Malware Analysis – Examining The Resources Section

Examining The Resources Section (.rsrc)

The resources section contains all the necessary files and information that are used/required by the executable. For example: icons, dialogs

 

Why is it important?

  • Attackers can utilize the resources section to store more malicious files and data like payloads, droppers, configuration info etc.
  • The resource section is also useful as it may contain information about the origin of the malware.

Tools We Will Be Using

  • Pestudio 
  • Resource Hacker
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