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win.hancitor (Back to overview)

Hancitor

aka: Chanitor
URLhaus    

Hancitor(aka Chanitor) emerged in 2013 which spread via social engineering techniques mainly through phishing mails embedded with malicious link and weaponized Microsoft office document contains malicious macro in it.

References
2021-07-09InfoSec Handlers Diary BlogBrad Duncan
@online{duncan:20210709:hancitor:814e815, author = {Brad Duncan}, title = {{Hancitor tries XLL as initial malware file}}, date = {2021-07-09}, organization = {InfoSec Handlers Diary Blog}, url = {https://isc.sans.edu/diary/rss/27618}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-07-19} } Hancitor tries XLL as initial malware file
Cobalt Strike Hancitor
2021-06-28The DFIR ReportThe DFIR Report
@online{report:20210628:hancitor:b21cdd2, author = {The DFIR Report}, title = {{Hancitor Continues to Push Cobalt Strike}}, date = {2021-06-28}, organization = {The DFIR Report}, url = {https://thedfirreport.com/2021/06/28/hancitor-continues-to-push-cobalt-strike/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-06-29} } Hancitor Continues to Push Cobalt Strike
Cobalt Strike Hancitor
2021-06-21Medium elis531989Eli Salem
@online{salem:20210621:dissecting:295cc4b, author = {Eli Salem}, title = {{Dissecting and automating Hancitor’s config extraction}}, date = {2021-06-21}, organization = {Medium elis531989}, url = {https://elis531989.medium.com/dissecting-and-automating-hancitors-config-extraction-1a6ed85d99b8}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-06-22} } Dissecting and automating Hancitor’s config extraction
Hancitor
2021-06-17Binary DefenseBrandon George
@online{george:20210617:analysis:6e4b8ac, author = {Brandon George}, title = {{Analysis of Hancitor – When Boring Begets Beacon}}, date = {2021-06-17}, organization = {Binary Defense}, url = {https://www.binarydefense.com/analysis-of-hancitor-when-boring-begets-beacon}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-06-22} } Analysis of Hancitor – When Boring Begets Beacon
Cobalt Strike Ficker Stealer Hancitor
2021-05-19Intel 471Intel 471
@online{471:20210519:look:5ba9516, author = {Intel 471}, title = {{Look how many cybercriminals love Cobalt Strike}}, date = {2021-05-19}, organization = {Intel 471}, url = {https://www.intel471.com/blog/Cobalt-strike-cybercriminals-trickbot-qbot-hancitor}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-05-19} } Look how many cybercriminals love Cobalt Strike
BazarBackdoor Cobalt Strike Hancitor QakBot SmokeLoader SystemBC TrickBot
2021-05-07Group-IBOleg Skulkin, Semyon Rogachev
@online{skulkin:20210507:connecting:49c0b13, author = {Oleg Skulkin and Semyon Rogachev}, title = {{Connecting the Bots Hancitor fuels Cuba Ransomware Operations}}, date = {2021-05-07}, organization = {Group-IB}, url = {https://blog.group-ib.com/hancitor-cuba-ransomware}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-05-08} } Connecting the Bots Hancitor fuels Cuba Ransomware Operations
Cuba Hancitor
2021-04-16InQuestDmitry Melikov
@online{melikov:20210416:unearthing:4ff003c, author = {Dmitry Melikov}, title = {{Unearthing Hancitor Infrastructure}}, date = {2021-04-16}, organization = {InQuest}, url = {https://inquest.net/blog/2021/04/16/unearthing-hancitor-infrastructure}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-04-28} } Unearthing Hancitor Infrastructure
Hancitor
2021-04-07Palo Alto Networks Unit 42Brad Duncan
@online{duncan:20210407:wireshark:3c806d8, author = {Brad Duncan}, title = {{Wireshark Tutorial: Examining Traffic from Hancitor Infections}}, date = {2021-04-07}, organization = {Palo Alto Networks Unit 42}, url = {https://unit42.paloaltonetworks.com/wireshark-tutorial-hancitor-followup-malware/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-04-12} } Wireshark Tutorial: Examining Traffic from Hancitor Infections
Hancitor
2021-04-01Palo Alto Networks Unit 42Brad Duncan
@online{duncan:20210401:hancitors:8876ca1, author = {Brad Duncan}, title = {{Hancitor’s Use of Cobalt Strike and a Noisy Network Ping Tool}}, date = {2021-04-01}, organization = {Palo Alto Networks Unit 42}, url = {https://unit42.paloaltonetworks.com/hancitor-infections-cobalt-strike/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-04-06} } Hancitor’s Use of Cobalt Strike and a Noisy Network Ping Tool
Cobalt Strike Hancitor
2021-02-11Twitter (@TheDFIRReport)The DFIR Report
@online{report:20210211:hancitor:9fa527e, author = {The DFIR Report}, title = {{Tweet on Hancitor Activity followed by cobaltsrike beacon}}, date = {2021-02-11}, organization = {Twitter (@TheDFIRReport)}, url = {https://twitter.com/TheDFIRReport/status/1359669513520873473}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-02-18} } Tweet on Hancitor Activity followed by cobaltsrike beacon
Cobalt Strike Hancitor
2021-01-13InfoSec Handlers Diary BlogBrad Duncan
@online{duncan:20210113:hancitor:55f3ea5, author = {Brad Duncan}, title = {{Hancitor activity resumes after a hoilday break}}, date = {2021-01-13}, organization = {InfoSec Handlers Diary Blog}, url = {https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Hancitor+activity+resumes+after+a+hoilday+break/26980/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-01-21} } Hancitor activity resumes after a hoilday break
Hancitor
2021-01-10Medium walmartglobaltechJason Reaves
@online{reaves:20210110:man1:54a4162, author = {Jason Reaves}, title = {{MAN1, Moskal, Hancitor and a side of Ransomware}}, date = {2021-01-10}, organization = {Medium walmartglobaltech}, url = {https://medium.com/walmartglobaltech/man1-moskal-hancitor-and-a-side-of-ransomware-d77b4d991618}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-01-11} } MAN1, Moskal, Hancitor and a side of Ransomware
Cobalt Strike Hancitor SendSafe VegaLocker Zeppelin Ransomware
2019-11-01Dodge This SecurityDodge This Security
@online{security:20191101:hancitor:1e78408, author = {Dodge This Security}, title = {{Hancitor. Evasive new waves, and how COM objects can use Cached Credentials for Proxy Authentication}}, date = {2019-11-01}, organization = {Dodge This Security}, url = {https://www.dodgethissecurity.com/2019/11/01/hancitor-evasive-new-waves-and-how-com-objects-can-use-cached-credentials-for-proxy-authentication/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-07} } Hancitor. Evasive new waves, and how COM objects can use Cached Credentials for Proxy Authentication
Hancitor
2019-05Felix Weyne
@online{weyne:201905:hancitors:9fccb0b, author = {Felix Weyne}, title = {{Hancitor's Packer Damystified}}, date = {2019-05}, url = {https://www.uperesia.com/hancitor-packer-demystified}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-07} } Hancitor's Packer Damystified
Hancitor
2018-11-05Vitali Kremez
@online{kremez:20181105:lets:aed7583, author = {Vitali Kremez}, title = {{Let's Learn: In-Depth Reversing of Hancitor Dropper/Loader: 2016 vs 2018 Malware Progression}}, date = {2018-11-05}, url = {https://www.vkremez.com/2018/11/lets-learn-in-depth-reversing-of.html}, language = {English}, urldate = {2020-01-07} } Let's Learn: In-Depth Reversing of Hancitor Dropper/Loader: 2016 vs 2018 Malware Progression
Hancitor
2018-02-27Palo Alto Networks Unit 42Jeff White
@online{white:20180227:dissecting:4a4c07e, author = {Jeff White}, title = {{Dissecting Hancitor’s Latest 2018 Packer}}, date = {2018-02-27}, organization = {Palo Alto Networks Unit 42}, url = {https://researchcenter.paloaltonetworks.com/2018/02/unit42-dissecting-hancitors-latest-2018-packer/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } Dissecting Hancitor’s Latest 2018 Packer
Hancitor
2018-02-07Palo Alto Networks Unit 42Vicky Ray, Brad Duncan
@online{ray:20180207:compromised:01adde2, author = {Vicky Ray and Brad Duncan}, title = {{Compromised Servers & Fraud Accounts: Recent Hancitor Attacks}}, date = {2018-02-07}, organization = {Palo Alto Networks Unit 42}, url = {https://researchcenter.paloaltonetworks.com/2018/02/unit42-compromised-servers-fraud-accounts-recent-hancitor-attacks/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } Compromised Servers & Fraud Accounts: Recent Hancitor Attacks
Hancitor
2016-09-23FireEyeAnkit Anubhav, Dileep Kumar Jallepalli
@online{anubhav:20160923:hancitor:220140e, author = {Ankit Anubhav and Dileep Kumar Jallepalli}, title = {{Hancitor (AKA Chanitor) observed using multiple attack approaches}}, date = {2016-09-23}, organization = {FireEye}, url = {https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2016/09/hancitor_aka_chanit.html}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } Hancitor (AKA Chanitor) observed using multiple attack approaches
Hancitor
2016-08-22Palo Alto Networks Unit 42Jeff White
@online{white:20160822:vb:7220081, author = {Jeff White}, title = {{VB Dropper and Shellcode for Hancitor Reveal New Techniques Behind Uptick}}, date = {2016-08-22}, organization = {Palo Alto Networks Unit 42}, url = {https://researchcenter.paloaltonetworks.com/2016/08/unit42-vb-dropper-and-shellcode-for-hancitor-reveal-new-techniques-behind-uptick/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } VB Dropper and Shellcode for Hancitor Reveal New Techniques Behind Uptick
Hancitor
2016-08-19Minerva LabsMinerva Labs Research Team
@online{team:20160819:new:dead711, author = {Minerva Labs Research Team}, title = {{New Hancitor Malware: Pimp my Downloaded}}, date = {2016-08-19}, organization = {Minerva Labs}, url = {https://blog.minerva-labs.com/new-hancitor-pimp-my-downloader}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-10-15} } New Hancitor Malware: Pimp my Downloaded
Hancitor
2016-07-12Fidelis CybersecurityThreat Research Team
@online{team:20160712:me:d8f4707, author = {Threat Research Team}, title = {{Me and Mr. Robot: Tracking the Actor Behind the MAN1 Crypter}}, date = {2016-07-12}, organization = {Fidelis Cybersecurity}, url = {https://fidelissecurity.com/threatgeek/archive/me-and-mr-robot-tracking-actor-behind-man1-crypter/}, language = {English}, urldate = {2021-07-29} } Me and Mr. Robot: Tracking the Actor Behind the MAN1 Crypter
Hancitor Vawtrak
2016-05-12ProofpointAxel F, Matthew Mesa
@online{f:20160512:hancitor:9c250c0, author = {Axel F and Matthew Mesa}, title = {{Hancitor and Ruckguv Reappear, Updated and With Vawtrak On Deck}}, date = {2016-05-12}, organization = {Proofpoint}, url = {https://www.proofpoint.com/us/threat-insight/post/hancitor-ruckguv-reappear}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-20} } Hancitor and Ruckguv Reappear, Updated and With Vawtrak On Deck
Hancitor Ruckguv
2015-01-09ZscalerZscaler
@online{zscaler:20150109:chanitor:432f3d9, author = {Zscaler}, title = {{Chanitor Downloader Actively Installing Vawtrak}}, date = {2015-01-09}, organization = {Zscaler}, url = {https://www.zscaler.com/blogs/research/chanitor-downloader-actively-installing-vawtrak}, language = {English}, urldate = {2019-12-18} } Chanitor Downloader Actively Installing Vawtrak
Hancitor
Yara Rules
[TLP:WHITE] win_hancitor_auto (20210616 | Detects win.hancitor.)
rule win_hancitor_auto {

    meta:
        author = "Felix Bilstein - yara-signator at cocacoding dot com"
        date = "2021-06-10"
        version = "1"
        description = "Detects win.hancitor."
        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.hancitor"
        malpedia_rule_date = "20210604"
        malpedia_hash = "be09d5d71e77373c0f538068be31a2ad4c69cfbd"
        malpedia_version = "20210616"
        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 = { 6a00 6a00 6824040000 6a00 6a00 6a00 }
            // n = 6, score = 800
            //   6a00                 | push                0
            //   6a00                 | push                0
            //   6824040000           | push                0x424
            //   6a00                 | push                0
            //   6a00                 | push                0
            //   6a00                 | push                0

        $sequence_1 = { 68???????? 8d85dcfaffff 50 ff15???????? }
            // n = 4, score = 600
            //   68????????           |                     
            //   8d85dcfaffff         | lea                 eax, dword ptr [ebp - 0x524]
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   ff15????????         |                     

        $sequence_2 = { 6800010000 6a40 68???????? e8???????? }
            // n = 4, score = 600
            //   6800010000           | push                0x100
            //   6a40                 | push                0x40
            //   68????????           |                     
            //   e8????????           |                     

        $sequence_3 = { 750d e8???????? 83c010 a3???????? }
            // n = 4, score = 500
            //   750d                 | jne                 0xf
            //   e8????????           |                     
            //   83c010               | add                 eax, 0x10
            //   a3????????           |                     

        $sequence_4 = { 6a20 68???????? 68???????? e8???????? 83c410 }
            // n = 5, score = 500
            //   6a20                 | push                0x20
            //   68????????           |                     
            //   68????????           |                     
            //   e8????????           |                     
            //   83c410               | add                 esp, 0x10

        $sequence_5 = { 8955fc 8b45f8 0fb74806 394dfc 7334 6b55fc28 }
            // n = 6, score = 500
            //   8955fc               | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 4], edx
            //   8b45f8               | mov                 eax, dword ptr [ebp - 8]
            //   0fb74806             | movzx               ecx, word ptr [eax + 6]
            //   394dfc               | cmp                 dword ptr [ebp - 4], ecx
            //   7334                 | jae                 0x36
            //   6b55fc28             | imul                edx, dword ptr [ebp - 4], 0x28

        $sequence_6 = { e9???????? b801000000 6bc800 8b5508 0fbe040a 8945fc 8b4dfc }
            // n = 7, score = 500
            //   e9????????           |                     
            //   b801000000           | mov                 eax, 1
            //   6bc800               | imul                ecx, eax, 0
            //   8b5508               | mov                 edx, dword ptr [ebp + 8]
            //   0fbe040a             | movsx               eax, byte ptr [edx + ecx]
            //   8945fc               | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 4], eax
            //   8b4dfc               | mov                 ecx, dword ptr [ebp - 4]

        $sequence_7 = { 85c0 7504 33c0 eb0f 8b450c 50 }
            // n = 6, score = 500
            //   85c0                 | test                eax, eax
            //   7504                 | jne                 6
            //   33c0                 | xor                 eax, eax
            //   eb0f                 | jmp                 0x11
            //   8b450c               | mov                 eax, dword ptr [ebp + 0xc]
            //   50                   | push                eax

        $sequence_8 = { 83c201 895508 ebaf 33c0 }
            // n = 4, score = 500
            //   83c201               | add                 edx, 1
            //   895508               | mov                 dword ptr [ebp + 8], edx
            //   ebaf                 | jmp                 0xffffffb1
            //   33c0                 | xor                 eax, eax

        $sequence_9 = { 55 8bec 81ec58010000 6a44 }
            // n = 4, score = 500
            //   55                   | push                ebp
            //   8bec                 | mov                 ebp, esp
            //   81ec58010000         | sub                 esp, 0x158
            //   6a44                 | push                0x44

        $sequence_10 = { 8b4d08 51 ff15???????? 8945fc 8b55fc 8955f4 837dfc00 }
            // n = 7, score = 500
            //   8b4d08               | mov                 ecx, dword ptr [ebp + 8]
            //   51                   | push                ecx
            //   ff15????????         |                     
            //   8945fc               | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 4], eax
            //   8b55fc               | mov                 edx, dword ptr [ebp - 4]
            //   8955f4               | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 0xc], edx
            //   837dfc00             | cmp                 dword ptr [ebp - 4], 0

        $sequence_11 = { eb9d 8b45f4 8b4de8 2b4804 }
            // n = 4, score = 500
            //   eb9d                 | jmp                 0xffffff9f
            //   8b45f4               | mov                 eax, dword ptr [ebp - 0xc]
            //   8b4de8               | mov                 ecx, dword ptr [ebp - 0x18]
            //   2b4804               | sub                 ecx, dword ptr [eax + 4]

        $sequence_12 = { e8???????? 83c410 83f801 755d }
            // n = 4, score = 400
            //   e8????????           |                     
            //   83c410               | add                 esp, 0x10
            //   83f801               | cmp                 eax, 1
            //   755d                 | jne                 0x5f

        $sequence_13 = { 8bec a1???????? 85c0 740c ff7508 6a00 }
            // n = 6, score = 400
            //   8bec                 | mov                 ebp, esp
            //   a1????????           |                     
            //   85c0                 | test                eax, eax
            //   740c                 | je                  0xe
            //   ff7508               | push                dword ptr [ebp + 8]
            //   6a00                 | push                0

        $sequence_14 = { 53 56 57 8b483c 33f6 03c8 6a40 }
            // n = 7, score = 400
            //   53                   | push                ebx
            //   56                   | push                esi
            //   57                   | push                edi
            //   8b483c               | mov                 ecx, dword ptr [eax + 0x3c]
            //   33f6                 | xor                 esi, esi
            //   03c8                 | add                 ecx, eax
            //   6a40                 | push                0x40

        $sequence_15 = { 8b4dfc 85c0 7402 8908 8b5518 85d2 }
            // n = 6, score = 400
            //   8b4dfc               | mov                 ecx, dword ptr [ebp - 4]
            //   85c0                 | test                eax, eax
            //   7402                 | je                  4
            //   8908                 | mov                 dword ptr [eax], ecx
            //   8b5518               | mov                 edx, dword ptr [ebp + 0x18]
            //   85d2                 | test                edx, edx

        $sequence_16 = { 55 8bec 8b4d08 6a00 6a01 51 }
            // n = 6, score = 400
            //   55                   | push                ebp
            //   8bec                 | mov                 ebp, esp
            //   8b4d08               | mov                 ecx, dword ptr [ebp + 8]
            //   6a00                 | push                0
            //   6a01                 | push                1
            //   51                   | push                ecx

        $sequence_17 = { 41 83f941 72ed 881d???????? c705????????01000000 }
            // n = 5, score = 400
            //   41                   | inc                 ecx
            //   83f941               | cmp                 ecx, 0x41
            //   72ed                 | jb                  0xffffffef
            //   881d????????         |                     
            //   c705????????01000000     |     

        $sequence_18 = { 57 ff15???????? 8bd8 83fbff 7509 6a00 57 }
            // n = 7, score = 400
            //   57                   | push                edi
            //   ff15????????         |                     
            //   8bd8                 | mov                 ebx, eax
            //   83fbff               | cmp                 ebx, -1
            //   7509                 | jne                 0xb
            //   6a00                 | push                0
            //   57                   | push                edi

        $sequence_19 = { 7502 5d c3 ff7508 6a00 50 ff15???????? }
            // n = 7, score = 400
            //   7502                 | jne                 4
            //   5d                   | pop                 ebp
            //   c3                   | ret                 
            //   ff7508               | push                dword ptr [ebp + 8]
            //   6a00                 | push                0
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   ff15????????         |                     

        $sequence_20 = { a3???????? 8b45a0 05c8d45566 7440 }
            // n = 4, score = 100
            //   a3????????           |                     
            //   8b45a0               | mov                 eax, dword ptr [ebp - 0x60]
            //   05c8d45566           | add                 eax, 0x6655d4c8
            //   7440                 | je                  0x42

        $sequence_21 = { a1???????? 83c052 8945cc 8365e400 }
            // n = 4, score = 100
            //   a1????????           |                     
            //   83c052               | add                 eax, 0x52
            //   8945cc               | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 0x34], eax
            //   8365e400             | and                 dword ptr [ebp - 0x1c], 0

        $sequence_22 = { 0345cc 8945c4 8b45cc 0345e4 }
            // n = 4, score = 100
            //   0345cc               | add                 eax, dword ptr [ebp - 0x34]
            //   8945c4               | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 0x3c], eax
            //   8b45cc               | mov                 eax, dword ptr [ebp - 0x34]
            //   0345e4               | add                 eax, dword ptr [ebp - 0x1c]

        $sequence_23 = { c645f301 0fb645f3 85c0 7476 a1???????? 83c044 a3???????? }
            // n = 7, score = 100
            //   c645f301             | mov                 byte ptr [ebp - 0xd], 1
            //   0fb645f3             | movzx               eax, byte ptr [ebp - 0xd]
            //   85c0                 | test                eax, eax
            //   7476                 | je                  0x78
            //   a1????????           |                     
            //   83c044               | add                 eax, 0x44
            //   a3????????           |                     

        $sequence_24 = { 0305???????? 8945cc 8b45e4 48 8945e4 894df4 }
            // n = 6, score = 100
            //   0305????????         |                     
            //   8945cc               | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 0x34], eax
            //   8b45e4               | mov                 eax, dword ptr [ebp - 0x1c]
            //   48                   | dec                 eax
            //   8945e4               | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 0x1c], eax
            //   894df4               | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 0xc], ecx

        $sequence_25 = { 40 8945b8 837db80a 0f8d7f010000 8b45c4 0345cc 8945c4 }
            // n = 7, score = 100
            //   40                   | inc                 eax
            //   8945b8               | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 0x48], eax
            //   837db80a             | cmp                 dword ptr [ebp - 0x48], 0xa
            //   0f8d7f010000         | jge                 0x185
            //   8b45c4               | mov                 eax, dword ptr [ebp - 0x3c]
            //   0345cc               | add                 eax, dword ptr [ebp - 0x34]
            //   8945c4               | mov                 dword ptr [ebp - 0x3c], eax

        $sequence_26 = { 0f8ced000000 a1???????? a3???????? b9382baa99 8d45fc 50 6a00 }
            // n = 7, score = 100
            //   0f8ced000000         | jl                  0xf3
            //   a1????????           |                     
            //   a3????????           |                     
            //   b9382baa99           | mov                 ecx, 0x99aa2b38
            //   8d45fc               | lea                 eax, dword ptr [ebp - 4]
            //   50                   | push                eax
            //   6a00                 | push                0

        $sequence_27 = { 8b45a0 05c8d45566 0f8482000000 c645f301 }
            // n = 4, score = 100
            //   8b45a0               | mov                 eax, dword ptr [ebp - 0x60]
            //   05c8d45566           | add                 eax, 0x6655d4c8
            //   0f8482000000         | je                  0x88
            //   c645f301             | mov                 byte ptr [ebp - 0xd], 1

    condition:
        7 of them and filesize < 106496
}
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