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Empire is a post-exploitation framework that includes a pure-PowerShell2.0 Windows agent, and a pure Python 2.6/2.7 Linux/OS X agent. It is the merge of the previous PowerShell Empire and Python EmPyre projects. The framework offers cryptologically-secure communications and a 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq9t59w0mUI and Python EmPyre premeiered at HackMiami 2016.

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 http://www.powershellempire.com/?page_id=2 and have included author/reference link information in the source of each Empire module as appropriate. If we have failed to improperly cite existing or prior work, please let us know.

Empire is developed by https://twitter.com/harmj0y, https://twitter.com/sixdub, https://twitter.com/enigma0x3, https://twitter.com/424f424f, https://twitter.com/killswitch_gui, and https://twitter.com/xorrior.

Feel free to join us on Slack! https://bloodhoundgang.herokuapp.com


To install, run sudo ./setup/install.sh script or use the corresponding docker image docker pull empireproject/empire.

There’s also a http://www.powershellempire.com/?page_id=110 and full http://www.powershellempire.com/?page_id=83.


Check out the https://github.com/EmpireProject/Empire/wiki/Quickstart for instructions on getting started with Empire.

Contribution Rules

Contributions are more than welcome! The more people who contribute to the project the better Empire will be for everyone. Below are a few guidelines for submitting contributions.