf, author = {Devon Kerr}, title = {{Stopping Olympic Destroyer: New Process Injection Insights}}, date = {2018-02-13}, organization = {Endgame}, url = {https://www.endgame.com/blog/technical-blog/stopping-olympic-destroyer-new-process-injection-insights}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-08} } Stopping Olympic Destroyer: New Process Injection Insights
Olympic Destroyer
2018-02-12CiscoWarren Mercer, Paul Rascagnères, Ben Baker, Matthew Molyett
@online{mercer:20180212:olympic:f3f8f87, author = {Warren Mercer and Paul Rascagnères and Ben Baker and Matthew Molyett}, title = {{Olympic Destroyer Takes Aim At Winter Olympics}}, date = {2018-02-12}, organization = {Cisco}, url = {http://blog.talosintelligence.com/2018/02/olympic-destroyer.html}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-11-20} } Olympic Destroyer Takes Aim At Winter Olympics
Olympic Destroyer
2018Virus BulletinPaul Rascagnères, Warren Mercer
@online{rascagnres:2018:vb2018:121b1de, author = {Paul Rascagnères and Warren Mercer}, title = {{VB2018 paper: Who wasn’t responsible for Olympic Destroyer}}, date = {2018}, organization = {Virus Bulletin}, url = {https://www.virusbulletin.com/virusbulletin/2018/10/vb2018-paper-who-wasnt-responsible-olympic-destroyer/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-09} } VB2018 paper: Who wasn’t responsible for Olympic Destroyer
Olympic Destroyer
2017-05-31MITREMITRE ATT&CK
@online{attck:20170531:sandworm:1a9a446, author = {MITRE ATT&CK}, title = {{Sandworm Team}}, date = {2017-05-31}, organization = {MITRE}, url = {https://attack.mitre.org/groups/G0034}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-08-25} } Sandworm Team
CyclopsBlink Exaramel BlackEnergy EternalPetya Exaramel GreyEnergy KillDisk MimiKatz Olympic Destroyer Sandworm
Yara Rules
[TLP:WHITE] win_olympic_destroyer_auto (20220808 | Detects win.olympic_destroyer.)
rule win_olympic_destroyer_auto {

    meta:
        author = "Felix Bilstein - yara-signator at cocacoding dot com"
        date = "2022-08-05"
        version = "1"
        description = "Detects win.olympic_destroyer."
        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.olympic_destroyer"
        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:
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     * number of families, only single samples are documented.
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     */


    strings:
        $sequence_0 = { 56 33c0 89542414 57 }
            // n = 4, score = 200
            //   56                   | push                esi
            //   33c0                 | xor                 eax, eax
            //   89542414             | mov                 dword ptr [esp + 0x14], edx
            //   57                   | push                edi

        $sequence_1 = { 5b 83c460 c3 ff742418 }
            // n = 4, score = 100
            //   5b                   | pop                 ebx
            //   83c460               | add                 esp, 0x60
            //   c3                   | ret                 
            //   ff742418             | push                dword ptr [esp + 0x18]

        $sequence_2 = { 50 660f73d80c 660f7ec0 53 ff75b0 50 8b4018 }
            // n = 7, score = 100
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   660f73d80c           | psrldq              xmm0, 0xc
            //   660f7ec0             | movd                eax, xmm0
            //   53                   | push                ebx
            //   ff75b0               | push                dword ptr [ebp - 0x50]
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   8b4018               | mov                 eax, dword ptr [eax + 0x18]

        $sequence_3 = { 8975fc 8975f4 8975dc ffd3 }
            // n = 4, score = 100
            //   8975fc               | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 4], esi
            //   8975f4               | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 0xc], esi
            //   8975dc               | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 0x24], esi
            //   ffd3                 | call                ebx

        $sequence_4 = { 50 ff15???????? 8d4ddc 51 8d4df4 }
            // n = 5, score = 100
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   ff15????????         |                     
            //   8d4ddc               | lea                 ecx, [ebp - 0x24]
            //   51                   | push                ecx
            //   8d4df4               | lea                 ecx, [ebp - 0xc]

        $sequence_5 = { 8b450c 0fb68401705a5500 c1e804 5d c20800 8bff 55 }
            // n = 7, score = 100
            //   8b450c               | mov                 eax, dword ptr [ebp + 0xc]
            //   0fb68401705a5500     | movzx               eax, byte ptr [ecx + eax + 0x555a70]
            //   c1e804               | shr                 eax, 4
            //   5d                   | pop                 ebp
            //   c20800               | ret                 8
            //   8bff                 | mov                 edi, edi
            //   55                   | push                ebp

        $sequence_6 = { 50 8b442434 56 ff74242c }
            // n = 4, score = 100
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   8b442434             | mov                 eax, dword ptr [esp + 0x34]
            //   56                   | push                esi
            //   ff74242c             | push                dword ptr [esp + 0x2c]

        $sequence_7 = { 0f84fc000000 68???????? 8bd7 e8???????? 83c404 85c0 }
            // n = 6, score = 100
            //   0f84fc000000         | je                  0x102
            //   68????????           |                     
            //   8bd7                 | mov                 edx, edi
            //   e8????????           |                     
            //   83c404               | add                 esp, 4
            //   85c0                 | test                eax, eax

        $sequence_8 = { 50 6805010000 ff15???????? 8d442430 }
            // n = 4, score = 100
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   6805010000           | push                0x105
            //   ff15????????         |                     
            //   8d442430             | lea                 eax, [esp + 0x30]

        $sequence_9 = { 85c0 0f848c000000 68???????? 8d85c0f9ffff }
            // n = 4, score = 100
            //   85c0                 | test                eax, eax
            //   0f848c000000         | je                  0x92
            //   68????????           |                     
            //   8d85c0f9ffff         | lea                 eax, [ebp - 0x640]

        $sequence_10 = { 83ec08 8d542404 56 8bf1 e8???????? 85c0 }
            // n = 6, score = 100
            //   83ec08               | sub                 esp, 8
            //   8d542404             | lea                 edx, [esp + 4]
            //   56                   | push                esi
            //   8bf1                 | mov                 esi, ecx
            //   e8????????           |                     
            //   85c0                 | test                eax, eax

        $sequence_11 = { 8b4f08 8b01 3b44244c 753d }
            // n = 4, score = 100
            //   8b4f08               | mov                 ecx, dword ptr [edi + 8]
            //   8b01                 | mov                 eax, dword ptr [ecx]
            //   3b44244c             | cmp                 eax, dword ptr [esp + 0x4c]
            //   753d                 | jne                 0x3f

        $sequence_12 = { 8bf8 897dd4 8b5dd0 ebab c745e4a8614000 817de4ac614000 7311 }
            // n = 7, score = 100
            //   8bf8                 | mov                 edi, eax
            //   897dd4               | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 0x2c], edi
            //   8b5dd0               | mov                 ebx, dword ptr [ebp - 0x30]
            //   ebab                 | jmp                 0xffffffad
            //   c745e4a8614000       | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 0x1c], 0x4061a8
            //   817de4ac614000       | cmp                 dword ptr [ebp - 0x1c], 0x4061ac
            //   7311                 | jae                 0x13

        $sequence_13 = { 50 6819000200 6a00 8d85fccfffff }
            // n = 4, score = 100
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   6819000200           | push                0x20019
            //   6a00                 | push                0
            //   8d85fccfffff         | lea                 eax, [ebp - 0x3004]

        $sequence_14 = { bb???????? c70424???????? e8???????? c70424???????? e8???????? 59 }
            // n = 6, score = 100
            //   bb????????           |                     
            //   c70424????????       |                     
            //   e8????????           |                     
            //   c70424????????       |                     
            //   e8????????           |                     
            //   59                   | pop                 ecx

        $sequence_15 = { 50 6805010000 8d85ecfdffff 50 68???????? }
            // n = 5, score = 100
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   6805010000           | push                0x105
            //   8d85ecfdffff         | lea                 eax, [ebp - 0x214]
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   68????????           |                     

        $sequence_16 = { 8d842498000000 8b4e04 89442450 a1???????? 898c24a0000000 898424a4000000 }
            // n = 6, score = 100
            //   8d842498000000       | lea                 eax, [esp + 0x98]
            //   8b4e04               | mov                 ecx, dword ptr [esi + 4]
            //   89442450             | mov                 dword ptr [esp + 0x50], eax
            //   a1????????           |                     
            //   898c24a0000000       | mov                 dword ptr [esp + 0xa0], ecx
            //   898424a4000000       | mov                 dword ptr [esp + 0xa4], eax

        $sequence_17 = { 50 6800080000 53 8bcf 660f134580 }
            // n = 5, score = 100
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   6800080000           | push                0x800
            //   53                   | push                ebx
            //   8bcf                 | mov                 ecx, edi
            //   660f134580           | movlpd              qword ptr [ebp - 0x80], xmm0

        $sequence_18 = { 53 ffd7 56 8d85e4efffff 50 6a01 }
            // n = 6, score = 100
            //   53                   | push                ebx
            //   ffd7                 | call                edi
            //   56                   | push                esi
            //   8d85e4efffff         | lea                 eax, [ebp - 0x101c]
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   6a01                 | push                1

        $sequence_19 = { 85c0 0f85b3000000 ff742410 6a40 ff15???????? 8bf0 }
            // n = 6, score = 100
            //   85c0                 | test                eax, eax
            //   0f85b3000000         | jne                 0xb9
            //   ff742410             | push                dword ptr [esp + 0x10]
            //   6a40                 | push                0x40
            //   ff15????????         |                     
            //   8bf0                 | mov                 esi, eax

        $sequence_20 = { 50 6801010000 6a00 68???????? 6801000080 83ceff }
            // n = 6, score = 100
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   6801010000           | push                0x101
            //   6a00                 | push                0
            //   68????????           |                     
            //   6801000080           | push                0x80000001
            //   83ceff               | or                  esi, 0xffffffff

        $sequence_21 = { 50 6800010000 e8???????? 83c408 85c0 }
            // n = 5, score = 100
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   6800010000           | push                0x100
            //   e8????????           |                     
            //   83c408               | add                 esp, 8
            //   85c0                 | test                eax, eax

        $sequence_22 = { 68???????? 56 ff15???????? 8b45dc 8945f0 8b45e0 }
            // n = 6, score = 100
            //   68????????           |                     
            //   56                   | push                esi
            //   ff15????????         |                     
            //   8b45dc               | mov                 eax, dword ptr [ebp - 0x24]
            //   8945f0               | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 0x10], eax
            //   8b45e0               | mov                 eax, dword ptr [ebp - 0x20]

    condition:
        7 of them and filesize < 1392640
}
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