ThreatConnect Research Roundup: Suspected Naikon DGA Domains

May 28 2020 Edition

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Roundup Highlight: Suspected Naikon DGA Domains

Naikon related intelligence in ThreatConnect Common Community

Our highlight in this week’s Roundup is Incident 20200519B: Suspected Naikon DGAs. After reviewing research published by Check Point and Kaspersky, our team identified additional suspected Naikon DGA domains consistent with registration and hosting data of previously identified Naikon domains:

Additional domains identified based on registration and hosting consistencies:

We don’t have any information on the extent to which, if any, these domains have been used maliciously. However, given the commonalities identified, these domains merit scrutiny as possible Naikon DGA domains.


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ThreatConnect Research Team Intelligence:

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  • 20200526B: Possible APT34 Domain lebworld[.]us ThreatConnect Research identified the possible APT34 / Helix Kitten / OilRig domain lebworld[.]us, which has registration and hosting consistencies with previously identified APT34 infrastructure. This domain was registered through MonoVM on May 18 2020 using jame@protonmail[.]com, and is hosted on a probable dedicated server at 23.19.227[.]117. We don’t have any information on the extent to which, if any, this infrastructure has been used maliciously. It’s important to note that the identified registration and hosting consistencies are not enough to definitively attribute this infrastructure to APT34.
  • 20200526A: Server Support Domains Registered Through ITitch ThreatConnect Research identified two domains — login-server[.]support and domain-server[.]support — that were registered through ITitch within about a minute of each other on May 22 2020 and most likely were registered by the same actor. Start of authority (SOA) records show the login-server[.]support domain was registered using trabant@cock[.]li. This domain is currently hosted on a probable dedicated server at 102.152[.]107 and, per, redirects to CNBC’s legitimate website.

SOA records show domain-server[.]support was registered using jirajira@cock[.]li. This domain is hosted on a probable dedicated server at 185.10.68[.]163, has switched to using its own name server, and hosts a mail-in-a-box server.

At this time we don’t have any information indicating the extent to which these domains have been used maliciously.

Technical Blogs and Reports Incidents with Active and Observed Indicators:

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