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7/18/2019
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8 Legit Tools and Utilities That Cybercriminals Commonly Misuse

Threat actors are increasingly 'living off the land,' using publicly available management and administration tools to conceal malicious activity.
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Cobalt Strike and Metasploit Pro

Cobalt Strike and Metasploit Pro are pen-testing platforms that security teams use to look for unpatched vulnerabilities and misconfigurations on their networks and to conduct red-teaming exercises. Attackers routinely use these tools in conducting attacks on targeted organizations. 

Vendors selling such products often vet their customers strictly, so attackers interested in using these tools have to obtain them from underground sources, according to the Positive Technologies report. 

'For example, Cobalt Strike developers are checking buyers, so there is a demand for hacked or illegally obtained versions in the Dark Web market,' says Leigh-Anne Galloway, cybersecurity resilience lead at Positive Technologies. 'Criminals can purchase a modified version of the program, in which there are additional functions that make it difficult to detect.'  


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Cobalt Strike and Metasploit Pro

Cobalt Strike and Metasploit Pro are pen-testing platforms that security teams use to look for unpatched vulnerabilities and misconfigurations on their networks and to conduct red-teaming exercises. Attackers routinely use these tools in conducting attacks on targeted organizations.

Vendors selling such products often vet their customers strictly, so attackers interested in using these tools have to obtain them from underground sources, according to the Positive Technologies report.

"For example, Cobalt Strike developers are checking buyers, so there is a demand for hacked or illegally obtained versions in the Dark Web market," says Leigh-Anne Galloway, cybersecurity resilience lead at Positive Technologies. "Criminals can purchase a modified version of the program, in which there are additional functions that make it difficult to detect."

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7/19/2019 | 4:08:46 PM
Powershelll can do most of what is listed
powershellcandomostofthis,thesearejustexamples
  • ps-invoke-[replacedtest5]psexec)
  • ps-gwmiwin32_product(wmic)
  • ps-enable-psremoting--force,winrm(vnc)
  • ps-winrmsetwinrm/config/client'@{trustedhosts=*"}(remoteaccess)

powershellcanbeusedtoaccomplishalmostanything.

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7/25/2019 | 2:25:41 AM
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