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NamesHDRoot
HDD Rootkit
CategoryMalware
TypeBackdoor, Rootkit
Description(Kaspersky) The program parameters are quite self-explanatory – this tool installs a bootkit that infects the operating system during the boot stage with an arbitrary backdoor specified as a parameter. The backdoor has to be a Win32 executable or dynamic link library.

This utility is called “HDD Rootkit”; hence the base of our verdict names HDRoot. On 22 August 2006 the version number was 1.2.
Information<https://securelist.com/i-am-hdroot-part-1/72275/>
<https://securelist.com/analysis/publications/72356/i-am-hdroot-part-2/>
<http://williamshowalter.com/a-universal-windows-bootkit/>
Malpedia<https://malpedia.caad.fkie.fraunhofer.de/details/win.hdroot>
AlienVault OTX<https://otx.alienvault.com/browse/pulses?q=tag:hdroot>

Last change to this tool card: 20 April 2020

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All groups using tool HDRoot

ChangedNameCountryObserved

APT groups

 APT 41China2012-Aug 2020 HOTX

1 group listed (1 APT, 0 other, 0 unknown)

Thailand Computer Emergency Response Team (ThaiCERT)
Electronic Transactions Development Agency

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