Skeleton Key

Skeleton Key is malware used to inject false credentials into domain controllers with the intent of creating a backdoor password. [1] Functionality similar to Skeleton Key is included as a module in Mimikatz.

ID: S0007
Type: MALWARE
Platforms: Windows
Version: 1.0

Techniques Used

Domain ID Name Use
Enterprise T1098 Account Manipulation

Skeleton Key is used to patch an enterprise domain controller authentication process with a backdoor password. It allows adversaries to bypass the standard authentication system to use a defined password for all accounts authenticating to that domain controller.[1]

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