SYMBOLCOMMON_NAMEaka. SYNONYMS
win.ghost_rat (Back to overview)

Ghost RAT

aka: Farfli, Gh0st RAT, PCRat

Actor(s): EMISSARY PANDA, Hurricane Panda, Lazarus Group, Leviathan, Red Menshen, Stone Panda

URLhaus    

According to Security Ninja, Gh0st RAT (Remote Access Terminal) is a trojan “Remote Access Tool” used on Windows platforms, and has been used to hack into some of the most sensitive computer networks on Earth.

Below is a list of Gh0st RAT capabilities.
Take full control of the remote screen on the infected bot.
Provide real time as well as offline keystroke logging.
Provide live feed of webcam, microphone of infected host.
Download remote binaries on the infected remote host.
Take control of remote shutdown and reboot of host.
Disable infected computer remote pointer and keyboard input.
Enter into shell of remote infected host with full control.
Provide a list of all the active processes.
Clear all existing SSDT of all existing hooks.

References
2022-09-15SymantecThreat Hunter Team
@online{team:20220915:webworm:500c850, author = {Threat Hunter Team}, title = {{Webworm: Espionage Attackers Testing and Using Older Modified RATs}}, date = {2022-09-15}, organization = {Symantec}, url = {https://symantec-enterprise-blogs.security.com/blogs/threat-intelligence/webworm-espionage-rats}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-09-20} } Webworm: Espionage Attackers Testing and Using Older Modified RATs
9002 RAT Ghost RAT Trochilus RAT
2022-07-18Palo Alto Networks Unit 42Unit 42
@online{42:20220718:iron:f7586c5, author = {Unit 42}, title = {{Iron Taurus}}, date = {2022-07-18}, organization = {Palo Alto Networks Unit 42}, url = {https://unit42.paloaltonetworks.com/atoms/iron-taurus/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-07-29} } Iron Taurus
CHINACHOPPER Ghost RAT Wonknu ZXShell APT27
2022-05-23Trend MicroDaniel Lunghi, Jaromír Hořejší
@techreport{lunghi:20220523:operation:e3c402b, author = {Daniel Lunghi and Jaromír Hořejší}, title = {{Operation Earth Berberoka}}, date = {2022-05-23}, institution = {Trend Micro}, url = {https://documents.trendmicro.com/assets/white_papers/wp-operation-earth-berberoka.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-07-25} } Operation Earth Berberoka
reptile oRAT Ghost RAT PlugX pupy Earth Berberoka
2022-04-27Trend MicroDaniel Lunghi, Jaromír Hořejší
@online{lunghi:20220427:new:9068f6e, author = {Daniel Lunghi and Jaromír Hořejší}, title = {{New APT Group Earth Berberoka Targets Gambling Websites With Old and New Malware}}, date = {2022-04-27}, organization = {Trend Micro}, url = {https://www.trendmicro.com/en_us/research/22/d/new-apt-group-earth-berberoka-targets-gambling-websites-with-old.html}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-05-04} } New APT Group Earth Berberoka Targets Gambling Websites With Old and New Malware
AsyncRAT Ghost RAT PlugX Quasar RAT Earth Berberoka
2022-04-27TrendmicroDaniel Lunghi, Jaromír Hořejší
@techreport{lunghi:20220427:operation:bdba881, author = {Daniel Lunghi and Jaromír Hořejší}, title = {{Operation Gambling Puppet}}, date = {2022-04-27}, institution = {Trendmicro}, url = {https://www.botconf.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Botconf2022-40-LunghiHorejsi.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-07-25} } Operation Gambling Puppet
reptile oRAT AsyncRAT Cobalt Strike DCRat Ghost RAT PlugX Quasar RAT Trochilus RAT Earth Berberoka
2022-04-01The Hacker NewsRavie Lakshmanan
@online{lakshmanan:20220401:chinese:0b445c6, author = {Ravie Lakshmanan}, title = {{Chinese Hackers Target VMware Horizon Servers with Log4Shell to Deploy Rootkit}}, date = {2022-04-01}, organization = {The Hacker News}, url = {https://thehackernews.com/2022/04/chinese-hackers-target-vmware-horizon.html}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-04-04} } Chinese Hackers Target VMware Horizon Servers with Log4Shell to Deploy Rootkit
Fire Chili Ghost RAT
2022-03-30FortinetRotem Sde-Or, Eliran Voronovitch
@online{sdeor:20220330:new:8eeff0d, author = {Rotem Sde-Or and Eliran Voronovitch}, title = {{New Milestones for Deep Panda: Log4Shell and Digitally Signed Fire Chili Rootkits}}, date = {2022-03-30}, organization = {Fortinet}, url = {https://www.fortinet.com/blog/threat-research/deep-panda-log4shell-fire-chili-rootkits}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-03-31} } New Milestones for Deep Panda: Log4Shell and Digitally Signed Fire Chili Rootkits
Fire Chili Ghost RAT
2022-03-16AhnLabASEC Analysis Team
@online{team:20220316:gh0stcringe:65e2d3e, author = {ASEC Analysis Team}, title = {{Gh0stCringe RAT Being Distributed to Vulnerable Database Servers}}, date = {2022-03-16}, organization = {AhnLab}, url = {https://asec.ahnlab.com/en/32572/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-04-14} } Gh0stCringe RAT Being Distributed to Vulnerable Database Servers
Ghost RAT Kingminer
2022-02-11Cisco TalosTalos
@online{talos:20220211:threat:fcad762, author = {Talos}, title = {{Threat Roundup for February 4 to February 11}}, date = {2022-02-11}, organization = {Cisco Talos}, url = {https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2022/02/threat-roundup-0204-0211.html}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-02-14} } Threat Roundup for February 4 to February 11
DarkComet Ghost RAT Loki Password Stealer (PWS) Tinba Tofsee Zeus
2021-12-14Trend MicroNick Dai, Ted Lee, Vickie Su
@online{dai:20211214:collecting:3d6dd34, author = {Nick Dai and Ted Lee and Vickie Su}, title = {{Collecting In the Dark: Tropic Trooper Targets Transportation and Government}}, date = {2021-12-14}, organization = {Trend Micro}, url = {https://www.trendmicro.com/en_us/research/21/l/collecting-in-the-dark-tropic-trooper-targets-transportation-and-government-organizations.html}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-03-30} } Collecting In the Dark: Tropic Trooper Targets Transportation and Government
ChiserClient Ghost RAT Lilith Quasar RAT xPack
2021-10-05BlackberryThe BlackBerry Research & Intelligence Team
@online{team:20211005:drawing:e53477d, author = {The BlackBerry Research & Intelligence Team}, title = {{Drawing a Dragon: Connecting the Dots to Find APT41}}, date = {2021-10-05}, organization = {Blackberry}, url = {https://blogs.blackberry.com/en/2021/10/drawing-a-dragon-connecting-the-dots-to-find-apt41}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-10-11} } Drawing a Dragon: Connecting the Dots to Find APT41
Cobalt Strike Ghost RAT
2021-10-04JPCERT/CCShusei Tomonaga
@online{tomonaga:20211004:malware:5ba808a, author = {Shusei Tomonaga}, title = {{Malware Gh0stTimes Used by BlackTech}}, date = {2021-10-04}, organization = {JPCERT/CC}, url = {https://blogs.jpcert.or.jp/en/2021/10/gh0sttimes.html}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-10-11} } Malware Gh0stTimes Used by BlackTech
Gh0stTimes Ghost RAT
2021-05-05ZscalerAniruddha Dolas, Mohd Sadique, Manohar Ghule
@online{dolas:20210505:catching:ace83fc, author = {Aniruddha Dolas and Mohd Sadique and Manohar Ghule}, title = {{Catching RATs Over Custom Protocols Analysis of top non-HTTP/S threats}}, date = {2021-05-05}, organization = {Zscaler}, url = {https://www.zscaler.com/blogs/security-research/catching-rats-over-custom-protocols}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-05-08} } Catching RATs Over Custom Protocols Analysis of top non-HTTP/S threats
Agent Tesla AsyncRAT Crimson RAT CyberGate Ghost RAT Nanocore RAT NetWire RC NjRAT Quasar RAT Remcos
2021-04-28Trend MicroJaromír Hořejší, Joseph C Chen
@online{hoej:20210428:water:f769ce2, author = {Jaromír Hořejší and Joseph C Chen}, title = {{Water Pamola Attacked Online Shops Via Malicious Orders}}, date = {2021-04-28}, organization = {Trend Micro}, url = {https://www.trendmicro.com/en_us/research/21/d/water-pamola-attacked-online-shops-via-malicious-orders.html}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-05-04} } Water Pamola Attacked Online Shops Via Malicious Orders
Ghost RAT
2021-04-02Dr.WebDr.Web
@techreport{drweb:20210402:study:31b191e, author = {Dr.Web}, title = {{Study of targeted attacks on Russian research institutes}}, date = {2021-04-02}, institution = {Dr.Web}, url = {https://st.drweb.com/static/new-www/news/2021/april/drweb_research_attacks_on_russian_research_institutes_en.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-04-06} } Study of targeted attacks on Russian research institutes
Cotx RAT Ghost RAT TA428
2021-02-22tccontre Blogtcontre
@online{tcontre:20210222:gh0strat:9f98308, author = {tcontre}, title = {{Gh0stRat Anti-Debugging: Nested SEH (try - catch) to Decrypt and Load its Payload}}, date = {2021-02-22}, organization = {tccontre Blog}, url = {https://tccontre.blogspot.com/2021/02/gh0strat-anti-debugging-nested-seh-try.html}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-02-25} } Gh0stRat Anti-Debugging: Nested SEH (try - catch) to Decrypt and Load its Payload
Ghost RAT
2021-02-01ESET ResearchIgnacio Sanmillan, Matthieu Faou
@online{sanmillan:20210201:operation:9e52a78, author = {Ignacio Sanmillan and Matthieu Faou}, title = {{Operation NightScout: Supply‑chain attack targets online gaming in Asia}}, date = {2021-02-01}, organization = {ESET Research}, url = {https://www.welivesecurity.com/2021/02/01/operation-nightscout-supply-chain-attack-online-gaming-asia/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-02-17} } Operation NightScout: Supply‑chain attack targets online gaming in Asia
Ghost RAT NoxPlayer Poison Ivy Red Dev 17
2021-01-15SwisscomMarkus Neis
@techreport{neis:20210115:cracking:b1c1684, author = {Markus Neis}, title = {{Cracking a Soft Cell is Harder Than You Think}}, date = {2021-01-15}, institution = {Swisscom}, url = {https://raw.githubusercontent.com/yt0ng/cracking_softcell/main/Cracking_SOFTCLL_TLP_WHITE.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-01-18} } Cracking a Soft Cell is Harder Than You Think
Ghost RAT MimiKatz PlugX Poison Ivy Trochilus RAT
2020-12-18SeqritePavankumar Chaudhari
@online{chaudhari:20201218:rat:50074a2, author = {Pavankumar Chaudhari}, title = {{RAT used by Chinese cyberspies infiltrating Indian businesses}}, date = {2020-12-18}, organization = {Seqrite}, url = {https://www.seqrite.com/blog/rat-used-by-chinese-cyberspies-infiltrating-indian-businesses/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-12-18} } RAT used by Chinese cyberspies infiltrating Indian businesses
Ghost RAT
2020-12-10Intel 471Intel 471
@online{471:20201210:no:9fd2ae1, author = {Intel 471}, title = {{No pandas, just people: The current state of China’s cybercrime underground}}, date = {2020-12-10}, organization = {Intel 471}, url = {https://intel471.com/blog/china-cybercrime-undergrond-deepmix-tea-horse-road-great-firewall/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-12-10} } No pandas, just people: The current state of China’s cybercrime underground
Anubis SpyNote AsyncRAT Cobalt Strike Ghost RAT NjRAT
2020-12-10US-CERTUS-CERT, FBI, MS-ISAC
@online{uscert:20201210:alert:a5ec77e, author = {US-CERT and FBI and MS-ISAC}, title = {{Alert (AA20-345A): Cyber Actors Target K-12 Distance Learning Education to Cause Disruptions and Steal Data}}, date = {2020-12-10}, organization = {US-CERT}, url = {https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/alerts/aa20-345a}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-12-11} } Alert (AA20-345A): Cyber Actors Target K-12 Distance Learning Education to Cause Disruptions and Steal Data
PerlBot Shlayer Agent Tesla Cerber Dridex Ghost RAT Kovter Maze MedusaLocker Nanocore RAT Nefilim REvil Ryuk Zeus
2020-10-27Dr.WebDr.Web
@techreport{drweb:20201027:study:9f6e628, author = {Dr.Web}, title = {{Study of the ShadowPad APT backdoor and its relation to PlugX}}, date = {2020-10-27}, institution = {Dr.Web}, url = {https://st.drweb.com/static/new-www/news/2020/october/Study_of_the_ShadowPad_APT_backdoor_and_its_relation_to_PlugX_en.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-10-29} } Study of the ShadowPad APT backdoor and its relation to PlugX
Ghost RAT PlugX ShadowPad
2020-07-28NTTNTT Security
@online{security:20200728:craftypanda:7643b28, author = {NTT Security}, title = {{CraftyPanda 標的型攻撃解析レポート}}, date = {2020-07-28}, organization = {NTT}, url = {https://www.nttsecurity.com/docs/librariesprovider3/default-document-library/craftypanda-analysis-report}, language = {Japanese}, urldate = {2020-07-30} } CraftyPanda 標的型攻撃解析レポート
Ghost RAT PlugX
2020-07-20Risky.bizDaniel Gordon
@online{gordon:20200720:what:b88e81f, author = {Daniel Gordon}, title = {{What even is Winnti?}}, date = {2020-07-20}, organization = {Risky.biz}, url = {https://risky.biz/whatiswinnti/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-08-18} } What even is Winnti?
CCleaner Backdoor Ghost RAT PlugX ZXShell
2020-06-14BushidoTokenBushidoToken
@online{bushidotoken:20200614:deepdive:3a375ca, author = {BushidoToken}, title = {{Deep-dive: The DarkHotel APT}}, date = {2020-06-14}, organization = {BushidoToken}, url = {https://blog.bushidotoken.net/2020/06/deep-dive-darkhotel-apt.html}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-06-16} } Deep-dive: The DarkHotel APT
Asruex Ghost RAT Ramsay Retro Unidentified 076 (Higaisa LNK to Shellcode)
2020-06-05PrevailionDanny Adamitis
@online{adamitis:20200605:gh0st:849c227, author = {Danny Adamitis}, title = {{The Gh0st Remains the Same}}, date = {2020-06-05}, organization = {Prevailion}, url = {https://www.prevailion.com/the-gh0st-remains-the-same-2/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-09-20} } The Gh0st Remains the Same
Ghost RAT
2020-06-04PTSecurityPT ESC Threat Intelligence
@online{intelligence:20200604:covid19:45fa7ba, author = {PT ESC Threat Intelligence}, title = {{COVID-19 and New Year greetings: an investigation into the tools and methods used by the Higaisa group}}, date = {2020-06-04}, organization = {PTSecurity}, url = {https://www.ptsecurity.com/ww-en/analytics/pt-esc-threat-intelligence/covid-19-and-new-year-greetings-the-higaisa-group/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-06-05} } COVID-19 and New Year greetings: an investigation into the tools and methods used by the Higaisa group
Ghost RAT
2020-05-20Medium Asuna AmawakaAsuna Amawaka
@online{amawaka:20200520:what:e02d9a4, author = {Asuna Amawaka}, title = {{What happened between the BigBadWolf and the Tiger?}}, date = {2020-05-20}, organization = {Medium Asuna Amawaka}, url = {https://medium.com/insomniacs/what-happened-between-the-bigbadwolf-and-the-tiger-925549a105b2}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-02-18} } What happened between the BigBadWolf and the Tiger?
Ghost RAT
2020-05-14Avast DecodedLuigino Camastra
@online{camastra:20200514:planted:7b94cc6, author = {Luigino Camastra}, title = {{APT Group Planted Backdoors Targeting High Profile Networks in Central Asia}}, date = {2020-05-14}, organization = {Avast Decoded}, url = {https://decoded.avast.io/luigicamastra/apt-group-planted-backdoors-targeting-high-profile-networks-in-central-asia}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-07-25} } APT Group Planted Backdoors Targeting High Profile Networks in Central Asia
BYEBY Ghost RAT Microcin MimiKatz Vicious Panda
2020-03-05SophosLabsSergei Shevchenko
@techreport{shevchenko:20200305:cloud:e83e58c, author = {Sergei Shevchenko}, title = {{Cloud Snooper Attack Bypasses AWS Security Measures}}, date = {2020-03-05}, institution = {SophosLabs}, url = {https://www.sophos.com/en-us/medialibrary/PDFs/technical-papers/sophoslabs-cloud-snooper-report.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-01-28} } Cloud Snooper Attack Bypasses AWS Security Measures
Cloud Snooper Ghost RAT
2020SecureworksSecureWorks
@online{secureworks:2020:bronze:dcdc02a, author = {SecureWorks}, title = {{BRONZE FLEETWOOD}}, date = {2020}, organization = {Secureworks}, url = {https://www.secureworks.com/research/threat-profiles/bronze-fleetwood}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-05-23} } BRONZE FLEETWOOD
Binanen Ghost RAT OrcaRAT APT5
2020SecureworksSecureWorks
@online{secureworks:2020:bronze:41a0bc0, author = {SecureWorks}, title = {{BRONZE EDISON}}, date = {2020}, organization = {Secureworks}, url = {https://www.secureworks.com/research/threat-profiles/bronze-edison}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-05-23} } BRONZE EDISON
Ghost RAT sykipot APT4 SAMURAI PANDA
2020SecureworksSecureWorks
@online{secureworks:2020:bronze:4db27ec, author = {SecureWorks}, title = {{BRONZE UNION}}, date = {2020}, organization = {Secureworks}, url = {https://www.secureworks.com/research/threat-profiles/bronze-union}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-05-23} } BRONZE UNION
9002 RAT CHINACHOPPER Enfal Ghost RAT HttpBrowser HyperBro owaauth PlugX Poison Ivy ZXShell APT27
2020SecureworksSecureWorks
@online{secureworks:2020:bronze:dc58892, author = {SecureWorks}, title = {{BRONZE GLOBE}}, date = {2020}, organization = {Secureworks}, url = {https://www.secureworks.com/research/threat-profiles/bronze-globe}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-05-23} } BRONZE GLOBE
EtumBot Ghost RAT APT12
2019-12-12MicrosoftMicrosoft Threat Intelligence Center
@online{center:20191212:gallium:79f6460, author = {Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center}, title = {{GALLIUM: Targeting global telecom}}, date = {2019-12-12}, organization = {Microsoft}, url = {https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2019/12/12/gallium-targeting-global-telecom/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-06-15} } GALLIUM: Targeting global telecom
CHINACHOPPER Ghost RAT HTran MimiKatz Poison Ivy GALLIUM
2019-11-19FireEyeKelli Vanderlee, Nalani Fraser
@techreport{vanderlee:20191119:achievement:6be19eb, author = {Kelli Vanderlee and Nalani Fraser}, title = {{Achievement Unlocked: Chinese Cyber Espionage Evolves to Support Higher Level Missions}}, date = {2019-11-19}, institution = {FireEye}, url = {https://summit.fireeye.com/content/dam/fireeye-www/summit/cds-2019/presentations/cds19-executive-s08-achievement-unlocked.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-03-02} } Achievement Unlocked: Chinese Cyber Espionage Evolves to Support Higher Level Missions
MESSAGETAP TSCookie ACEHASH CHINACHOPPER Cobalt Strike Derusbi Empire Downloader Ghost RAT HIGHNOON HTran MimiKatz NetWire RC poisonplug Poison Ivy pupy Quasar RAT ZXShell
2019-11-04TencentTencent Security Mikan TIC
@online{tic:20191104:attack:33a29db, author = {Tencent Security Mikan TIC}, title = {{APT attack group "Higaisa" attack activity disclosed}}, date = {2019-11-04}, organization = {Tencent}, url = {https://s.tencent.com/research/report/836.html}, language = {Chinese}, urldate = {2020-05-13} } APT attack group "Higaisa" attack activity disclosed
Ghost RAT Higaisa
2019-09-23MITREMITRE ATT&CK
@online{attck:20190923:apt41:63b9ff7, author = {MITRE ATT&CK}, title = {{APT41}}, date = {2019-09-23}, organization = {MITRE}, url = {https://attack.mitre.org/groups/G0096}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-08-30} } APT41
Derusbi MESSAGETAP Winnti ASPXSpy BLACKCOFFEE CHINACHOPPER Cobalt Strike Derusbi Empire Downloader Ghost RAT MimiKatz NjRAT PlugX ShadowPad Winnti ZXShell APT41
2019-09-17TalosChristopher Evans, David Liebenberg
@online{evans:20190917:cryptocurrency:8f3a9e9, author = {Christopher Evans and David Liebenberg}, title = {{Cryptocurrency miners aren’t dead yet: Documenting the voracious but simple “Panda”}}, date = {2019-09-17}, organization = {Talos}, url = {https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2019/09/panda-evolution.html}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-10-31} } Cryptocurrency miners aren’t dead yet: Documenting the voracious but simple “Panda”
Ghost RAT
2019-04-25DATANETKim Seon-ae
@online{seonae:20190425:chinesebased:fa78904, author = {Kim Seon-ae}, title = {{Chinese-based hackers attack domestic energy institutions}}, date = {2019-04-25}, organization = {DATANET}, url = {https://www.datanet.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=133346}, language = {Korean}, urldate = {2021-02-09} } Chinese-based hackers attack domestic energy institutions
CALMTHORN Ghost RAT
2019-02-27SecureworksCTU Research Team
@online{team:20190227:peek:16c9160, author = {CTU Research Team}, title = {{A Peek into BRONZE UNION’s Toolbox}}, date = {2019-02-27}, organization = {Secureworks}, url = {https://www.secureworks.com/research/a-peek-into-bronze-unions-toolbox}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-07} } A Peek into BRONZE UNION’s Toolbox
Ghost RAT HyperBro ZXShell
2019-01-07IntezerIgnacio Sanmillan
@online{sanmillan:20190107:chinaz:50bb5f4, author = {Ignacio Sanmillan}, title = {{ChinaZ Revelations: Revealing ChinaZ Relationships with other Chinese Threat Actor Groups}}, date = {2019-01-07}, organization = {Intezer}, url = {https://www.intezer.com/blog/malware-analysis/chinaz-relations/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-09-20} } ChinaZ Revelations: Revealing ChinaZ Relationships with other Chinese Threat Actor Groups
Ghost RAT
2018-09-19Möbius Strip Reverse EngineeringRolf Rolles
@online{rolles:20180919:hexrays:1afcc0c, author = {Rolf Rolles}, title = {{Hex-Rays Microcode API vs. Obfuscating Compiler}}, date = {2018-09-19}, organization = {Möbius Strip Reverse Engineering}, url = {http://www.hexblog.com/?p=1248}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-10-28} } Hex-Rays Microcode API vs. Obfuscating Compiler
Ghost RAT
2018-04-17NCC GroupNikolaos Pantazopoulos
@online{pantazopoulos:20180417:decoding:7d5f713, author = {Nikolaos Pantazopoulos}, title = {{Decoding network data from a Gh0st RAT variant}}, date = {2018-04-17}, organization = {NCC Group}, url = {https://research.nccgroup.com/2018/04/17/decoding-network-data-from-a-gh0st-rat-variant/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-09-20} } Decoding network data from a Gh0st RAT variant
Ghost RAT APT27
2018-02-01BitdefenderBitdefender Team
@techreport{team:20180201:operation:e76f179, author = {Bitdefender Team}, title = {{Operation PZCHAO Inside a highly specialized espionage infrastructure}}, date = {2018-02-01}, institution = {Bitdefender}, url = {https://www.bitdefender.com/files/News/CaseStudies/study/185/Bitdefender-Business-2017-WhitePaper-PZCHAO-crea2452-en-EN-GenericUse.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-09-20} } Operation PZCHAO Inside a highly specialized espionage infrastructure
Ghost RAT APT27
2018-01-04Malware Traffic AnalysisBrad Duncan
@online{duncan:20180104:malspam:ce2dfac, author = {Brad Duncan}, title = {{MALSPAM PUSHING PCRAT/GH0ST}}, date = {2018-01-04}, organization = {Malware Traffic Analysis}, url = {http://www.malware-traffic-analysis.net/2018/01/04/index.html}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-24} } MALSPAM PUSHING PCRAT/GH0ST
Ghost RAT
2017-12-19ProofpointDarien Huss
@techreport{huss:20171219:north:b2da03e, author = {Darien Huss}, title = {{North Korea Bitten by Bitcoin Bug}}, date = {2017-12-19}, institution = {Proofpoint}, url = {https://www.proofpoint.com/sites/default/files/pfpt-us-wp-north-korea-bitten-by-bitcoin-bug.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-10-18} } North Korea Bitten by Bitcoin Bug
QUICKCAFE PowerSpritz Ghost RAT PowerRatankba
2017-12-19ProofpointDarien Huss
@online{huss:20171219:north:e5ef6da, author = {Darien Huss}, title = {{North Korea Bitten by Bitcoin Bug: Financially motivated campaigns reveal new dimension of the Lazarus Group}}, date = {2017-12-19}, organization = {Proofpoint}, url = {https://www.proofpoint.com/us/threat-insight/post/north-korea-bitten-bitcoin-bug-financially-motivated-campaigns-reveal-new}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } North Korea Bitten by Bitcoin Bug: Financially motivated campaigns reveal new dimension of the Lazarus Group
Ghost RAT
2017-05-31MITREMITRE
@online{mitre:20170531:apt18:deb24dc, author = {MITRE}, title = {{APT18}}, date = {2017-05-31}, organization = {MITRE}, url = {https://attack.mitre.org/groups/G0026}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-07-05} } APT18
Ghost RAT HttpBrowser APT18
2017-05-31MITREMITRE ATT&CK
@online{attck:20170531:pittytiger:cac6452, author = {MITRE ATT&CK}, title = {{PittyTiger}}, date = {2017-05-31}, organization = {MITRE}, url = {https://attack.mitre.org/groups/G0011}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-08-30} } PittyTiger
Enfal Ghost RAT MimiKatz Poison Ivy APT24
2017-05-31MITREMITRE ATT&CK
@online{attck:20170531:axiom:b181fdb, author = {MITRE ATT&CK}, title = {{Axiom}}, date = {2017-05-31}, organization = {MITRE}, url = {https://attack.mitre.org/groups/G0001/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2022-08-30} } Axiom
Derusbi 9002 RAT BLACKCOFFEE Derusbi Ghost RAT HiKit PlugX ZXShell APT17
2017-02-25Financial Security InstituteKyoung-Ju Kwak (郭炅周)
@techreport{:20170225:silent:5a11e12, author = {Kyoung-Ju Kwak (郭炅周)}, title = {{Silent RIFLE: Response Against Advanced Threat}}, date = {2017-02-25}, institution = {Financial Security Institute}, url = {https://hackcon.org/uploads/327/05%20-%20Kwak.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-03-04} } Silent RIFLE: Response Against Advanced Threat
Ghost RAT
2016-04-22CylanceIsaac Palmer
@online{palmer:20160422:ghost:dda6514, author = {Isaac Palmer}, title = {{The Ghost Dragon}}, date = {2016-04-22}, organization = {Cylance}, url = {https://blog.cylance.com/the-ghost-dragon}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-08} } The Ghost Dragon
Ghost RAT
2012Norman ASASnorre Fagerland
@techreport{fagerland:2012:many:c938856, author = {Snorre Fagerland}, title = {{The many faces of Gh0st Rat}}, date = {2012}, institution = {Norman ASA}, url = {http://download01.norman.no/documents/ThemanyfacesofGh0stRat.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } The many faces of Gh0st Rat
Ghost RAT
2011-06-29SymantecJohn McDonald
@online{mcdonald:20110629:inside:b955948, author = {John McDonald}, title = {{Inside a Back Door Attack}}, date = {2011-06-29}, organization = {Symantec}, url = {https://web.archive.org/web/20140816135909/https://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/inside-back-door-attack}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-04-21} } Inside a Back Door Attack
Ghost RAT Dust Storm
2009-03-28Information Warfare MonitorInformation Warfare Monitor
@techreport{monitor:20090328:tracking:dffad13, author = {Information Warfare Monitor}, title = {{Tracking GhostNet: Investigating a Cyber Espionage Network}}, date = {2009-03-28}, institution = {Information Warfare Monitor}, url = {http://www.nartv.org/mirror/ghostnet.pdf}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-04-23} } Tracking GhostNet: Investigating a Cyber Espionage Network
Ghost RAT GhostNet
Yara Rules
[TLP:WHITE] win_ghost_rat_auto (20220808 | Detects win.ghost_rat.)
rule win_ghost_rat_auto {

    meta:
        author = "Felix Bilstein - yara-signator at cocacoding dot com"
        date = "2022-08-05"
        version = "1"
        description = "Detects win.ghost_rat."
        info = "autogenerated rule brought to you by yara-signator"
        tool = "yara-signator v0.6.0"
        signator_config = "callsandjumps;datarefs;binvalue"
        malpedia_reference = "https://malpedia.caad.fkie.fraunhofer.de/details/win.ghost_rat"
        malpedia_rule_date = "20220805"
        malpedia_hash = "6ec06c64bcfdbeda64eff021c766b4ce34542b71"
        malpedia_version = "20220808"
        malpedia_license = "CC BY-SA 4.0"
        malpedia_sharing = "TLP:WHITE"

    /* DISCLAIMER
     * The strings used in this rule have been automatically selected from the
     * disassembly of memory dumps and unpacked files, using YARA-Signator.
     * The code and documentation is published here:
     * https://github.com/fxb-cocacoding/yara-signator
     * As Malpedia is used as data source, please note that for a given
     * number of families, only single samples are documented.
     * This likely impacts the degree of generalization these rules will offer.
     * Take the described generation method also into consideration when you
     * apply the rules in your use cases and assign them confidence levels.
     */


    strings:
        $sequence_0 = { 8bd9 e8???????? 8b4d08 3bc8 }
            // n = 4, score = 500
            //   8bd9                 | mov                 ebx, ecx
            //   e8????????           |                     
            //   8b4d08               | mov                 ecx, dword ptr [ebp + 8]
            //   3bc8                 | cmp                 ecx, eax

        $sequence_1 = { 6a01 56 ff15???????? 5e c20800 }
            // n = 5, score = 500
            //   6a01                 | push                1
            //   56                   | push                esi
            //   ff15????????         |                     
            //   5e                   | pop                 esi
            //   c20800               | ret                 8

        $sequence_2 = { 8b400c 85c0 7505 a1???????? 50 8bce e8???????? }
            // n = 7, score = 500
            //   8b400c               | mov                 eax, dword ptr [eax + 0xc]
            //   85c0                 | test                eax, eax
            //   7505                 | jne                 7
            //   a1????????           |                     
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   8bce                 | mov                 ecx, esi
            //   e8????????           |                     

        $sequence_3 = { 6a6b 8bce e8???????? 5f }
            // n = 4, score = 400
            //   6a6b                 | push                0x6b
            //   8bce                 | mov                 ecx, esi
            //   e8????????           |                     
            //   5f                   | pop                 edi

        $sequence_4 = { c745f800000000 df6df4 83ec08 dc0d???????? }
            // n = 4, score = 400
            //   c745f800000000       | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 8], 0
            //   df6df4               | fild                qword ptr [ebp - 0xc]
            //   83ec08               | sub                 esp, 8
            //   dc0d????????         |                     

        $sequence_5 = { 5b 8be5 5d c20400 894df4 c745f800000000 df6df4 }
            // n = 7, score = 400
            //   5b                   | pop                 ebx
            //   8be5                 | mov                 esp, ebp
            //   5d                   | pop                 ebp
            //   c20400               | ret                 4
            //   894df4               | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 0xc], ecx
            //   c745f800000000       | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 8], 0
            //   df6df4               | fild                qword ptr [ebp - 0xc]

        $sequence_6 = { 50 53 ff15???????? 53 ff15???????? 8b4508 }
            // n = 6, score = 300
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   53                   | push                ebx
            //   ff15????????         |                     
            //   53                   | push                ebx
            //   ff15????????         |                     
            //   8b4508               | mov                 eax, dword ptr [ebp + 8]

        $sequence_7 = { 8b96549f0000 83c41c 89849614030000 8b86549f0000 }
            // n = 4, score = 300
            //   8b96549f0000         | mov                 edx, dword ptr [esi + 0x9f54]
            //   83c41c               | add                 esp, 0x1c
            //   89849614030000       | mov                 dword ptr [esi + edx*4 + 0x314], eax
            //   8b86549f0000         | mov                 eax, dword ptr [esi + 0x9f54]

        $sequence_8 = { c20400 8d7901 57 ff15???????? 8bcf 8bd8 8bc1 }
            // n = 7, score = 300
            //   c20400               | ret                 4
            //   8d7901               | lea                 edi, [ecx + 1]
            //   57                   | push                edi
            //   ff15????????         |                     
            //   8bcf                 | mov                 ecx, edi
            //   8bd8                 | mov                 ebx, eax
            //   8bc1                 | mov                 eax, ecx

        $sequence_9 = { 8dbd85feffff f3ab 66ab aa }
            // n = 4, score = 300
            //   8dbd85feffff         | lea                 edi, [ebp - 0x17b]
            //   f3ab                 | rep stosd           dword ptr es:[edi], eax
            //   66ab                 | stosw               word ptr es:[edi], ax
            //   aa                   | stosb               byte ptr es:[edi], al

        $sequence_10 = { 8bce ff75e8 e8???????? 8bce }
            // n = 4, score = 300
            //   8bce                 | mov                 ecx, esi
            //   ff75e8               | push                dword ptr [ebp - 0x18]
            //   e8????????           |                     
            //   8bce                 | mov                 ecx, esi

        $sequence_11 = { 6a71 8bcf e8???????? 5f 5e }
            // n = 5, score = 300
            //   6a71                 | push                0x71
            //   8bcf                 | mov                 ecx, edi
            //   e8????????           |                     
            //   5f                   | pop                 edi
            //   5e                   | pop                 esi

        $sequence_12 = { 8bc8 8bd1 894508 c1e902 f3a5 8bca }
            // n = 6, score = 300
            //   8bc8                 | mov                 ecx, eax
            //   8bd1                 | mov                 edx, ecx
            //   894508               | mov                 dword ptr [ebp + 8], eax
            //   c1e902               | shr                 ecx, 2
            //   f3a5                 | rep movsd           dword ptr es:[edi], dword ptr [esi]
            //   8bca                 | mov                 ecx, edx

        $sequence_13 = { 68???????? 50 6802000080 e8???????? 83c41c 5f }
            // n = 6, score = 300
            //   68????????           |                     
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   6802000080           | push                0x80000002
            //   e8????????           |                     
            //   83c41c               | add                 esp, 0x1c
            //   5f                   | pop                 edi

        $sequence_14 = { 6a00 50 e8???????? 83c40c ff7508 6a40 ff15???????? }
            // n = 7, score = 300
            //   6a00                 | push                0
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   e8????????           |                     
            //   83c40c               | add                 esp, 0xc
            //   ff7508               | push                dword ptr [ebp + 8]
            //   6a40                 | push                0x40
            //   ff15????????         |                     

        $sequence_15 = { ff7510 ff75dc ff15???????? 85c0 7507 c745e401000000 }
            // n = 6, score = 300
            //   ff7510               | push                dword ptr [ebp + 0x10]
            //   ff75dc               | push                dword ptr [ebp - 0x24]
            //   ff15????????         |                     
            //   85c0                 | test                eax, eax
            //   7507                 | jne                 9
            //   c745e401000000       | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 0x1c], 1

        $sequence_16 = { 7509 5f 5e 5b 83c454 }
            // n = 5, score = 300
            //   7509                 | jne                 0xb
            //   5f                   | pop                 edi
            //   5e                   | pop                 esi
            //   5b                   | pop                 ebx
            //   83c454               | add                 esp, 0x54

        $sequence_17 = { 83c40c 8d85b8feffff 50 8d85b4fdffff 50 ff15???????? }
            // n = 6, score = 300
            //   83c40c               | add                 esp, 0xc
            //   8d85b8feffff         | lea                 eax, [ebp - 0x148]
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   8d85b4fdffff         | lea                 eax, [ebp - 0x24c]
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   ff15????????         |                     

        $sequence_18 = { 6a01 ff7620 ff15???????? 8b4e04 e8???????? }
            // n = 5, score = 300
            //   6a01                 | push                1
            //   ff7620               | push                dword ptr [esi + 0x20]
            //   ff15????????         |                     
            //   8b4e04               | mov                 ecx, dword ptr [esi + 4]
            //   e8????????           |                     

        $sequence_19 = { e9???????? 8d45dc 50 681f000200 }
            // n = 4, score = 300
            //   e9????????           |                     
            //   8d45dc               | lea                 eax, [ebp - 0x24]
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   681f000200           | push                0x2001f

        $sequence_20 = { 8365fc00 ff7508 ff15???????? 40 50 ff15???????? 59 }
            // n = 7, score = 300
            //   8365fc00             | and                 dword ptr [ebp - 4], 0
            //   ff7508               | push                dword ptr [ebp + 8]
            //   ff15????????         |                     
            //   40                   | inc                 eax
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   ff15????????         |                     
            //   59                   | pop                 ecx

        $sequence_21 = { 85c0 7403 50 ffd5 8bcf c7442418ffffffff e8???????? }
            // n = 7, score = 300
            //   85c0                 | test                eax, eax
            //   7403                 | je                  5
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   ffd5                 | call                ebp
            //   8bcf                 | mov                 ecx, edi
            //   c7442418ffffffff     | mov                 dword ptr [esp + 0x18], 0xffffffff
            //   e8????????           |                     

        $sequence_22 = { 68???????? 6a00 6a00 e8???????? 8b8e549f0000 83c41c }
            // n = 6, score = 300
            //   68????????           |                     
            //   6a00                 | push                0
            //   6a00                 | push                0
            //   e8????????           |                     
            //   8b8e549f0000         | mov                 ecx, dword ptr [esi + 0x9f54]
            //   83c41c               | add                 esp, 0x1c

        $sequence_23 = { 813f6b006500 7406 813f4b004500 75e8 }
            // n = 4, score = 200
            //   813f6b006500         | cmp                 dword ptr [edi], 0x65006b
            //   7406                 | je                  8
            //   813f4b004500         | cmp                 dword ptr [edi], 0x45004b
            //   75e8                 | jne                 0xffffffea

        $sequence_24 = { 83e9fc c7014c696272 83e9fc c70161727941 }
            // n = 4, score = 200
            //   83e9fc               | sub                 ecx, -4
            //   c7014c696272         | mov                 dword ptr [ecx], 0x7262694c
            //   83e9fc               | sub                 ecx, -4
            //   c70161727941         | mov                 dword ptr [ecx], 0x41797261

        $sequence_25 = { 6a00 6a00 6838040000 6a00 6a00 }
            // n = 5, score = 200
            //   6a00                 | push                0
            //   6a00                 | push                0
            //   6838040000           | push                0x438
            //   6a00                 | push                0
            //   6a00                 | push                0

        $sequence_26 = { 8b761c 8b4608 8b7e20 8b36 813f6b006500 }
            // n = 5, score = 200
            //   8b761c               | mov                 esi, dword ptr [esi + 0x1c]
            //   8b4608               | mov                 eax, dword ptr [esi + 8]
            //   8b7e20               | mov                 edi, dword ptr [esi + 0x20]
            //   8b36                 | mov                 esi, dword ptr [esi]
            //   813f6b006500         | cmp                 dword ptr [edi], 0x65006b

        $sequence_27 = { 8d9530ffffff 52 6a40 8b4580 50 }
            // n = 5, score = 100
            //   8d9530ffffff         | lea                 edx, [ebp - 0xd0]
            //   52                   | push                edx
            //   6a40                 | push                0x40
            //   8b4580               | mov                 eax, dword ptr [ebp - 0x80]
            //   50                   | push                eax

        $sequence_28 = { 8b9560ffffff 035110 8955f4 6a00 6a01 ffb560ffffff ff55f4 }
            // n = 7, score = 100
            //   8b9560ffffff         | mov                 edx, dword ptr [ebp - 0xa0]
            //   035110               | add                 edx, dword ptr [ecx + 0x10]
            //   8955f4               | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 0xc], edx
            //   6a00                 | push                0
            //   6a01                 | push                1
            //   ffb560ffffff         | push                dword ptr [ebp - 0xa0]
            //   ff55f4               | call                dword ptr [ebp - 0xc]

        $sequence_29 = { 50 ffb560ffffff e8???????? 8b8d7cffffff }
            // n = 4, score = 100
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   ffb560ffffff         | push                dword ptr [ebp - 0xa0]
            //   e8????????           |                     
            //   8b8d7cffffff         | mov                 ecx, dword ptr [ebp - 0x84]

        $sequence_30 = { 8945b8 8b45c8 8b4db8 8908 8b55c8 }
            // n = 5, score = 100
            //   8945b8               | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 0x48], eax
            //   8b45c8               | mov                 eax, dword ptr [ebp - 0x38]
            //   8b4db8               | mov                 ecx, dword ptr [ebp - 0x48]
            //   8908                 | mov                 dword ptr [eax], ecx
            //   8b55c8               | mov                 edx, dword ptr [ebp - 0x38]

        $sequence_31 = { 837c101000 7502 ebb4 8b8d6cffffff 6bc928 8b9538ffffff }
            // n = 6, score = 100
            //   837c101000           | cmp                 dword ptr [eax + edx + 0x10], 0
            //   7502                 | jne                 4
            //   ebb4                 | jmp                 0xffffffb6
            //   8b8d6cffffff         | mov                 ecx, dword ptr [ebp - 0x94]
            //   6bc928               | imul                ecx, ecx, 0x28
            //   8b9538ffffff         | mov                 edx, dword ptr [ebp - 0xc8]

    condition:
        7 of them and filesize < 357376
}
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