ASEC Weekly Malware Statistics (December 20th, 2021 – December 26th, 2021)

The ASEC analysis team is using the ASEC automatic analysis system RAPIT to categorize and respond to known malware. This post will list weekly statistics collected from December 20th, 2021 (Monday) to December 26th, 2021 (Sunday).

For the main category, info-stealer ranked top with 51.9%, followed by RAT (Remote Administration Tool) malware with 36.3%, downloader with 8.1%, coinminer with 2.2%, and ransomware with 1.5%.

Top 1 – RedLine

RedLine malware ranked first place with 21.5%. The malware steals various information such as web browsers, FTP clients, cryptocurrency wallets, and PC settings. It can also download additional malware by receiving commands from the C&C server. Like BeamWinHTTP, there have been numerous cases of RedLine being distributed under the disguise of a software crack file.

The following are the confirmed C&C server domains for RedLine:

  • 91.243.32[.]73:7171
  • 62.182.156[.]182:21588
  • 92.255.85[.]131:44159
  • 5.206.227[.]246:8
  • 185.215.113[.]50:7521
  • 185.215.113[.]57:50723

Top 2 – AgentTesla

AgentTesla ranked second place with 18.5%. It is an info-stealer malware that leaks user credentials saved in web browsers, emails, and FTP clients.

Recently collected samples use the following email servers and user accounts when leaking the collected information.

  • SMTP Server : mail.demo.jeninfo[.]com
    Sender : finance@demo.jeninfo[.]com
    Receiver : finance@demo.jeninfo[.]com
    Password : %e&qa***oNkx
  • SMTP Server : us2.smtp.mailhostbox[.]com
    Sender : Yasser.alsheakh@aaecebemo[.]nl
    Receiver : Yasser.alsheakh@aaecebemo[.]nl
    Password : JVo***c5
  • SMTP Server : mail.antufukelektrik[.]com
    Sender : info@antufukelektrik[.]com
    Receiver : llogin20@yandex[.]com
    Password : Ant202***!07.

As most are distributed through spam emails disguised as invoices, shipment documents, and purchase orders, the file names contain such words shown above (Invoice, Shipment, P.O. – Purchase Order). Multiple collected samples were disguised as files with extensions of pdf and xlsx.

  • Order- 922 – LongWay.exe
  • P.O.exe
  • order nr. 2100815 pdf.exe
  • New Purchase Order.exe
  • soa nov 2021.exe

Top 3 – Formbook

Formbook is an infostealer malware that ranked third place with 16.3%.

Like other info-stealer malware, it is mainly distributed through spam emails. The distributed file names are close to each other.

  • EstimateRequest_**Tech_20211221.exe
  • Our New Order ae1179 Confirmation,pdf.bat
  • receipt.exe
  • Payment copy.bin
  • PO 2112200LOS.exe
  • RFQ_498341_804-0.exe
  • Scan_5638782.exe

As Formbook is injected in a normal process that is in the directory of explorer.exe and system32, the malicious behaviors are performed by the normal process. Besides user credentials in the web browser, the malware can steal various information through keylogging, clipboard grabbing, and web browser form grabbing.

Below is the list of confirmed C&C server URLs of Formbook.

  • hxxp://www.erisibu85[.]com/ic0e/
  • hxxp://www.alpeshpate[.]com/ioup/
  • hxxp://www.lixodruj[.]xyz/m1x9/
  • hxxp://www.intaom[.]net/ioup/
  • hxxp://www.lasohm[.]xyz/c255/
  • hxxp://www.daxvly[.]xyz/st28/
  • hxxp://www.becbares[.]com/agq9

Top 4 – BeamWinHTTP

BeamWinHTTP is a downloader malware that ranked fourth place with 8.1%. BeamWinHTTP is distributed via malware disguised as PUP installer. When it is executed, it installs PUP malware Garbage Cleaner, and can download and install additional malware at the same time.

Recently, there have been numerous cases of distribution by the dropper disguised as a software crack file. The ASEC analysis team is responding to this malware using the alias ‘MulDrop.’ See the following blog post for more information on the malware.

The confirmed C&C server URL is as follows.

  • hxxp://ad-postback[.]biz

Top 5 – Lokibot

Lokibot malware ranked fifth place with 5.9%. It is an info-stealer malware that leaks information about programs such as web browsers, email clients, and FTP clients.

Being a malware that is distributed through spam emails, it shares similar file names with other malware spam emails.

  • Datos_bancarios.xlsx.exe
  • Shipping Documents.exe
  • RFQ New Order No. BCM190282_xlsx.exe

As shown below, most Lokibot C&C server URLs tend to end in fre.php.

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