Malware analysis apps as Docker containers offer several benefits. In each execution the malware creates a Public BLOB of one RSA key that will be used to crypt the part that holds the information to decrypt the files, and one Private BLOB with an RSA key that allows decryption of the information crypted with the public RSA blob created previously. RAT And C&C Resources. CS 6497. Credit not allowed for both CS 6422 and CS 4420. HCI Master's Project. CS 8740. Computational Perception. Is it because they are reversing malware themselves for fun or could it be their day job? CS 6421. Continuation of AE 8751 (Robotics Research Foundation I). CS 6471. python.exe -> 0x55ee0597 CS 7450. •Some level of isolation around the analysis application container. Mathematical Foundations of Machine Learning. Robotics Capstone Project. 3 Credit Hours. CS 6476. 3 Credit Hours. 3 Credit Hours. CS 6763. Formal methods. Guided study and research. Design and Analysis of Algorithms. Guided study and research. Right-click a file in the table and select Analyze File. CS 6730. Local & visiting speakers. ... Project 3- symbolic execution, malware analysis for windows and android. Maze has a chat function to contact the operators and receive information about how to obtain the cryptocurrency required to make payment. CS 6485. First, this course introduces the student to embedded domain-specific processor and instruction set design issues. These switches can either disable some elements or enable logging. Check the existence of the file with the function “SetFileAttributesW” with the attribute “FILE_ATTRIBUTE_ARCHIVE”. Credit not awarded for both CS 7641 and CS 4641/CSE 6740/ISYE 6340. However, the most important characteristic of Maze is the threat that the malware authors give to the victims that, if they do not pay, they will release the information on the Internet. CS 7492. True All data privacy issues in cloud computing can be solved by just encrypting data in transmission (over the Internet) and at rest (stored in the Cloud). Computer science students cannot receive credit for this course. In most instances this report will provide initial indicators for computer and network defense. Real-Time System Concepts and Implementation. After this, it creates the ransom note prepared for this infected machine in the root folder and then starts looking for folders and files to crypt. CS 6795. 3 Credit Hours. Case-Based Reasoning. 1-21 Credit Hours. Malware Analysis & Reverse Engineering training This learning path takes a deep dive into taking apart and analyzing malware. Video Game Design and Programming. The malware tries to delete the shadow volumes in the system using the “wmic.exe” program with the switches “shadowcopy” and “delete”. 3 Credit Hours. Reserve memory to the file with a call to “Virtual Alloc” for the key and iv. HCI career choices and trajectories. C:\kill\yourself\\chinese\idio*.pdb. Design of Design Environments. –nomutex -> This switch prevents checking the mutex so that it can run more than one instance on the same machine. This alert update is a follow-up to the original NCCIC/ICS-CERT Alert titled ICS-ALERT-14-176-02 ICS Focused Malware that was published June 25, 2014 on the ICS-CERT web site, and includes information previously published to the US-CERT secure portal. Computer Visualization Techniques. Mixed Reality Experience Design. Advanced Malware Analysis - Ebook written by Christopher C. Elisan. Overview of Graduate Studies in Computing. CS 7210. Credit not allowed for both CS 7650 and CS 4650. Advanced Computer Graphics. 3 Credit Hours. CS 7643. CS 6603. An exploration of how artificial intelligence can enable us to use stories in virtual worlds for the purpose of entertaining, educatintg, and training human users. 1 Credit Hour. Perhaps it is a means of mocking the administrator of a site that frequently reports on ransomware? CS 7742. Crosslisted with MATH 7510 and ISYE 7510. Algorithmic aspects of game theory covering topics at the intersection of computer science, economics, and game theory with applications to domains such as internet. 1-21 Credit Hours. Credit not allowed for both CS 6290 and any of the following courses: CS 4290, ECE 4100, ECE 6100. Describes the characteristics of interaction between humans and computers and demonstrates techniques for the evaluation of user-centered systems. CS 7750. 3 Credit Hours. CS 7636. CS 7616. CS 6670. Gaining this understanding is vital for driving improvements in real-world security. CS 6010. Information Security Strategies and Policies. Parallel programming languages. CS 6262: Network Security Professor Wenke Lee 1 Fall 2020 Delivery: 100% Web-Based, Synchronous Offered on: Canvas ... o Project #3: advanced malware analysis - iterative program analysis and debugging of malware (20%) o Project #4: network monitoring - write NIDS rules to … CS 6411. 1-6 Credit Hours. Principles of Design. Group discussion of advanced topics in information and computer science. This course explores problems in classification/pattern recognition (OCR, speech, vision, fault detection, medical diagnosis), regression/function approximation, robot control, and reinforcement learning. 3 Credit Hours. I saw in spring 2019 there was a 45% withdrawal rate, just trying to map out potential classes for the fall. Characteristics of real networks in nature and technology, network measurement methods, network analysis, evolving networks, dynamic network processes, co-evolution of structure and function. Formalisms: Different equations, finite-state machines. Learn to turn malware inside out! Security-related topics include privacy, access control, backup, recovery, SQL injection. Markov Chain Monte Carlo Algorithms. 3 Credit Hours. The investigator may only have one chance to collect volatile data. 9 Principles and practice of various network management standards will be presented. This way, when a debugger attaches to the process internally, the system calls this function but, instead of creating a thread to start the debugging, the “ret” opcode forces the function to return without creating it. 3 Credit Hours. CS 6475. Distributed/parallel applications will be constructed and evaluated using the systems support that is developed. Design principles of secure systems, authentication, access control and authorization, discretionary and mandatory security policies, secure kernel design, and secure databases. 3 Credit Hours. Broadband Networking Systems. Object-Oriented Systems and Languages. AGENT USED TO MAKE CONNECTIONS TO THE C2C IP ADDRESSES. Visualization Methods for Science and Engineering. Compiling for Parallelism. Advanced techniques for designing and analyzing efficient algorithms for combinatorial, algebraic, and number-theoretic problems. 3D Complexity Techniques for Graphics, Modeling, and Animation. 3 Credit Hours. FIGURE 31. FIGURE 26. 3 Credit Hours. 3 Credit Hours. 1-21 Credit Hours. 3 Credit Hours. Software Architecture and Design. 3 Credit Hours. 3 Credit Hours. Introduction to the design of online communities. 3 Credit Hours. As you can see in the image above, the malware uses a command with the name of folders that do not exist by default in Windows, except “Windows”, “system32” and “wbem”. 3 Credit Hours. 3 Credit Hours. CS 7495. FIGURE 13. Structured knowledge representation; knowledge-based methods of reasoning and learning; problem-solving, modeling and design. –path x -> Where x is a full path. Secure Computer Systems. Computational Social Science. CS 6365. Special Problems. Credit not awarded for both CS 4646 and CS 7646. 3 Credit Hours. It is important to take into consideration that the malware forges the POST string to make the connection with a random choice from a list of possible strings such as “forum”, “php”, “view”, etc., to make detection harder with IPS or other filters on the network. CS 6550. AI Problem Solving. 3 Credit Hours. Alexandre Mundo, Senior Malware Analyst is part of Mcafee's Advanced Threat Research team. CS 8801. Cryptographic algorithms, cryptanalysis, symmetric cryptography, public key cryptography, DES, AES, RSA, hash and MAC functions, digital signatures, pseudo-random generators, cryptographic protocols, SSL//TLS, SET. Information Visualization. Introduction to Malware Analysis. EXPORT OF THE RSA PUBLIC KEY BLOB GENERATED IN RUNTIME, FIGURE 20. For example, what strategies and techniques do attackers actually use, and how do they profit from their actions? Special Topics. Note, that Dyreza is a complex piece of malware and various samples come with various techniques – however, the main features remain common. The principles and practice of autonomous robotics including behavior-based design and architectures, adaptive learning and team behavior, and the role of perception within robotic systems. Credit not allowed for both CS 6470 and CS 4472. visio.exe -> 0x49780539 Design and implementation of object-oriented systems. Another ploy utilized by the malware (depending of the sample) is to get the function “DbgUIRemoteBreakin”, using the function “GetProcAddress”, before employing a trick to avoid having a debugger attach to it in runtime[7]. Credit will not be awarded for both CS 7495 and CS 7476. THE MALWARE CHANGES THE DESKTOP WALLPAPER AFTER CRYPTING THE FILES. CURIOUS STRING FOR FUTURE INVESTIGATION. A hands-on course covering a range of cognitive modeling methodologies. 3 Credit Hours. Leveraging the k nowledge and experience from the mature windows RESPONSE FROM A MALWARE DEVELOPER. Techniques for constructing large knowledge-based systems. Credit not awarded for both CS 4660 and CS 6460. Some affected systems have national importance. 3 Credit Hours. CS 7634. Free training week — 700+ on-demand courses and hands-on labs. Credit not given for CS 6400 and CS 6754. Exploring challenges faced by underserved populations and developing countries from a computing perspective. 3 Credit Hours. Each file has a different extension but does not lose the original extension; the new one is appended to the old one. LANGUAGE CODE “USED” IN THE PACKER SAMPLE, NOT THE MALWARE, FIGURE 36. This short list shows the name of the process to kill and the custom hash from the special name generated from the original process name. 3 Credit Hours. 3 Credit Hours. Could it be that perhaps the developer is a researcher (because of the way that they talk with others and provoke them)? Advanced topics in computer vision, which includes a deep dive into both the theoretical foundations of computer vision to the practical issues of building real systems that use computer vision. However, many malware Software Generation, Testing, and Maintenance. Database Systems Concepts and Design. An introduction to the use of sensor data and machine learning methods to measure and model human behavior objectively and automatically for health applications. One-way functions, pseudorandomness, public-key and identity-based cryptography, commitment and zero knowledge. CS 6220. Credit not allowed for both CS 6455 and CS 4464. It is known that malware developers often check the language on potential victim’s machines to avoid the CIS countries, so we can guess that the check for the “Korean” language was a trick designed to mislead, but it is impossible to know that for sure. 3 Credit Hours. Topics: Information processing, probabilistic analysis, portfolio construction, generation of market orders, KNN, random forests. FIGURE 5. FIGURE 8. In a previous post we presented unpacking 2 payloads delivered in a spam campaign. Software development course focusing on 3D geometric constructions and modeling; emphasizes solid modeling and its role in design. ECE 6747 / CS 6747 / ECE 4147: Advanced Topics in Malware Analysis Course Overview This course covers advanced approaches for detecting the presence of vulnerabilities in binary software, the analysis of malicious software, and explores recent research and … 3 Credit Hours. So, it may be either a researcher who knows IDAPro very well or is an advanced developer (and the obfuscated code in Maze is very well done) or perhaps it is a developer that has another job in normal life besides the creation of malware? Familiarizes students with the core areas of robotics; mechanics, control, perception, AI, and autonomy. Design, implementation, and evaluation of systems software. 3 Credit Hours. 404.894.2000, Catalog Group Introduction to the range of issues across the HCC disciplines, including design and research methodologies: cognitive, social, and cultural theories; assessment and evaluation: ethical issues. Network Security. Generate a random key of 32 bytes with the function “CryptGenRandom”. CS 8998. CS 6474. 3 Credit Hours. Preparation for a professional career in HCI. 1-21 Credit Hours. It poses a big problem to individuals and enterprises that do not pay as the developers threaten to release the information if they do not receive payment and they do indeed keep their word on that. CS 7465. Cognitive Models of Science and Technology. If the malware gets this error, it means that the mutex already exists in the system but, for some reason, the malware cannot access it (perhaps privileges, policies, etcetera). Design of research studies in CER. CS 6520. Whether it is residual code existing in the entry point of the malware or a trick to mislead researchers is up for debate. The malware is a binary file of 32 bits, usually packed as an EXE or a DLL file. Graduate Introduction to Operating Systems. Prior to this, the malware gets the function of “WoW64DisableWow64FsRedirection” with “GetProcAddress” and uses it to avoid redirection by default in 64-bit operating systems and calls it in a dynamic way. 1 Credit Hour. msaccess.exe -> 0x6a9c05ff Cyber Physical Design and Analysis. CS 6770. DELETION OF SHADOW COPIES IN THE INFECTED SYSTEM WITH THE WMIC COMMAND. Page 3 of 8 Textbook and Course Materials Required textbook: “Practical Malware Analysis: The Hands-on Guide to Dissecting Malicious Software” by Michael Sikorski and Andrew Honig (published by No Starch Press, 2012). Advanced Topics in Software Analysis and Testing. 3 Credit Hours. Secondly, malware analysis is mentioned more than once and, thirdly, they said that they made an IDAPython script to remove all obfuscated code that the malware has (the ransomware may have got the name ‘Maze’ because of how analysis of it is like walking through a labyrinth). Crosslisted with ISYE and PSYC 6795. More information about the sample used in this report appears in this table: Maze is a complex piece of malware that uses some tricks to frustrate analysis right from the beginning. Cyber Security Practicum. Software Engineering Seminar. CS 8893. Avoid suspicious emails and do not open attachments that come from anyone that you do not know. 3 Credit Hours. AI techniques with applications to autonomous vehicles. 3 Credit Hours. Also, disable macros in Office programs and never enable them unless it is essential to do so. Special Problems. They are: 1. Computational Journalism. Survey of basic software concepts and techniques used in mission-critical systems and applications, combined with in-depth study of fundamental principles underlying enterprise computing. CS 6440. RECOVER THE FS REDIRECTION IN 64-BIT OPERATING SYSTEMS. fiddler.exe -> 0x5e0c05b1 Some of these bugs The malware has some switches that can be used in the command line to launch. The malware developer achieved their goal with this interaction as their target audience saw the answer and talked about their malware, as noted in the final line of their response “ …but you need to know that we love you researchers without you our job also would be fuc**** boring as hell”. •The malware does not exhibit its behavior because we did not send the correct command through our fake C2 server • We will use • File/Registry/Process tracing analysis to guess the malware behavior. ALL C2 DOMAINS BELONG TO THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION. Preparation for a professional career in Robotics. Interdisciplinary approaches to issues in cognition, including memory, language, problem solving, learning, perception, and action. History and influential early work. Information and Communication Technologies and Global Development. CS 8999. 3 Credit Hours. 3 Credit Hours. FIGURE 11. Principles of real-time systems, as occurring in robotics and manufacturing, interactive, and multimedia applications. In-depth examination of the current research on multi-robot systems. Credit not awarded for CS 6456 and CS 4470. 2 Credit Hours. Topics of current interest in cognitive science. The samples’ compile dates are from the 24th of January 2020 (the first version with the strings that provoked the researchers) to the 28th of January 2020 (the version with the answers to the researchers), meaning they were made on the same day the responses to the previous version were published on Twitter. A broad spectrum of information security: threats, basic cryptography, software vulnerabilities, programming for malice, operating system protections, network security, privacy, data mining, computer crime. Numerical Machine Learning. CS 7999. outlook.exe -> 0x615605dc Topics include semantic data models, object-oriented query languages, tools, and applications. 3 Credit Hours. CS 6210. 1-21 Credit Hours. –noshares -> With this switch the malware will not crypt network shares, only the local machine. 3 Credit Hours. This is done to try obfuscating this call, though such suspicious behavior may cause an antivirus program to stop it anyway, but it is proof that the malware coders have skills in programming and a good understanding of Windows behavior. Computer Networks. Reading of research papers by leading cognitive scientists, attendance at their colloquia and meeting with them to discuss research. 2008. 3 Credit Hours. Networked Applications and Services. 3 Credit Hours. Analysis. Focuses on informal design, integration of media theory, HCI and technology issues. They are very active on social media sites such as Twitter. 3 Credit Hours. It can terminate IDA debugger, x32dbg, OllyDbg and more processes to avoid dynamic analysis, close databases, office programs and security tools. An example ransom note, with some data anonymized, is shown below: The procedure to crypt the files is easy, with the malware taking the following steps: The list of folders that the malware avoids are: The malware ignores these file extensions: The malware also has a list of filenames that will not be crypted: However, it does crypt the file “ntuser.ini” to prevent other ransomwares from crypting it. CS 6430. Computer Animation. Advanced Operating Systems. CS 7646. 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