Thread Execution Hijacking

Created the Saturday 23 March 2019. Updated 3 years, 6 months ago.

In thread execution hijacking, malware targets an existing thread of a process and avoids any noisy process or thread creations operations. Therefore, during analysis it is possible to see calls to CreateToolhelp32Snapshot and Thread32First followed by OpenThread.


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U1223


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