iKitten is a macOS exfiltration agent [1].

ID: S0278
Associated Software: OSX/MacDownloader
Platforms: macOS
Version: 1.1
Created: 17 October 2018
Last Modified: 30 March 2020

Associated Software Descriptions

Name Description


Techniques Used

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

iKitten will zip up the /Library/Keychains directory before exfiltrating it.[1]

Enterprise T1037 .004 Boot or Logon Initialization Scripts: RC Scripts

iKitten adds an entry to the rc.common file for persistence.[1]

Enterprise T1555 .001 Credentials from Password Stores: Keychain

iKitten collects the keychains on the system.[1]

Enterprise T1564 .001 Hide Artifacts: Hidden Files and Directories

iKitten saves itself with a leading "." so that it's hidden from users by default.[1]

Enterprise T1056 .002 Input Capture: GUI Input Capture

iKitten prompts the user for their credentials.[1]

Enterprise T1057 Process Discovery

iKitten lists the current processes running.[1]

Enterprise T1016 System Network Configuration Discovery

iKitten will look for the current IP address.[1]