Cobalt Strike Reflective Loader

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The Cobalt Strike Reflective Loader is a type of malware that loads the Beacon DLL into virtual memory, a process which can be visualized through a specific diagram. This malicious software, designed to exploit and damage computer systems, infiltrates your device without your knowledge via suspicious downloads, emails, or websites. Once inside, it has the potential to steal personal information, disrupt operations, or even hold data for ransom. It operates by using the Kernel32.LoadLibraryA API for DLL loading, which allows it to integrate itself into the system's processes seamlessly. Over time, the Cobalt Strike Reflective Loader has been enhanced to handle all the Malleable PE evasion features that Cobalt Strike provides. These enhancements make the malware increasingly difficult to detect and remove, as it can modify its characteristics to evade security measures. The sophistication of this malware lies in its ability to adapt and become more resilient against anti-malware defenses, making it a significant threat to cybersecurity. One specific variant of this malware, known as Type A, uses a set of large DLLs that decode and load the Cobalt Strike Reflective Loader from the DLL’s DATA section. This variant has been detected as Trojan:Win64/Solorigate.SC!dha by Microsoft, indicating its severity and potential harm. This advanced method of loading the malware further enhances its stealth capabilities and increases its effectiveness in compromising targeted systems.
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The reflective loader is a type of malware that can load a dynamic-link library (DLL) into a process. This technique enables the malware to inject itself into running processes, often bypassing detection mechanisms. Reflective loaders are commonly used in advanced persistent threat (APT) campaigns a
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SecurityIntelligence.com
a year ago
Defining the Cobalt Strike Reflective Loader
MITRE
a year ago
Deep dive into the Solorigate second-stage activation: From SUNBURST to TEARDROP and Raindrop - Microsoft Security Blog