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GlobeImposter Ransomware (.Globeimposter-Alpha865qqz / HOW TO BACK YOUR FILES.txt)

  • Distribution Method : Remote access through Remote Desktop Protocol(RDP) or Terminal Services
  • MD5 : cdfc7b38f542f5df86fab120997355c5
  • Major Detection Name : W32/Remcos!tr.ransom (Fortinet), Ransom:Win32/Maoloa.KA (Microsoft)
  • Encrypted File Pattern : .Globeimposter-Alpha865qqz
  • Malicious File Creation Location :
     - C:\ProgramData\local
     - C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\HOW TO BACK YOUR FILES.txt
     - C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\Temp\7ZipSfx.000
     - C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\Temp\7ZipSfx.000\
     - C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\HOW TO BACK YOUR FILES.txt
  • Payment Instruction File : HOW TO BACK YOUR FILES.txt
  • Major Characteristics :
     - Offline Encryption
     - Fake Globe / PSCrypt Ransomware series
     - Use a Mobatek Digital Signatures
     - Encryption using "AutoIt v3 Script (Beta)" file
     - EFI System Partition (Y:\) + Recovery Partition (Z:\) drives are activate.
     - Stop multi services (MongoDB, MSSQLServerOLAPService, OracleServiceORCL, ReportServer, SQLWriter, vss etc.)
     - Disable multi services (sc config browser start=enabled, sc config MongoDB start=disabled, sc config MSSQLSERVER start=disabled, sc config MSSQLServerOLAPService start=disabled, sc config SQLWriter start=disabled, sc config vss start=disabled etc.)
     - Disable system restore (vssadmin delete shadows /all /quiet)
     - Initializing the Terminal Server Client Registry (reg delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Default" /va /f, reg delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Servers" /f, reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Servers")