Category Archives: PowerShell

Chasing malware down the rabbit hole to see where it goes.

Lets start this journey with the blog post by Pondurance  titled “777 RANSOMWARE COMBINES WITH TRICKBOT” located here. There is not a whole lot here but it describes 2 layers of shellcode  and some indicator’s and the first is the … Continue reading

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Those Pesky Powershell Shellcode’s And How To Understand Them

Shellcode comes in various forms for different operating systems. Some can just be dropped into a hex editor and get the needed understanding what it is doing , some may require looking at the generated assembly code generated by a … Continue reading

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A look at a bmp file with embedded shellcode

The sample today is from PaulM @melsonp While watching his BSIDES Augusta talk from 2018  Here,  at that the end he shows a picture file that gets downloaded from a layered PowerShell script. He was kind enough to send me … Continue reading

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Understanding Invoke- “X” Special Character Encoding

I say Invoke- “X” because it can be found in both Invoke-Obfuscation and in Invoke-Dosfucation. We can find a reference to the encoding scheme in this Twitter thread Here where @danielhbohannon references the the blog post from 2010 by @mutaguchi … Continue reading

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A look at a Word document macro using Invoke-DOSfuscation

The sample from this one comes from  Packet Wire @packet_Wire. Twitter thread here  After getting the location of the Word document and downloading it. The file name was “Auditor-of-State-Notification-of-EFT-Deposit” with hash values of. Sha1: 4C7C8B1897CA22E4E477C361DAF676D471A4F4AFSha256: EBDA287F6B33A0C7A689E1D8FDE7ABC708C9DFBCA2759A56CD055868B2CC0911MD5: 35756ECC87405E42F62DEEEEF18FD43A Let’s dive into … Continue reading

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PowerShell encoding used for Emotet Downloader

I first ran across the SecureString usage in this twitter thread where  @Anyrun_app is talking about a version of “Fake Net” to get all of the C2’s here https://twitter.com/anyrun_app/status/966227622899351552 There are a few methods listed in this thread by different … Continue reading

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Peeling away the layers of a word document macro

The sample used in this one was first brought to my attention from the blog post by @HerbieZimmerman  and the blog post is here. https://www.herbiez.com/?p=1028 and the link to the doc file is here https://www.hybrid-analysis.com/sample/0de3f4380b642e59d0cde5570ed13bfc727000b94a034ce10e1f87bfac3fac79?environmentId=100 This one peaked my interest … Continue reading

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