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Jan. 12, 2022, 4:52 p.m. | Michael Gorelik

Security Boulevard securityboulevard.com

With a year-on-year increase of over 161%, malicious usage of cracked versions of Cobalt Strike (a legitimate penetration test tool) is skyrocketing. For organizations that still rely on signature-based next generation antivirus (NGAV) solutions to protect their endpoints from ransomware and other advanced attacks, this is terrible news. 

Developed in 2012 to give pen testers and red teams the capability to conduct hard-to-spot test attacks, Cobalt Strike is designed to be dynamic and evasive. Its purpose is to simulate …

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