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Windows server 2003 hacked/compromised

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#1 jastarafie


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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:09 AM


Last week one of our windows 2003 servers got hacked trough (i think) RDP that was accesible directly from the outside, (don't ask).
Steps I took to clean this mess:
  • I immediatly blocked RDP on the firewall
  • disabled the local users that the hackers created
  • forced a password reset for all users
I thought it was over with these actions but if I did a netstat a i saw a lot of open smtp connections.
And when i sniffed with wireshark i saw that it was trying to send spam every x seconds.
So I blocked the smtp port on the firewall and:
  • ran a scan with malwarebytes -> nothing much found
  • scanned with rootkitremover -> nothing found
  • scanned with TDSSKiller -> nothing found
  • scanned with gmer -> 2 files found, one hidden process and one sss3.exe process
  • the only thing i could was to kill the hidden process, the sss3.exe file I deleted manually.

As for now the spam has stopped, but i'm sure if the server reboots, it will begin again.
What can i do to clean this server completely? I know a total reinstall would be the best but isn't possible for the moment.
Hijackthis log: http://pastebin.com/kv8baGB9

Anyone with some advice on this to scan/find and delete the infected process?

Thanks in advance

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#2 easyrider2


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Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:17 AM


it may be a good idea if you posted in the 'Am I infected?' Forum (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum103.html).

I am sure that they will take a good care of you there.


Edited by easyrider2, 21 October 2012 - 11:17 AM.

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