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Bankshot is a remote access tool (RAT) that was first reported by the Department of Homeland Security in December of 2017. In 2018, Lazarus Group used the Bankshot implant in attacks against the Turkish financial sector. [1]

ID: S0239
Associated Software: Trojan Manuscript
Platforms: Windows
Version: 1.0
Created: 17 October 2018
Last Modified: 17 October 2018

Associated Software Descriptions

Name Description
Trojan Manuscript [1]

Techniques Used

Domain ID Name Use
Enterprise T1134 Access Token Manipulation

Bankshot grabs a user token using WTSQueryUserToken and then creates a process by impersonating a logged-on user.[1]

Enterprise T1087 Account Discovery

Bankshot gathers domain and account names/information through process monitoring.[1]

Enterprise T1119 Automated Collection

Bankshot recursively generates a list of files within a directory and sends them back to the control server.[1]

Enterprise T1059 Command-Line Interface

Bankshot uses the command-line interface to execute arbitrary commands.[1][2]

Enterprise T1132 Data Encoding

Bankshot encodes commands from the control server using a range of characters and gzip.[1]

Enterprise T1005 Data from Local System

Bankshot collects files from the local system.[1]

Enterprise T1001 Data Obfuscation

Bankshot generates a false TLS handshake using a public certificate to disguise C2 network communications.[2]

Enterprise T1140 Deobfuscate/Decode Files or Information

Bankshot decodes embedded XOR strings.[2]

Enterprise T1106 Execution through API

Bankshot creates processes using the Windows API calls: CreateProcessA() and CreateProcessAsUserA().[1]

Enterprise T1041 Exfiltration Over Command and Control Channel

Bankshot exfiltrates data over its C2 channel.[1]

Enterprise T1203 Exploitation for Client Execution

Bankshot leverages a known zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash to execute the implant into the victims’ machines.[1]

Enterprise T1083 File and Directory Discovery

Bankshot searches for files on the victim's machine.[2]

Enterprise T1107 File Deletion

Bankshot marks files to be deleted upon the next system reboot and uninstalls and removes itself from the system.[1]

Enterprise T1070 Indicator Removal on Host

Bankshot delets all artifacts associated with the malware from the infected machine.[2]

Enterprise T1031 Modify Existing Service

Bankshot can terminate a specific process by its process id.[1][2]

Enterprise T1112 Modify Registry

Bankshot writes data into the Registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Pniumj.[2]

Enterprise T1057 Process Discovery

Bankshot identifies processes and collects the process ids.[1]

Enterprise T1012 Query Registry

Bankshot searches for certain Registry keys to be configured before executing the payload.[2]

Enterprise T1105 Remote File Copy

Bankshot uploads files and secondary payloads to the victim's machine.[2]

Enterprise T1071 Standard Application Layer Protocol

Bankshot uses HTTP for command and control communication.[1]

Enterprise T1082 System Information Discovery

Bankshot gathers system information, network addresses, disk type, disk free space, and the operation system version.[1][2]

Enterprise T1099 Timestomp

Bankshot modifies the time of a file as specified by the control server.[1]

Enterprise T1065 Uncommonly Used Port

Bankshot binds and listens on port 1058.[2]

Groups That Use This Software

ID Name References
G0032 Lazarus Group [1]