Thrip is an espionage group that has targeted satellite communications, telecoms, and defense contractor companies in the U.S. and Southeast Asia. The group uses custom malware as well as "living off the land" techniques. [1]

ID: G0076
Version: 1.0

Techniques Used

Domain ID Name Use
Enterprise T1048 Exfiltration Over Alternative Protocol Thrip has used WinSCP to exfiltrate data from a targeted organization over FTP.[1]
Enterprise T1086 PowerShell Thrip leveraged PowerShell to run commands to download payloads, traverse the compromised networks, and carry out reconnaissance.[1]
Enterprise T1219 Remote Access Tools Thrip used a cloud-based remote access software called LogMeIn for their attacks.[1]


ID Name References Techniques
S0261 Catchamas [1] Application Window Discovery, Clipboard Data, Data Staged, Input Capture, Masquerading, Modify Registry, New Service, Screen Capture, System Network Configuration Discovery
S0002 Mimikatz [1] Account Manipulation, Credential Dumping, Credentials in Files, DCShadow, Pass the Hash, Pass the Ticket, Private Keys, Security Support Provider, SID-History Injection
S0029 PsExec

Thrip used PsExec to move laterally between computers on the victim’s network.

Service Execution, Windows Admin Shares