Analysis by: Jeanne Jocson

 ALIASES:

Ransom:PHP/SchRansom.A (Microsoft)

 PLATFORM:

Windows

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

  • Threat Type: Trojan

  • Destructiveness: No

  • Encrypted: No

  • In the wild: Yes

  OVERVIEW

Infection Channel: Downloaded from the Internet

This ransomware purportedly targets web servers. Once it finds its target, it encrypts files in the web server. It has the option to encrypt or decrypt files.

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

This Trojan may be hosted on a website and run when a user accesses the said website.

  TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size: 6,062 bytes
File Type: Script
Memory Resident: No
Initial Samples Received Date: 20 Oct 2016
Payload: Encrypts files, Displays message/message boxes

Arrival Details

This Trojan may be hosted on a website and run when a user accesses the said website.

Other Details

This Trojan does the following:

  • Encrypts files within the web server directory entered by a malicious user.
  • It has the option to encrypt or decrypt the files
  • When save mode is triggered, the current running script is deleted
  • It exclude the files with the following strings in their filenames:
    • .png
    • .svg
    • .woff
    • .jpg
    • .htaccess
    • lol.php

NOTES:

This ransomware displays the following user interface when accessed:

It displays the following when encrypted files are accessed:

  SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine: 9.800
FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE: 12.848.04
FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE: 20 Oct 2016
VSAPI OPR PATTERN File: 12.849.00
VSAPI OPR PATTERN Date: 21 Oct 2016

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as RANSOM_SHOR7CUT.A. 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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