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T1010 Application Window Discovery

Adversaries may attempt to get a listing of open application windows. Window listings could convey information about how the system is used or give context to information collected by a keylogger.1

Item Value
ID T1010
Tactics TA0007
Platforms Linux, Windows, macOS
Version 1.2
Created 31 May 2017
Last Modified 19 April 2022

Procedure Examples

ID Name Description
S0456 Aria-body Aria-body has the ability to identify the titles of running windows on a compromised host.25
S0438 Attor Attor can obtain application window titles and then determines which windows to perform Screen Capture on.28
S0454 Cadelspy Cadelspy has the ability to identify open windows on the compromised host.5
S0261 Catchamas Catchamas obtains application windows titles and then determines which windows to perform Screen Capture on.16
S0673 DarkWatchman DarkWatchman reports window names along with keylogger information to provide application context.1
S0038 Duqu The discovery modules used with Duqu can collect information on open windows.20
S0696 Flagpro Flagpro can check the name of the window displayed on the system.26
S0531 Grandoreiro Grandoreiro can identify installed security tools based on window names.22
S0431 HotCroissant HotCroissant has the ability to list the names of all open windows on the infected host.24
S0260 InvisiMole InvisiMole can enumerate windows and child windows on a compromised host.1718
S0265 Kazuar Kazuar gathers information about opened windows.23
G0032 Lazarus Group Lazarus Group malware IndiaIndia obtains and sends to its C2 server the title of the window for each running process. The KilaAlfa keylogger also reports the title of the window in the foreground.293031
S0409 Machete Machete saves the window names.3
S0455 Metamorfo Metamorfo can enumerate all windows on the victim’s machine.1314
S0033 NetTraveler NetTraveler reports window names along with keylogger information to provide application context.8
S0198 NETWIRE NETWIRE can discover and close windows on controlled systems.27
S0385 njRAT njRAT gathers information about opened windows during the initial infection.6
S0435 PLEAD PLEAD has the ability to list open windows on the compromised host.44
S0012 PoisonIvy PoisonIvy captures window titles.12
S0139 PowerDuke PowerDuke has a command to get text of the current foreground window.19
S0650 QakBot QakBot has the ability to enumerate windows on a compromised host.9
S0375 Remexi Remexi has a command to capture active windows on the machine and retrieve window titles.21
S0240 ROKRAT ROKRAT can use the GetForegroundWindow and GetWindowText APIs to discover where the user is typing.11
S0692 SILENTTRINITY SILENTTRINITY can enumerate the active Window during keylogging through execution of GetActiveWindowTitle.2
S0157 SOUNDBITE SOUNDBITE is capable of enumerating application windows.15
S0094 Trojan.Karagany Trojan.Karagany can monitor the titles of open windows to identify specific keywords.10
S0219 WINERACK WINERACK can enumerate active windows.7


ID Data Source Data Component
DS0017 Command Command Execution
DS0009 Process OS API Execution


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