Indicator Removal: Timestomp

Created the Friday 13 November 2020. Updated 8 months, 1 week ago.

Timestomping is a technique used by adversaries to modify the timestamps of a file, such as the modify, access, create, and change times. This technique is often used to hide the fact that a file has been modified or created by the adversary, making it more difficult for forensic investigators or file analysis tools to detect the changes.

By modifying the timestamps of a file, the adversary can make it appear as if the file has been present on the system for a longer period of time, or that it was last accessed or modified at a different time than it actually was. This can help the adversary avoid detection and continue operating on a compromised system without being detected.

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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