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T1115 Clipboard Data

Adversaries may collect data stored in the clipboard from users copying information within or between applications.

For example, on Windows adversaries can access clipboard data by using clip.exe or Get-Clipboard.431 Additionally, adversaries may monitor then replace users’ clipboard with their data (e.g., Transmitted Data Manipulation).2

macOS and Linux also have commands, such as pbpaste, to grab clipboard contents.5

Item Value
ID T1115
Tactics TA0009
Platforms Linux, Windows, macOS
Version 1.2
Created 31 May 2017
Last Modified 14 April 2023

Procedure Examples

ID Name Description
S0331 Agent Tesla Agent Tesla can steal data from the victim’s clipboard.18192021
G0082 APT38 APT38 used a Trojan called KEYLIME to collect data from the clipboard.46
G0087 APT39 APT39 has used tools capable of stealing contents of the clipboard.45
S0373 Astaroth Astaroth collects information from the clipboard by using the OpenClipboard() and GetClipboardData() libraries. 31
S0438 Attor Attor has a plugin that collects data stored in the Windows clipboard by using the OpenClipboard and GetClipboardData APIs.22
S0454 Cadelspy Cadelspy has the ability to steal data from the clipboard.34
S0261 Catchamas Catchamas steals data stored in the clipboard.33
S0660 Clambling Clambling has the ability to capture and store clipboard data.3536
S0050 CosmicDuke CosmicDuke copies and exfiltrates the clipboard contents every 30 seconds.42
S0334 DarkComet DarkComet can steal data from the clipboard.23
S1066 DarkTortilla DarkTortilla can download a clipboard information stealer module.39
S0363 Empire Empire can harvest clipboard data on both Windows and macOS systems.8
S0569 Explosive Explosive has a function to use the OpenClipboard wrapper.37
S0381 FlawedAmmyy FlawedAmmyy can collect clipboard data.43
S0531 Grandoreiro Grandoreiro can capture clipboard data from a compromised host.12
S0170 Helminth The executable version of Helminth has a module to log clipboard contents.10
S0044 JHUHUGIT A JHUHUGIT variant accesses a screenshot saved in the clipboard and converts it to a JPG image.27
S0283 jRAT jRAT can capture clipboard data.44
S0250 Koadic Koadic can retrieve the current content of the user clipboard.7
S0356 KONNI KONNI had a feature to steal data from the clipboard.16
S0409 Machete Machete hijacks the clipboard data by creating an overlapped window that listens to keyboard events.2425
S0282 MacSpy MacSpy can steal clipboard contents.29
S0652 MarkiRAT MarkiRAT can capture clipboard content.28
S0530 Melcoz Melcoz can monitor content saved to the clipboard.17
S0455 Metamorfo Metamorfo has a function to hijack data from the clipboard by monitoring the contents of the clipboard and replacing the cryptocurrency wallet with the attacker’s.4041
C0014 Operation Wocao During Operation Wocao, threat actors collected clipboard data in plaintext.47
S0332 Remcos Remcos steals and modifies data from the clipboard.6
S0375 Remexi Remexi collects text from the clipboard.9
S0240 ROKRAT ROKRAT can extract clipboard data from a compromised host.26
S0148 RTM RTM collects data from the clipboard.1415
S0253 RunningRAT RunningRAT contains code to open and copy data from the clipboard.11
S0467 TajMahal TajMahal has the ability to steal data from the clipboard of an infected host.38
S0004 TinyZBot TinyZBot contains functionality to collect information from the clipboard.32
S0257 VERMIN VERMIN collects data stored in the clipboard.13
S0330 Zeus Panda Zeus Panda can hook GetClipboardData function to watch for clipboard pastes to collect.30


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


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