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NamesNewCore RAT
TypeReconnaissance, Backdoor, Keylogger, Info stealer, Exfiltration, Tunneling
Description(Fortinet) This RAT is a DLL file. Its malicious routines are contained in its imported function “ProcessTrans”. However, executing the DLL without using the downloader will not work as the C&C server string is not embedded in its body. When the downloader calls the function “ProcessTrans”, it supplies to the function the C&C server string and a handle to the C&C server internet session. In this case, Heuristic detection based on behavior will not work on the DLL alone.

This RAT is capable of the following:

• Shutdown the machine
• Restart the machine
• Get disk list
• Get directory list
• Get file information
• Get disk information
• Rename files
• Copy files
• Delete files
• Execute files
• Search files
• Download files
• Upload files
• Screen monitoring
• Start command shell

NewCore RAT may just be a rehashed PCClient RAT, but it proves to be effective in evading AV detection by using a combination of simple techniques such as DLL-hijacking, file-less execution of downloaded malware, and passing C&C information as parameter from downloader to the downloaded file.
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Last change to this tool card: 04 June 2020

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APT groups

 Goblin Panda, Cycldek, ConimesChina2013-Jun 2020 
 Naikon, Lotus PandaChina2010-Apr 2022 

2 groups listed (2 APT, 0 other, 0 unknown)

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