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Phobos Ransomware (.id[<Random>-3203].[ICQ_Lookfornewitguy].Lookfornewitguy)

  • Distribution Method : Unknown
  • MD5 : 792b27b961ee8ae67855b952859053c7
  • Major Detection Name : Gen:Variant.Ransom.Phobos.62 (BitDefender), Ransom.Phobos (Malwarebytes)
  • Encrypted File Pattern : .id[<Random>-3203].[ICQ_Lookfornewitguy].Lookfornewitguy
  • Malicious File Creation Location :
     - C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\<Random>.exe
     - C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\<Random>.exe
     - C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\<Random>.exe
     - C:\Users\%UserName%\Desktop\info.hta
     - C:\Users\%UserName%\Desktop\info.txt
     - C:\Users\Public\Desktop\info.hta
     - C:\Users\Public\Desktop\info.txt
     - <Drive Letter>:\info.hta
     - <Drive Letter>:\info.txt
  • Payment Instruction File : info.hta / info.txt
  • Major Characteristics :
     - Offline Encryption
     - CrySis / Troldesh Ransomware series
     - The Chinese, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish users are targeted.
     - Turns off Windows Firewall (netsh advfirewall set currentprofile state off, netsh firewall set opmode mode=disable)
     - Block processes execution (isqlplussvc.exe, oracle.exe, sqlagent.exe, sqlbrowser.exe, sqlservr.exe, sqlwriter.exe etc.)
     - Disable system restore (vssadmin delete shadows /all /quiet, wmic shadowcopy delete, bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures, bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled no, wbadmin delete catalog -quiet)