Author: Karen Ivy Titiwa   

 

Ransom:Win32/Crysis.A(MICROSOFT);TrojanRansom.Crusis(VBA32)

 PLATFORM:

Windows

 OVER ALL RISK RATING:
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 DISTRIBUTION POTENTIAL:
 REPORTED INFECTION:
 INFORMATION EXPOSURE
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  • Threat Type:
    Ransomware

  • Destructiveness:
    No

  • Encrypted:
     

  • In the wild:
     

  OVERVIEW

INFECTION CHANNEL: Downloaded from the Internet

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

  TECHNICAL DETAILS

File size: 390,027 bytes
File type: EXE
Memory resident: Yes
INITIAL SAMPLES RECEIVED DATE: 12 sierpnia 2020
PAYLOAD: Drops files

Arrival Details

This Ransomware 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 Ransomware drops the following files:

It adds the following processes:

  • powershell -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -noLogo -noProfile -File takeaway.ps1 winhost

  SOLUTION

Minimum scan engine: 9.850
First VSAPI Pattern File: 16.168.05
First VSAPI Pattern Release Date: 16 sierpnia 2020
VSAPI OPR PATTERN-VERSION: 16.169.00
VSAPI OPR PATTERN DATE: 17 sierpnia 2020

Step 1

Trend Micro Predictive Machine Learning detects and blocks malware at the first sign of its existence, before it executes on your system. When enabled, your Trend Micro product detects this malware under the following machine learning name:

     
    • Troj.Win32.TRX.XXPE50FSX002

Step 2

Before doing any scans, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 users must disable System Restore to allow full scanning of their computers.

Step 3

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 4

Identify and terminate files detected as Ransom.Win32.CRYSIS.TIBGGS

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  1. Windows Task Manager may not display all running processes. In this case, please use a third-party process viewer, preferably Process Explorer, to terminate the malware/grayware/spyware file. You may download the said tool here.
  2. If the detected file is displayed in either Windows Task Manager or Process Explorer but you cannot delete it, restart your computer in safe mode. To do this, refer to this link for the complete steps.
  3. If the detected file is not displayed in either Windows Task Manager or Process Explorer, continue doing the next steps.

Step 5

Search and delete this file

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There may be some files that are hidden. Please make sure you check the Search Hidden Files and Folders checkbox in the "More advanced options" option to include all hidden files and folders in the search result.
  • {Malware Directory}\takeaway.ps1
  • {Malware Directory}\purgeMemory.ps1
  • {Malware Directory}\NS2.exe     
  • {Malware Directory}\winhost.exe

Step 6

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as Ransom.Win32.CRYSIS.TIBGGS. 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 the following Trend Micro Support pages for more information:


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