Academy of Public Administration (Belarus)

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Two hacks wiping and encrypting the internal network of the Academy of Public Administration in Belarus, by Cyber Partisans.

Explanation of the Hack

According to an incident report leaked by the hackers themselves during the second hack, they gained initial access using the CVE-2019-0708 BlueKeep exploit on an unpatched Windows 2008 server that had RDP exposed to the internet. They proceeded to dump local user credentials using mimikatz, tunneled out using chisel and 3proxy to use RDP and for lateral movement on the internal network until landing on and taking over the domain controller. They then deleted data from both live and backup systems.