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S0018 Sykipot

Sykipot is malware that has been used in spearphishing campaigns since approximately 2007 against victims primarily in the US. One variant of Sykipot hijacks smart cards on victims. 1 The group using this malware has also been referred to as Sykipot. 2

Item Value
ID S0018
Associated Names
Version 1.1
Created 31 May 2017
Last Modified 13 May 2020
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Techniques Used

Domain ID Name Use
enterprise T1087 Account Discovery -
enterprise T1087.002 Domain Account Sykipot may use net group “domain admins” /domain to display accounts in the “domain admins” permissions group and net localgroup “administrators” to list local system administrator group membership.3
enterprise T1547 Boot or Logon Autostart Execution -
enterprise T1547.001 Registry Run Keys / Startup Folder Sykipot has been known to establish persistence by adding programs to the Run Registry key.2
enterprise T1573 Encrypted Channel -
enterprise T1573.002 Asymmetric Cryptography Sykipot uses SSL for encrypting C2 communications.2
enterprise T1056 Input Capture -
enterprise T1056.001 Keylogging Sykipot contains keylogging functionality to steal passwords.1
enterprise T1111 Multi-Factor Authentication Interception Sykipot is known to contain functionality that enables targeting of smart card technologies to proxy authentication for connections to restricted network resources using detected hardware tokens.1
enterprise T1057 Process Discovery Sykipot may gather a list of running processes by running tasklist /v.3
enterprise T1055 Process Injection -
enterprise T1055.001 Dynamic-link Library Injection Sykipot injects itself into running instances of outlook.exe, iexplore.exe, or firefox.exe.3
enterprise T1018 Remote System Discovery Sykipot may use net view /domain to display hostnames of available systems on a network.3
enterprise T1016 System Network Configuration Discovery Sykipot may use ipconfig /all to gather system network configuration details.3
enterprise T1049 System Network Connections Discovery Sykipot may use netstat -ano to display active network connections.3
enterprise T1007 System Service Discovery Sykipot may use net start to display running services.3


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