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Cryptowall ,again!

A new variant Cryptowall (An advanced version of cryptolocker) is now using a malicious .chm file attachment to infect systems.

According to net-security.org, Bitdefender labs has found a spam wave that spread a malicious .chm attachments.

CHM is the compiled version of html that support technologies such as JavaScript which can redirect a user to an external link.

“Once the content of the .chm archive is accessed, the malicious code downloads from this location http:// *********/putty.exe, saves itself as %temp%\natmasla2.exe and executes the malware. A command prompt window opens during the process.”

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1-https://isc.sans.edu/diary/Traffic+Patterns+For+CryptoWall+3.0/19203

2-https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Pay+attention+to+Cryptowall/18243/

3-http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2981&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HelpNetSecurity+%28Help+Net+Security%29

Basil

54 Posts
ISC Handler
interesting. didn't realize CHM files could both download and execute things.
so definitely not user interaction required?
Mallory Bobalice

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https://twitter.com/ithurricanept

interesting poc (or maybe sample judging by the poc domain).
chm with embedded 1x1 active-x button. clsid referring to Hhctrl.ocx (CHM as well)
JS autorun - auto-clicks the button, active-x object calls cmd, calls powershell, dls and execs code. Curious.
Mallory Bobalice

28 Posts Posts

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