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The Pareto Botnet – Advanced Cross-Platform Android Malware Using Amazon AWS Spotted in the Wild – An Analysis

We decided to a look at the recently discovered Pareto Botnet using Maltego in combination with WhoisXML API’s integration to provide additional actionable intelligence on the campaign, which could be useful to researchers and vendors on their way to tracking down and responding to the cyberattack campaigns.

In this article we’ll elaborate on the Pareto Botnet and offer practical and actionable intelligence on the actual C&C infrastructure which also includes the use of Amazon’s AWS for C&C (Command and Control) purposes.

Sample Screenshot of the Pareto Botnet in Action Using Maltego and WhoisXML API’s Integration

Sample Screenshot of the Pareto Botnet in Action Using Maltego and WhoisXML API’s Integration

Sample malicious C&C server domains known to have participated in the campaign:

  • aminaday[.]com
  • iamadsco[.]com
  • admarketingads[.]com
  • mobileadsrv[.]com
  • adsrvus[.]com
  • admobilerv[.]com
  • webadsrv[.]com
  • adstreamrv[.]com
  • adadsrv[.]com
  • advertisementforyou[.]com
  • adservernet[.]co
  • kryptonads[.]com
  • videoscommercials[.]com
  • streamadsonline[.]com
  • springrollfit[.]com
  • rolladstech[.]com
  • fullfacility[.]net
  • digitalmobilespace[.]com
  • admguide[.]com
  • admmart[.]com
  • digimobileworld[.]com
Sample Screenshot of the Pareto Botnet in Action Using Maltego and WhoisXML API’s Integration

Sample Screenshot of the Pareto Botnet in Action Using Maltego and WhoisXML API’s Integration

Sample malicious and rogue IPs known to have participated in the campaign:

  • 4[.]236[.]25[.]172
  • 54[.]86[.]138[.]219
  • 52[.]23[.]54[.]114
  • 52[.]39[.]34[.]238
  • 54[.]68[.]196[.]177
  • 34[.]217[.]164[.]136
  • 44[.]239[.]49[.]7
  • 44[.]229[.]182[.]18
  • 54[.]144[.]32[.]227

Sample known Amazon AWS C&C server domains known to have been involved in the Pareto Botnet:

  • hl-legals[.]s3-us-west-2[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • ui2beehome[.]s3-us-west-2[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • 774f913e-production-weconv-abee-330827228[.]us-east-1[.]elb[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • crew-mobile-assets[.]s3-us-west-2[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • bsftassets[.]s3-us-west-2[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • cmpplatform-556433186[.]us-east-1[.]elb[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • mcpemasterconfig[.]s3[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • eee4fwd0cpfbtg8n-9e855e4b9bb4d371[.]elb[.]eu-central-1[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • s3-1-w[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • c4-710722927[.]us-west-2[.]elb[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • pro-api-lb-212444944[.]ap-southeast-1[.]elb[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • adn-cronus-vg-external-2138794050[.]us-east-1[.]elb[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • up-cm-vpc-137845722[.]us-west-1[.]elb[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • adn-tksetting-fk-451124493[.]eu-central-1[.]elb[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • www-pangu-net-1090115676[.]eu-west-1[.]elb[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • ludo-userserver-158076954[.]ap-south-1[.]elb[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • business-1539604941[.]eu-west-1[.]elb[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • s3[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • bigdatasdk-1248540703[.]us-west-2[.]elb[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • cm-infoc-2-1663642949[.]us-west-2[.]elb[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • ttm-pub-stuff[.]s3-us-west-2[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • clientapps-us[.]s3-us-west-2[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • s3-r-w[.]us-west-1[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • cmwww-1879783141[.]us-west-1[.]elb[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • s3-us-west-2[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • s3-us-west-2-r-w[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • s3-r-w[.]eu-central-1[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • cmwww-https-net-1244732952[.]us-west-1[.]elb[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • bc20[.]s3[.]eu-central-1[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • c3-1760408482[.]us-west-2[.]elb[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • dcs-edge-va6-802167536[.]us-east-1[.]elb[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • cms-cbk-prod-ks-1959301343[.]us-west-2[.]elb[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • up-pangu-net-1224294475[.]eu-west-1[.]elb[.]amazonaws[.]com
  • Mdl2021[.]s3-us-west-2[.]amazonaws[.]com
Sample Screenshot of the Pareto Botnet in Action Using Maltego and WhoisXML API’s Integration

Sample Screenshot of the Pareto Botnet in Action Using Maltego and WhoisXML API’s Integration

Malicious MD5s known to have participated in the campaign:

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Sample Screenshot of the Pareto Botnet in Action Using Maltego and WhoisXML API’s Integration

Sample Screenshot of the Pareto Botnet in Action Using Maltego and WhoisXML API’s Integration

We’ll continue monitoring the campaign and post updates as soon as new developments occur.

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