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Nov. 23, 2022, 5:52 a.m. | /u/cyexphak

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A nascent and legitimate penetration testing framework known as **Nighthawk** is likely to gain threat actors' attention for its Cobalt Strike-like capabilities.

Enterprise security firm Proofpoint said it detected the use of the software in mid-September 2022 with a number of test emails sent using generic subject lines such as "Just checking in" and "Hope this works2."

However, there are no indications that a leaked or cracked version of Nighthawk is being weaponized by threat actors in the wild, Proofpoint …

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