TrickBot Adds Custom, Stealthy Backdoor to its Arsenal


The Russian-speaking cybercriminals behind the TrickBot malware have developed a stealthy backdoor dubbed “PowerTrick,” in order to infiltrate high-value targets.

According to research from SentinelLabs, released on Thursday, PowerTrick is designed to execute commands and return the results in Base64 format. It’s deployed as a module after the initial TrickBot infection has already taken hold on a victim computer.

“The end-goal of the PowerTrick backdoor and its approach is to bypass restrictions and security controls to adapt to the new age of security controls and exploit the most protected and secure air-gapped high-value networks,” according to the analysis.

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Source: ThreatPost