T1436 Commonly Used Port
Adversaries may communicate over a commonly used port to bypass firewalls or network detection systems and to blend with normal network activity to avoid more detailed inspection.
They may use commonly open ports such as
- TCP:80 (HTTP)
- TCP:443 (HTTPS)
- TCP:25 (SMTP)
- TCP/UDP:53 (DNS)
They may use the protocol associated with the port or a completely different protocol.
|Created||25 October 2017|
|Last Modified||19 June 2019|
|S0182||FinFisher||FinFisher exfiltrates data over commonly used ports, such as ports 21, 53, and 443.1|
|S0485||Mandrake||Mandrake has communicated with the C2 server over TCP port 443.2|
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R. Gevers, M. Tivadar, R. Bleotu, A. M. Barbatei, et al.. (2020, May 14). Uprooting Mandrake: The Story of an Advanced Android Spyware Framework That Went Undetected for 4 Years. Retrieved July 15, 2020. ↩