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Hand of Thief

Contributor(s): Matthew Haughn

Hand of Thief is banking crimeware that targets Linux operating systems.

The Hand of Thief uses a form grabber to steal IDs, passwords and other information pertaining to Internet banking. The crimeware detects Internet banking information while the user enters it into a browser form, capturing it along with identifying data and storing it in a MySQL database.

Hand of Thief's more advanced features include:

  • Cookie stealing to allow it to masquerade as the customer.
  • A back door with SOCK5 proxy to help avoid detection.
  • Form grabbing that works not only in HTTP but HTTPS too.
  • Blocking of communications to anti-virus and other software updates that could detect and remove it.

Hand of Thief includes a virtual machine and debugger check that detects if it may be running in a research sandbox environment. If a research environment is suspected, the software terminates execution to prevent researchers from learning about it.

Because Hand of Thief lacks web injection abilities, it relies on social engineering to trick the user into running an executable file.

This was last updated in September 2013

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