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NamesSakula RAT
Sakurel
CategoryMalware
TypeBackdoor, Downloader, Exfiltration
Description(SecureWorks) Sakula uses HTTP GET and POST communication for command and control (C2). Network communication is obfuscated with single-byte XOR encoding. Sakula also leverages single-byte XOR encoding to obfuscate various strings and files embedded in the resource section, which are subsequently used for User Account Control (UAC) bypass on both 32 and 64-bit systems.
Information<https://www.secureworks.com/research/sakula-malware-family>
<https://cyberthreatintelligenceblog.wordpress.com/2018/11/16/c0ld-case-from-aerospace-to-chinas-interests/>
<https://www.nccgroup.trust/uk/about-us/newsroom-and-events/blogs/2016/june/sakula-an-adventure-in-dll-planting/>
<https://github.com/nccgroup/Cyber-Defence/tree/master/Technical%20Notes/Sakula>
MITRE ATT&CK<https://attack.mitre.org/software/S0074/>
Malpedia<https://malpedia.caad.fkie.fraunhofer.de/details/win.sakula_rat>
AlienVault OTX<https://otx.alienvault.com/browse/pulses?q=tag:Sakula>

Last change to this tool card: 13 May 2020

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APT groups

 APT 31, Judgment Panda, ZirconiumChina2016-Jul 2021 HOT 
 Turbine Panda, APT 26, Shell Crew, WebMasters, KungFu KittensChina2010-Oct 2018X

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

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