Atom Bombing

Created the Saturday 23 March 2019. Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago.

Atom Bombing is a technique that utilizes Windows Atom Tables, which provide a global storage mechanism for strings, to inject malicious code into a target process.

The technique involves storing a shellcode in an Atom Table, then using the NtQueueApcThread function to force the targeted process to access the specific Atom, causing the injection to occur. To bypass Data Execution Prevention (DEP), the technique also employs Return Oriented Programming (ROP) chains.

Atom Bombing is a form of process injection that abuses legitimate Windows functions to store and execute malicious code in a target process.



Featured Windows API's

Below, you will find a list of the most commonly used Windows API's that are currently utilized by malware authors for current evasion technique. This list is meant to provide an overview of the API's that are commonly used for this purpose. If there are any API's that you feel should be included on this list, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to update the list and provide any additional information or documentation that may be helpful.

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External Links

The resources provided below are associated links that will give you even more detailed information and research on current evasion technique. It is important to note that, while these resources may be helpful, it is important to exercise caution when following external links. As always, be careful when clicking on links from unknown sources, as they may lead to malicious content.


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