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NamesDNSMessenger
TEXTMATE
CategoryMalware
TypeTunneling
DescriptionDNSMessenger makes use of DNS TXT record queries and responses to create a bidirectional Command and Control (C2) channel. This allows the attacker to use DNS communications to submit new commands to be run on infected machines and return the results of the command execution to the attacker.
Information<https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2017/03/dnsmessenger.html>
<https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2017/10/dnsmessenger-sec-campaign.html>
<http://wraithhacker.com/2017/10/11/more-info-on-evolved-dnsmessenger/>
MITRE ATT&CK<https://attack.mitre.org/software/S0146/>
Malpedia<https://malpedia.caad.fkie.fraunhofer.de/details/win.dnsmessenger>
AlienVault OTX<https://otx.alienvault.com/browse/pulses?q=tag:DNSmessenger>

Last change to this tool card: 13 May 2020

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APT groups

 Carbanak, AnunakUkraine2013-Aug 2021 HOTX
 FIN7Russia2013-Jun 2021 HOTX

2 groups listed (2 APT, 0 other, 0 unknown)

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