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TriJklcj2HIUCheDES decryption failed?

I received a malicious Word document with detections on VirusTotal, but it does not exhibit malicious behavior in a sandbox.

That's because it's buggy:

The malware author must have executed a search and replace for string "pl" by string "Jklcj2HIUCh" to obfuscate the function and variable names a bit, without noticing "unwanted" replacements leading to the corruption of the TripleDES COM object name.

The dropped payload is an .inf file that downloads a scriptlet:

Didier Stevens
Senior handler
Microsoft MVP


548 Posts
ISC Handler
Nov 2nd 2018

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