Google Makes It Harder to Exploit Cobalt Strike Pentesting Tool


To help identify Cobalt Strike and stop its malicious use, Google has released YARA rules and a VirusTotal Collection.

Cobalt Strike, a red teaming tool that was introduced in 2012, is made up of a number of tools that can mimic actual cyber threats and is contained in a JAR file. To give the attacker control over infected systems from a single interface, it employs a server/client strategy. Threat actors now use Cobalt Strike’s point-and-click capabilities to deploy remote access tools on targeted systems, where they can then move laterally into victim environments.

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The cracked version of the tool has been available for years, despite the vendor of the tool having a system in place to stop them from selling it to malicious organizations.

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