Gallmaker is a cyberespionage group that has targeted victims in the Middle East and has been active since at least December 2017. The group has mainly targeted victims in the defense, military, and government sectors.[1]

ID: G0084
Version: 1.1
Created: 30 January 2019
Last Modified: 30 March 2020

Techniques Used

Domain ID Name Use
Enterprise T1560 .001 Archive Collected Data: Archive via Utility

Gallmaker has used WinZip, likely to archive data prior to exfiltration.[1]

Enterprise T1059 .001 Command and Scripting Interpreter: PowerShell

Gallmaker used PowerShell to download additional payloads and for execution.[1]

Enterprise T1559 .002 Inter-Process Communication: Dynamic Data Exchange

Gallmaker attempted to exploit Microsoft’s DDE protocol in order to gain access to victim machines and for execution.[1]

Enterprise T1027 Obfuscated Files or Information

Gallmaker obfuscated shellcode used during execution.[1]

Enterprise T1566 .001 Phishing: Spearphishing Attachment

Gallmaker sent emails with malicious Microsoft Office documents attached.[1]

Enterprise T1204 .002 User Execution: Malicious File

Gallmaker sent victims a lure document with a warning that asked victims to "enable content" for execution.[1]