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NamesHotwax
CategoryMalware
TypeLoader
DescriptionHOTWAX is a module that upon starting imports all necessary system API functions, and searches for a .CHM file. HOTWAX decrypts a payload using the Spritz algorithm with a hard-coded key and then searches the target process and attempts to inject the decrypted payload module from the CHM file into the address space of the target process.
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Last change to this tool card: 20 April 2020

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XLazarus Group, Hidden Cobra, Labyrinth ChollimaNorth Korea2007-Dec 2020 HOTX

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

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