A reader asked what the &H?? strings were in the malware I analyzed in my last diary entry. These are numbers in VBA written in hexadecimal.
With regular expression "&H..", we can extract all strings starting with &H followed by 2 characters:
When we use a capture group (), re-search will output the capture group in stead of the full matched string:
And then we can convert the hexadecimal digits to their binary values:
In this HTA document, the malware authors tried to obfuscated strings like MSXML2.DOMDocument.3.0 that are used in AV signatures and other detection tools.
Feb 5th 2018
8 months ago