Threat Encyclopedia

TSPY_DRIDEX.SPB

Publish date: November 25, 2015

ANALYSIS BY

RonJay Kristoffer Caragay

     MODIFIED BY

     Homer Pacag


ALIASES:

TrojanDownloader:Win32/Drixed (Microsoft)

PLATFORM:

Windows

OVERALL RISK RATING:
DAMAGE POTENTIAL:
DISTRIBUTION POTENTIAL:
REPORTED INFECTION:
INFORMATION EXPOSURE:

  • Threat Type:Spyware

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: Yes

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW

Infection Channel:

Downloaded from the Internet


This spyware is one of the many DRIDEX variants that have been found in spam runs in November 2015. The said spam runs were observed after the takedown of a DRIDEX botnet.

To get a one-glance comprehensive view of the behavior of this Spyware, refer to the Threat Diagram shown below.

This spyware arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.

It connects to certain websites to send and receive information. It gathers information and reports it to its servers.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

293,888 bytes

File Type:

EXE

Memory Resident:

Yes

Initial Samples Received Date:

20 Nov 2015

Payload:

Connects to URLs/IPs, Steals information

Arrival Details

This spyware arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.

Installation

This spyware injects codes into the following process(es):

  • explorer.exe

Other Details

This spyware connects to the following website to send and receive information:

  • {BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.245.32:2448
  • {BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.145.12:8443
  • {BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.71.148:8843
  • {BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.35.56:8843

It does the following:

  • httpshots
  • form grabbing
  • clickshots
  • site injections

The configuration file may contain URLs that it access to download an updated copy of itself and to send its gathered information.

It gathers the following information and reports it to its servers:

  • Computer Name
  • User Name
  • Date Installed
  • OS Version
  • Running Privilege

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.800

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE:

12.158.04

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE:

18 Nov 2015

VSAPI OPR PATTERN File:

12.159.00

VSAPI OPR PATTERN Date:

18 Nov 2015

Step 1

Before doing any scans, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users must disable System Restore to allow full scanning of their computers.

Step 2

Note that not all files, folders, and registry keys and entries are installed on your computer during this malware's/spyware's/grayware's execution. This may be due to incomplete installation or other operating system conditions. If you do not find the same files/folders/registry information, please proceed to the next step.

Step 3

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as TSPY_DRIDEX.SPB. If the detected files have already been cleaned, deleted, or quarantined by your Trend Micro product, no further step is required. You may opt to simply delete the quarantined files. Please check this Knowledge Base page for more information.


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