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NamesPOWERSOURCE
CategoryMalware
TypeBackdoor
Description(FireEye) POWERSOURCE is a heavily obfuscated and modified version of the publicly available tool DNS_TXT_Pwnage. The backdoor uses DNS TXT requests for command and control and is installed in the registry or Alternate Data Streams. Using DNS TXT records to communicate is not an entirely new finding, but it should be noted that this has been a rising trend since 2013 likely because it makes detection and hunting for command and control traffic difficult.
Information<https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2017/03/fin7_spear_phishing.html>
MITRE ATT&CK<https://attack.mitre.org/software/S0145/>
Malpedia<https://malpedia.caad.fkie.fraunhofer.de/details/ps1.powersource>

Last change to this tool card: 22 April 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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