Despite the quick thinking of a security researcher that activated a short circuit domain that was coded into the Wannacry (Or WCRY) ransomware bot the infections continue to grow. Yesterday we took a snapshot while in the soc and it showed that while there were a few infection vectors that the activity was pretty much contained to those systems that were not currently up to date on their patches. After taking the snapshot we setup a saved dashboard so we could track the activity over the next few days and the data shows that the problem is growing despite warnings from security experts to patch those Windows systems.
Attackers noted at 2AM EST 13 May 2017
So we decided to check this evening to see if things were stabilizing or getting worse.
Attackers noted at 11:55PM EST 13 May 2017
As you can see the attackers are having great success and the number of infection vectors are growing.
What is Wannacry (WCRY)?
Wanna Decryptor, also known as WannaCry or wcry, is a specific ransomware program that locks all the data on a computer system and leaves the user with only two files: instructions on what to do next and the Wanna Decryptor program itself.
When the software is opened it tells computer users that their files have been encryted, and gives them a few days to pay up, warning that their files will otherwise be deleted. It demands payment in Bitcoin, gives instructions on how to buy it, and provides a Bitcoin address to send it to.
Most computer security companies have ransomware decryption tools that can bypass the software.
It was used in a major cyber attack that affected organisations across the world including the NHS and Telefonica in Spain.
The Jigsaw Security SOC is monitoring the situation. While our customers have been lucky we have been working nearly non-stop since this outbreak to assist others that have not been so fortunate. In addition to being a threat on the Internet some users are reporting infections via unsecured SMB shares.
Threat Intel Platform Related Events: 9494, 9459, 9489, 9486
Indicators of Compromise for Wannacry (WCRY):
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TOR Communications: gx7ekbenv2riucmf.onion sqjolphimrr7jqw6.onion xxlvbrloxvriy2c5.onion
Note: These are the indicators that have been released publicly. Jigsaw customers wishing to get all of the details on this malware can login to our Threat Intelligence Portal. Those customers using Jigsaw Endpoint Protection have been protected from this attack since February 2017 even before Microsoft issued the patch that removes the vulnerability from Windows machines.
Keywords: Windows, NSA related malware exploit that has been armed for attack, worm.
We fully expect that this activity will continue to get worse with more infections as this malware makes its rounds.
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Analyst Update 16 May 2017
Update: On 16 May 2017 Crowdstrike put out an alert bulleting CSA-17124 that indicated that they found samples from February as well. We told you yesterday that we believed based on the earlier sample that this attack was the work of North Korea and we stand by that assessment. In addition to the activity in 2017 we saw additional activity on this in 2015 and the exploit being used as far back as 2012. We blocked this activity after seeing the activity in February 2017 so all of our customers were protected prior to this incident.