Rig Exploit Kit via Afraidgate delivers Locky ransomware from 45.32.144.151


NOTES:

  • Today I captured traffic from the Rig Exploit Kit (EK) which delivered Locky ransomware via the Afraidgate campaign. [Information on Afraidgate campaign]
  • The Locky variant used the .odin file extension on the encrypted files.

I have added a zipped pcap file for your analysis. The password is the usual used by malware researchers. If you do not know it please email me.
info@broadanalysis.com

PCAP file of the infection traffic:
2016-09-29-Rig-EK-pcap.zip

 

ASSOCIATED DOMAINS AND IP ADDRESSES:

  • www.hairrestorationnetwork.com – COMPROMISED SITE
  • 95.85.46.182 – rp.gzcom.net GET /plugins/company/templates/skin/default/js/company.js – AFRAIDGATE
  • 195.133.201.51 – re.sncmail.com – RIG EXPLOIT KIT LANDING PAGE
  • 45.32.144.151 – findidlist.com – LOCKY DOWNLOAD
  • 89.108.83.45 – POST /apache_handler.php – LOCKY COMMAND AND CONTROL

ASSOCIATED DOMAINS FOR RANSOM PAYMENT:

http://jhomitevd2abj3fk.tor2web.org
http://jhomitevd2abj3fk.onion.to

 

IMAGES AND DETAILS OF INFECTION CHAIN:

Shown above: Network traffic associated with the Rig EK, Afraidgate campaign and Locky ransomware

 

Shown above: Injected script found on index page of compromised site which redirects visitor to the Afraidgate to start infection chain – Web page source code can be found by right clicking on web page and selecting “View source”

 

Shown above: Extracted JavaScript found on Afraidgate which redirects to the Rig EK landing page

 

Shown above: _HOWDO_text.html and  _HOWDO_text.bmp ransom note and payment instructions associated with the Locky ransomware

 

MALICIOUS PAYLOAD ASSOCIATED WITH RIG EXPLOIT: