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T1113 Screen Capture

Adversaries may attempt to take screen captures of the desktop to gather information over the course of an operation. Screen capturing functionality may be included as a feature of a remote access tool used in post-compromise operations. Taking a screenshot is also typically possible through native utilities or API calls, such as CopyFromScreen, xwd, or screencapture.12

Item Value
ID T1113
Tactics TA0009
Platforms Linux, Windows, macOS
Version 1.1
Created 31 May 2017
Last Modified 30 March 2023

Procedure Examples

ID Name Description
S0331 Agent Tesla Agent Tesla can capture screenshots of the victim’s desktop.146147148149150
S0622 AppleSeed AppleSeed can take screenshots on a compromised host by calling a series of APIs.137138
G0007 APT28 APT28 has used tools to take screenshots from victims.173118139174
G0087 APT39 APT39 has used a screen capture utility to take screenshots on a compromised host.176177
S0456 Aria-body Aria-body has the ability to capture screenshots on compromised hosts.96
S0438 Attor Attor‘s has a plugin that captures screenshots of the target applications.109
S0344 Azorult Azorult can capture screenshots of the victim’s machines.61
S0128 BADNEWS BADNEWS has a command to take a screenshot and send it to the C2 server.115116
S0337 BadPatch BadPatch captures screenshots in .jpg format and then exfiltrates them.82
S0234 Bandook Bandook is capable of taking an image of and uploading the current desktop.54153
S0017 BISCUIT BISCUIT has a command to periodically take screenshots of the system.17
S0089 BlackEnergy BlackEnergy is capable of taking screenshots.123
S0657 BLUELIGHT BLUELIGHT has captured a screenshot of the display every 30 seconds for the first 5 minutes after initiating a C2 loop, and then once every five minutes thereafter.29
G0060 BRONZE BUTLER BRONZE BUTLER has used a tool to capture screenshots.131186
S1063 Brute Ratel C4 Brute Ratel C4 can take screenshots on compromised hosts.4
S0454 Cadelspy Cadelspy has the ability to capture screenshots and webcam photos.15
S0351 Cannon Cannon can take a screenshot of the desktop.38
S0030 Carbanak Carbanak performs desktop video recording and captures screenshots of the desktop and sends it to the C2 server.73
S0484 Carberp Carberp can capture display screenshots with the screens_dll.dll plugin.63
S0348 Cardinal RAT Cardinal RAT can capture screenshots.66
S0261 Catchamas Catchamas captures screenshots based on specific keywords in the window’s title.171
S0631 Chaes Chaes can capture screenshots of the infected machine.16
S0674 CharmPower CharmPower has the ability to capture screenshots.140
S0023 CHOPSTICK CHOPSTICK has the capability to capture screenshots.139
S0667 Chrommme Chrommme has the ability to capture screenshots.75
S0660 Clambling Clambling has the ability to capture screenshots.144
S0154 Cobalt Strike Cobalt Strike‘s Beacon payload is capable of capturing screenshots.575859
S0338 Cobian RAT Cobian RAT has a feature to perform screen capture.60
S0591 ConnectWise ConnectWise can take screenshots on remote hosts.8
S0050 CosmicDuke CosmicDuke takes periodic screenshots and exfiltrates them.53
S0115 Crimson Crimson contains a command to perform screen captures.129141142
S0235 CrossRAT CrossRAT is capable of taking screen captures.54
G0070 Dark Caracal Dark Caracal took screenshots using their Windows malware.54
S0187 Daserf Daserf can take screenshots.130131
S0021 Derusbi Derusbi is capable of performing screen captures.108
S0213 DOGCALL DOGCALL is capable of capturing screenshots of the victim’s machine.14107
G0035 Dragonfly Dragonfly has performed screen captures of victims, including by using a tool, scr.exe (which matched the hash of ScreenUtil).182183184
S0062 DustySky DustySky captures PNG screenshots of the main screen.98
S0593 ECCENTRICBANDWAGON ECCENTRICBANDWAGON can capture screenshots and store them locally.134
S0363 Empire Empire is capable of capturing screenshots on Windows and macOS systems.9
S0152 EvilGrab EvilGrab has the capability to capture screenshots.106
G0046 FIN7 FIN7 captured screenshots and desktop video recordings.187
S0182 FinFisher FinFisher takes a screenshot of the screen and displays it on top of all other windows for few seconds in an apparent attempt to hide some messages showed by the system during the setup process.124125
S0143 Flame Flame can take regular screenshots when certain applications are open that are sent to the command and control server.21
S0381 FlawedAmmyy FlawedAmmyy can capture screenshots.126
S0277 FruitFly FruitFly takes screenshots of the user’s desktop.44
S1044 FunnyDream The FunnyDream ScreenCap component can take screenshots on a compromised host.5
G0047 Gamaredon Group Gamaredon Group‘s malware can take screenshots of the compromised computer every minute.188
S0032 gh0st RAT gh0st RAT can capture the victim’s screen remotely.46
G0115 GOLD SOUTHFIELD GOLD SOUTHFIELD has used the remote monitoring and management tool ConnectWise to obtain screen captures from victim’s machines.178
S0417 GRIFFON GRIFFON has used a screenshot module that can be used to take a screenshot of the remote system.145
G0043 Group5 Malware used by Group5 is capable of watching the victim’s screen.172
S0151 HALFBAKED HALFBAKED can obtain screenshots from the victim.133
S0431 HotCroissant HotCroissant has the ability to do real time screen viewing on an infected host.112
S0203 Hydraq Hydraq includes a component based on the code of VNC that can stream a live feed of the desktop of an infected host.143
S0398 HyperBro HyperBro has the ability to take screenshots.79
S0260 InvisiMole InvisiMole can capture screenshots of not only the entire screen, but of each separate window open, in case they are overlapping.2728
S0163 Janicab Janicab captured screenshots and sent them out to a C2 server.3334
S0044 JHUHUGIT A JHUHUGIT variant takes screenshots by simulating the user pressing the “Take Screenshot” key (VK_SCREENSHOT), accessing the screenshot saved in the clipboard, and converting it to a JPG image.2526
S0283 jRAT jRAT has the capability to take screenshots of the victim’s machine.8788
S0088 Kasidet Kasidet has the ability to initiate keylogging and screen captures.151
S0265 Kazuar Kazuar captures screenshots of the victim’s screen.56
S0387 KeyBoy KeyBoy has a command to perform screen grabbing.76
S0271 KEYMARBLE KEYMARBLE can capture screenshots of the victim’s machine.157
S0437 Kivars Kivars has the ability to capture screenshots on the infected host.30
S0356 KONNI KONNI can take screenshots of the victim’s machine.93
S0680 LitePower LitePower can take system screenshots and save them to %AppData%.163
S0681 Lizar Lizar can take JPEG screenshots of an infected system.9091
S0582 LookBack LookBack can take desktop screenshots.52
S0409 Machete Machete captures screenshots.158159160161
S1016 MacMa MacMa has used Apple’s Core Graphic APIs, such as CGWindowListCreateImageFromArray, to capture the user’s screen and open windows.3132
S0282 MacSpy MacSpy can capture screenshots of the desktop over multiple monitors.44
S1060 Mafalda Mafalda can take a screenshot of the target machine and save it to a file.68
G0059 Magic Hound Magic Hound malware can take a screenshot and upload the file to its C2 server.179
S0652 MarkiRAT MarkiRAT can capture screenshots that are initially saved as ‘scr.jpg’.162
S0167 Matryoshka Matryoshka is capable of performing screen captures.1819
S1059 metaMain metaMain can take and save screenshots.6869
S0455 Metamorfo Metamorfo can collect screenshots of the victim’s machine.99100
S0339 Micropsia Micropsia takes screenshots every 90 seconds by calling the Gdi32.BitBlt API.22
G0069 MuddyWater MuddyWater has used malware that can capture screenshots of the victim’s machine.185
S0198 NETWIRE NETWIRE can capture the victim’s screen.167168169170
S0385 njRAT njRAT can capture screenshots of the victim’s machines.164
S0644 ObliqueRAT ObliqueRAT can capture a screenshot of the current screen.120
S0340 Octopus Octopus can capture screenshots of the victims’ machine.102103104
G0049 OilRig OilRig has a tool called CANDYKING to capture a screenshot of user’s desktop.175
S1050 PcShare PcShare can take screen shots of a compromised machine.5
S0643 Peppy Peppy can take screenshots on targeted systems.129
S0013 PlugX PlugX allows the operator to capture screenshots.97
S0428 PoetRAT PoetRAT has the ability to take screen captures.127128
S0216 POORAIM POORAIM can perform screen capturing.14
S0194 PowerSploit PowerSploit‘s Get-TimedScreenshot Exfiltration module can take screenshots at regular intervals.1011
S0223 POWERSTATS POWERSTATS can retrieve screenshots from compromised hosts.121122
S0184 POWRUNER POWRUNER can capture a screenshot from a victim.24
S0113 Prikormka Prikormka contains a module that captures screenshots of the victim’s desktop.45
S0279 Proton Proton captures the content of the desktop with the screencapture binary.44
S0147 Pteranodon Pteranodon can capture screenshots at a configurable interval.8081
S0192 Pupy Pupy can drop a mouse-logger that will take small screenshots around at each click and then send back to the server.13
S0686 QuietSieve QuietSieve has taken screenshots every five minutes and saved them to the user’s local Application Data folder under Temp\SymbolSourceSymbols\icons or Temp\ModeAuto\icons.113
S0629 RainyDay RainyDay has the ability to capture screenshots.86
S0458 Ramsay Ramsay can take screenshots every 30 seconds as well as when an external removable storage device is connected.92
S0662 RCSession RCSession can capture screenshots from a compromised host.105
S0495 RDAT RDAT can take a screenshot on the infected system.117
S0153 RedLeaves RedLeaves can capture screenshots.6564
S0332 Remcos Remcos takes automated screenshots of the infected machine.12
S0375 Remexi Remexi takes screenshots of windows of interest.62
S0592 RemoteUtilities RemoteUtilities can take screenshots on a compromised host.6
S0379 Revenge RAT Revenge RAT has a plugin for screen capture.101
S0270 RogueRobin RogueRobin has a command named $screenshot that may be responsible for taking screenshots of the victim machine.110
S0240 ROKRAT ROKRAT can capture screenshots of the infected system using the gdi32 library.4748495051
S0090 Rover Rover takes screenshots of the compromised system’s desktop and saves them to C:\system\screenshot.bmp for exfiltration every 60 minutes.95
S0148 RTM RTM can capture screenshots.3637
S0546 SharpStage SharpStage has the ability to capture the victim’s screen.8384
S0217 SHUTTERSPEED SHUTTERSPEED can capture screenshots.14
G0091 Silence Silence can capture victim screen activity.180181
S0692 SILENTTRINITY SILENTTRINITY can take a screenshot of the current desktop.7
S0633 Sliver Sliver can take screenshots of the victim’s active display.3
S0533 SLOTHFULMEDIA SLOTHFULMEDIA has taken a screenshot of a victim’s desktop, named it “Filter3.jpg”, and stored it in the local directory.132
S0649 SMOKEDHAM SMOKEDHAM can capture screenshots of the victim’s desktop.165166
S0273 Socksbot Socksbot can take screenshots.114
S0380 StoneDrill StoneDrill can take screenshots.94
S1034 StrifeWater StrifeWater has the ability to take screen captures.70
S1064 SVCReady SVCReady can take a screenshot from an infected host.85
S0663 SysUpdate SysUpdate has the ability to capture screenshots.67
S0098 T9000 T9000 can take screenshots of the desktop and target application windows, saving them to user directories as one byte XOR encrypted .dat files.155
S0467 TajMahal TajMahal has the ability to take screenshots on an infected host including capturing content from windows of instant messaging applications.77
S0004 TinyZBot TinyZBot contains screen capture functionality.154
S0094 Trojan.Karagany Trojan.Karagany can take a desktop screenshot and save the file into \ProgramData\Mail\MailAg\shot.png.7172
S0647 Turian Turian has the ability to take screenshots.23
S0199 TURNEDUP TURNEDUP is capable of taking screenshots.156
S0275 UPPERCUT UPPERCUT can capture desktop screenshots in the PNG format and send them to the C2 server.152
S0386 Ursnif Ursnif has used hooked APIs to take screenshots.135136
S0476 Valak Valak has the ability to take screenshots on a compromised host.74
S0257 VERMIN VERMIN can perform screen captures of the victim’s machine.55
S1065 Woody RAT Woody RAT has the ability to take a screenshot of the infected host desktop using Windows GDI+.119
S0161 XAgentOSX XAgentOSX contains the takeScreenShot (along with startTakeScreenShot and stopTakeScreenShot) functions to take screenshots using the CGGetActiveDisplayList, CGDisplayCreateImage, and NSImage:initWithCGImage methods.118
S0658 XCSSET XCSSET saves a screen capture of the victim’s system with a numbered filename and .jpg extension. Screen captures are taken at specified intervals based on the system. 78
S0248 yty yty collects screenshots of the victim machine.89
S0251 Zebrocy A variant of Zebrocy captures screenshots of the victim’s machine in JPEG and BMP format.383940414243
S0330 Zeus Panda Zeus Panda can take screenshots of the victim’s machine.35
S0086 ZLib ZLib has the ability to obtain screenshots of the compromised system.111
S0412 ZxShell ZxShell can capture screenshots.20


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


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