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Crypto Wall Infection Executable - Analysis of .EXE and Timeline

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#1 bluerussian


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Posted 23 March 2015 - 06:26 PM

To the powers that be,


I recently had a client get infected with a variant of Cryptowall.  During my virus removal in safe mode using ESET and Malwarebytes it appears Malwarebytes came upon the .exe that caused the virus.  It's was a randomly named .exe in the temp folder of the user that got infected.  It's 7 random numbers long.  I have enabled show file extensions on said file and renamed it to .pdf removing the .exe. I have it in an aptly named folder not to touch it and it's sitting there.


Is anyone interested in looking at it?  I believe it's a V3 variant based on what I read in the Crypto Wall readme on the website here.  Its slightly awesome, to me, because I can almost trace the exact moment the user caused the virus this time.  So many times I haven't been able to do this.  I can see them logging in.  Open Outlook, then I see the silent VSS admin wipe command 10 minutes later.  The command appears to error out however.  


Is there anything further in the event logs I can check for activity from this virus? 


Would you like a copy of the messages that were created in the process?  The HELP_DECRYPT files?

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 06:51 PM

There is lengthy ongoing discussion in this topic: CryptoWall - new variant of CryptoDefense Support & Discussion Topic.

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