Created the Wednesday 20 March 2024. Updated 4 months ago.

This technique uses a BuildCommDCBAndTimeoutsA API call to determine if the malware is detonating in a sandbox. Normally, a bogus device string would cause this API call to fail. However, some malware sandbox environments may emulate in a way that allows the API call to succeed even when given a bogus device string.

Technique Identifiers

U1342 T1497.002

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.

Code Snippets

Detection Rules


Sleeping Alien

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