Threat Actors Abuse ‘SSH-Snake’ Worm-Like Tool


According to cloud security firm Sysdig, approximately 100 organizations’ SSH credentials were stolen using a recently released open-source pen-testing tool with worm-like capabilities.

SSH-Snake, developed by Australian security researcher Joshua Rogers, was released in January to allow for automatic network traversal using SSH keys obtained from local systems. As Rogers points out, SSH-Snake is designed for hacking and behaves like a worm.

According to the developer, SSH-Snake is a Bash script that searches for SSH keys on systems and generates a map of a network and its dependencies, the relationships between systems connected via SSH, and the extent to which the network can be compromised using SSH keys.

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