Rig EK delivers Kronos Banker


I took a break for a while though was still finding the usual Chthonic, Bunitu and Dreambot Rig EK flows from the usual HookAds, Rulan and Fobos campaigns. If you are interested in those let me know. I still have the PCAP’s.

Someone also messaged me about changing the way I capture packets. I have not done this yet but will look into it.

Anyway today I found Kronos via malvertising which led to a website that contained 3 iframes that redirected to Rig EK. In this flow I was using IE 11 and the latest version of Flash.

I would be interested to know any domains that Kronos targets to see if I can see any injections occuring.

Background Information:

  • A few articles on Rig exploit kit and it’s evolution:


  • Article on Kronos



(in password protected zip)

Details of infection chain:

(click to enlarge!)



Full Details:


Found initially through malvertising, the dummy website has 3 iframes on it that redirect to Rig EK.


The payload was Kronos Banker. The first EXE was dropped by Rig. It then created the second EXE and eventually injected itself into svchost:

SHA256: b024266f710c6c7a1517d4623e048b8c564dabf9ac294ba6317762fa6c830142
File name: vqb1zpvr.exe
Detection ratio: 19 / 65
SHA256: ffc1cfe4cfa36477ead629bd1a2c6ffb266502c3261b85de431137da411320a8
File name: domain.exe
Detection ratio: 8 / 62

I saw three domains associated with Kronos in total. POST requests were made to “/kronos/connect.php”:



Viewing the functions of “domain.exe” shows what appears to be form grabbing and HTML injection.


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