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Cutting corners against a Dridex downloader

When one faces obfuscated code, it is sometimes more efficient to focus on the data instead. By using Malcat's different views and analyses (and a bit of guessing as well), we will show how to statically unpack an excel downloader and the following obfuscated native dropper without (much) reverse engineering.

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Statically unpacking a simple .NET dropper

Our target is a 2-layers .NET dropper using multiple cipher passes (XOR, AES ECB and AES CBC + PBKDF2) to finally drop a Loki sample. Without even starting a debugger, we will show how to unpack it 100% statically using Malcat's builtin transformations and the python scripting engine.

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