DOGCALL is a backdoor used by APT37 that has been used to target South Korean government and military organizations in 2017. It is typically dropped using a Hangul Word Processor (HWP) exploit. [1]

ID: S0213
Platforms: Windows
Version: 1.3
Created: 18 April 2018
Last Modified: 11 April 2024

Techniques Used

Domain ID Name Use
Enterprise T1123 Audio Capture

DOGCALL can capture microphone data from the victim's machine.[2]

Enterprise T1105 Ingress Tool Transfer

DOGCALL can download and execute additional payloads.[2]

Enterprise T1056 .001 Input Capture: Keylogging

DOGCALL is capable of logging keystrokes.[1][2]

Enterprise T1027 .013 Obfuscated Files or Information: Encrypted/Encoded File

DOGCALL is encrypted using single-byte XOR.[2]

Enterprise T1113 Screen Capture

DOGCALL is capable of capturing screenshots of the victim's machine.[1][2]

Enterprise T1102 .002 Web Service: Bidirectional Communication

DOGCALL is capable of leveraging cloud storage APIs such as Cloud, Box, Dropbox, and Yandex for C2.[1][2]

Groups That Use This Software

ID Name References
G0067 APT37