Empire 5.0.4 releases: PowerShell & Python post-exploitation agent
Empire 4.0 is a post-exploitation framework that includes a pure-PowerShell 2.0 Windows agent, and compatibility with Python 2.x/3.x Linux/OS X agents. It is the merger of the previous PowerShell Empire and Python EmPyre projects. The framework offers cryptologically-secure communications and flexible architecture. On the PowerShell side, Empire implements the ability to run PowerShell agents without needing powershell.exe, rapidly deployable post-exploitation modules ranging from key loggers to Mimikatz, and adaptable communications to evade network detection, all wrapped up in a usability-focused framework. PowerShell Empire premiered at BSidesLV in 2015 and Python EmPyre premiered at HackMiami 2016. BC-Security presented updates to further evade Microsoft Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) and JA3/S signatures at DEF CON 27.
Empire relies heavily on the work from several other projects for its underlying functionality. We have tried to call out a few of those people we’ve interacted with heavily here and have included author/reference link information in the source of each Empire module as appropriate. If we have failed to properly cite existing or prior work, please let us know at Empire@BC-Security.org.
- Fix module error in PSRansom (@Cx01N)
- Update the install script to set up a new db user instead of overwriting the root user (@vinnybod)
- Update the Starkiller syncer to skip updating if not in a git repo (@vinnybod)
- Update the Docker CI action to publish latest on ‘main’ branch (@vinnybod)
- Fix install of Poetry for Debian based systems (@vinnybod)
git clone https://github.com/BC-SECURITY/Empire.git
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