SonicWall Capture Labs Threat Research Team recently found a new sample and activity for the “Clop” ransomware. The unique parts of the sample use Asymmetric Encryption and use the Mersenne Twister pseudo-random number generator. The sample will encrypt only files created in 2019. The sample will check for Anti-Virus software installed such as Malwarebytes before going into the final stages of the ransomware.
The sample will also do the following:
Delete the shadow volumes with vssadmin (“vssadmin Delete Shadows /all /quite”).
Resize the shadow storage for devices starting from C to H to avoid the shadow volumes being recreated.
Using bcedit to disable the recovery options in the boot config and ignore any failures.
The service: “WdiSystemSHost” is created.
Sample Static Information:
Unpacking The Sample:
Lets peer into the starting routine of the first stage:
First stage buffer or code cave:
After the buffer is created it will decrypt and copy code into the code cave:
Calling the decrypted code cave:
The code cave will have the second stage compressed:
After decompression, the PE in memory:
Dumping Second Stage:
Second Stage Static Information:
Unpacked Starting Routine:
Asymmetric Public Key:
Mersenne Twister Indicators:
First Call To MT, the byte_419000 is the character array in which the Mersenne Twister Engine is used on:
Range of engine:
GetTickCount is used with the engine:
Shell Execute Commands:
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The service name is: “WdiSystemSHost”
Service procedure and controls:
SonicWall, (GAV) Gateway Anti-Virus, provides protection against this threat: