Cybercriminals are turning security tools into a means of attack



In a strange turn of events, popular penetration testing tools were found as being most commonly used by attackers. Cybersecurity researchers at Recorded Future’s Insikt Group found Cobalt Strike and Metasploit as the most popular option for hosting malware command and control (C&C) servers.

The researchers collected more than 10,000 unique C&C servers across at least 80 malware families through 2020. 



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